Since the ‘90s Alessio Armeni has tirelessly campaigned techno activism from the dance floor: defending vinyl, championing young talent, and reinforcing the scene from the shadows.
The move from Rome to Berlin reignited Freddy K’s teenage infatuation with rave. He soon fell in with Homopatik, the former monthly gay event at ://about blank. He became notorious for his epic 10, 14, & 16 hour-long sessions, playing vinyl only and in a dynamic, party conscious fashion. Freddy K's sets are characteristically mercurial and 100% tailored to embody a “360°style of techno,” which can include Soft Cell, WestBam or Bronski Beat—when the timing is just right.
He played his first Berghain set in 2013; two years later he was closing the place, keeping the energy levels soaring well into Monday. The last 20 minutes, he says, are the most important. So be sure to stick around till the very end. Freddy K will play the closing slot of this year's Whole Festival.