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Fiori
O-TON 010
29 Oct 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Fiori (vinyl version) - (16:42)
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Fiori (club edit) - (8:19) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Code
OSTGUTCD 31
09 Jun 14
Techno
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Code - (1:03) 136 BPM
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Blue Russian - (5:33) 115 BPM
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Field Depth - (4:43) 128 BPM
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Odyssey Sequence - (4:12) 159 BPM
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Zenith - (5:48) 128 BPM
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Relay Access - (3:37) 126 BPM
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Status - (4:59) 128 BPM
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Haul - (5:20) 130 BPM
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Spin Off - (1:04) 156 BPM
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By The Bay - (4:36) 126 BPM
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Axif (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (3:19) 124 BPM
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Thermal Capacity - (6:17) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Steffi, Gut Nose
Breathe
O-TON 075
24 Feb 14
Techno
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The 4th Verdict - (5:37) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ghostes - (5:38) 126 BPM
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Breathe - (6:29) 131 BPM
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Review: The brilliant Answer Code Request follows releases for his own imprint and Marcel Dettmann's MDR label to make his Ostgut Ton debut with the Breathe EP, which delivers three cuts of his individual brand of weighty, breakbeat-inspired techno. Each of the three tracks sees him in particularly ravey form; "The 4th Verdict" combines a chugging synth line with minimal Mills-inspired percussion, while "Ghostes" offers a suitably spectral vision of club techno in its cavernous chords and heavy breakbeat rhythms. The title track however must be his most euphoric to date combining headspinning chords with taut drums - another killer from ACR.
Neume
OTON 094D
24 Jun 16
Techno
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Neume - (6:59) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Meta - (7:18) 133 BPM
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Vis - (4:52) 124 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
Physik 1
OTON 072
28 Oct 13
Techno
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Physik 44A - (7:54) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Physik G321V - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Played by: Heidi
Review: When two of techno's most respected names collaborate, it's no surprise that the outcome is a trip through a primal, experimental landscape. "Physik 44A" is an abrasive, slamming track, its grimy acid bleeps and stop-start metallic rhythm pushing the listener down a punishing path. "Physik G321V" isn't quite as harsh, but it still sees Freund and Schmidt mess with conventions. A double bass rumbles away and gradually, the duo introduces a series of tones that get more and more intense as the arrangement progresses. Even the presence of a vocal buried deep in the mix cannot detract from "Physik G321V" being on a par with Schmidt's Acid Evolution album.
A Murder Of Crows
O-TON 054
26 Mar 12
Techno
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A Murder Of Crows (part 1) - (6:25) 126 BPM
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A Murder Of Crows (part 2) - (7:50) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: One of the many oddities in the English language is the array of collective nouns to describe the word "group". Sam Barker and Andreas Baumecker's second missive for German techno juggernaut Ostgut Ton "A Murder Of Crows" is one such example. "Part 1" opens with a cavernous four-four groove similar to Tommy Four Seven's 2009 Man Like Me remake. White hot snares and rattling percussion fizz to a heady climax enveloped by a throbbing slug of a bass line. Piercing 909 hats, Marcel Fengler thwacks and demonic synths add to the furore. The dank and techy basement beats of "Part 2" align itself with something you would expect from Untold or Hessle Audio, not German techno. Barker & Baumecker's booming kicks, nerdy percussion and ravey synth wobbles distance Ostgut Ton from the concrete and Berghain-centric sound synonymous with the label.
Remixes
O-TON 062
28 Jan 13
Techno
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No Body (Machinedrum remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silo (Kobosil remix) - (6:12) 130 BPM
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Crows (Blawan remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM
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Schlang Bang (Third Side remix) - (6:08) 128 BPM
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Review: Machinedrum, Blawan, the collaborative Third Side project and new name Kobosil remix tracks from Barker & Baumecker's brilliant debut LP Transsektoral. Up first is Machinedrum, who replaces the broken beats of "No Body" with a bassy four-to-the- floor hum-drum, starry synths and a compatible resonance that successfully maintains Barker & Baumecker's previous garage vibe, and upstart Kobosil removes any melodious element from the original "Silo" and reworks the drums suitably for peak time Berghain action. Blawan's re-command of "Crows" sees ritualistic drums swagger clumsily in and out of time to orc war-horns that sound like they're rung in the midst of battle, while Third Side then turns "Schlang Bang" inside out by buckling down on a single looped-up sample. Sometimes remix additions can be a little underwhelming, this ain't one of them.
Transsektoral
OSTGUT CD 22
10 Sep 12
Experimental/Electronic
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Sektor - (2:20)
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Trafo - (5:22)
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Schlang Bang - (5:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Crows - (5:59)
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Tranq - (3:47)
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No Body - (4:11)
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Trans_It - (6:54)
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Databass133 1/3 - (1:53)
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Buttcracker - (5:50)
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Silo - (6:57)
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Spur - (9:38)
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Review: The debut album from Barker & Baumecker has been a long time in the making, but its timing couldn't be better. With techno at a point of divergence, as producers like Untold and Blawan make the move from the UK end of the bass spectrum into straighter 4/4 fare, Transsektoral seems to offer a Berlin perspective on the same theme. Although the stark, often dramatic atmosphere is that of an Ostgut Ton record through and through, the whole thing is peppered with broken rhythms and lurching bass (see "Crows"), and even some inventive R&B sampling reminiscent of the Tri Angle family. Of course it also makes its concessions to the Berghain purists with the spluttering, acid toothed techno of "Trafo" and "Silo", or the relentless "Buttcracker" but all things considered, this is one of the most vital albums Ostgut Ton have released since The Traveller - which is high praise indeed.
Love Hertz
OTON 99DIGITAL
07 Oct 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Love Hertz - (6:21) 124 BPM
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Cipher - (7:38) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Turns
OSTGUTCD 38DIGITAL
25 Nov 16
Techno
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Senden - (12:50) 118 BPM
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Encipher & Decipher - (6:10) 127 BPM
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Club Entropicana - (11:08) 129 BPM
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Technogate - (0:38) 145 BPM
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Turnhalle - (7:26) 128 BPM
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Noctural - (8:59) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Statik - (13:50) 130 BPM
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Played by: Ian Max Mauch
Review: Turns is the second album from Sam Barker and Berghain resident Andy 'Nd' Baumecker and shows that the pair have evolved and matured. "Encipher & Decipher" is rooted on the dance floor, but flows to the sound of ghostly synths and spellbinding bleeps. The pair also deploy this musical approach in slower settings audible on the reflective opener "Senden", while "Nocturnal" is an uptempo but chord-heavy groover similar to Aril Brikha. Some references to an electronic, experimental sound linger though; this is audible on the glitchy beats of "Club Entropicana" and the bass-heavy "Turnhalle", but overall, Turns is a musical, melodic affair.
Candyflip EP
O-TON 040
13 Sep 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Candyflip - (9:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Hole - (5:26) 128 BPM
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Refugee Hipster (feat Jimmy Edgar) - (5:25) 125 BPM
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Zehn/Sechs
OSTGUTLP 2006D
25 Mar 16
Techno
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Barker/Baumecker - "Love Is A Battlefield" - (10:06) 133 BPM
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Atoma - "Stromlinien" - (5:54) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Anthony Parasole - "Heartbeat" - (5:19) 132 BPM
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Zehn/Neun
OSTGUT LP 20-09 D
06 May 16
Techno
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Ben Klock - "Sirens" - (8:26) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ryan Elliott - "Smith Lake" - (6:04) 131 BPM
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Len Faki - "Rainbow Delta" (Ambient mix) - (4:56) 115 BPM
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Review: Part nine of ten in Ostgut Ton's tenth various artists compilation and they're pulling out the big guns now to celebrate proceedings with a big bang. Star resident Ben Klock has taken quite a long hiatus from production but he's still got it, as shown on the tunnelling and cyclical cut "Sirens". Fellow resident and Detroit ex-pat Ryan Elliott serves up the soulful and emotive "Smith Lake" which is brilliant and reminds us of Exos or "Dead Eye" era Baby Ford. Finally resident party animal Len Faki surprises many with the ambient mix of his undisputed anthem "Rainbow Delta" and it is absolutely sublime; you can just drift away to this one, you'll see!
Berghain 07 Part I
O-TON 086
18 May 15
Techno
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Steve Bicknell - "Odyssey #1" - (4:09) 126 BPM
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Post Scriptum - "Human Timescales" - (7:30) 125 BPM
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LB Dub Corp - "So Much" - (6:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blue Hour - "Parallels" - (6:17) 133 BPM
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Review: It's always a good day for techno when new Steve 'master of the loop' Bicknell material arises, just like it's done here on the first sampler for Function's Berghain 07 mix. "Odyssey #1" is a distorted gyration through fizzy atmospheres and chocked bleeps, while Post Scriptum's rolling "Human Timescales" is a cross between the Hauntologists sound and the beats heard on Tobias' Leaning Over Backwards album, also released on Ostgut Ton. There's some transatlantic vibes on LB Dub Corp's "So Much", while the emerging Blue Hour sees his zapping drum track keep the sustain on his synth locked for the entirety of the track.
Berghain 06
O-TON 059
22 Oct 12
Techno
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Mark Broom - "Vault 5" - (4:28) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Birds Two Cage - "Gase" - (2:29) 119 BPM
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Patrick Graser - "From Foreign Territories" - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Review: This sampler from Norman Nodge's new mix CD shows that the Berghain resident spends a lot of time searching out music that no one else has. The upshot of his approach is that Nodge creates a mood like no one else. From the mix opener, the grayscale ambience of Birds Two Cage's "Gase", through the menacing builds of Mark Broom's "Vault 5" to newcomer Patrick Graser's "From Foreign Territories" - an insistent, bleep-heavy groove to rival Sleeparchive at his most austere - this taster release proves that when it comes to setting a menacing, spooky tone, no one can match Norman Nodge.
Twirl
O-TON 02
19 Jun 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Twirl - (7:12) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Under - (9:15) 133 BPM
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Played by: Marcel Dettmann
Berghain 07 Part II
O-TON 087
18 May 15
Techno
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Cassegrain & Tin Man - "Oxide" - (6:05) 130 BPM
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Inland - "Sca Fell" - (6:20) 127 BPM
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DVS1 - "Electric" - (7:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Steve Bicknell - "Odyssey #2" - (4:12) 127 BPM
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Review: It seems Function is a fan of Cassegrain & Tin man material as he's just signed them up for his next release on Infrastructure New York. For this second Berghain 07 sampler, Function's appetite for boomy, acid techno is whetted by the collaboration's "Oxide". Meanwhile, former flatmate Ed Davenport, aka Inland, delivers "Sca Fell", a subaqueous workout that would get the Mike Parker seal of approval. DVS1 throws down some trademark warehouse beats with some caustic stabs to boot, while Steve Bicknell delves even deeper into the abyss than he did on the first sampler, with a track that's as menacing and frenetic as what Drexciya can be.
Dawning
O-TON 01
20 Feb 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Dawning - (7:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dead Man Watches The Clock - (7:26) 128 BPM
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Played by: Juno Download
Dettmann
OSTGUTCD 12
26 Apr 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Quasi (intro) - (2:19)
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Argon - (3:04)
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Screen - (6:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Motive - (5:58) 127 BPM
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Drawing - (6:30) 128 BPM
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Reticle - (6:09) 125 BPM
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Irritant - (5:22) 127 BPM
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Captivate - (6:01) 128 BPM
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Silex - (5:50) 129 BPM
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Home - (5:10) 129 BPM
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Viscous - (5:32) 127 BPM
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Taris (outro) - (2:10)
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Review: Marcel Dettmann drops one of the most anticipated albums of 2010, with his eponymous debut on Ostgut Ton. And it's everything you'd hope for (and expect) from a Berghain resident: dark, cavernous, atmospheric - utterly brilliant. The highlights are numerous, from the thunderous, atmospheric electrical storm that is "Argon" to the Basic Channel-esque hiss and crackle of "Drawing" and the looped percussion on "Reticie" that sounds like Dettmann has been dragging a bag of marbles around one of the unused rooms at Berghain. Techno, welcome to 2010.
Scenario
O-TON 011
26 Nov 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Places Like This (original mix) - (7:21) 127 BPM
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Dawning Revisited (original mix) - (8:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blank Scenario (original mix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
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Renumber (original mix) - (5:41) 127 BPM
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Scenario (original mix) - (8:21) 127 BPM
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Seduction
OTON 076DIGITAL
30 Jun 14
Techno
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Seduction (feat Emika - short version) - (3:49) 129 BPM
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Seduction (feat Emika - Deuce remix) - (6:58) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Seduction (feat Emika - Anthony Parasole remix) - (6:41) 130 BPM
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Seduction (feat Emika - Ryan Elliott remix) - (6:12) 130 BPM
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Played by: Concrete Djz
Review: Originally released on the Berlin producer's second album, "Seduction" is less abrasive and more thoughtful than his usual fare. Over understated, tribal beats and eerie textures, Emika provides some indistinct but endearing vocals. Dettmann's own remix as Deuce is also thought-provoking rather than upfront. Over a pulsing bass and hissing percussion, he adds in screeching synth lines to add to the sense of drama. There's no danger of Dettmann or Ostgut alienating their techno audiences thanks to the remixes. Berghain resident Ryan Elliott turns "Seduction" into a rolling, driving groove, featuring a droning underbelly, insistent claps and the vocals buried deep in the arrangement. Anthony Parasole's version is impressive too, its jagged rhythms fused with what are in his hands screeching, deranged vocals.
Range EP
O-TON 061
26 Nov 12
Techno
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Range - (5:06) 129 BPM
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Iso - (5:33) 125 BPM
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Push - (5:43) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Allies - (6:01) 130 BPM
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Review: Marcel Dettmann returns with yet another EP full of dusty atmospherics and brooding minimalism. The dark synth line of "Range" wallows around sketchy percussion and filtered pulsations while the density of "Islo" ups the energy in a hectic mess of Dadub-esque drum patterns. Machine gun snares strafe the Berghain-y kicks of "Push" as otherworldly vocals breath pitched down variations of the track's title. "Allies" is Dettmann's take on party techno, but tailored entirely for flinty concretions and sturdy pylons - an absolute Berghain classic.
Dettmann II
OSTGUT CD 28
16 Sep 13
Techno
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Arise - (1:39) 129 BPM
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Throb - (5:37) 130 BPM
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Ductil - (5:36) 126 BPM
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Shiver - (0:36)
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Lightworks - (5:01) 127 BPM
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Soar - (5:12) 130 BPM
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Outback - (2:40) 164 BPM
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Seduction (feat Emika - CD version) - (6:45) 129 BPM
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Radar - (5:37) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Corridor - (6:06) 128 BPM
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Stranger - (1:51) 150 BPM
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Aim - (5:56) 129 BPM
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Review: Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann returns with a second album for Ostgut in the shape of the simply titled Dettmann II. Unlike Hollywood, this musical sequel to his debut self titled LP of three years packs just as hefty a punch and arrives with Marcel at his busiest. In addition to overseeing his MDR imprint and putting out a steady stream of EPs for Ostgut Ton, he's contributed two singles to Modeselektor's 50 Weapons as well as mixing an entry into Music Man's Conducted mix series. Hot on the heels of an entry into Bleep's techno-centric Green Series, Dettmann II arrives and follows a similar formula to his LP length debut. Expect a mixture of ambient soundscapes and minimalist experimental cuts going up against more uncompromising dancefloor material, and there's a high profile cast of supporting names involved too; Emika provides vocals on "Seduction" while multi-monikered Rene Pawlowitz and Levon Vincent have assisted in the production of the tracks "Aim" and "Outback".
Quicksand
O-TON 03
27 Nov 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Quicksand - (8:53) 125 BPM
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Getaway - (8:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Marcel Dettmann
Translation EP
O-TON 052
19 Sep 11
Techno
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Barrier - (2:10) 131 BPM
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Translation One - (5:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Translation Two - (5:32) 130 BPM
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Planning - (5:43) 129 BPM
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Review: Dettmann's latest EP may refer to lingustics in its title, but there is no danger that what the Berghain resident wants to achieve will get lost in translation. With the exception of the spacey soundtrack and "Apollo" samples on "Barrier", this release is all about dance floor functionality and is as stark as the imposing architecture in the club he built his reputation on. That said, "Planning" owes a great debt to Robert Hood's visceral minimalism, as Dettmann sprays shards of percussion over jarring beats. The same incessant percussive approach is audible on "Translation One", but in this instance, it's the basis for a stab-heavy, filtered rhythm. Finally, Dettmann plays tribute to a Berlin artist on "Translation Two", with its spaced out but cold bleeps reminiscent of vintage Sleeparchive.
Dettmann Remixed
O-TON 033
08 Mar 10
Techno
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Shift (Norman Nodge remix) - (5:39) 130 BPM
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Unrest (Norman Nodge remix) - (5:13) 130 BPM
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Vertigo (Wincent Kunth remix) - (5:34) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wound Up (Wincent Kunth remix) - (5:39) 127 BPM
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Masse Remixes II
O-TON 078
14 Jul 14
Techno
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Spiritoso (club version) - (7:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Martellato (club version) - (6:56) 129 BPM
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Review: Let's not lie, how often do you see, or need, the words 'club version' alongside a Marcel Dettmann production? In this case, for the tracks "Spiritoso" and "Martellato" it makes sense considering the original two were disjointed, industrial-tinged scores for a conceptual performance which took place in Berghain. The first club version strips away the Panthu du Prince-style chimes and chirping bird effects and boils the piece down to a dusty beat with a resonating ambience, sinewave sweeps and the odd piano crash. "Martellato" in its original form is a haunting Phantom Of The Opera type production with this club version somehow transforming it into a watery and dubbed-out piece of tense, minimal techno.
Masse Remixes I
O-TON 077
14 Jul 14
Techno
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Euphorium - (11:14) 128 BPM
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Aetas - (8:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Throughout the MASSE soundtrack Phillip Sollmann & Marcel Fengler's DIN alias provided the Berghain ballet with the production's most challenging sequences. Those who enjoyed the track "RazKaz" from Fengler's Enigma EP from 2010 will warm to the subtle classical strings of "Euphorium", while bells similar to those heard on M.Bison's stage on Street Fighter II ring melodiously in an arpeggio that flickers like sunlight bouncing off the sea. "Aetas" is a production which fits in with the sketchy sounds of Tobias, and a poetic, spoken word vocal adds an extra touch of depth for a sublime cut of stony, deep, deep, house music.
Zehn/Acht
OSTGUTLP 2008D
15 Apr 16
Techno
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Din - "Mono" - (5:07) 135 BPM
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Fiedel - "Probe-806" - (6:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tobias - "Like A Drug" - (8:35) 127 BPM
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Review: The eighth installment in Ostgut's ten-vinyl strong release series is sure to be a desirable item not just for fans of the Berlin label. All of the tracks on Acht take the listener down a disco-fied route. First up is Berghain resident Marcel Fengler and Efdemin as DIN; the pair's "Mono" is a crackling, pulsating groove that hints at industrial and noise influences. Fiedel's "Probe 806" goes farther in this direction with an electronic rhythm underscoring detuned rave sirens. Finally, there's Tobias' "Like A Drug". Its cut-up vocal sample and tracky backing, coupled with some buzzing acid, is tailor made for the shutter-opening ritual that is central to the Panorama Bar experience.
Take Me
O-TON 046
04 Apr 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Take Me - (8:45) 127 BPM
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Polvo - (8:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The German-Chilean producer and the label arm of techno Valhalla Berghain seem like uneasy bedfellows, so does signing Dinky herald a new direction for Ostgut? On the evidence of "Take Me", it does. The title track starts with breathy chords and loose, organic drums, before giving way to jazzy, filtered riffs and then moves into an undulating electronic disco groove. "Polvo" is of a similar summery disposition: filled with sensuous vocal samples and sassy Rhodes keys, it is underpinned by the same kind of loose beats as the title track. It's far removed from the world of chisel-jawed techno and suggests that Ostgut may be mellowing out.
Zehn/Vier
OSTGUTLP 2004
04 Mar 16
Techno
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Dinky - "Planes" (Matthew Styles dub mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nick Happner - "Double-Cross" - (5:07) 126 BPM
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Virginia - "Never Underestimate" - (6:33) 120 BPM
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Zehn/FAnnf
OSTGUTLP 2005D
25 Mar 16
Techno
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DVS1 - "Ecks" - (6:12) 87 BPM
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Answer Code Request - "Zeitspielraum" - (5:42) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Doms/Deykers - "Whirling" - (7:54) 130 BPM
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Rocksteady EP
O-TON 044
21 Feb 11
Techno
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Rocksteady (original version) - (7:07) 128 BPM
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Steadyrockin (original mix) - (7:08) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Newly ensconced down south in Auckland, Magik Johnson launches his new Neat Music imprint in a dust off with those twisted sisters from New Zealand known as MayaVanya. Echoing the current clubbing climate, "Don't Need No One" is an infectious post UK F rattler, chopping up diwali style handclap beats over layered bass undulations. Add vocals from Silva MC and Rugged Techniques and it's a perfect match. Johnson dons his Magik J alias for a rerub that transforms the track into Dirtybird territory whilst Nightshifters stalwart Rob Threezy adds his own futuristic Chi Town club angle to proceedings. Watch out for those hoover bass washes!
Stepmode
O-TON 068
17 Jun 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Stepmode - (6:16) 129 BPM
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Stillsteppin - (6:23) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Elliott may have left Detroit a number of years ago to pursue his dreams in Berlin, but the Motor City's influence still features heavily in his music. On the title track for his latest Ostgut outing, it bubbles to the surface on the brittle, metallic percussion and the malevolent bass that purrs its way through the arrangement. Of course there are other elements at play here, and the siren riff, flickering minor keys and looped vocal snippet have a decidedly European slant. Elliott's ability to weave these two seemingly disparate sounds together makes "Stepmode" so compelling. There is no such move on 'Still Steppin', but the interplay between its dubbed out drums and tropical melodies make it just as enticing.
Delta Remixes
O-TON 08
02 Jul 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Rainbow Delta (Jerome Sydenham & Rune remix) - (8:23) 128 BPM
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Mekong Delta (Adam Beyer remix) - (7:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Basement Trax Vol 2
O-TON 089
22 Jun 15
Techno
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B-PAX - (7:14) 124 BPM
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For Real - (6:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hainish Cycle - (6:37) 124 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Len Faki returns to his resident label with Basement Trax Vol 2. which as the name suggests, provides banging, subterranean club tools for dusty basements and abandoned power plants alike, with some of his finest work since the tracks on his Berghain 03 mix several years ago. Who could forget The Obliteration of The Berghain and Rainbow Delta. The tracks on here are a return to form by an artist now considered one of the modern greats. The pounding kick drum workout of "B-PAX" is as well engineered as only a Berghain resident could execute. We predict the chugging epic "For Real" will be destroying dancefloors worldwide this summer. Finally the gritty, entrancing bassline faces off with mutant melody in yet another peak time journey on "Hainish Cycle".
Basement Trax Vol 01
O-TON 064
25 Feb 13
Techno
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BTX1 - (7:02) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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BTX2 - (6:10) 125 BPM
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BTX3 - (6:05) 152 BPM
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Review: Len Faki is no stranger to Ostgut Ton having mixed the label's third and possibly hardest sounding Berghain CD back in 2009. Whilst the Berlin fixture has remained resolutely busy since then, Faki has remained absent from the OSTGUT catalogue numbers. Basement Trax Vol 1 signals Faki's return to Ostgut colours in impressive and diverse fashion. Lead track "Btx1" is dominated by the heavily processed treatment of some orgasmic sounding female vocals submerged deep in the mix and smeared greedily across the channels chased by whipcracking percussion. The flipside accompaniment "Btx2" is a tougher version with the tribalistic percussion gradually consumed by the vastness of Faki's string arrangements, while the final version "Btx3" sees Faki present a swirling mass of ambient calm. How good would it be to hear this at 2pm on a Sunday in Berghain?
Rainbow Delta
O-TON 04
08 Jan 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Rainbow Delta (original mix) - (9:30) 129 BPM
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Mekong Delta (original mix) - (8:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Berghain 03
OSTGUTCD 08
04 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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John Beltran - "Vienna" (original mix) - (1:42) 127 BPM
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Edit-Select - "Bauer" (original mix) - (8:13) 126 BPM
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Roman Lindau - "Raumgestaltung" (original mix) - (4:09) 127 BPM
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Collabs - "Magnit Express" (feat Speedy J & Chris Liebing - original mix) - (3:16) 127 BPM
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Gez Varley presents Tony Montana - "The World Is Yours" (original mix) - (4:24) 127 BPM
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Someone Else - "Lowdown Brittle" (WINK's Profound Sound Interpretation) - (1:53) 127 BPM
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Pfirter - "Mi Chica" (original mix) - (3:54) 127 BPM
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Eric Johnston - "Waiting For Weird" (original mix) - (3:12) 127 BPM
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JP Montesino - "Viaje Numero Uno" (original mix) - (2:15) 127 BPM
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Planetary Assault Systems (Peacefrog) - "Surface Noise" (original mix) - (2:30) 127 BPM
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Len Faki - "BX 3" (original mix) - (9:14) 125 BPM
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Radio Slave - "Neverending" (original mix) - (11:46) 126 BPM
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Dennis Ferrer - "Jero" (acappella) - (5:17) 127 BPM
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Koljah & Oliver Deutschmann - "Eaten Back To Life" (Ed Davenport's Stripped mix) - (2:27) 127 BPM
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Tony Lionni - "Found A Place" (original mix) - (5:25) 125 BPM
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Basement Jaxx - "Flylife" (Xtra mix) - (4:05) 127 BPM
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Nick Holder & Kaje - "Feel" (feat Zaki - instrumental mix) - (3:46) 127 BPM
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Laurent Garnier - "The Man With The Red Face" (original mix) - (7:18) 126 BPM
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Ferrer & Sydenham Inc - "Timbuktu" (Pan-African electro dub) - (4:30) 127 BPM
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Bloc Party - "Where Is Home" (Burial remix) - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Remixes
O-TON 074
27 Jan 14
Techno
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Sky Pushing (Dave Clarke remix) - (6:58) 128 BPM
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Mayria (The Exaltics remix) - (5:48) 131 BPM
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Trespass (Aubrey remix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
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Jaz (The Traveller remix) - (6:10) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Ostgut Ton return to Fokus, last year's accomplished debut album from Marcel Fengler with a suitably high profile remix EP. Offering a more well rounded and experimental display of Fengler's production palette than the functional techno he's issued in singles, Fokus has been a definite highlight thus far and it's interesting to see who has been chosen to rework tracks from it. Shed and Dave Clarke are naturally the headline draws here and their respective takes on "Jaz" and "Sky Pushing" are as full throttle as one would expect but it's nice to see Solar One boss Robert Witschakowski get the exposure his work as The Exaltics deserves with a killer throbbing Italo-techno rendition of "King Of Psi".
Friction
O-TON 017
26 May 08
Minimal/Tech House
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Friction (original mix) - (8:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Yaki (original mix) - (7:32)
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Playground
O-TON 09
27 Aug 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Playground - (7:26) 127 BPM
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Early Glow - (7:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Enigma EP
O-TON 041
27 Sep 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Rapture - (5:41) 128 BPM
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Razkaz - (5:47) 130 BPM
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Enigma - (6:20) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Berghain 05
OSTGUTCD 19
29 Aug 11
Techno
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Emika (Nt) - "Count Backwards" (Marcel Dettmann vocal edit) - (1:10)
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Peter Van Hoesen - "Axis Mundi" (CD version) - (5:51) 124 BPM
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Terrence Dixon - "Tranquility" (Octogen mix) - (2:53) 125 BPM
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Byetone - "Plastic Star" (Dr Walker remix) - (3:24) 126 BPM
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Tommy Four Seven - "G" (Regis remix) - (3:49) 126 BPM
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Marcel Fengler (Me) - "Thwack" (LB dub Corp remix) - (3:54) 126 BPM
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Secret Cinema - "Timeless Altitude" (Minneapolis mix) - (4:47) 127 BPM
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Ratio - "Doublefeature" - (2:44) 128 BPM
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Gerd - "Time & Space" (Duples Southside mix) - (5:04) 126 BPM
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Seiji - "More Of You" - (3:52) 128 BPM
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Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima - "Think Twice" - (4:06) 126 BPM
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Puresque - "001a" - (3:29) 126 BPM
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Ben Sims - "Slow Motion" - (4:02) 127 BPM
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Vril - "Uv" (CD version) - (5:00) 127 BPM
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Sphinx - (4:58) 126 BPM
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Skudge - "Man On Wire" - (3:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reagenz - "The Labyrinth" (CD version) - (4:21) 126 BPM
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20:20 Vision - "Future Remembrance" (20:20 Livestyle mix) - (4:37) 126 BPM
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Convextion Aka ERP - "Vapor Pressure" - (4:49) 127 BPM
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Review: Reactions to the news that Marcel Fengler was going to mix Berghain 05 focused on the fact that he is the club's most overlooked resident. This is to do Fengler a disservice and to understand the club in the narrowest context possible. If anything, the trajectory Fengler follows here defines the broad brush strokes played out in the Berlin club. There's the eerie intro which moves from Dettmann's vocal version of Emika's "Count Backwards" into Peter Van Hoesen's spacey, bleeping "Axis Mundi". Classic sounds always form an integral part of Fengler's approach and this is evident on Octogen's widescreen yet menacing electro reshape of Terrence Dixon, the wiry 90s minimalism of Ratio and in the alternate version of Secret Cinema's chord-heavy early 90s classic "Timeless Altitude". In between these sounds, Fengler proves his technical prowess, moving effortlessly from the drones and broken beats of Dr Walker's take on Byteone and the Regis version of Tommy Four Seven's "G" into straighter, albeit bass-heavy techno and house from Duplex - remixing Gerd- and LB Dub Corp, who delivers a new, multi-layered take on Fengler's own "Thwack". Put simply, Fengler has that rare talent that most DJs lack - he can put together seemingly disparate tracks without losing the flow. The club he resides at provides Fengler with a blank canvas and this mix is his masterpiece.
Frantic EP
OTON 060
08 Oct 12
Techno
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Frantic - (5:58) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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6 In A Row - (6:06) 130 BPM
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Mosaique - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Review: There are two defining aspects to Marcel Fengler; firstly he retains a more humble profile to his more celebrated fellow Berghain residents Klock and Dettmann, and secondly original material from Fengler may be an infrequent proposition, but it's almost always worthy of your attention. This latter aspect is certainly true of the three track Frantic EP, a worthy return to Ostgut Ton, following last year's Berghain O5 mix and a clutch of notable EPs. Commencing with the title track, Fengler draws on a canny complement of insistent loops and sumptuous synth arrangements, while the rugged drum patterns make "Frantic" seem all too appropriate a title. Do check the alien techno funk of "6 In A Row", a track which masterfully swings between the thick groove and fast fingered smears of neon synths, while the glistening beauty of "Mosaique" offers some nice contrast to the previous onslaught.
Fokus
OSTGUTCD 27
08 Jul 13
Techno
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Break Through - (3:29) 120 BPM
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Mayria - (6:42) 120 BPM
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The Stampede - (5:43) 128 BPM
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Trespass - (5:51) 126 BPM
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Distant Episode - (4:35) 120 BPM
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Jaz - (5:59) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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King Of Psi - (5:37) 127 BPM
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Sky Pushing - (5:58) 128 BPM
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High Falls - (3:42) 127 BPM
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Dejavu - (6:43) 128 BPM
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Liquid Torso - (6:56) 123 BPM
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Review: Berghain resident Marcel Fengler has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the club's label Ostgut Ton, putting out his first 12" on the imprint - the shuffling carnival techno of "Playground" - way back in 2007. Despite this pedigree, Fokus is his debut album. It is, in many ways, like an extended love letter to electronic music, and techno in particular. Across the album's 11 tracks, Fengler turns his hand to atmospheric ambience ("Distant Episode", "High Falls", the dreamy "Break Through" and Pete Namlook-ish "Liquid Torso"), eyes-wide-shut Detroitisms (the pleasingly melodic "Jaz"), basement-bothering early morning fare (the paranoid "Sky Pushing") and, of course, balls-out techno wonkiness ("Dejavu" and the impressively robust "The Stampede").
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