On the face of it, German DJ/producer Marco Resmann might not be the most obvious choice to mix the latest volume in Watergate's mix series. Yet it's an inspired choice, with the Upon. You label boss turning in an emotion-rich journey that never settles on any one particular flavour of house or techno. There are moments of inspired deepness and comfy, fireside-warm grooves, but these are tempered by rough and ready or darker selections that showcase his love of sweaty sessions in pitch-black basements. Taken as a whole, it's a fluid journey with a distinct "feel" - something that can't be said for many mix albums of a similar ilk.
Watergate 10 (continuous DJ mix by Marco Resmann) - (1:18:57) 123 BPM
With productions as Phase and Luna City Express to his credit and as a former member of Pan Pot, Berlin's Marco Resmann was one of the key figures making music during the minimal explosion. Can he also cut it behind the decks? On the evidence of Watergate 10, the answer is yes. Like all the best minimal DJs, he has a knack of splicing up stripped back, quirky grooves with warm, soulful house. Keeping the mix busy throughout, Resmann moves from the warm rhythms of Soul Phiction and Ricardo Villalobos's classic "808 The Bass Queen" into the smacked out minimal of Heartz 4's "Intimacy Girl" through the androgynous vocals of Digitaline's "Say So" to Andre Lodemann's US influences and Roman Flugel's psychedelic take on Darabi.
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