• Labels Perfect Location Records, Friends with Benefits Records, Mioli Music
  • Based Berlin, Germany
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Raised in a quiet farming town in Illinois, Lily’s first outings with electronic music began after relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, co-founding the Diacritic Collective – a group of music devotees passionate about vinyl culture – and later landing a residency at the long-running As You Like It parties. Fast forward to 2020 and Lily now resides in Berlin where she has already unleashed her dexterous selection of techno, electro and leftfield electronics at institutions like Tresor, Pornceptual and Bewegungsfreiheit.

Her production career dates back almost a decade, with her first wave of material surfacing on Mioli Music in 2013 (‘Africa’), to releases on Friends With Benefits, Perfect Location and Vinyl Dreams Records, tracking a gradual and effortless stylistic shift towards the more angular and experimental side of the electronic cosmos. In late 2020 the brooding electro cut ‘Fomite’ will feature on landmark Berlin streaming platform HÖR’s first ever compilation, saluting Lily’s stand-out appearances at the infamous white tiled Kreuzberg studios. Also scheduled is a deep-diving ‘Wormhole Mix’ of Christina Chatfield’s ‘Energies’ on As You Like It Recordings, maintaining her strong ties to the San Francisco Bay Area scene.

Channeling her US roots and fusing years of experience with newfound inspirations in Berlin, Lily Ackerman looks toward the next decade with hope, passion and an innate sense for the eternal groove of the dance-floor.

05 Nov TBA, TBA (DE)
13 Aug Weltspiele, Hannover
29 Jul Watergate, Berlin
15 Jul Renate, Berlin
25 Jun ELSE, Berlin
30 Apr Klub Verboten, Berlin
16 Apr Golzheim, Düsseldorf
12 Mar Renate, Berlin

26 Sep Fitzroy, Berlin

21 Aug Circulation Fridays, Berlin


14 Dec ://about blank, Berlin, Germany
12 Oct Pornceptual at ​Alte Münze, Berlin
28 Sep warehaus3, Berlin
01 Aug Golden Pudel, Hamburg
21 Jun Tresor, Berlin
27 Apr Phonobar, San Francisco
13 Apr ​Midtown Barfly, Sacramento
29 Mar As You Like It at ​Underground SF, San Francisco
22 Mar Supervixen Late Nite Sessions, San Francisco
08 Feb As You Like It & Noctuary at ​Public Works, San Francisco
23 Jan Housepitality at ​F8 1192 Folsom, San Francisco