“After25” is a special party happening next Saturday 1 March at Unit. This event is to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, and to celebrate connections between Berlin and Tokyo. The lineup they’ve put together is very impressive: Robert Henke / Monolake is presenting his new audio-visual performance, “Lumiere”, Burnt Friedman will be playing live, as will Guenter Schickert (from the Schulze-Schickert Sessions that was one of the best reissues of last year). To round out the mainfloor, the Japanese supporting artists will be DJ Nobu and myself. I’m very excited about having the chance to open the mainfloor of Unit, especially for an event like this with such a thoughtful lineup. I’m going to be taking full advantage of getting to play on such a nice system, and plan on playing a set that is very sonically powerful. Anyway, I’m just a small entree, Monolake’s new show, Friedman, Schickert and Nobu make for an impressive lineup of electronic music. Tokyo lacks the festivals you find in Europe – CTM, Unsound etc – so this is a pretty rare chance to catch some very interesting artists. Definitely worth checking.