when tresor founder dimitri hegemann stumbled into a former bank vault in east berlin on march 13th 1991, he had little idea that the space he had unlocked would fast become one of berlin s most influential and enduring techno clubs. “we didn’t know what would happen 10 months later,” he says. “we signed a lease for a year. which eventually got renewed for another three months, and another three months…”
as tresor celebrates its 25th anniversary with this work of artists from the us, germany, china, france, austria, italy and the uk, it is worth dwelling on how the cultural conditions that birthed detroit techno – economic neglect and broken industry – were mirrored by the disused bunkers and impromptu parties of post-unification east berlin, where techno found new, vigorous expression.
the triple vinyl release includes a download code.
zweite remix-ep des erfolgreichen albums >salon des amateurs< von hauschka. featuring tanzbein-remix von steve bicknell aus der londoner szene sowie ein remix des berliners rené löwe aus der hardwax shop/szene der 90er jahre, der hier unter seinem künstlernamen vainqueur das stück >ping< neu produziert hat.
the parties were a runaway success, with luciano and his fellow cadenza artists playing to a packed pacha every sunday night throughout the summers. vagabundos is now a world-recognised club brand, celebrated for its wild and hot partysessions!
ein aussergewöhnliches fabric-set leistet sich der französische techno-act agoria: auf >fabric 57< mischt er jazz-klassiker von ella fitzgerald, sun ra & tony allen mit techno/house-vibes von carl craig, cottam & eigenen agoria-tunes und streut dazwischen snippets von stl, lil tony & dj tazz so geschickt ein, dass der mix am ende wie eine orchestrale komposition wirkt - grandios!
this isnt a basic channel mix. its also not a dub-techno survey. twelve of the 19 tracks were recorded in just the past two years, tilting the selection too far towards the present to serve as a comprehensive retrospective!