We are Rave The Planet
Our mission, our Vision, our Team
Rave The Planet symbolizes the love for electronic music, the fun in life and, simultaneously, international understanding, diversity, open-mindedness and respect. We are a non-profit limited company based in Berlin and dedicated to the spirit and culture of electronic music. Our initiators are artists, ravers, entrepreneurs — and above all Dr. Motte, also known as the inventor of the Love Parade.
Our aim is to preserve, maintain, protect and develop the art and culture of electronic music in all its forms. That’s why we are creating a new platform to raise public and political awareness, as well as to provide updated information on the reality of our culture. Because we believe that electronic music is a special cultural asset in urgent need of preservation, our goal is to make it generally comprehensible for everyone while at the same time fostering understanding among nations and peoples. This is why we are standing up to appeal that electronic music culture be included on the
UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
In our belief that the protection of culture is a serious issue for us all, we want to encourage people to create free spaces and areas for personal development while at the same time protecting those which already exist. By using eye-catching and effective activities, offers and campaigns, we intend to present this topic to the general public. With Rave The Planet, our aim is to also create a platform for individuality, self-development and self-realization. We actively live the sense of community and togetherness.
Whether for organizers, DJs, live acts, producers, label owners, dancers or music lovers — we enable networking and synergies where everyone can join in and everyone is welcome. At Rave The Planet, creators and connoisseurs of culture all come together.
Our dream is of a happy society filled with music and we would like an official holiday for the celebration of our electronic music culture. We want to unite all the people of the world under its large and colorful umbrella. Our goal is world peace.
Cultural Communication & Booking
Claudia’s passion is music and club culture. Since the beginning of the 90s she has been working for numerous large and small music labels in the fields of A&R, product management and PR.
Early on she was on the road in exactly those places where club culture has developed. Many trips around the globe followed — always on the trail of the trend.
Since 2006 Claudia has been managing her own artist agency „Pearls Booking”. From Berlin she coordinates worldwide bookings for her artists, e. g. for Dr. Motte, Saytek and more.
„Techno is an expression of our culture and our being in the here and now. I love it when people come together just to dance to the music and smile at each other. Let’s do just that and live and support our culture.“
Dorina is a freelance graphic designer and art director. She studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg and since 2010 has been creating numerous sophisticated design projects for visual communication, with a focus on corporate design & corporate publishing, logos, creative artwork and much more. For Rave The Planet she has designed the poster campaign and web design, among other things.
„Love is when the bass kicks in. Let’s rave the planet.“
Director of Creative Content & Cultural Affairs
One man who, if anyone does, qualifies for the title of legendary must surely be Dr. Motte. An original through and through, this DJ, producer and remixer from the original vanguard of Technos few pioneering souls initiated and successfully staged what became the biggest cultural celebration of music, tolerance, love and indeed life itself, that the world has ever seen: the Loveparade.
Even with such achievments to his credit, Dr. Motte has stayed true to his ideals, true to the underground that has been his home for decades. By his chosen way of life, he remains attuned to and a part of that all important zeitgeist. Now like then, he stands for peace, love, unity and respect.
„Anyone who understands music as a culture’s social responsibility is and will always remain progressive.“
Creative Director & Head of Public Relations
Ellen is a communication designer, artist manager and passionate raver. She runs the full-service agency Logowerk, which has been based in the heart of Berlin since 1995 and covers a multifaceted range of services from graphic design to communication to special corporate events.
She has been working for over ten years already as an artist manager for Dr. Motte. In this context, she has rendered outstanding services to the title of a “one-woman-office-task-force”.
“My socialization process took place in electronic music. No “you”, no “me”, but a big “us”. Techno is my love, dancing is my passion. Movement, contemplation, expression of the soul. It is the purest form of interpersonal communication. Without words — everybody understands. Peace.”
Donation Shop & Model Builder
Fabi comes from the Black Forest and trained as a visual merchandiser there. He came to Berlin to live out his creativity and passion for electronic music. With Rave The Planet he found his project: Passion and profession in one.
„Techno is a vision of a society without standards!“
Team Intangible Heritage
Our newest crew member is Felicitas. She supports our team as a research assistant in the working group dealing with intangible cultural heritage.
“I am very pleased to be involved in such an exciting and socially relevant project. For me it has a touch of active history creation and through Corona the necessity became more apparent than ever:
It’s time to give the Scene the Credit and Protection it deserves!”
For a long time, Florian was active in the health sector for instance as clinical director. A graduate in European business administration, he is naturally at ease with numbers and humans. Many times in the past, his strategies and concepts convinced people to follow his lead. This led to great results: Florian has saved many hospitals from sure closure. By establishing digital strategies, and thus creating benefits for patients and staff, he was able to secure their futures.
“The world envies you for being able to live here in Berlin: capital of culture, party and club metropolises, stronghold of the Currywurst… This city is at the same time versatile, historic, chaotic and colorful. Allowing such exciting and tolerant milieus to assert themselves and spread throughout the world: Rave the planet!”
Model Maker, 3D Printing Expert
Jonatan was born in Argentina and is a Berliner-by-choice. Since his childhood he has loved handicraft activities and has been a qualified industrial designer for seven years. At Rave The Planet he is the 3D printing expert and the man for tricky technical challenges.
„I’m proud that with Rave The Planet I can preserve and promote Berlin’s club culture.“
Model Builder & Donation Shop
Laura was born in Colombia and came to Germany five years ago. She loves student life in Berlin and is inspired by the Rave The Planet project every day.
„I’m fascinated to learn something new about club culture and techno every day and most of all to be a part of the whole project!“
Model Builder & Donation Shop
Lucrecia is from Argentina. Always on the move, she first studied law, then traveled the world and then joined the team of Rave the Planet full of energy to get things rolling.
„I can’t wait to see this new parade come true and be a part of it.“
Model Builder & Donation Shop
Born in Würzburg, she worked as an interior designer and stage designer after her studies. She came to Berlin to make great projects like Rave the Planet become reality. Moksha is responsible for the creation and growth of our big parade model from Ernst-Reuther-Platz to the big star with the Victory Column and the Brandenburg Gate.
„Back then I was too young for the Love Parade — this time I will be there!“
Social Media & Community Management
Oranna comes from the Saarland and studied journalism and corporate communications. She joined Rave The Planet to combine culture, art and techno and to give free rein to her creativity in the field of social media.
„Techno culture should finally be cultural heritage!“
Thomas eats codes for breakfast. He is an analyst and develops logics where others only see chaos. Before he made his way to becoming a web developer, he had trained his skills in audio engineering. At the SAE Institute he learned music production and film synchronization. After that he went into IT and marketing.
He founded his company Playfield-Media more than four years ago and realized large projects, such as the entire used car network of Toyota in Austria. In cooperation with the Berlin agency Glut.Berlin he created a voting app for the „Kultur- und Kreativpiloten Deutschland“ (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy).
„Music is the reflection from the deepest part of our soul. It helps us to express ourselves in the most honest way. When we dance together with other people, from different cultures, it helps us to break all boundaries and gives us the feeling of pure freedom.“
Head of International Communication
Tomasz didn’t join our team by accident. He feels and lives our mission. He has just returned to Berlin after 6 exciting years spent in South China, where he has opened his own record stores and has been promoting the DJ culture like nobody else. A man of many talents, Master of Cultural Studies, a radio journalist and a record label owner, he has also been a club DJ himself for almost 20 years touring the world with his music.
„Club music is undoubtedly a significant part of our global culture. Just like all the other cultural elements, it is learned, shared between generations and cultivated by people around the world. Not recognizing this is harmful to our collective heritage.“
Chief Executive Officer
Raised in France, Quirin has lived in Berlin since 1993. He studied at the Humboldt University, played soccer, founded the soccer club FC Karlshorst 1995 e.V. and, with the Arttraktiv music house, he provides hundreds of music rehearsal rooms and studios for musicians. He is also active in wide range of different areas, such as culture, health, finance, politics and biotech.
“Every city needs art and culture to breathe. Private and public owners should be motivated to create space for them. The legislature must understand that constantly stricter rules on the use of space are directly opposed to art and culture. This inevitably leads to higher costs. A fundamental rethink is needed.”
Model Builder & Donation Shop
Yad is originally from Kurdistan. For him as an architect and world heritage student, Rave The Planet is just the right thing. Everyone has a voice here and the whole team works together to achieve the charitable goals.
„Hakuna ma Techno! We need more techno, because dance is also a sport!“