Paolo di Nola and Dr. Rubinstein
Live from RBMA Berlin, Bryan Kasenic invites two of the city’s cult selectors — one focused on disco and house, one on techno — for DJ sets.
With the Red Bull Music Academy currently rolling in the city, we invited the Bunker’s Bryan Kasenic to our studios at the Funkhaus for a broadcast showcasing some Berlin favorites. Neither of his guests are from Berlin originally – in a scene this international, that’s hardly uncommon – but both have found distinct niches here. After becoming a foundational figure in Rome’s mid-’80s house and disco scene and living for a time in New York, Paolo di Nola moved to Berlin in 2007 — his disco-fueled sets for parties like Homopatik and Buttons have become low-key legendary. Also on the show is Dr. Rubinstein, an Israeli-born DJ whose deeply considered, techno- and electro-heavy sets have found a home at Berghain and, increasingly, all over the world. Dr. Rubinstein and Paolo di Nola are the first in a series of guests Bryan is getting some time with in Berlin, so keep an ear to the ground for more episodes recorded at the Funkhaus over the next few months.