Intro - (2:01) 155 BPM
   
Fraction - (4:37) 119 BPM
   
Modulat - (1:59) 115 BPM
   
Courant - (1:40) 126 BPM
   
Fachwerk 25 - (5:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Grundform - (4:43) 126 BPM
   
Panel - (5:50) 126 BPM
   
Typing - (1:09)
   
Layer - (4:38) 125 BPM
   
STH - (0:43)
   
Resize - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
Slim - (2:13) 154 BPM
   
Granulat - (3:19) 121 BPM
Review: Berlin producer Mike Dehnert's second artist album in as many years will probably not win any awards for its imaginative title, but once the needle drops, there is no end of surprises. The most remarkable aspect of Fachwerk 25 is that it sounds unlike anything else he has released. This is especially surprising given that he had come close to perfecting the art of creating grungy, Chain Reaction-influenced techno, but it is crucial that he did so as his releases had started to sound samey. Indeed, the greatest strength of this long player is that it sounds like many things, but the one thing that it only occasionally sounds like is a Fachwerk record. There are austere but brief codas on "Intro" (another great name!) and "STH", while Dehnert proves himself to be an unlikely fan of Italo and minimal wave with the pulsing grooves and eerie synths of "Fraction" and "Modulat". He also gets on board the acid train on "Resize" and "Slim" but thankfully doesn't attempt to recreate jack tracks, instead favouring a dalliance through rough rhythms. Speaking of underground techno, he shows his appreciation for the noisy, distorted end of minimalism once practised so effortlessly by Landstrum and Vogel on the wonky rhythm and analogue yelps of "Grundform", rather than the spacious dub rhythms of Basic Channel. But while Fachwerk 25 celebrates electronic music's past, it also sees Dehnert escape from his own musical inhibitions, and as the evocative ambient textures of "Courant" demonstrate, it is at times a painfully beautiful parting of ways.
FW 025LP01
18 Jun 12
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FW 015
01 Oct 10
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Detroit Switch Back To City - (6:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Orage De Chaleur - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Sans Cesse - (5:36) 128 BPM
   
LAX - (8:02) 122 BPM
Played by: Maelstrom, KARISMA
Review: Absent on the production front since his latest LP dropped on Delsin in April, Mike Dehnert returns to home base Fachwerk for the Switch Back To City EP. As ever, there's a leftfield vibe to much of the four productions from Dehnert, and the producer sounds like he had particular fun with lead track "Detroit Switch Back To City", which twists those trademark synths in all new ways. A more explicit dub techno approach takes hold on "Orage de Chaleur" though Dehnert does drop plenty of alien sounding textures into the mix, whilst both "Sans Cesse" and "Lax" offer a detour into wonderfully deranged techno territory.
FW 034
27 Nov 14
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Montage - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
Isolateur - (4:24) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Treibholz - (6:08) 125 BPM
   
Picon - (6:05) 124 BPM
Review: Mike Dehnert is a firm fixture amongst the tougher realms of Berlin techno, not least for his Fachwerk label. This time around, the menacing lunge of EP opener "Montage" plumps straight for the awesome industrial, melodically-bled kind of techno that rattles Berghain on a weekend. "Isolateur" sparks even more interest with its housey refrain pinned down by a steady set of notes that seem positively musical in comparison. "Picon" is a surprise of ambient techno, with not a whiff of mixability about it. It's a pleasant reminder that, when he feels like it, Dehnert is capable of trying something different. An excellent and well rounded EP.
FW 020
26 Jul 11
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Drehimpuls (live act cut in Paris) - (5:39) 126 BPM
   
Charger - (5:31) 125 BPM
   
Eigenzeit - (5:55) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Isolant - (4:56) 124 BPM
Review: Placide provides a four fingered assault on your senses from the prolific Mike Dehnert through home stable Fachwerk. Apparently inspired by some spam email entitled "Give It To Me Raw!" Dehnert elected to record opening track "Drehimpuls" live in Paris for extra rawness, with suitable results; the track literally barrels through a thick wall of corrugated sonics. The remaining three tracks sound slightly cleaner in comparison, though the sheer sound design at play ensures the unpredictable serrated synth of "Charger" or booming warehouse groove of "Eigenzeit" prove just as memorable. Final track "Isolant" is undeniably funky too, trapping some lost female vocal deep beneath the mangled kicks and smacked out whistles.
FW 029
06 May 13
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Mike Dehnert - "FK" - (5:09) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Fachwerk 30" - (4:49) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roman Lindau - "The Yeah Thing" - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Palinka Girl" - (6:54) 125 BPM
Review: Celebrating thirty releases of unrepentant, groovy techno, Mike Dehnert's Fachwerk stable has always been defined by the man himself and his cohorts Sascha Rydell and Roman Lindau. Here they all get a look in with a three-way collaboration resulting in the titular track "Fachwerk 30". The quirky stomper features impulsive key stabs and bassy grumblings that bring to mind a free-flowing studio jam session, not least when the nasty acid tweaking comes in at the end. Roman Lindau's own "The Yeah Thing" is an addictive slice of bumping techno, while Sascha Rydell finds a more rolling framework to get busy with, but all the tracks make sense forming part of a greater whole, like all of Fachwerk to date.
FW 030
30 Aug 13
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Mike Dehnert - "AVEC" - (5:45) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Plavix" - (4:55) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mike Dehnert - "Traces Of" - (6:16) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Tout Le Monde" - (5:36) 125 BPM
Review: In the lead up to Fachwerk's quarter century milestone - an album from Mike Dehnert - the label's main players again share the release duties. Sascha Rydell's contribution is by far the most crossover, centred on a discoy loop and offering a housey version of Fachwerk's sound. Elsewhere, it's business as usual; Roman Lindau's "Plavix" is everything one would expect from the Berlin label, a stripped back techno groove, slightly stepping and swathed in razor-sharp metallic percussion. Dehnert meanwhile, drops the clunky drums and visceral hats of "Avec", which provide the backdrop for a typical chord build. But just as Rydell surprised, so does the label owner and "Traces Of" provides an unlikely mixture of distorted beats and a sassy double bass.
FW 024
02 Apr 12
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Mike Dehnert - "M10" - (6:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roman Lindau - "Grow" - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "When You Play It" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Under Pressure" - (5:11) 125 BPM
Review: Germany's Fachwerk stable drops a second collaborative EP from label heads Mike Dehnert, Roman Lindau and Sascha Rydell. Entitled, quite simply, Fachwerk EP 2, it follows last year's Fachwerk EP which included tracks from each of the three producers at the centre of the label's quite singular techno vision, which combines crunchy, swung mechanical rhythms with warm, rolling, dubby tones. It's one of several releases which will culminate in the release of the label's 25th release, which we imagine will be something quite special indeed. The EP is as brilliant as you'd expect, with the muscularity of Dehnert's "M10? augmented with vocals that sound like snatches of Arthur Russell, the metallic strings of Lindau's "Grow" and the manic piano groove of Rydell's "When You Play It" all offering solid entries into the label's formidable catalogue. This label is simply on fire at the moment - don't sleep.
FW 023
13 Mar 12
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Mike Dehnert - "Avant Que" - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Identified" - (5:03) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Rockin Snare" - (6:10) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Hain" - (6:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: S-File, Turbo Turbo
Review: Fachwerk has big plans to mark its eighth anniversary. Apart from a series of label nights, it also has an album release in the pipeline. For the many fans who won't be able to wait for that release, this EP may satisfy. Dehnert's own "Avant Que" is a rolling, driving affair, made all the more urgent by dint of its alarm bell hooks, while "Hain" is a buzzing, swinging dubby groove. By contrast, Sascha Rydell's "Identified" revolves around a stripped back, splintered rhythm and Roman Lindau's "Rockin Snare " is a stepping, insistent affair, shot through with a repetitive vocal sample. It shows that after eight years, Fachwerk still has the magic touch.
FW 035
27 Apr 15
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Brewe - (6:43) 127 BPM
   
Baritum (original mix) - (5:56) 121 BPM
   
Bollschoff - (5:47) 124 BPM
   
Baritum (Mike Dehnert remix) - (5:16) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The latest addition to the Fachwerk family is Jens Tozzberg. Inspired by early rave and un-derground techno, this four-tracker manages to balance functionality with individuality. "Brewe" is classic Fachwerk material, with a moody chord building and breaking over a ro-bust, acid-laced rhythm. "Baritum" is a downtempo affair, with reflective sounds populating the resonating beats, while the mood changes drastically on "Bollschoff". There, a noisy rave riff spills its way over a tough, grinding rhythm. Label owner Mike Dehnert is in charge of remix duties; retaining the unmistakable riff at the heart of "Bollschoff", he uses his trade-mark stepping drums and croaking percussion to imagine it in a new context.
FW 037
29 Mar 16
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Able To Touch - (4:33) 122 BPM
   
Boot Break - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
When Is The Day - (2:20) 129 BPM
   
Boot Break (Mike Dehnert remix) - (6:09) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW028
11 Apr 13
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Architecture Amour - (6:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pop Moderne - (6:09) 125 BPM
FW 027
25 Dec 12
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Avide - (5:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sub Suggestion - (5:36) 125 BPM
Review: As far as Basic Channel-inspired techno goes, it sounds like Mike Dehnert has a new rival. Lindau may have a smaller catalogue, but like his other releases, Lot De Deux hits the target with unerring accuracy. "Avide" is subtler than is Fachwerk's wont, its pulsing rhythms and razor sharp percussion supported by swinging drums and a drunken vocal sample. "Sub Suggestion" is tougher and more toolish thanks to its relentless drums and firing percussion, but whatever inherent aggression features is offset by the hypnotic chord stabbing.
FW 019
29 Jun 11
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Crasse - (7:02) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lyrica - (4:57) 125 BPM
   
Slow Dope - (3:29)
Review: Roman Lindau has chosen the title of his new Fachwerk release wisely, as it is the most diverse release on the Berlin label so far. At one end of the spectrum there's "Slow Dope", a laid back shuffle that is briefly reminiscent of Plastikman's "Spastik" played at 33rpm, but which soon morphs into a mellow chord sequence. At the opposite end of the scale there's "Crasse", where a horror-rave bass and abrasive filtering create an intense peak time track. Finally, "Lyrica" is different again, a sparse metallic workout with glistening percussion and a detached, robotic undercurrent. If you're looking for a break from techno purism, then this release is for you.
FW 017
21 Feb 11
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Roman Lindau - "Hunt" - (4:48) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau & Mike Dehnert - "Sophia - 2 Octave" - (4:49) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mike Dehnert - "Blattwerk" - (6:38) 127 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "It Happend" - (5:23) 125 BPM
Review: Fachwerk signs off on an excellent year in the best way possible - presenting this collection of all new material from label bosses Dehnert, Lindau and Rydell. Roman calls shotgun with the brain matter scraping, gutter punch rhythms of "Hurt" that masterfully crafts the relentless motion from indecipherable vocal fractures. As finely poised as the track is, the A-Side is dominated by the subsequent collaboration between Lindau and Dehnert. "Sophia" is perhaps the most dementedly brilliant production to surface from the Fachwerk studios yet, with the dense swamp of bass and singular drum kicks in the opening bars not really giving prior warning to the thrilling rhythmic mess of saturated acid and panning vocals. Dehnert is in more familiar foundation-pummelling form on the flip with the caustic and unrelenting "Blattwerk" which explodes with colourful textures midway through, whilst Sascha Rydell has the last laugh with the pressurised percussive presence of "It Happened". Big tip!
FW 022
26 Dec 11
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Brennweite - (8:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Galvan - (6:19) 127 BPM
   
Irgendwas - (6:34) 126 BPM
Played by: VRRS
FW 041
16 Apr 18
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Intro - (2:16) 131 BPM
   
Between No Words - (5:09) 124 BPM
   
Want Be - (4:00) 120 BPM
   
Providing Home - (5:20) 123 BPM
   
Up - (5:50) 119 BPM
   
No Time - (2:15) 148 BPM
   
Providing Home 2 - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
Starground - (6:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Komposit - (3:58) 121 BPM
   
Laxwax - (9:29) 126 BPM
   
Outro Detroit - (4:09) 125 BPM
Review: Dehnert is a prolific producer, with a long list of EPs and albums to his credit, but Home is his most diverse work yet. While he initially rose to prominence with storming club tracks, much of his latest album sits in stark contrast to that style. There's the atmospheric ambience of "Intro" and "No Time", and the electronic torch song, "Between No Words", featuring the vocals of Albert Vogt. On "Want Be", there are echoes of the German producer's sinister techno sound, albeit realised against a lithe stepping rhythm, while the title track and "Up" sees Dehnert use his trademark churning chords and firing percussion in a more off-beat style. Even on more out and out dance floor tracks, like the swirling organ playing of "Providing Home 2", Dehnert ends up sounding more like Bodycode than Basic Channel. It's an assured, mature work.
FW039LP 03
19 Jun 17
Techno
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Given Take - (5:57) 125 BPM
   
Greenrock - (5:35) 126 BPM
   
Kraft - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
Trible City - (6:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Mike Dehnert makes a departure from his usual cavernous dub techno sound on Wexit . "Given Take" is a stripped back, slinky affair, featuring spliced up vocal samples and rickety rhythms, while on "Greenrock", it sounds like the arrangement is submerged in waves of white noise as Dehnert delivers a clanging, metallic groove. On " Kraft", the approach is quite different, as he drops a driving, percussive groove that's led by firing high hats and a squelchy backing track. Meanwhile, "Trible City" has echoes of 90s loop techno as a layered, rolling arrangement is powered by powerful, panning filters. It's a fine release by a producer who is at the top of his game.
FW 045
22 Nov 19
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Fachwerk BTR94 - (5:21) 126 BPM
   
Nayan - (6:04) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fachwerk BTR 94 (Mike Dehnert remix) - (6:52) 126 BPM
Played by: VRRS
FW 038
19 Dec 16
Techno
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Rings Of Smoke (feat Envoy - original mix) - (6:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Will Rise Again - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Rings Of Smoke (feat Envoy - Mike Dehnert remix) - (6:53) 125 BPM
   
Rings Of Smoke (feat Envoy - Roman Lindau remix) - (5:46) 126 BPM
Review: The appearance of Smoke is timely for German label Fachwerk. Its catalogue had become too serious and dry, and this collaboration between UK producer Roberto and vocalist Envoy injects some much-needed soul to the label's driving dub techno sound. This combination proves seductive on the title track, with the singer's edgier than usual tones teased out over layers of dark chords and hypnotic bass pulses. "You Will Rise Again" sees the duo go deeper, with heavy drums and eerie synths supporting spooky but soulful tones. In case Fachwerk fans are bored with these deliberations, then Mike Dehnert and Roman Lindau both deliver remixes of the title track, full of insistent filters, driving percussion and boisterous bass licks.
FW 031
27 Jan 14
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Now - (6:12) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rave On - (6:38) 126 BPM
Review: The latest release from Fachwerk alumni Roman Lindau finds a trustworthy metallic bumper housed up on the A side. Indeed "Now" plays on all of Lindau's strengths, keeping the scraping elements under a tight control even as they swing with abandon, both abrasive and instantly grooving at the same time. "Rave On" takes a more surprising turn, with the titular inspiration proving to be something of a red herring as a stadium techno synth struggles under a particularly distant swathe of processing while a slender beat propels the oddball cut along. It's a different flavour for Lindau but he still delivers.
FW 033
07 Jul 14
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Puissant - (5:24) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Laisser Faire - (6:40) 125 BPM
   
Rappel - (5:15) 126 BPM
   
Deja Vu - (6:44) 123 BPM
Played by: Paul Mac, Marko Nastic
FW 021
09 Dec 11
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Thought Disorder - (5:24) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Haptic - (5:38) 126 BPM
   
Rings Of Smoke (Moony mix) - (7:55) 126 BPM
Played by: Nphonix, S-File, Alkalino
Review: The latest release on Berlin label Fachwerk comes from one of its most adventurous practitioners. Rydell has provided the label with some of its most off-beat releases and Thought is no exception. "Thought Disorder" is based on a drunken, sideways groove and features warped vocals and a succession of break downs. Although at first it sounds deceptively abstract, when Rydell's furious percussion kicks in its efficacy is more audible. By contrast, "Haptic" is more reduced and less frenetic, with chopped up, repetitive vocals set to a loose rhythm. There is also a contribution from Roberto on this release and "Moons of Smoke" is a jazzy keyboard-led, dubbed out workout that sits well beside Rydell's seemingly abstract sound.
FW 032
02 Jun 14
Techno
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SR2 - (7:32) 125 BPM
   
SR3 - (7:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW 018
20 May 11
Techno
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Matin - (4:42) 164 BPM
   
Alchimie Du Verbe - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
L'Eclair - (1:32) 160 BPM
   
Mauvais Sang - (5:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jadis - (5:30) 125 BPM
Review: Fans of Mike Dehnert's label are used to being presented with heads-down, no-nonsense purist techno, but this time it's different. Sascha Rydell, one of the close-knit Fachwerk crew, gives full vent to his experimental side and the results are hugely impressive. "Matin" opens the release with washes of dreamy ambience populated by half-heard vocals. There's an ambient soundtrack of a more creepy nature on "L'eclair", where eerie, disturbing tones prevail, but in general the mood is dreamy and atmospheric. This is audible on "Alchimie du Verbe", where a shuffling rhythm is bathed in airy textures and "Hit The Bass Jack", where an acoustic guitar riff competes with clicking percussion and plinky plonk riffs for an unexpected but welcome diversion from Fachwerk's usual sound.
FW 026
31 Oct 12
Techno
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Sascha Rydell - "SR" - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "MD" - (6:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW 016
30 Nov 10
Techno
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Various
   
Mike Dehnert - "Intro" - (1:02) 132 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Staccato" - (6:36) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Owner" - (4:44) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "8 Years Fachwerk" - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roman Lindau - "Dark Purple" - (5:36) 127 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Label Dinner" - (3:08) 155 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Give Up" - (5:34) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Beiwerk" - (5:06) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Idyllique" - (3:50) 120 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Casserole" - (0:46) 83 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Believe" - (5:44) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Studio Chaos" - (1:02) 157 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Rewerk" - (6:01) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Outro" - (1:04) 136 BPM
Played by: Dense & Pika
FW 036LP02
04 Sep 15
Techno
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Roberto - "Rings Of Smoke" (feat Envoy) - (6:41) 84 BPM
   
Roberto - "You Will Rise Again" - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Mike Dehnert Rings Of Smoke Remix" - (6:53) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Roman Lindau Rings Of Smoke Remix" - (5:46) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Sascha Rydell Rings Of Smoke Remix" - (7:55) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Thought Disorder" - (5:24) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Haptic" - (5:38) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Now" - (6:12) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roman Lindau - "Rave One" - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Detroit Switch Back To City" - (6:57) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Detroit Switch Back To City Strange Edit" - (5:09) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Detroit Switch Back To City Edit 2" - (7:25) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Placide" - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Placide Berlin Edit" - (10:10) 124 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Sans Cesse" - (5:36) 128 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "LAX" - (8:02) 122 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "AVANT QUE Before 8" - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Identified Before 8" - (5:03) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Rocking Snare Before 8" - (6:10) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Hain Before 8" - (6:09) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Staccato 8 Years Fachwerk" - (6:36) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Owner 8 Years Fachwerk" - (4:44) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "8 Years Fachwerk" - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Dark Purple 8 Years Fachwerk" - (5:36) 127 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Give Up 8 Years Fachwerk" - (5:34) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Beiwerk 8 Years Fachwerk" - (5:06) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Believe 8 Years Fachwerk" - (5:44) 127 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Rewerk 8 Years Fachwerk" - (6:01) 125 BPM
   
Jens Tozzberg - "Brewe" - (6:43) 127 BPM
   
Jens Tozzberg - "Baritum" (original mix) - (5:56) 121 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Baritum" (remix) - (5:16) 127 BPM
   
Oleg Mass - "Nayan" - (6:04) 125 BPM
   
Oleg Mass - "BTR94" - (5:21) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "BTR94 Remix" - (6:52) 126 BPM
Review: Berlin imprint Fachwerk has continually set high standards in techno for nigh on twelve years now. Its output particularly the early 2010's heralded a new era in German techno alongside established local imprints such as Klockworks, Vidab and MDR. It's steely, refined and austere aesthetic is on fine display on the fourth edition of the label's new digital reissue, containing material from the early vinyl releases FW031 - FW038, including unreleased special edits. All the usual suspects appear: label staple Roman Lindau delivers a barrelling rework of UK producer Roberto's "Rings Of Smoke" in proper heads down fashion, the ever impressive Sascha Rydell delivers more reductionist club music executed boldly on "Haptic", label chief Mike Dehnert finely shows off exactly what high-end dub-techno is on "Placide" while label newcomer Jens Tozzberg does ultra deep on the cavernous and glacial hypnotism of "Baritum".
FW 044VA04
28 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Roman Lindau - "Hunt" - (4:48) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Sophia Minus 2 Octave" - (4:49) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Blattwerk" - (6:38) 127 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "It Happened" - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "M10" - (6:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sascha Rydell - "When You Play It" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Under Pressure" - (5:11) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Grow" - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Puissant" - (5:24) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Avec" - (5:45) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Laisser Faire" - (6:40) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Rappel" - (5:15) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Tout Le Monde" - (5:36) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Plavix" - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Traces Of" - (6:16) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Fraktion Fachwerk 25" - (4:37) 119 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Fachwerk 25" - (5:01) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Resize Fachwerk 25" - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Granulat Fachwerk 25" - (3:19) 121 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Matin" - (4:42) 164 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Alchimie Du Verbe" - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Jadis" - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Architecture Amour" - (6:39) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Pop Moderne" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Limo - "Boot Break" (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Boot Break" (remix) - (6:09) 124 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "LIVE Act Cut In Paris" - (5:39) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Charger" - (5:31) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Eigenzeit" - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Isolateur" - (4:56) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "FW" - (5:09) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Fachwerk 30" - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "The Yeah Thing" - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Palinka Girl" - (6:54) 125 BPM
Review: Over the course of a decade, Mike Dehnert's Fachwerk label became synonymous with a defined techno style - steely and functional but also inspired by the spacious dub shapes of Chain Reaction. This third collection of the label's highlights shows just how much Fachwerk's tight collective of artists created this sound, with contributions from just Sascha Rydell, Roman Lindau and Dehnert featuring, and tracks such as Dehnert's "M10"; Rydell's "When You Play It" and Lindau's "Under Pressure" exemplifying the Fachwerk sound.
There are some surprises however: Dehnert's own "Sophia Minus 2 Octave" features vocal snippets amid its grungy acid groove, while the label owner's "Blattwerk" is a steam-rolling metallic groove, but in the main, Fachwerk Part 3 is an impressive synopsis of the Fachwerk sound.
FW 043VA03
11 Mar 19
Techno
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Various
   
Mike Dehnert - "KEME" - (5:35) 128 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Adipeux" - (5:18) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Sonnerie" - (5:24) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mike Dehnert - "Dico B1" - (9:11) 127 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Contraire" - (6:08) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Rude" - (5:47) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Meck" - (8:50) 127 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Heck" - (6:32) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Biface" - (4:34) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "MD" - (6:56) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Crasse" - (7:02) 126 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Lyrica" - (4:57) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "SR3" - (7:16) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "SR2" - (7:32) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Sub Suggestion" - (5:36) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Montage" - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Isolateur" - (4:24) 124 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Treibholz" - (6:08) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Picon" - (6:05) 124 BPM
Review: Hot on the heels of the first Fachwerk compilation comes this follow-up instalment. The German label's contribution to underground techno has been considerable over the past decade, and this compilation showcases all aspects of its sound. On one hand, there's deep, dub techno bombs like label owner Mike Dehnert's "KEME" and the swirling chords of his "Dico B1" track, while at a different end of the spectrum, Roman Lindau opens up with the vocal-sampling house track "Adipeux" and the filtered "Sonnerie". On other occasions, Fachwerk offers up a more stripped back, linear take on techno mainly due to Sascha Rydell's contributions - but this release successfully brings together all of these strands in one cohesive manner.
FW 042VA02
08 Nov 18
Techno
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Various
   
Mike Dehnert - "Umlaut FW" - (5:39) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "FW 003 A1" - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Eigenbedarf" - (5:06) 130 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Minimum" - (5:56) 125 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Raumgestaltung" - (5:10) 124 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Black Smoke" - (5:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mike Dehnert - "Umluft One" - (6:37) 127 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Can't Fix" - (5:19) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Umluft Two" - (5:50) 127 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "French Lesson" (feat Sascha Rydell) - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "One O Eight" - (5:11) 120 BPM
   
Roman Lindau - "Simplicity" - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Careless" - (0:35) 126 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Leerlauf" - (5:11) 127 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Brauchbar" - (5:33) 126 BPM
   
Sascha Rydell - "Unhasty" - (6:09) 128 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Take Me To" - (5:28) 128 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "FW 003 B2" - (4:44) 130 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "FW 003 B1" - (4:38) 129 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Klangholz" - (4:56) 130 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Vorwarts" - (5:07) 129 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Werkssalat" - (5:02) 131 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Betriebsfeier" - (5:25) 131 BPM
FW 040VA01
18 Dec 17
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