About Berlin Reunion

When 1990 began, the venue we knew as Berlin was a club called Palladium and was the Red Parrot before that. Palladium was one of the more popular clubs in Perth at the time with commercial dance music being played by resident DJs such as Rob M, Steve Spinner and the late great Mario Tavelli.

A few blocks away was Network. In a venue many younger clubbers knew in recent years as Rise which is now home to Air night club. Network was the place to go for more underground dance music with DJs Ken Weyden & Miggy playing early techno & house.

Both clubs were owned by the same company. In October 1990, the clubs swapped. The staff, including DJs, at Palladium moved to Network, which was renamed 139 James St (the number was later dropped from the name). The staff from Network moved to Palladium which was renamed Berlin along with a completely new look.

From that time on, Berlin became the heart and soul of the early Perth rave scene. The club was host to several big acts in its time including The Prodigy and Quadrophonia. The club also hosted several international and interstate DJs such as world DMC mixing champion Chad Jackson, Peewee Ferris and Darren Briais. Darren later relocated to Perth and became a resident DJ.

Berlin continued for nearly 2 years until it finally closed its doors in August 1992. Several clubs have been favourites of Perth raves in the years since then including Gravity and Rise. None have quite been the same as Berlin in those 2 short years at the dawn of the rave scene.

Although the original venue now lies unusable in Northbridge, Berlin Reunion Events aim to recapture the vibe of the original club. With events that showcase favourite Berlin music played by top oldschool DJs including original Berlin residents, this is the closest you'll get to being there in 90-92.

 

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