its time to deliver the second ep from adana twins latest mix compilation and with this one we set the focus to the more organic and off kilter leanings from lehar, sbth, acid pauli, musumeci and stereocalypse. kicking things off is italys lehar with his super slick ‘blue wolf where robust percussions culminate in a potent groove laying the foundation for lush sonic melodies that transport you into uniquely sublime spaces. sbth follows with the exceptionally unique ‘4w1r6 where they forgo the standard four-to-the-floor approach and employ a distinguished and uncommonly unique 3/4 time signature to full effect creating a swelling and brooding number assuring a definite, clear memory long after it ends. flipping to the b-side we see the renowned acid pauli in top form as he relies heavily on thick organic percussion and plush musicality with his ‘greetings from orgonon before switching gears as musumeci delivers a stunner with ‘invaders where past meets present as disco, techno and house all meet in one harmonious culmination. to round out the ep, stereocalypses ‘jubeelee! is an expertly crafted venture into the modern techniques of infectious afro-house concluding an extremely well rounded ep showcasing the diversity of adana twins selection and diversity.
coming in hot off their latest watergate mix adana twins deliver their first ep stemming from the mix itself putting what could be the standout track off the compilation: their remix of patrice bäumels ‘roar front and center. taking the hugely successful original which could be considered as much a tool as it is a peak time bomb, the duo twist the initial anthem into a climactic, euphoric ride by adding their signature percussion and shimmers of melody while utilizing the originals spine tingling tension to create an absolutely massive and memorable dance floor experience. flipping to the b-side, adana twins present ‘aufstand der massen where they dive into the ethereal corners of dramatic techno reminiscent of the ‘jupiter ep from early this year creating a flawlessly executed trip into enchanted territory. having already been in constant rotation of heavy hitters like solomun and tale of us is proof enough that adana twins have a hit on their hands and now its time for you to have it too.
as always, the return of ruede hagelstein is inevitable and with each return he ups the ante tenfold showcasing his ever growing prowess behind the studio door. it seems as if, with each ruede ep, the amount of elements utilized shrinks while at the same time the sound grows in power and dominance and that could not be better exemplified than here. consisting of two originals and a remix from the one and only martin buttrich, the ep is a gross display of well thought out, mature dance floor jewels. opening the short player is hagelsteins ‘dematerialize feat. justin evans where a sinister yet soothing vocal sets the tone for the entire track, laying the groundwork for a gorgeous bass drum and shimmers of distant percussion carry us into celestial spaces. ‘forward vision is up next and follows suit by relying on a brooding minimal groove to drive the shimmers of glistening atmospherics and sparkling sonics optimal for dizzy and delirious club moments. last but certainly not least we turn to the legend who is martin buttrich to twist the original ‘dematerialize feat. justin evan into a more straightforward composition with his signature stylings opening the doors of accessibility to a wider demographic of disc jockeys resulting in a track that stretches the playability to a wide range of disc jockeys
following the exclusive heavy mix compilation that jimi jules knocked out for us recently, its time to deliver on those exclusives via two eps from the man himself and we kick things off with ep number one, midnight juggernaut where jules studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty recondite
picking up right where ep 1 left off, ep 2 kicks things off with a bang. first up is catz n dogz and yotam avnis for blakkat a high pace burner ideally suited for dance floors from panorama bar to under the leds of watergate and every club in-between. the duo return with the bright version of afterglow for the second cut on ep 2 and aptly titled, it pushes an intense, glitter filled ride to its limits. embarking onto the b-side, o.a. peas from heavy hitter eats everything & lord leopard take a trip down memory lane with a heavily sample based feel good tune that will absolutely demolish dance floors worldwide. rounding out the ep is a final collaboration between catz n dogz and reno wurzbacher with ma people and its by far the smoothest and most laid back tune of the bundle, but never does it let you rest as a mesmerizing groove and lush atmospherics tell a deep, complex tale of late nights and early mornings.
LOVE LETTERS FROM SICILY (JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D14.09.18
it was nearly a year ago when these two graced with their hugely successful track ‘hope’ on our ‘watergate xv’ various artist compilation. matthias meyer and ryan davis come together again to deliver the stunning ‘love letters from sicily’ where infectious organic grooves pave the way for a flourishing well of emotions in the form of lush pads and shimmering sonics that unfold into a tale of epic cinematic proportions. from start to finish it’s a intimate piece of aural imagery, yet the duo always keep a keen percussive focus making it ideal for any dancefloor moment. to complement ‘love letters from sicily’, we’ve enlisted the one and only john digweed to rework meyer and davis’ original of ‘hope’, and with no surprise, he’s given it the master’s touch. staying true to the original, while at the same time reinventing the storyline and constructing tension by saving the powerful harmonies for a later climax, he’s crafted a revision that’s both driving and timeless.
its been a year and a half since we last saw la fleur grace watergate records with a proper ep, having been featured on remix duties for sashas trigonometry and her contribution femton to the celebrated 15 years compilation. so her brand new outbreaker ep arrives just in time to curb any impatience you might have waiting for her signature blend of house and techno aesthetics fused with modern production techniques that sets her apart from her peers. la fleur kicks things off with a wild heaving bass line and crisp, distinctive organic claps on ‘devils sigh setting the tone for the hypnotic groove that soon turns into a high energy burner of explosive bursts and an incredibly unique lead guaranteeing an absolute hit. it only gets better when one of the hottest acts on the scene, tuff city kids, lend their talents for a remix and turn devils sigh into an analog heavy, future-retro banger thats as different as it is the same as the original, creating a perfect alternative to the already killer original. wrapping things up, la fleur takes it a little slower and deeper with outbreaker by utilizing lush organic percussion and washed out guitars to build a tune that will be the anthem for early mornings, open airs and beach sessions alike. we couldnt be happier to have the first lady of watergate back at the controls and we think you will agree.
it was 2016 when we last saw the venezuelan duo, better known as fur coat, drop their debut ‘interstellar ep on watergate records and now they finally return with their follow up, the ‘immersion ep. immersion kicks off with an agile kick drum setting the stage for rapid fire percussion and an overwhelmingly satisfying ascending organ line that could be the trademark of any sci-fi film score. add a few shudders of glimmering atmospherics and its a trek into the cosmic realm of techno where space and time cease to exist. flipping sides the duo dive deeper into the infinite expanse with inner circle where lush textures canvas a mesmerizing groove and hypnotic spirals of gratifying repetitive sonics resulting in a fiercely energetic yet undeniably euphoric expedition under the club lights. embracing the tools and mechanics that have made their sound unique and successful for so long, fur coat seems to have delivered their most mature and polished ep to date with their ‘immersion ep where stunning spacial details and a precise attention to detail have embodied the age old saying, less is more. fur coat is back. immerse yourself.
marco resmann returns to watergate after a productive stint at the red bull music studios in cape town with two stellar cuts featuring local heroes deep aztec and black soda. tack on a remix from the one and only oliver huntemann and another revision from resmann himself and you have the ‘babylon side ep. teaming up to kick things off, resmann, black soda and deep aztec embrace the cultural sounds of africas organic percussion and vocal prowess to create a tour de force tune perfectly balance between flashing club lights and vast open skies. following suit, ‘abadala sees marco again with deep aztec for a lush ride into deep emotional spaces by applying mesmerizing syncopated rhythms and spellbinding vocals ideal for deeper or more sentimental dance floor moments. up next is techno legend oliver huntemann who, playing after resmann earlier this year at the 15 years of watergate event at warung beach club in brazil enjoyed his set and the two hit it off, so logically he was asked to lend his trademark sound for a revision of ‘babylon side and he twists the original into a heavy techno belter complete with sinister sonics and fever inducing sirens. wrapping things up is marco resmann himself with his own take on ‘babylon sides and delivers a wild and twisted version of gargantuan low end and psychedelic shimmers of the original vocal resulting in a killer tune with a ton of attitude.
WATERGATE XV (15 YEARS WATERGATE ) (LTD BOX SET 5X12 INCH,2 CD, BOOK, 2FREE ENTRY)
box set D03.11.17
the box set contains: 5x12 inch, 2xcd, book * sound travels* by linus deckesser, illustration by frank höhne, 2 tickets for watergate club, high quality linen packaging. all tracks are new, unreleased and exclusively produced for watergate xv. the box set is limited and numbered to 1000 units.
it’s been quite a while since we’ve last seen our next artist on watergate records. it was 2014 when he dropped his watergate mix and ep so it is with great pleasure that we welcome back the legendary kerri chandler. ‘checkmate’ is the epitome of a kerri chandler classic and has all the makings of a timeless future classic. with bold, soulful keys and massive analog drums ‘checkmate’ elevates any dance floor’s intensity to meteoric levels. to give an extra perspective to the single we invited another icon, steve rachmad to remix the original and he delivers an incredibly soulful techno revision while watergate mainstay cinthie hands over a expertly crafted modern twist with classic appeal. no matter what your searching for, there is a gem for you here. welcome back kerri!
sasha continues to make this year his own as he drops his debut ep on watergate, gameovr. the ep features two original tracks, including the long-awaited trigonometry, and first class remixes from cassy and la fleur. after his recent critically acclaimed sell-out live shows at the barbican and his out of time ep on kompakt, not to mention gearing up for his resistance residency with john digweed in ibiza, sasha officially confirms his debut release on watergate records.
as summer peaks, we bring you the brand new series watergate remixes where standout tracks from our discography are remixed and retouched by some of our favorite artists. kicking off the first installment we have matthias meyer and jimi jules stepping up to deliver their twist on two big tunes from heavy-hitters butch and henrik schwarz. first up is matthias remix of butchs cosmic tale shahrzad, and he dishes out a truly timeless piece of dance floor euphoria. with his trademark organic groove and lush swirling pads meyer guides us through a heavenly journey into the distant reaches of sonic elation. on the flip side, jimi jules brings his a-game with a revision of henrik schwarz classic words in return by demonstrating an incredibly mature restraint of precise and calculated efforts resulting in an enchanting trip of dreamy aural pleasures.
for our next release we welcome back two of hamburg’s finest and most recent international exports: adana twins. last seen on our latest various artists compilation, the duo returns with three absolutely stunning tracks of low slung, infectious cuts blurring the lines between house and techno with an undeniable brush stroke of character the two are quickly becoming synonymous for. ‘flower of cane’ kicks things off in an almost sinister fashion with massive low end bursts and a fever inducing, single note that never stops rising culminating in a climactic crescendo of dance floor euphoria while ‘ortus’ takes a much more ‘up-beat’ approach with dreamy arpeggios and shimmering atmospherics laid over a pulsing bassline resulting in a gorgeous number ideal for a number of memorable moments. wrapping up the originals is the guaranteed summer anthem: ‘relentless fest. jeppe kjellberg’ where sultry vocals and lush aural artifacts launch sensations to uncharted new heights. not done yet, we asked none other than the brilliant andre lodemann to create his revision of ‘relentless feat. jeep kjellberg’ and he, as always, delivered big time. with not only one but two solid reworks of the original lodemann’s remixes need no description other than there is a vocal and a dub version to satisfy any dj’s sensibility. we hope you enjoy.
!! 2018 repress !! flying high after their successful watergate 22 compilation, catz n dogz return to deliver eight exclusive tracks from their mix via two eps showcasing their expert ability to navigate a multitude of different styles. ep 1 commences with catz n dogz original fire burning when we are, a tune that sees them flying solo to create a stunning journey that lands somewhere sonically between carl craig and henrik schwarz where infectious drums reinforce an ensemble of dramatic harmonies tangling with euphoric melodies. afterglow follows suit with an attitude infused vocal from shaun j. wright laid over a trek into a world where old school vibes meet a new school plan of attack resulting in an absolute floor filler perfect for any time. rounding out the ep are remixes from two of the best: prosumer and sebo k. prosumer steps up first to rework fire burning when we ar’ and creates a massive tune with the signature prosumer touch, evident in the timelessness and maturity of the reimagining. sebo k in turn hands over a jackin remake of afterglow by staying true to the original by keeping everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
still riding high off the recent release of culoe de songs watergate mix we keep it coming with four exclusive tracks from culoe himself on our first ep of exclusives from the compilation. deadmans walk kicks things off with lush percussive grooves and luminous shades of euphoria resulting in a serene foray into enchanted destinations while the self titled ‘aftermath’ follows with a much more deliberate intent utilizing rich, rising harmonies and bold, rugged drums culminating in a massive sonic event. flipping to the b-side we see culoe dive into an energetic and unique space with ‘bang royales’ creating undeniably engaging rhythms with vocal chants and off kilter rhythms. rounding out the ep is juice and with its heavenly sounds of angelic vocals and soaring progressions is the perfect display of de songs signature sound and approach. were happy to present to you culoe de songs aftermath ep and think you will enjoy the trip into the mind of a truly unique artist.
its always a big moment when we welcome a new project into the watergate catalog and this time is no exception. for our next release we would like to introduce two newcomers to the label. both cle and eva be have been at the cutting edge of house music culture for well over a decade and their work as solo artists spans an esteemed list of some of the most highly regarded imprints from sonar kollektiv to poker flat, but it was only recently the two formed loyoto. after a stunning debut on marco resmanns upon you label,we were thrilled to release their follow up on watergate entitled lonely young tourist. over the course of three tracks the duo traverse an array of timeless aesthetics infected with a dub narrative they have fittingly christened starsprangled dubmosphere. from the twisted, low slung vibe on sheijk to the surging intoxication of 3 balls and the timeless fusing of classic dub and modern perspective on feel the bumpin, loyoto have constructed an exquisite ride into their sonic universe and we think you will agree. welcome to the crew loyoto!
first appearing on watergate with a phenomenal remix of ruede hagelsteins soul dynamic last year, we are more than overzealous to announce fur coats reappearance with their debut ep interstellar. known for their deep and hypnotic yet fiercely engaging sound of dramatic melodies and formidable low end, the duo paint a vivid display of emotional dance floor scenarios in two exquisitely crafted tracks.interstellar takes off with heavy, pulsating drums and long blasts of sub bass as an enchanting exhibit of melodic wash over open spaces. the flip side sees the two join forces with the sultry voice of delhia de france on ‘desire of mine creating a deeply emotional tune that pulses with climactic fever. returning the favor for last years remix, ruede expertly twists the original desire of mine with his unique brushstroke of sweltering organic percussion and infectious atmospheres ideal for a multitude of events.
FOOTPRINTS FEAT CAR (THE DRIFT, RUEDE HAGELSTEIN,CAN LOVE BE SYNTH RMX)
12" Vinyl D20.06.16
following last summers acclaim ruede hagelsteins long player apophenia, we once again revisit the album, this time with a few stunning remixes from the drifter, can be love synth, and ruede himself of the hugely popular footprints feat. c.a.r.. up first is the drifter and he turns out what may be his best remix to date with a swelling, emotional ride that will most definitely be an anthem for the coming summer. taking a different approach, yet just as engaging, ruede reworks his original into a dark, looping psychedelic odyssey perfect for late nights or early mornings. can love be synth rounds out the remixes with a gorgeous pop-esque twist on the original choosing to focus on live instrumentation and retro synthesis resulting in a cross-over favorite. and finally, for all the times you want the vibe without the vocal, a dub version of the original gem.
as the dust only just begins to settle after the sensational release of matthias meyers watergate 20 installment, its time to unleash the mixes exclusive cuts. kicking things off, meyer delivers an enchanting ride with la strings, where whimsical pads rise and sweep as a hypnotizing bass line whirls endlessly across a landscape of earthy percussion. while still maintaining his trademark sound but taking a slightly deeper path, meyer conjures up the super dreamy uluwatu. settled firmly in rich organic percussion and lush melodies, uluwatu jaunts effortlessly through overgrown rain forests and lavish emotions. next up is gorje hewek and izhevskis turgoyakk and its an absolute gem. opulent pads, sensuous strings and powerful keys culminate in a profoundly vivid tour into truly emotional territory. finally, yokoo & retza deliver an impressive number with the dazzling satori which is laced with ornate keys and soft siren calls rounding up the release with timeless style
watergate affairs is a brand new offering featuring residents, regulars and affiliated artists that have developed close ties to the club through the years. over the course of four tracks, jimi jules, lee jones, la fleur and david mayer & sebastian voigt perfectly display the sound of watergate. diving right in is jimi jules and he hasnt let lost a step, picking up where he left off with his stellar bogota ep earlier this year by churning out a burner. 6% is rooted in a heaving low end groove while hypnotic tones spiral around a modulating lead that never lands in the same place, ensuring a twisted dance floor venture.
its no secret jimi jules is an integral part of the watergate crew since he is a regular fixture at both the club and our international showcases. as well as being a core artist on our very own w-agency we are extremely proud and excited to say we can now include him as part of the watergate records roster.
the first lady of watergate, la fleur, is back again with a massive three track ep titled make a move and, in true la fleur fashion, it bridges classic aesthetics with future concepts. by employing what is a uniquely la fleur palette of sound, she has created three distinctly individual cuts resulting in the perfect recipe for brilliant and undeniably body shaking dance floor burners. kicking things off is the title track make a move and it hits hard.
its been more than a year and a half since life about to change and the anticipation has been almost unbearable, but the long wait is over as marco resmann is finally back on watergate with his brand new * run ep*. over the course of three tracks marco displays his production prowess and once again solidifies himself as a creator at the peak of his career. the ep begins with the title track * run * and its a perfectly executed techno anthem bridging an unrelenting drum line with crisp stabs and euphoric blasts of spaced out synths
we here at watergate records are ecstatic to bring you the first single release do me feat. khan, from tiefschwarz in anticipation of their stunning new album, left. along with a couple of carefully curated remixes by from two of the most prolific and unique remixers working today, roman flügel and frank wiedemann, the complete package is a trifecta.
it takes time for a series of seperate ideas to evolve into a fully concepteptualized album if it wants to have a place in history for ali and basti schwarz, better known as tiefschwarz. since 1998 the duo, as both djs and producers, have perfected the art of dominating the moments only experienced on a dance floor, deeply immersed in sound. their music is unique as it is creative. the double vinyl lp includes a download code.
for our next release we have called upon sideways. two artists whos relationship with watergate dates back to the clubs beginning nearly twelve years ago. it was in the early 90s when marcus kaye and lee ching worked at two of the most influential record shops in the uk resulting in a mutual friendship born out of an eternal hunt for new and exciting music.
ruede hagelstein and watergate go hand in hand. not only is ruede one of the longest running residents at the club, but hes also the man behind some of the labels most acclaimed music and the curator responsible for lucky number 13 in the illustrious watergate mix series. with this, it seemed obvious to put ruede up to his next task: an album. it is with great anticipation and excitement that we bring you the first lp for both ruede and watergate records, apophenia. the double 12 inch includes a digital downloadcode.
with the build up to the highly anticipated debut album for both ruede hagelstein and watergate records nearing its release date, we have put together an advanced release of the original ruede track soul dynamic including some stunning remixes to get you ready.
fresh and exclusive from butchs watergate mix is a massive cut with his partner in crime, hohberg titled the spirit. add a remix from the swiss duo adriatique and a tune from butch flying solo and you have songs about unconsciousness.
we here at watergate are extremely excited to bring you our next 12inch release from a close friend of the club and producer extraordinaire, alex niggemann. for this ep alex joined forces with the acclaimed voice from whomadewho, bon homme, to create an incredibly warm and beautiful journey. sorrow is a masterfully crafted array of sound and emotion. while a big rolling kick and crisp hand claps drive the groove, a capricious arpeggio, warm piano chords and the smooth serenade of bon hommes vocals create an undeniably passionate excursion into the deeper moments one can experience on the dance floor.
the protagonists of our next release literally fit to the mediums color: we are happy to announce tiefschwarzs first appearance on our label which is carved in black rills, three years after they mixed the watergate 09 compilation for us.
THE WATERGATE FILES FEAT. JEROME SYDENHAM (LAFLEUR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D15.04.14
following the release of watergate 15 mixed by kerri chandler, watergate records offer up a vinyl sampler, featuring the exclusive new material on the comp from the man himself, and remixes from voyeur, la fleur and lola purple & maine.
we are looking forward to introduce marco resmanns new ep on watergate record, which starts off with a rad-feature: life about to change is a vocal-based track, whose dreamy synth-scapes wind around a deeply reduced beat structure
la fleur is a dj in the ascendant. now a resident dj at watergate in berlin (and with a brand new ep for their label ready to drop - more on that in minute!) she has balanced her craft and her electronic music production with precision and flair: all of this is the result of hard work and a constant stream of quality gigs across the world. for the uninitiated, la fleur took her first forays into the studio in 2008, with her remix of david ekenbaecks nairu on trunkfunk records but it was her solo debut, the flowerhead ep, for her own power plant label, which really rocketed her into charts and record boxes worldwide.
with the name of his new ep, ruede hagelstein sticks to the maritime visual theme of his recent watergate 13 compilation. the parrotfish is a colourful thalassian, who is as much skilled at submerging in mystical depths as ruedes light-footed producer-style. the grooves on the first side are filled with a collaboration between hagelstein and emerson todd.
ltd. to 500 copies. schwarz original is a vocal-based house-anthem, which emerges from his musical finesse to gasp for air in form of a folk-inspired hookline. after a percussive break the records to-the-floor efficiency is unleashed. this is where carl craigs remix begins. from dreamy to sawing synth-lines, he utilizes the originals massive potential - to 12 minutes.
extra: b-side comes with big x etching! guillaume & the coutu dumonts - the drums- is an exclusive and limited 12 inch with an x etching on the b-side. the track is part of the watergate x - ten year watergate anniversary compilation and only available on vinyl on this 12 inch release.
please note this repress will be without the etching on the b side! mladen solomun, diynamic label head and man of the moment is presenting his kackvogel (shit bird) as the teaser for his forthcoming watergate11 mix compilation, which will be released late june. this bird with the exclusive naming is a slow-mo funk monster in fine solomun style and right here for the start of the summer season 2012.
mladen solomun, diynamic label head and man of the moment is presenting his kackvogel (shit bird) as the teaser for his forthcoming watergate11 mix compilation, which will be released late june. this bird with the exclusive naming is a slow-mo funk monster in fine solomun style and right here for the start of the summer season 2012. the first 500 copies are coming with a full size etching of his watergate compilation artwork on the b-side!
watergate records returns with their fourth vinyl edition. once again it focuses on exclusive tracks from the highly successful mix cd series, named simply after the club: watergate. this, now the seventh edition, is mixed by resident and versatile producer lee jones, and features a fine selection of nearly almost exclusive tracks. three have already been featured on the >peacock ep<. continuing with their tribute to the animal kingdom, albeit this time a little something for the ladies in the house with the >peahen ep<..
named after the bird that graces the cover of watergates latest mix cd the, >peacock ep< contains all the exclusive tracks from the mix compiled and blended together by club resident lee jones. the a-side is handled by matthias meyer and lee, who team up for a peak-time killer laden with warm chords. this one has already proved itself on watergates main floor by getting butts shaking on multiple occasions. >kreuzberg 61<, musically is clearly inspired by lees experiences in watergate and his home for the last 8 years in berlins kreuzberg district. the reduced tempo and warm melancholic strings are an audible representation of looking through watergates glass walls out upon the river during the wee hours of a saturday morning. wrapping up the ep, is the after-hour anthem collaboration between lee and daniel dreier, >lullaby<. the perfect track to hum on your sunday morning stumble home.
decks store tipp !! check track 3 (daniele papini & dop)... dop have managed to create their very own interpretation of how dance music should sound which makes them really something special these days… but if you combine them with the power of artists like noze, wareika, catz&dogz or daniele papini you will get some serious bombs and we are really happy to present four of them on the second watergate records vinyl! these four tracks are all taken from their incredible mix for watergate and they show perfectly the range of the 3 guys from paris. from the state of the art deep house with catz&dogz to their great jam with wareika over to some freaky session with noze it all ends with a true dance floor smasher with daniele papini. enjoy!
for the next installment in our watergate mix series, we turn to two close friends of the club who also happen to be some of the most sought after selectors today, the dynamic polish duo catz n dogz. the story of the fabled friendship goes back over 10 years when they first played the club inciting the first anecdote in a series of countless returns to both the main and water floors as well as our open air summer events and club showcases throughout europe. within the mix, the pair perfectly encapsulate the vibe of each respective watergate events environment proving they are masters of their craft. over the span of 27 tracks in just over an hours time, catz n dogz showcase their affinity, prowess, and knowledge of all things house. from beginning to end, the mix dives into every corner the genre has to offer, merging classic sounds with future concepts where the sounds of legends like dj garth, joakim, kalexi, jackmate, and mr. g
after the landmark twentieth instalment of our watergate mix series we knew we had to secure an impressive successor to the throne. to preserve the standards set by our previous selectors, who have set the bar incredibly high, weve enlisted the genius of one of todays brightest stars to take the helm for watergate mix 21 the one and only, culoe de song. hailing from the northern shores on south africa’s east coast, culoe de song has broken out internationally and paved an impressive path for himself over the last decade.
for the next instalment of our mix series, weve arranged a special mix from a duo which we have shared close ties with for the last five years, having them regularly at the club as well as a couple of our infamous open airs at rummelsburg in berlin. hailing from the usa, the stateside duo soul clap have been at the forefront of the dance music scene for over half a decade now and are well known for their blend of funk and soul to house, techno and everything in between. from peak time sets on the main floor to sun soaked closing sets on the water floor, the pair of bostonians, eli goldstein and charles levine, are a djs dj.
it takes time for a series of seperate ideas to evolve into a fully concepteptualized album if it wants to have a place in history for ali and basti schwarz, better known as tiefschwarz. since 1998 the duo, as both djs and producers, have perfected the art of dominating the moments only experienced on a dance floor, deeply immersed in sound. their music is unique as it is creative.
ruede hagelstein and watergate go hand in hand. not only is ruede one of the longest running residents at the club, but hes also the man behind some of the labels most acclaimed music and the curator responsible for lucky number 13 in the illustrious watergate mix series. with this, it seemed obvious to put ruede up to his next task: an album.
it seems that there is an overabundance of artists today who have reached a level of success from their work, but very few of them come close to the level of output and range as butch. equal parts producer extraordinaire, dj, gentleman, and comedian, butch has everything deserving of a star in todays dance music arena. which is why, we here at watergate are extremely pleased to present him as next in line for our watergate mix series
after the announcement of kerri chandlers the watergate files ep, which also includes a remix of our agencies and labels recent addition la fleur, she attends to be in charge for our 16th watergate compilation. with 15 tracks, including 6 exclusive ones, the swedish producer and dj gives proof of her skills on 78 minutes playtime. her musical spectrum extends from old house-classics to contemporary techno-pearls - mixed with love and intuitive feeling.
the soul behind our new watergate-compilation belongs to a dedicated dj and house-enthusiast: mathias kaden attends to number 14 of our popular mix-series and gives proof not only of his technical finesse but also of his ability to combine contemporary releases with evergreen classics.
our next watergate compilation is numbered with the myth-enshrouded 13 - a burden taken by our longstanding friend and resident ruede hagelstein. simultaneously to his enrolment into our booking agency, he curated 25 tracks for our new cd. the collection contains known classics and new gems. the mix starts off with a dreamy melancholic track by prins thomas and develops an enormous deepness
only 9 years after its official opening, watergate has become one of the worlds most prominent underground electronic music institutions. in no small part due to its picturesque location running directly alongside the river spree, its wall to wall led dance floor installation and most of all, its consistent flow of first-rate international talent performing every week. watergates presence and influence has spawned many side projects including a boutique-style mix cd series now in its 8th volume. a who’s who of the clubs regular talent and resident artists such as sascha funke, sebo k, dop, ellen allien and others have all contributed to the aesthetically pleasing series, now regarded as collectors items. for the eight installment in our mix series, we bridge the gap between two global capitals of techno: berlin, and detroit, home of lee curtiss who delivers a forward-thinking mix, inspired by time spent living in both cities. lee is one of a new generation of techno visionaries from the motor city, that includes his visionquest collaborators ryan crosson, shaun reeves and seth troxler, who are putting their own unique spin on their citys most famous underground musical export. based between detroit and berlin for the last four years, lee has a fundamental grasp of what makes both dancefloors at watergate tick, and this enduring love and understanding of the space clearly shines through in his mix. building on the raw soul and funk of those who have blazed a trail before him, on both sides of the atlantic, lee brings his own subtle melodies and keen sense of dramatic tension to the fore in a mix that encompasses all that is vibrant and exciting about underground techno in 2011
infotext hamburg citys adana twins have made short work between their time joining the watergate camp to jumping into the spotlight helming the latest watergate mix compilation. the duo step up to deliver a thrilling and complex trek into the dramatic, emotionally-charged fields with their distinct brand of techno making it abundantly clear the two have a voice that needs to be heard. over the course of sixteen tracks adana twins weave a vivid musical tale having acquired an assortment of exclusive unreleased material from their crew of likeminded and extremely talented friends like acid pauli, sbth, upercent, lehar, daniel bortz & sascha sibler, aaaron, andré hommen, and musumeci among others. besides their friends, adana twins contribute three originals to the mix including an absolute monster remix of patrice bäumels decade old track ‘roar which has already received huge praise and tons of plays from heavyweights like tale of us and solomun receiving massive reactions every time its played. not only is the mix a stellar display of the duos mixing and storytelling prowess, but all tracks from the mix, minus adana twins ‘pavan which will see its release on their own imprint tau, are exclusive to watergate and will be released as separate eps following the mix release.
as we launch into the 20th instalment of our watergate mix series, it seems only fitting that we turn to one of our own artists to commemorate the milestone. a man already well known for his poignant and impassioned productions and dj sets, we are thrilled to present matthias meyer as the next master of controls on watergate 20! over the course of 80 minutes, meyer skillfully navigates through boundless sonic spaces of lush melodics, organic grooves and sentimental sensations with an effortless approach. from the very beginning, emotions run deep as the sound of rain and strings on kettenkarussell’s ‘ten friends’ sets the stage as yokoo & retzas exclusive track satori and leafar legovs tribal girls establish the percussive tone of the mix. the journey really begins to unfold when back to back exclusive tracks gorje hewek & izhevskis turgoyakk and matthias own uluwatu take over. as the mix picks up steam tracks from palms trax, langenberg, hyenah and another exclusive from meyer himself provide the perfect momentum that drives us into the deeper side as the mix takes a turn towards the final stretch.
as watergate carries into its 12th year as one of the worlds elite clubs, it seems more than fitting and possibly long overdue, that pan-pot, who has been an integral part for nearly the entire lifespan of the club, will be curating the 17th installment of the illustrious watergate cd series
the club watergate in berlin is one of the worlds most celebrated institutions for electronic music. led-ceiling, river view and high class-bookings anchored the club deeply into an international scene. to avoid remembering our ten year anniversary only fragmentarily due to the big festivities, our label-department took care of the physical manifestation from that decade. and this is how it goes: respected artists who have become friends over the last years produced 29 exclusive tracks for us. we offer these tracks as an unmixed double-cd with music from maceo plex, dop, soul clap, tiefschwarz, mathias kaden, our watergate-residents and many more.
limited nice price action !!! a mere 9 years old, watergate has steadfastly become one of the worlds most prominent electronic music institutions. this is due in no small part to its heady combination of picturesque location - its dancefloors face directly out onto the river spree - a wall-to-wall led light installation and its impeccable music policy, with the cream of the electronic crop passing through its doors every week. the mix cd series, now in its tenth incarnation,is a further means for the club to stamp its seal onto the scene, with many of the clubs residents and regular talents having been invited to contribute.
limited nice price action !!! situated by the river spree, known for its fist-rate lineups of international talent and of course its famous wall to wall led dance floor installation, the watergate club in berlin has quickly become one of the worlds leading dance music clubs. only 5 years after its official opening the club went a step further and started a characteristic mix cd series delivering only the best dj mixes by some of clubs most exciting residents and guests like sascha funke, sebo k, ellen allien. with the focus being put not only on the music but also on the packaging and design, this series became quickly a truly sought-after collectors item and is surely stand out in flood of mediocre music and. mixes that often dilute the market
limited nice price action !!! situated by the river spree, known for its fist-rate lineups of international talent and of course its famous wall to wall led dance floor installation, the watergate club in berlin has quickly become one of the worlds leading dance music clubs!
the mix cd series, now in its eleventh incarnation, is a further means for the club to stamp its seal onto the scene, with many of the club’s residents and regular talents having been invited to contribute. previous artists have included the likes of tiefschwarz, ellen allien, sascha funke and dop, amongst others.