WiseUpRadio is focusing this time on Berlins Subculture of the 1980s. This was an evening in Berlin with rare videos of concerts in West-Berlin which Horst Weidenmüller, now head of !K7 Records, was filming in the 80s featuring bands like Neubauten, Malaria or Nick Cave. These videos capture „the nervous energy of Berlin’s subculture of the 1980s“. Wiseup sat down for an interview with Weidenmüller and Mark Reeder who edited the material & organized the screening. This is accompanied with music of the artists featured in the footage.
In academia there is a debate going on for the last 20 years if subcultures are still existing the way we knew and understood them or if other terms would be more appropriate. This was due to the emerging club culture which was closely tied to the process of digitization. Although todays issue is not following any academic approaches, it might give us some hints towards changes that happened and what this means for music.