Various - "Watergate 17" (continuous DJ mix by Pan Pot) - (1:19:58) 123 BPM
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.
Review: The latest release on Pan-Pot's own label sees the pair take a few steps forward without losing their own distinctive sound. The title track bleeds warm acid lines, while the German pair conjures up a minimal house backdrop. They hook up with Martin Eyerer for "Consequence", where they update the sound of classic Dan Bell, as pitch-bent vocals vie with a busy techno rhythm for the listener's attention. "Lose Yourself" marks another shift in style; this time dark, trancey synths and foreboding tones conjure up a more malign take on Pan-Pot's sound. Berghain resident Marcel Fengler rounds off the release, delivering a loopy, tracky take on "Lose Yourself".
Review: Berlin institution Watergate Records celebrates its 10 year birthday, with this special 50 track anthology of their favourite records. Over the last decade, the imprint has set a standard for captivating electronic music from across the house and techno spectrum, successfully mirroring the club's booking policy. Now up to over 60 releases including a remix of the Josh Wink classic "Higher State Of Consciousness" by residents Adana Twins, and the 26th installment in their acclaimed mix series by Danish legends Whomadewho - this compilation presents some of its most memorable cuts since its inception in 2008. Highlights come from: label staple Mathias Meyer - the Hanseatic hero presenting several tracks including "Love Letters From Sicily" with Ryan Davis, local legends Tiefschwarz on "Fire It Out" feat. Ruede Hagelstein, resident La Fleur getting remixed by Detroit legend Kenny Larkin on "Nightflow" and rising duo Adriatique's 7am remix of "The Spirit" by the ever impressive Butch (featuring Hohberg) amony many others.
Review: The boss is back! The legendary UK pioneer and Bedrock head honcho gives us a live set from Canada's second city, complete with crowd noise. Digweed's knack for sniffing out the most cutting edge progressive and tech house grooves is second to none and you can bet that this set is chock block full of narrative, innovative grooves: one journey you'll never forget! Featuring contributions from Germany's Recondite ("Tame"/"Baro"), Glasgow's Sei A ("You Can Bring"), Berlin's Smash TV ("Cascadia"/"God Key") and Los Angeles' Eagles & Butterflies amongst a host of other big names. Also comes as six continuous mixes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!