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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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Watergate 03
WG 03
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 03 (continuous DJ mix by Konrad Black) - (1:00:46) 124 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
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".

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".
The Watergate Files
WGVINYL 016
14 Apr 14
Deep House
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Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham) - (6:28) 123 BPM
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Think Of Something - (7:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham - Voyeur remix) - (8:55) 124 BPM
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Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham - La Fleur remix) - (6:39) 123 BPM
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Review: A day with a new Kerri Chandler EP is always a good day, and especially if it comes out on the impressively on-point Watergate. The Berlin dance institution is famous for its varied DJ mixes but they're started dabbling in full-blown releases, and we couldn't be happier. The NY house legend steps up with two new tracks, backed by two killer remixes. "Mama" is a peak-time, piano house burner featuring Jerome Sydenham, while "Think Of Something" is the proper ripper here, with one hell of a hook and a filthy, pouncing bassline. The remixes comes from the likes of Voyeur, who dishes out a real belter, and La Fleur, who goes for a retro kind of vibe on the synths.
Watergate 15
WG 015
11 Mar 14
Funky/Club House
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Watergate 15 (continuous DJ mix by Kerri Chandler) - (1:18:55) 123 BPM
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Watergate 08 (mixed by Lee Curtiss) (DJ mix)
WG08
04 Jul 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Watergate 08" (continious DJ mix by Lee Curtiss) - (1:14:11) 120 BPM
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Penguin EP
WGVINYL 02
07 Jun 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Catz N Dogz & DOP - "Deaf Wagrant" (Selianka edit) - (7:02) 118 BPM
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Wareika & DOP - "PlayPlay Play" - (9:20) 120 BPM
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Daniele Papini & DOP - "Carte Blanche" - (8:53) 125 BPM
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DOP & Noze - "Les Fils Du Calvaire" - (6:57) 125 BPM
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Mathias Kaden & DOP - "The Ceremony" - (7:14) 126 BPM
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Seuil & DOP - "Glory Hole" - (4:13) 120 BPM
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Watergate 06
WG 06
07 Jun 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Enliven DOP Acoustic - "The Dust" (recorded live at Watergate) - (3:31) 125 BPM
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DOP & Noze - "Les Fils Du Calvaire" - (5:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aquarius Heaven & DOP - "Before You Go" - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Daniele Papini & DOP - "Carte Blanche" - (4:53) 125 BPM
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DOP & Seuil - "New York" - (6:29) 125 BPM
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DOP - "Stock Option" (Tiefschwarz remix) - (6:48) 125 BPM
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Mathias Kaden & dOP - "The Ceremony" - (2:49) 125 BPM
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Seuil & dOP - "Glory Hole" - (3:27) 120 BPM
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Catz & Dogz & DOP - "Deaf Wagrant" (Selianka edit) - (6:21) 120 BPM
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Wareika & DOP - "Play Play Play" - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Art Of Tones - "Call The Shots" (feat Jaw - Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
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Khan - "Candy Girl" (dOP remix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
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DOP - "Goodbye" - (4:25) 120 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
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.
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 02 (unmixed tracks)
WG 02-1
25 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Ellen Alien - "Alles sehen" (Miss Kittin remix) - (4:49) 129 BPM
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Zander VT - "Get Down" (original mix) - (8:38) 125 BPM
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Dave Aju - "Crazy Place" (original mix) - (9:25) 116 BPM
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Sten - "More Stash" (original mix) - (7:07) 122 BPM
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Sascha Funke - "Mango" (Tobias Thomas & Superpitcher Como Mango remix) - (9:36) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Closer Musik - "Giganten" (original mix) - (9:12) 126 BPM
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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
Mr Parrotfish EP
WGVINYL 011
17 Jun 13
Deep House
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Ruede Hagelstein & Emerson Todd - "ARGO" (Ian Pooley remix) - (7:24) 122 BPM
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Ruede Hagelstein & Emerson Todd - "ARGO" - (6:20) 123 BPM
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Addicted - (7:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Solitude (club version) - (6:01) 123 BPM
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Played by: Sean Danke
Watergate 13 (continuous DJ mix)
WG 013
08 Apr 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Watergate 13 (continuous DJ mix by Ruede Hagelstein) - (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 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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Bogota EP
WGVINYL 029
22 Feb 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Hundeblick - (7:38) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Modulation - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Bogota - (8:34) 122 BPM
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Played by: Martin Eyerer
Review: Swiss producer Jimi Jules has released previously on Defected and Hive Audio but now appears on Berlin superclub Watergate's in-house label. "Hundeblick" is a pretty dark journey track that will fit in with the current status quo of music; real hummer of a bassline on this one: it's pretty wicked! Second track "Modulation" is more of a straight up techno jam with a booming and cavernous 808 stomp and hissing hi-hats all over the place; more suited to his Ostgut Ton aspirations perhaps? Final track "Bogota" is druggy, slinky tech house for the afterhours at Kater Blau, just wait until that blues guitar come in though!
Watergate Affairs 01
WGVINYL 031
09 May 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Jimi Jules - "6%" - (7:17) 126 BPM
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Lee Jones - "Fraction Disco" (Metro edit) - (6:59) 124 BPM
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La Fleur - "Waves" - (7:08) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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David Mayer & Sebastian Voigt - "Voyage One" - (7:39) 122 BPM
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Played by: FreakMe
Review: Watergate Affairs is a brand new music series from the Berlin superclub. Music will be featured by residents or regulars who have become closely affiliated with the club over the recent years. Moreover, these handpicked artists will "perfectly display the sound of Watergate". First up is Zurich's Jimi Jules who presents us with the dark journey track "1.6%" with that buzzy, wonky synth lead and mysterious atmosphere: Life & Death eat your heart out. Berlin legend Lee Jones, the British ex-pat who you may remember for his collaboration with Nick Hoppner as My My is back with "Fraction Disco (Metro edit)" a sexy and bouncy tech house workout that is guaranteed for hands in the air moments. But it's their most well known resident La Fleur who really impresses with "Waves" where the Swede gives us a driving and emotional journey track with a humming sub bass and tight rhythm that you could imagine setting off a frenzy at peak time on that killer sound system.
A Perfect Kick
WGVINYL 012
05 Aug 13
Minimal/Tech House
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A Perfect Kick (original mix) - (6:14) 120 BPM
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A Perfect Kick (Lee Jones remix) - (8:01) 125 BPM
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A Perfect Kick (Matthias Meyer remix) - (8:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Perfect Kick (Daria dub) - (7:42) 123 BPM
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A Perfect Kick (Daria remix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
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Review: It's some three years since Watergate resident Lee Jones graced the Berlin club's in-house label. "A Perfect Kick" is, however, a decent comeback. In its original form, it rolls along nicely on an attractive bed of deep house grooves, bubbling electronics, dreamy vocal samples and intoxicating pedal steel. It grows in intensity as it progresses, too, thanks to some heavy-hitting jazz percussion and Jones' light-touch production. He offers a darker, more percussive remix, too, for those wide-eyed early morning moments. Elsewhere, there's a warm, building, decidedly tougher rework from Matthias Meyer, and two drifting, droning, dubbed-out techno takes from Daria.
Watergate 07 (mixed by Lee Jones) (DJ mix)
WG 071
29 Oct 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Watergate 07" (continious DJ mix by Lee Jones) - (1:01:33) 123 BPM
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Watergate 14  (DJ mix)
WG 014
23 Sep 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Watergate 14" (continuous DJ mix by Mathias Kaden) - (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.
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.
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.
Arms Around EP
WGVINYL 018
07 Jul 14
Minimal/Tech House
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La Fleur - "Arms Around" - (8:04) 122 BPM
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La Fleur - "Stella" - (6:55) 122 BPM
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La Fleur - "Arms Around" (C2 Affected remix) - (9:26) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Matthias Meyer - "Miss Appre Gate" (Beatless version) - (7:05) 123 BPM
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Of Norway - "Trust In The You Of Now" - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Casino Times - "202Club" - (6:41) 117 BPM
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Show-B - "Dem Atmos" - (6:56) 123 BPM
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Review: Having just mixed the 16th installment of Watergate's showcase compilation series, Sanna La Fleur Engdahl graces the label with her second offering in the shape of Arms Around. Anyone who enjoyed Watergate 16 will probably doing a little victory pump as this release culls both her original productions from that 15 track mix, as well as providing quite a bonus in the shape of a Carl Craig remix. The eponymous track is reminiscent of the melodic early-noughties with a dreamy, synth-driven break that practically guarantees a proverbial "Arms Around"-effect on the floor. Complementing this, "Stella" shows La Fleur can take it deep too with filtered pads and vocals shreds augmenting what feels like a never ending groove. The aforementioned Planet E boss does his thing to "Arms Around" with his self-styled 'Affected Remix' retaining the charms of La Fleur's original production but sliding up the sense of intensity.
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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Watergate 20 EP #1
WGVINYL 030D1
30 May 16
Minimal/Tech House
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LA Strings - (9:29) 122 BPM
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Uluwatu - (8:50) 118 BPM
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)".
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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Peacock Ep
WGVINYL 03
25 Oct 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Matthias Meyer & Lee Jones - "Basic Chord Tool" (original) - (7:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lee Jones - "Kreuzberg 61" (original) - (6:32) 115 BPM
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Lee Jones & Daniel Dreier - "Lullaby" (original) - (7:41) 122 BPM
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Patrice Baeumel & Lee Jones - "Voice Scatter" (original) - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Mark Henning - "Gibson Said" (original) - (7:11) 125 BPM
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Alex James vs Alif Tree - "The Blind Busker" (feat Los Updates - original) - (7:10) 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 (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.
Conductor EP
WGVINYL 020
10 Nov 14
Techno
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Conductor (feat Slam) - (8:18) 126 BPM
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Fiction Inc (feat Vincenzo) - (7:32) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Pan-Pot, Alert, Taster Peter
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".
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.
Beggin' For The Heat
WGVINYL 007
05 Mar 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Marco Resmann & Kiki - "Beggin' For The Heat" (original mix) - (6:04) 122 BPM
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Marco Resmann & Kiki - "Beggin' For The Heat" (Ruede Hagelstein Begginers remix) - (7:27) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marco Resmann & Kiki - "Beggin' For The Heat" (Pan-Pot remix) - (8:02) 126 BPM
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Beggin' For The Heat - "The Road To Guaruja" (feat Mike Shannon) - (6:49) 123 BPM
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App - "All I Can Think About" (Marco Resmann This Song edit) - (4:43) 122 BPM
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Played by: Sven Kerkhoff
Review: 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 (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.
Fin
WGVINYL 015
03 Feb 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Mathias Kaden - "Fin" - (7:29) 123 BPM
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Mathias Kaden - "Fin" (Josh Wink re-think) - (7:52) 126 BPM
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Rodriguez Jr - "Nausicaa" - (7:26) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Christian Burkhardt - "Under The Wheel" - (7:40) 126 BPM
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Review: This release will surprise anyone who hasn't been following Mathias Kaden's music for the past few years, as "Fin" is a big departure for a producer who was once so much a part of the minimal house sound. It resonates to celebratory piano keys and Lil Louis-style snare rolls over rough, tribal beats. In another surprise development, Josh Wink is drafted in to delivers a queasy, acidic take on "Fin". Try as he might to emulate Kaden or the Philly legend, Rodriguez Jr's tracky "Nausica" can't quite compete, however the driving drums and malevolent acid of Christian Burkhardt's "Under The Wheel" impresses.
Apophenia
WGA 001
06 Apr 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Footprints (feat C A R) - (8:27) 123 BPM
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Life Is A Beach - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Already Undone (feat PillowTalk) - (7:37) 123 BPM
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Daylight - (8:08) 123 BPM
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Found A Place - (7:38) 123 BPM
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Moon Rabbit - (7:25) 123 BPM
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Let It Happen (feat Hollis P Monroe/Overnite) - (5:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Me Tender (feat Justin Evans) - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Plaything (feat Mentrix) - (7:30) 123 BPM
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Pareidolia - (4:29) 123 BPM
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Review: Ruede Hagelstein has already released on the mythical Watergate series but only with an EP, which is something of a minicule accomplishment compared to this new full-lengther for the Berlin nightlife trend-setter. Apophenia is an LP of many colours, ten tracks which glide from moments of docile euphoria to more penetrating shades of grey-scaled quasi electro. It's a bit more heady and spaced out than Ruede's previous releases for the likes of Upon You, and less dancefloor-focussed than most of her material but it's a truly adventurous journey into synth-heavy deep house and electronica.
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.
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.
Watergate 04
WG 04
29 Oct 09
Breakbeat
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Watergate 04 (continuous DJ mix by Sebo K) - (1:08:06) 123 BPM
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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.
Watergate 11 (DJ mix)
WG 011
25 Jun 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Various - "Watergate 11" (continuous DJ mix by Solomun) - (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 19
WG 019
26 Oct 15
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 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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Left (Traktor Remix Sets)
BHR 713TRS
07 Sep 15
Experimental/Electronic
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Heavy Weather (feat Khan) - (1:17) 59 BPM
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Free Falling (feat Khan) - (5:07) 62 BPM
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Morgen Abend - (4:56) 60 BPM
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Do Me (feat Khan) - (4:21) 61 BPM
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Dark Light - (4:38) 60 BPM
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110 (feat Mama) - (5:23) 80 BPM
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Prayer (feat Khan) - (5:14) 62 BPM
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Hi Fu - (4:41) 60 BPM
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Echo Drug (feat Khan) - (4:36) 90 BPM
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Any Moment (feat Emily Karpel) - (5:25) 85 BPM
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Dings - (5:36) 59 BPM
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Forever (feat Khan) - (5:13) 59 BPM
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Laid Black - (5:06) 57 BPM
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Left
WGA 002
01 Jun 15
Experimental/Electronic
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Heavy Weather (feat Khan) - (1:17) 61 BPM
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Free Falling (feat Khan) - (5:07) 62 BPM
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Morgen Abend - (4:56) 60 BPM
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Do Me (feat Khan) - (4:21) 61 BPM
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Dark Light - (4:38) 60 BPM
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110 (feat Mama) - (5:23) 110 BPM
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Prayer (feat Khan) - (5:14) 62 BPM
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Hi Fu - (4:41) 60 BPM
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Echo Drug (feat Khan) - (4:36) 62 BPM
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Any Moment (feat Emily Karpel) - (5:25) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dings - (5:36) 59 BPM
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Forever (feat Khan) - (5:13) 59 BPM
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Laid Black - (5:06) 58 BPM
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Review: The fourth album by house brothers the Schwarzs sees them venture farther in a song-based approach. Featuring vocal contributions from Khan, Mama and Emily Karpel, it moves from the gospel-tinged openers of "Heavy Weather" and "Free Falling" - which both feature Khan - to the brass-sampling underground acid of "Morgen Abend" and the deeper, atmospheric techno of "Dark Light". That's not to suggest that they have abandoned their electro house sound - check the grinding groove of "Hi Fu" - but the best moments do come when they depart from the script. "Echo Drug", which again features Khan on vocals, is a beautiful electronic torch song, while the dreamy keys of "Dings" brings a breathless quality to Tiefschwarz's music.
Left
WGA 002STEMS
03 Aug 15
Experimental/Electronic
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Heavy Weather (feat Khan) - (1:17) 60 BPM
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Free Falling (feat Khan) - (5:07) 62 BPM
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Morgen Abend - (4:56) 60 BPM
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Do Me (feat Khan) - (4:21) 61 BPM
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Dark Light - (4:38) 60 BPM
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110 (feat MAMA) - (5:23) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Prayer (feat Khan) - (5:14) 62 BPM
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Hi Fu - (4:41) 60 BPM
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Echo Drug (feat Khan) - (4:37) 62 BPM
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Any Moment (feat Emily Karpel) - (5:26) 59 BPM
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Dings - (5:36) 59 BPM
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Forever (feat Khan) - (5:13) 59 BPM
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Laid Black - (5:06) 58 BPM
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