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Watergate 10 (DJ mix)
WG 010
20 Feb 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 10 (continuous DJ mix by Marco Resmann) - (1:18:57) 123 BPM
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Review: 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.
Watergate 16
WG 016
26 May 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 16 (continuous DJ mix by La Fleur) - (1:18:34) 123 BPM
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Watergate 19 (DJ Mix)
WG 019
26 Oct 16
Deep House
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Watergate 19 - (1:14:32) 122 BPM
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Review: Recorded live in Berlin last July, Soul Clap's contribution to the Watergate series is the soundtrack to what sounds like one the summer's best parties. Focusing predominantly on US house, the transitions are seamless but unfussy, and the mood throughout celebratory. From the deranged sax squall of Chocolate City's "Taxi Luv" to the sun-kissed jazzy keys and disco groove of Roy Davis Jnr's "The Beautiful One" to seductive soulful tones of Ron Trent's "Deep Art Sounds", this is a near flawless collection. It never veers into self-indulgence and features percussive, acid-led remixes from Francois K and Jori Hulkkonen as well as Mike Dunn's classic Chicago track, "Dance U Mutha". When Soul Clap get on the mic near the end to invite the crowd to an after party, this reviewer was half-hoping that it would be extended to anyone who heard this mix.
Watergate 11
WG 011
25 Jun 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 11 - (1:18:12) 118 BPM
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Review: There's a big change in approach on the latest Watergate mix. Gone are the stripped back minimal house grooves or nouveau deep house sounds that had prevailed on previous mixes. In their place come tracks that show Solomun's love of funk, r&b and hip-hop. Alliance Ethnik's "Respect" sets the tone with its slinky groove and hip-house style call and response vocal, while Lucy Pearl's "Don't Mess With My Man" is cut from a similar cloth, its vocal funk signalling an end to linear rhythms. Solomun himself has taken inspiration from this 90s sound and his own "Kackvogel" is all hushed vocals and slick r&b bass. The mix also features the timeless Cologne techno-pop of Heiko Voss' "I Think About You", remixed by DJ Koze.
Watergate 15
WG 015
24 Feb 14
Funky/Club House
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Watergate 15 - (1:18:55) 123 BPM
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Watergate 14
WG 014
23 Sep 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 14 - (1:07:41) 123 BPM
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Review: Mathias Kaden may have gained recognition as a minimal house producer, but as his selection for Watergate shows, he has moved on to deeper pastures. Embracing US house as well as the more esoteric end of the European sound, Watergate 14 is full of warm, fluid basslines, seductive melodies and inviting vocal samples. Ron Trent's "Kids at Play" captures the approach eloquently, with jazzy keys unfolding over a heavy bassline, while Moodymann also shines on the cut-up "4 One Night". The Americans don't completely own the mix however, and DJ Sprinkles' brilliant fade-heavy re-imaging of The Mole's "Lockdown Party" is worth the price of the mix alone.
Watergate 06
WG 061
07 Jun 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 06 - (1:10:10) 125 BPM
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Watergate 02
WG 02
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate02 - (1:12:08) 125 BPM
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Watergate 05
WG 05
08 Feb 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 05 - (1:05:14) 128 BPM
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Watergate 04
WG 04
29 Oct 09
Breakbeat
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Watergate 04 - (1:08:06) 123 BPM
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Watergate 13
WG 013
08 Apr 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 13 - (1:13:08) 123 BPM
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Review: Hagelstein is best known for his melodic take on minimal house for labels like Souvenir and Upon You, but it's clear that he's also a skilful selector. The thirteenth Watergate takes the listener on that often alluded to journey; from the smoky strings of Prins Thomas' intro into bassy, drugged out house jams from Don Disco, Chris Wood and Strangers in Heaven. The selection then veers into tranced out tracks by Hagelstein himself and The Cheapers, before setting course for US deep house nirvana courtesy of Marshall Jefferson and Mike Dunn, only to emerge into the dubby chords and fey vocals of Losoul's "Open Door".
Watergate 09
WG 09
07 Nov 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 09 - (1:14:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Watergate 01
WG 01
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 01 - (1:14:22) 127 BPM
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Watergate 08 (mixed By Lee Curtiss) (DJ Mix)
WG 08
04 Jul 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 08 - (1:14:11) 120 BPM
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Watergate 17 (DJ mix)
WG 017
13 Oct 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Watergate 17" (continuous DJ mix by Pan Pot) - (1:19:58) 123 BPM
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Review: Fresh from launching their Second State Audio label, Mobilee regulars Pan-Pot (AKA Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Bendix) have mixed the latest instalment of the Watergate compilation series. They're no strangers to the infamous Berlin club, having been regulars behind the decks for the past few years. Given this relationship, it's perhaps unsurprising that Watergate 17 offers an impressive and thoroughly entertaining sprint through warehouse-friendly house, bleep-laden tech-house, wonkly acid and forthright techno, with a couple of shuffling electro jams thrown in for good measure. Pleasingly, they've also secured a wealth of previously unreleased tracks, including contributions from Marco Resman and Clint Stweart, and their own unheard hook-ups with Slam and Vincenzo.
Watergate 21
WG 021
18 Nov 16
Deep House
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Watergate 21 - (1:18:19) 122 BPM
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Watergate 07 (mixed By Lee Jones) (DJ Mix)
WG 071
29 Oct 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 07 - (1:01:33) 123 BPM
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Watergate 18
WG 018
16 Feb 15
Techno
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Watergate 18 (continuous DJ mix by Butch) - (1:19:51) 124 BPM
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Review: By the stuffy standards of German techno, Bulent "Butch" Gurler is something of a maverick - an eccentric whose seemingly never-ending output regularly pulls techno in a variety of different directions. Certainly, he's a great choice to mix the latest instalment of Berlin club Watergate's excellent mix series. Beginning in a deep and contemplative mood, Gurler works through a range of micro-genres in an undulating, entertaining, 22-track trawl through various contemporary inspirations. Along the way, you'll find cuts by The Horrorist (as remixed by Ricardo Villalobos), Redshape (the thrilling broken techno of "Goom"), and Shifted and Sigha. There's also a couple of exclusives from the man himself and regular studio partner Hohberg, including the exotic, Arabic pulse of "Thai Cubensis".
Watergate 20
WG 020
18 Mar 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 20 - (1:20:00) 122 BPM
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Review: The next edition in Berlin superclub Watergate's renown mix series (we're up to the 20th volume now!) sees Hamburg house hero Matthias Meyer step up to helm the duties. Known for his great releases on local imprint liebe*detail and Mannheim's Cecille Records, this continuous mix sees Meyer implement the kind of functional tech house and lush deep house sounds by himself and like minded producers of the moment into one great listening experience. Featuring the gorgeous and ethereal opener "Ten Friends" by Kettenkarussel, several of Meyer's own productions are featured such as "Uluwatu", "LA Strings" (an exclusive) and "Ostinato (Patlac Remix)". Honourable mentions also to great tracks featured by YokoO & Retza Satori (another exlcusive), Underworld's legendary "Crocodile" and the brilliant Moby sounding closer: Efdemin's "Parallaxis (Traumprinz Over 2 The End Remix)".
Watergate 21 EP
WGVINYL 036D
30 Jan 17
Deep House
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Mr Joe - "Vector Groove" - (6:51) 124 BPM
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Mr Joe - "Dharma" - (9:10) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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IlluMonate DJs - "Nomvula" - (8:25) 122 BPM
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Played by: Sasha, Christopher Kah
Review: Culoe De Song's recent contribution to the Watergate mix series was piled high with previously unreleased exclusives, three of which get an airing on this accompanying EP. First up is MR Joe's "Vector Groove", a deliciously hypnotic, slowly unfolding chunk of deep house/tech house fusion full of Osunlade style beats, Innervisions style motifs and bubbling, delay-laden electronics. The same producer's "Dharma Groove" is a similarly inclined, if slightly straighter, stretched-out epic, while Illumonate DJs' standout "Nomvula" wraps deliciously positive melodies around a quirky, off-kilter groove rich in South African influences and wavy, early morning intent.
Corporate Butcher
WGVINYL 006
28 Nov 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Corporate Butcher (Life & Death remix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
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Corporate Butcher (Rampa & Re You remix) - (7:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Whoever thinks that dance music can't have a political consciousness should acquaint themselves with the Schwarz brothers' latest release. The Life & Death remix has a subtle backdrop, with Tiefschwarz using understated rhythms and lithe, shuffling drums against which to create their message. The real centre piece though are Mama's vocals; rich, soulful and slightly melancholic - and not unlike Boy George's singing - they will leave the listener looking for righteous revenge on the bankers and bureaucrats who have brought the modern world to the brink of the abyss. The Rampa & Re you remix meanwhile is destined for club use, its dubbed out drums and vocal snippet echoing over a soaring electronic bass.
Watergate 03
WG 03
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate03 - (1:00:46) 124 BPM
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Tucan EP
WGVINYL 01
16 Nov 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Martyn - "Elden St" (Sebo K Watergate edit) - (6:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DOP - "Cold World" (original mix) - (8:07) 117 BPM
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Conductor EP
WGVINYL 020
10 Nov 14
Techno
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Conductor (feat Slam) - (8:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fiction Inc (feat Vincenzo) - (7:32) 123 BPM
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Played by: Pan-Pot, Alert, Taster Peter
Watergate 20 EP #1
WGVINYL 030D1
30 May 16
Minimal/Tech House
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LA Strings - (9:29) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Uluwatu - (8:50) 118 BPM
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Review: Hamburg house hero Matthias Meyer presented the 20th edition of Berlin superclub Watergate's acclaimed mix series and two of the exclusive tracks he premiered for the mix now appear as singles, finally! On "LA Strings", Meyer executes a dreamy and ethereal deep house journey that's engineered for dancefloor drifting, guaranteed. Whereas on "Uluwatu" he throws us a sublime and captivating journey track will draw you into the void with its superbly presented drama, just as it did on the mix CD. Get ready for Part 2, coming at you very soon!
Watergate 20 EP #2
WGVINYL 030D2
30 May 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Gorje Hewek/Izhevski - "Turgoyakk" - (7:10) 120 BPM
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Yokoo/Retza - "Satori" - (7:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: As stated previously, Hamburg house hero Matthias Meyer presented the 20th edition of Berlin super club Watergate's acclaimed mix series and several exclusive tracks he premiered for the mix are now finally available individually. On the second volume he serves up "Turgoyakk" by Russian up and comer Gorje Hewek; a stunningly gorgeous deep house excursion with dark elements that has just the right amounts of suspense and drama to captivate the world's dancefloors at present. Next up Frenchman via Sydney via Berlin YokoO teams up with Retza on "Satori", which has a bit more energy and bump in its groove but still focuses on dreamy and mesmerising elements. That string section that comes in around the two minute mark is just brilliant.
Watergate 22 EP #2
WGVINYL 039
29 May 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Catz 'N Dogz/Yotam Avni - "Blakkat" (original mix) - (6:44) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Catz 'N Dogz - "Afterglow" (Bright mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
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Eats Everything/Lord Leopard - "OA Peas" (original mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Catz 'N Dogz/Reno Wurzbacher - "To Ma People" (original mix) - (5:53) 123 BPM
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Played by: Catz 'N Dogz
Review: Like their first official mix CD for Get Physical back in 2012, Catz 'N Dogz latest mix on Watergate - Watergate 22- sees the pair drop classic house music from DJ Garth, Mystic Bill and Todd Terry. But as this second sampler shows, it also sees them deliver their own interpretation of these sounds. "Blakkat", their collaboration with Yotam Avni, is a killer chord-heavy serving of 90s tech house, while on "Afterglow", the Polish duo delivers a tough tribal workout. The mood changes on "To Ma People", their collaboration with Reno Wurzbacher, where deep Detroit chords are mixed with a soulful vocal to create a truly memorable deep house sound.,

Aftermath EP
WGVINYL 036
06 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Deadman's Walk - (8:00) 120 BPM
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Aftermath - (7:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bang Royales - (7:43) 83 BPM
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Juice - (6:12) 122 BPM
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Review: At the tail end of 2016, Culoe De Song enhanced his growing credentials with a fine set for the Watergate mix series. This tasty EP offers a first outing for the four previously unreleased productions he slipped into that mix. All are naturally superb, and tend towards the atmospheric. "Deadman's Walk" is a deep and emotion-rich shuffler that boasts some seriously stretched-out organ chords, while "Aftermatch" fixes spacey electronics and stargazing melodies to a jaunty, Osunlade style drum pattern. "Bang Royales" sounds like his fusion of deep house and the steppy rhythms of fellow South African DJ Mujave, while "Juice" is a stretched-out shuffler with distinctive nods to both Innervisions style tech-house, and Motor City futurism.
Watergate Affairs 02
WGVINYL 037
27 Feb 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Ruede Hagelstein - "Flash Balls" (extended version) - (10:48) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adana Twins - "Etah" - (6:57) 122 BPM
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Marco Resmann - "Modius" - (7:35) 123 BPM
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Tiefschwarz - "Backyard" - (8:04) 124 BPM
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Review: For the sophomore installment of their various artists series, Watergate Affairs, the Berlin clubbing institution brings you three heroes of the capital's scene. Legend Ruede Hagelstein presents the deep and emotive "Flash Ball" that meets at the intersection between tech house and nu disco with its powerful chords hypnotizing you into submission. Next up Hamburg duo Adana Twins serve up the slinky and bumping dancefloor atmosphere of "Eta"; a suspense filled dark journey track and another local stalwart in the form of Marco Resmann provides the tough main room ecstasy of "Modius". Souvenir Records head honchos Tiefschwarz also step in to give you thre rather Innervisions sounding "Backyard" which ia a druggy moody late night cut that's geared for some proper strobe-lit epiphanies on the club's famous dancefloor next Sunday morning.
Watergate 22 EP #1
WGVINYL 038
22 May 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Fire Burning When We Are (original mix) - (8:10) 126 BPM
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Afterglow (feat Shaun J Wright - Dark mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Fire Burning When We Are (Prosumer's Flaming mix) - (7:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Afterglow (feat Shaun J Wright - Sebo K's No Fear dub) - (5:57) 124 BPM
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Review: The Watergate 22 mix compilation is curated and mixed by Polish duo Catz 'N Dogz of the wildly popular Pets Recordings imprint. They deliver eight exclusive tracks from their mix via two EP's showcasing their expert ability to navigate a multitude of different styles. Spread across two releases are originals from the duo themselves, collaborations with Rotam Avni and Reno Wurzbacher plus two remixes from Prosumer ("Fire Burning When We Are") and Sebo K ("Afterglow" featuring the vocals of Shaun J. Wright). If that was not enough, there's another exclusive track from Wooton's finest Eats Everything and Lord Leopard.
Corporate Butcher EP
WGVINYL 05
14 Nov 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Corporate Butcher (original mix) - (8:23) 123 BPM
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Corporate Butcher (Solomun remix) - (7:20) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Corporate Butcher (Fritz Zander remix) - (7:37) 120 BPM
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Watergate03
WG 03-1
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Alex Cortex - "Nachttarif" - (8:28) 125 BPM
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D Diggler - "Silicone" - (6:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Queen Atom - "Enemy Of Time" (Cesare vs Disorder On Time edit) - (9:00) 126 BPM
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Peahen EP
WGVINYL 04
06 Dec 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Brandt Brauer Frick - "Melancholie II" (Lee Jones Watergate remix) - (6:04) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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MyMy - "Mymorial" (original) - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Acid Pauli - "December" (original) - (6:43) 125 BPM
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Played by: Clara Moto
Life About To Change EP
WGVINYL 014
16 Dec 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Life About To Change (feat RAD) - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Thursdate - (8:11) 122 BPM
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Thursdate (Steve Bug remix) - (9:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: As the founder of the Upon You label and a former member of Pan Pot, Resmann knows a thing or two about stripped back, minimal house. However, as Life demonstrates, he is also deeply skilled in the art of creating deep, tripped out house. The title track, which features RAD on vocals, is a shuffling, shimmering groove, with Resmann striking a skilful balance between layered pads and a wigged out acid line. "Thursdate" is even deeper and sees Resmann tease out glacial synths and swoonsome strings over doubled-up claps and a rolling rhythm. Steve Bug closes out the release with pared back beats and a tearing bassline with his take on "Thursdate".
Becuz EP
WGVINYL 017
26 May 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Becuz - (8:27) 122 BPM
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November Rain - (7:09) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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November Rain (Mario Basanov remix) - (7:26) 122 BPM
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Nightflow EP
WGVINYL 013
09 Sep 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Nightflow (original mix) - (5:47) 120 BPM
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Tide (original mix) - (7:40) 120 BPM
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Nightflow (Kenny Larkin drama mix) - (14:59) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Techno wizard and selector to envy La Fleur has been an artist to watch for some time now. Starting her journey in Stockholm in 2008 she's now partly based in Berlin, soaking up the atmosphere ready for bigger things. This release sees her sound progress further into a house template, pushing her penchant for progressive, minimal sounds into a brighter, more traditional club environment. All three tracks including the gloriously minimal and haunting remix of "Nightflow" by Kenny Larkin show an understanding and love for the genre not often seen in breakthrough artists. Well worth your time.
Songs About Unconsciousness
WGVINYL 022
16 Mar 15
Minimal/Tech House
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The Spirit (feat Hohberg) - (10:41) 123 BPM
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The Spirit (feat Hohberg - Adriatique's 7am remix) - (7:54) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shahrzad - (7:13) 122 BPM
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Review: By the stuffy standards of German techno, Bulent "Butch" Gurler is something of a maverick - an eccentric whose seemingly never-ending output regularly pulls techno in a variety of different directions. Certainly, he's a great choice to mix the latest instalment of Berlin club Watergate's excellent mix series. Beginning in a deep and contemplative mood, Gurler works through a range of micro-genres in an undulating, entertaining, 22-track trawl through various contemporary inspirations. Along the way, you'll find cuts by The Horrorist (as remixed by Ricardo Villalobos), Redshape (the thrilling broken techno of "Goom"), and Shifted and Sigha. There's also a couple of exclusives from the man himself and regular studio partner Hohberg, including the exotic, Arabic pulse of "Thai Cubensis".

Run EP
WGVINYL 026
17 Aug 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Run - (7:21) 124 BPM
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Hello Again - (9:17) 121 BPM
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Es Vedra - (7:59) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: Ever since his first productions started emerging in the late noughties, Berlin's Marco Resmann has been pushing his slick and scintillating brand of tech house via his own Upon You imprint. This time he makes a rare appearance outside of his own household and steps into his second home, the German capital's number one dancefloor, Watergate. The club continue their fine release output with discotheque sweepers, spear-headed by the wonky yet hummable tones of "Run", and backed by two playful house missiles in the shape of "Hello Again" and "Es Vedra". Effective and on the right side of odd.
Do Me (remixes)
WGVINYL 025
18 May 15
Deep House
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Do Me - (4:21) 122 BPM
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Do Me (Frank Wiedemann Orchestra remix) - (7:31) 124 BPM
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Do Me (Roman Flugel remix) - (5:44) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soul Dynamic (remixes)
WGVINYL 023
23 Mar 15
Techno
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Soul Dynamic - (9:11) 123 BPM
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Soul Dynamic (Kenny Larkin Moogerfooger mix) - (12:02) 121 BPM
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Soul Dynamic (Fur Coat remix) - (7:28) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: There are so many attempts to appropriate the sound and spirit of late-'80s Chicago that it is natural to be suspicious of such releases. On this occasion however, German producer Ruede Hagelstein does a fine job. He makes that sound his own on the title track thanks to the use of dramatic chords sweeping in over tight kettle drums and pitched down vocal samples. Fur Coat delivers a harder, faster version, characterised by throbbing, relentless pulses, while Kenny Larkin steals the show with his 'Moogerfooger' version. Slower and less immediate than the other versions, the subtle rhythm and intricate, jazzy flourishes capture the esoteric essence of Detroit techno.
Make A Move EP
WGVINYL 027
19 Oct 15
Funky/Club House
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Make A Move - (6:36) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just In Time - (6:35) 124 BPM
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Result - (6:52) 122 BPM
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Review: Watergate resident and rising star La Fleur has certainly come a long way. With a residency at the Berlin super-club that does from strength to strength and the success of her own Power Plant recordings, she follows up 2013's Nightflow EP with another stellar release for Watergate recordings. Starting off with "Make A Move", she doesn't mess around; unleashing a dark, slinky tech house cut with a killer Reese style bassline that will get some serious hands in the air moments happening. Also, "Just In Time" is funky and sexy enough for those pre peak time moments. On the flip "Result" is the most epic cut on here with its tough rolling bassline backing up some sweet melodies and the right amount of atmosphere to elevate the crowd.
Watergate 04.1
WG 04.1
29 Oct 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Je Davu & Melon - "Music Got You Movin'" (exclusive Watergate edit) - (9:26) 124 BPM
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Koljah & Oliver Deutschmann - "Eaten Back To Life" (exclusive Watergate edit) - (5:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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RNDM - "Wakefield" (exclusive Watergate edit) - (9:34) 126 BPM
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Sorrow (remixes)
WGVINYL 021
08 Dec 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Sorrow - (7:55) 122 BPM
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Sorrow (Deetron remix) - (7:26) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sorrow (Marco Resmann remix) - (7:16) 123 BPM
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Review: Could German producer Alex Niggemann have a big hit on his hands? "Sorrow" sees him fuse pulsating basslines and beautiful, ethereal melodies with a mournful male vocal from Bon Homme of Whomadewho fame. It's the kind of teary performance reminiscent of the opening music for Danish crime drama The Bridge. Deetron and Marco Resmann are tasked with giving the track some extra dance floor clout. Resmann's take ups the dramatic quota, with the chords blustering and sweeping away over a nagging groove, while Deetron's version gives the original extra power thanks to its heavy, tribal drums and muscular bassline.
Watergate 17
WGVINYL 020D
27 Oct 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Martin Eyerer - "Reckless" - (8:48) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stephan Hinz - "Hungry" - (5:52) 126 BPM
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Clint Stewart - "Drenched" - (6:20) 125 BPM
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Played by: Sasha, Kevin Saunderson
Review: The past and the present collide on this sampler for the latest Watergate mix. Martin Eyerer's "Reckless" draws on classic acid house tropes, including searing acid lines and rolling snares - reminiscent to the ones on Laurent X's timeless Machines - but the bass growls with the kind of aggression only a modern artist could make. Stephan Hinz's "Hungry" is the most contemporary sounding track, a jacking, rolling affair that unwinds to the sound of sheet metal percussion and eerie bleeps. Clint Stewart's "Drenched" also takes inspiration from the old school, its evocative, building chords combined with a wailing siren that sounds like a modern take on Lil Louis.
Lonely Young Tourist EP
WGVINYL 035
31 Oct 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Sheijk - (8:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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3 Balls - (8:10) 126 BPM
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Feel The Bumpin' - (8:45) 123 BPM
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Review: LOYOTO are the East Berlin born Eva Be and Cle; the latter many may know as one half of legendary duo Martini Bros. Both started their DJ and production career almost at the same time at the heart of the then developing scene in Berlin. Just after the wall came down, in fact. Here they return for local institution Watergate with the Lonely Young Tourist EP. Starting out with the deep and dubby tech house journey "Sheijk", they then serve up the euphoric and uplifting "3 Balls" which gets on more of a progressive house tip which we particularly enjoyed. Finally they end this EP in style with the nearly nine minute long, deep dub techno epic "Feel The Bumpin'" which takes things down a much darker and sinister route.
Retraced EP
WGVINYL 024
27 Apr 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Retraced - (6:32) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Minor Difference - (7:21) 126 BPM
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PJ's Groove - (6:04) 127 BPM
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Played by: La Fleur
Review: Berlin's hub for contemporary house music, Watergate, drops a new artist on the block and it's been a while since the German capital's club has released a new EP by a new producer. Sideways' "Retracted" is a deep and progressive 4-4 number with luscious synths and a cinematic backdrop of pads. "Minor Difference" is the same in character - sci-fi sonics all around - but it's "PJ's Groove" which heads deeper and deeper into the abyss thanks to its militant groove and dubby structure. Top class deep house works for your Saturday nights.
Take Words In Return
WGVINYL 010
11 Mar 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Take Words In Return (return version) - (6:06) 124 BPM
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Take Words In Return (C2 vocal remix) - (11:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Take Words In Return (C2 instrumental remix) - (11:55) 124 BPM
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Review: German producer Henrik Schwarz is one of the few contemporary house artists to work creatively with vocals - as he showed so articulately on Walk Music and now on this release for Watergate. "Words" manages to achieve the feat that so many house producers aspire to but which so few achieve, namely fusing a soulful vocal with dance floor force - on this occasion thanks to the track's steely drums and bouncy groove. Watergate has tapped up Carl Craig for two remixes and he doesn't disappoint: there's not much to choose between the vocal and instrumental version, but this writer chooses the latter as it gives full vent to his dark, warbling bass and spine-tingling synth lines.
Free Falling
WGVINYL 028
30 Nov 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Free Falling (feat Khan - Skream remix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
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Free Falling (feat Khan - Acid Pauli Clouddiver remix) - (5:49) 124 BPM
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Free Falling (feat Khan - Tiefschwarz dub) - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Denny Loco, Tiefschwarz
Review: Culled from their recent artist album, "Free Falling" shows that the Schwarz brothers are still the masters of the crossover sound. On their own dub take, the groove is stripped back and Khan's vocal is reduced to a pitch-bent murmur and is coupled with a grinding, relentless bass that has echoes of their electro house past. Acid Pauli's version follows with a similarly reduced rhythm, but its sweeping musical chords billow dramatically. Then there's Skream's version - the dub step artist delivers a version that could be an epic progressive house track, Khan's falsetto vocal shrieking over tough claps and a throbbing low end.
Interstellar EP
WGVINYL 034
03 Oct 16
Techno
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Interstellar - (7:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Desire Of Mine (feat Delhia De France) - (8:26) 122 BPM
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Desire Of Mine (feat Delhia De France - Ruede Hagelstein remix) - (6:19) 122 BPM
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Review: Fur Coat have enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years, releasing on labels like Bpitch, Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels, with Damian Lazarus' label also putting out their debut album. The Venezuelan pair's latest record is on Watergate and showcases again their sleek, clubby sound. The title track revolves around a tone-shifitng bass and hissing percussion and these elements combine for a heads-down, late night sound. "Desire of Mine", which features Delhia De France provide some breathy vocals, resonates to blustery synths and has a more epic feeling to it. Changing tact, Watergate has commissioned Ruede Hagelstein to deliver a tripped out, minimal house take that is sure to hypnotise the Berlin club's main room.
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