Amongst the cobblestone walkways and beautifully bleak cityscape of Berlin, you will find a plethora of expression from street art to fashion, and of course, music. The raw, emotive undercurrents that permeate deep beneath the city continues to drive the subculture from its depths, perpetuating Berlin as one of the most influential cities for electronic music today, attracting international artists and aficionados alike. Contributing to this mellifluous movement is Riverside Studios, a unique compound in Kreuzberg that is redefining the notion of Berlin’s creative spaces by cultivating a comprehensive ecosystem to support exceptional artists for collaborative endeavors.

In this episode of The Factory, XLR8R takes an exclusive tour of Riverside Studios and sits down with managing partners, Martin Eyerer and Tassilo Ippenberger, to learn more about the studio’s origins, the evolution of the space through its collaborative initiatives, and how artists are “making waves” within the diverse music scene of Berlin.

Cover photo by: Klaus Mellenthin