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O-TON 010
29 Oct 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Code - (1:03) 136 BPM
   
Blue Russian - (5:33) 115 BPM
   
Field Depth - (4:43) 128 BPM
   
Odyssey Sequence - (4:12) 159 BPM
   
Zenith - (5:48) 128 BPM
   
Relay Access - (3:37) 126 BPM
   
Status - (4:59) 128 BPM
   
Haul - (5:20) 130 BPM
   
Spin Off - (1:04) 156 BPM
   
By The Bay - (4:36) 126 BPM
   
Axif (feat Elizabeth Bernholz) - (3:19) 124 BPM
   
Thermal Capacity - (6:17) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Steffi, Gut Nose
OSTGUTCD 31
09 Jun 14
Techno
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The 4th Verdict - (5:37) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ghostes - (5:38) 126 BPM
   
Breathe - (6:29) 131 BPM
Review: The brilliant Answer Code Request follows releases for his own imprint and Marcel Dettmann's MDR label to make his Ostgut Ton debut with the Breathe EP, which delivers three cuts of his individual brand of weighty, breakbeat-inspired techno. Each of the three tracks sees him in particularly ravey form; "The 4th Verdict" combines a chugging synth line with minimal Mills-inspired percussion, while "Ghostes" offers a suitably spectral vision of club techno in its cavernous chords and heavy breakbeat rhythms. The title track however must be his most euphoric to date combining headspinning chords with taut drums - another killer from ACR.
O-TON 075
24 Feb 14
Techno
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Neume - (6:59) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Meta - (7:18) 133 BPM
   
Vis - (4:52) 124 BPM
Played by: Resident Advisor
OTON 094D
24 Jun 16
Techno
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Knbn2 - (3:47) 135 BPM
OSTGUTLP 28SINGLE
16 Jan 18
Techno
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Gens - (4:07) 127 BPM
   
Sphera - (6:16) 141 BPM
   
Ab Intus - (5:05) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sensa - (7:53) 145 BPM
   
Knbn2 - (3:47) 135 BPM
   
Orarum - (3:52) 136 BPM
   
Mora - (2:39) 129 BPM
   
Cicadae - (6:38) 65 BPM
   
Res - (6:21) 144 BPM
   
Audax - (3:21) 107 BPM
   
Tu - (5:31) 144 BPM
   
An Unattainable Distance - (5:36) 128 BPM
Review: While Berlin's Answer Code Request certainly comes from a techno mentality, the producer has shifted his focus to what Shed, and the rest of his compatriots, have eventually gravitated towards. This new LP for the capital's Ostgut Ton label, is more bass than tech, and we think that this is extremely well-suited to the man's loose, freeform take on German dance music. In fact, this is more UK than anything, with the majority of these tunes breaking the all-too-predictable 4/4 trance for something much more in line with the likes of Hessle Audio or Night Slugs. However, this is very much an Answer Code Request flex, with what undertones of German industrialism seeping their way through the percussion and structure of the grooves. What a corker - recommended!
OSTGUTCD 42DIGITAL
23 Feb 18
Bass
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Ab Intus - (5:05) 130 BPM
OSTGUTLP28 SINGLE2
15 Feb 18
Techno
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Physik 44A - (7:54) 123 BPM
   
Physik G321V - (6:47) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Heidi
Review: When two of techno's most respected names collaborate, it's no surprise that the outcome is a trip through a primal, experimental landscape. "Physik 44A" is an abrasive, slamming track, its grimy acid bleeps and stop-start metallic rhythm pushing the listener down a punishing path. "Physik G321V" isn't quite as harsh, but it still sees Freund and Schmidt mess with conventions. A double bass rumbles away and gradually, the duo introduces a series of tones that get more and more intense as the arrangement progresses. Even the presence of a vocal buried deep in the mix cannot detract from "Physik G321V" being on a par with Schmidt's Acid Evolution album.
OTON 072
28 Oct 13
Techno
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Cascade Effect - (6:57) 136 BPM
   
When Prophecy Fails - (3:43) 97 BPM
   
Look How Hard I've Tried - (5:16) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Filter Bubbles - (4:38) 89 BPM
Review: While it may not seem as familiar as other artists, Sam Barker's relationship with the Berghain / Ostgut axis is long-established. Working together with Andy Baumecker, he has released a series of albums and Eps for the label, while his own imprint, Leisure System, has hosted nights at the hallowed Berlin club. Now flying solo with Debiasing, he reveals a more contemplative edge to his sound. "Cascade Effect" and "Look How Hard I've Tried" are led by atmospheric chords and gentle bass tones, while on "When Prophesy Fails", he offers up a similar, albeit slightly more frosty melodic sequence. Clearly there is a lot more going on to Barker than dance floor techno, and even the warbling rhythm of "Filter Bubbles" is complex, intricate - but always intriguing,
OTON 112DIGITAL
01 Jun 18
Techno
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Paradise Engineering - (4:08) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Posmean - (3:54) 92 BPM
   
Experience Machines - (3:39) 130 BPM
   
Gradients Of Bliss - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Hedonic Treadmill - (4:09) 136 BPM
   
Models Of Wellbeing - (6:03) 145 BPM
   
Utility - (4:30) 140 BPM
   
Wireheading - (2:19) 160 BPM
   
Die-Hards Of The Darwinian Order - (9:07) 130 BPM
Review: On his debut solo LP for Ostgut Ton, Leisure System co-founder Sam Barker turns his focus toward the psychology behind the musical decision making process, with solutions for 'quantifying pleasure, abolishing suffering, and the ethical use of drugs and nanotechnology' - being just some of the themes over its nine tracks, with a strong aesthetic of dub techno throughout. From thought provoking IDM cuts like "Posmean" or the particularly cavernous "Gradients Of Bliss", right through to moments of emotive techno-soul as heard on the title track and the transcendental ambience of "Wireheading" - 'Utility' is a non-ironic musical approach to a whole spectrum of utilitarian and transhumanist ideas.
OSTGUT CD 46 D
06 Sep 19
Techno
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A Murder Of Crows (part 1) - (6:25) 126 BPM
   
A Murder Of Crows (part 2) - (7:50) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: One of the many oddities in the English language is the array of collective nouns to describe the word "group". Sam Barker and Andreas Baumecker's second missive for German techno juggernaut Ostgut Ton "A Murder Of Crows" is one such example. "Part 1" opens with a cavernous four-four groove similar to Tommy Four Seven's 2009 Man Like Me remake. White hot snares and rattling percussion fizz to a heady climax enveloped by a throbbing slug of a bass line. Piercing 909 hats, Marcel Fengler thwacks and demonic synths add to the furore. The dank and techy basement beats of "Part 2" align itself with something you would expect from Untold or Hessle Audio, not German techno. Barker & Baumecker's booming kicks, nerdy percussion and ravey synth wobbles distance Ostgut Ton from the concrete and Berghain-centric sound synonymous with the label.
O-TON 054
26 Mar 12
Techno
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Senden - (12:50) 118 BPM
   
Encipher & Decipher - (6:10) 127 BPM
   
Club Entropicana - (11:08) 129 BPM
   
Technogate - (0:38) 145 BPM
   
Turnhalle - (7:26) 128 BPM
   
Noctural - (8:59) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Statik - (13:50) 130 BPM
Played by: Ian Max Mauch
Review: Turns is the second album from Sam Barker and Berghain resident Andy 'Nd' Baumecker and shows that the pair have evolved and matured. "Encipher & Decipher" is rooted on the dance floor, but flows to the sound of ghostly synths and spellbinding bleeps. The pair also deploy this musical approach in slower settings audible on the reflective opener "Senden", while "Nocturnal" is an uptempo but chord-heavy groover similar to Aril Brikha. Some references to an electronic, experimental sound linger though; this is audible on the glitchy beats of "Club Entropicana" and the bass-heavy "Turnhalle", but overall, Turns is a musical, melodic affair.
OSTGUTCD 38DIGITAL
25 Nov 16
Techno
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Love Hertz - (6:21) 124 BPM
   
Cipher - (7:38) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
OTON 99DIGITAL
07 Oct 16
Minimal/Tech House
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No Body (Machinedrum remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Silo (Kobosil remix) - (6:12) 130 BPM
   
Crows (Blawan remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Schlang Bang (Third Side remix) - (6:08) 128 BPM
Review: Machinedrum, Blawan, the collaborative Third Side project and new name Kobosil remix tracks from Barker & Baumecker's brilliant debut LP Transsektoral. Up first is Machinedrum, who replaces the broken beats of "No Body" with a bassy four-to-the- floor hum-drum, starry synths and a compatible resonance that successfully maintains Barker & Baumecker's previous garage vibe, and upstart Kobosil removes any melodious element from the original "Silo" and reworks the drums suitably for peak time Berghain action. Blawan's re-command of "Crows" sees ritualistic drums swagger clumsily in and out of time to orc war-horns that sound like they're rung in the midst of battle, while Third Side then turns "Schlang Bang" inside out by buckling down on a single looped-up sample. Sometimes remix additions can be a little underwhelming, this ain't one of them.
O-TON 062
28 Jan 13
Techno
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Sektor - (2:20)
   
Trafo - (5:22)
   
Schlang Bang - (5:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crows - (5:59)
   
Tranq - (3:47)
   
No Body - (4:11)
   
Trans_It - (6:54)
   
Databass133 1/3 - (1:53)
   
Buttcracker - (5:50)
   
Silo - (6:57)
   
Spur - (9:38)
Review: The debut album from Barker & Baumecker has been a long time in the making, but its timing couldn't be better. With techno at a point of divergence, as producers like Untold and Blawan make the move from the UK end of the bass spectrum into straighter 4/4 fare, Transsektoral seems to offer a Berlin perspective on the same theme. Although the stark, often dramatic atmosphere is that of an Ostgut Ton record through and through, the whole thing is peppered with broken rhythms and lurching bass (see "Crows"), and even some inventive R&B sampling reminiscent of the Tri Angle family. Of course it also makes its concessions to the Berghain purists with the spluttering, acid toothed techno of "Trafo" and "Silo", or the relentless "Buttcracker" but all things considered, this is one of the most vital albums Ostgut Ton have released since The Traveller - which is high praise indeed.
OSTGUT CD 22
10 Sep 12
Experimental/Electronic
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Candyflip - (9:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Hole - (5:26) 128 BPM
   
Refugee Hipster (feat Jimmy Edgar) - (5:25) 125 BPM
O-TON 040
13 Sep 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Barker/Baumecker - "Love Is A Battlefield" - (10:06) 133 BPM
   
Atoma - "Stromlinien" - (5:54) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Anthony Parasole - "Heartbeat" - (5:19) 132 BPM
OSTGUTLP 2006D
25 Mar 16
Techno
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O-TON 028
05 Oct 09
Electro House
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Ben Klock - "Sirens" - (8:26) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ryan Elliott - "Smith Lake" - (6:04) 131 BPM
   
Len Faki - "Rainbow Delta" (Ambient mix) - (4:56) 115 BPM
Review: Part nine of ten in Ostgut Ton's tenth various artists compilation and they're pulling out the big guns now to celebrate proceedings with a big bang. Star resident Ben Klock has taken quite a long hiatus from production but he's still got it, as shown on the tunnelling and cyclical cut "Sirens". Fellow resident and Detroit ex-pat Ryan Elliott serves up the soulful and emotive "Smith Lake" which is brilliant and reminds us of Exos or "Dead Eye" era Baby Ford. Finally resident party animal Len Faki surprises many with the ambient mix of his undisputed anthem "Rainbow Delta" and it is absolutely sublime; you can just drift away to this one, you'll see!
OSTGUT LP 20-09 D
06 May 16
Techno
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Steve Bicknell - "Odyssey #1" - (4:09) 126 BPM
   
Post Scriptum - "Human Timescales" - (7:30) 125 BPM
   
LB Dub Corp - "So Much" - (6:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blue Hour - "Parallels" - (6:17) 133 BPM
Review: It's always a good day for techno when new Steve 'master of the loop' Bicknell material arises, just like it's done here on the first sampler for Function's Berghain 07 mix. "Odyssey #1" is a distorted gyration through fizzy atmospheres and chocked bleeps, while Post Scriptum's rolling "Human Timescales" is a cross between the Hauntologists sound and the beats heard on Tobias' Leaning Over Backwards album, also released on Ostgut Ton. There's some transatlantic vibes on LB Dub Corp's "So Much", while the emerging Blue Hour sees his zapping drum track keep the sustain on his synth locked for the entirety of the track.
O-TON 086
18 May 15
Techno
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Mark Broom - "Vault 5" - (4:28) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Birds Two Cage - "Gase" - (2:29) 119 BPM
   
Patrick Graser - "From Foreign Territories" - (7:10) 125 BPM
Review: This sampler from Norman Nodge's new mix CD shows that the Berghain resident spends a lot of time searching out music that no one else has. The upshot of his approach is that Nodge creates a mood like no one else. From the mix opener, the grayscale ambience of Birds Two Cage's "Gase", through the menacing builds of Mark Broom's "Vault 5" to newcomer Patrick Graser's "From Foreign Territories" - an insistent, bleep-heavy groove to rival Sleeparchive at his most austere - this taster release proves that when it comes to setting a menacing, spooky tone, no one can match Norman Nodge.
O-TON 059
22 Oct 12
Techno
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Twirl - (7:12) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Under - (9:15) 133 BPM
Played by: Marcel Dettmann
O-TON 02
19 Jun 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Cassegrain & Tin Man - "Oxide" - (6:05) 130 BPM
   
Inland - "Sca Fell" - (6:20) 127 BPM
   
DVS1 - "Electric" - (7:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steve Bicknell - "Odyssey #2" - (4:12) 127 BPM
Review: It seems Function is a fan of Cassegrain & Tin man material as he's just signed them up for his next release on Infrastructure New York. For this second Berghain 07 sampler, Function's appetite for boomy, acid techno is whetted by the collaboration's "Oxide". Meanwhile, former flatmate Ed Davenport, aka Inland, delivers "Sca Fell", a subaqueous workout that would get the Mike Parker seal of approval. DVS1 throws down some trademark warehouse beats with some caustic stabs to boot, while Steve Bicknell delves even deeper into the abyss than he did on the first sampler, with a track that's as menacing and frenetic as what Drexciya can be.
O-TON 087
18 May 15
Techno
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Dawning - (7:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dead Man Watches The Clock - (7:26) 128 BPM
O-TON 01
20 Feb 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Quasi (intro) - (2:19)
   
Argon - (3:04)
   
Screen - (6:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Motive - (5:58) 127 BPM
   
Drawing - (6:30) 128 BPM
   
Reticle - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Irritant - (5:22) 127 BPM
   
Captivate - (6:01) 128 BPM
   
Silex - (5:50) 129 BPM
   
Home - (5:10) 129 BPM
   
Viscous - (5:32) 127 BPM
   
Taris (outro) - (2:10)
Review: Marcel Dettmann drops one of the most anticipated albums of 2010, with his eponymous debut on Ostgut Ton. And it's everything you'd hope for (and expect) from a Berghain resident: dark, cavernous, atmospheric - utterly brilliant. The highlights are numerous, from the thunderous, atmospheric electrical storm that is "Argon" to the Basic Channel-esque hiss and crackle of "Drawing" and the looped percussion on "Reticie" that sounds like Dettmann has been dragging a bag of marbles around one of the unused rooms at Berghain. Techno, welcome to 2010.
OSTGUTCD 12
26 Apr 10
Minimal/Tech House
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Places Like This (original mix) - (7:21) 127 BPM
   
Dawning Revisited (original mix) - (8:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blank Scenario (original mix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
   
Renumber (original mix) - (5:41) 127 BPM
   
Scenario (original mix) - (8:21) 127 BPM
O-TON 011
26 Nov 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Seduction (feat Emika - short version) - (3:49) 129 BPM
   
Seduction (feat Emika - Deuce remix) - (6:58) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Seduction (feat Emika - Anthony Parasole remix) - (6:41) 130 BPM
   
Seduction (feat Emika - Ryan Elliott remix) - (6:12) 130 BPM
Played by: Concrete Djz
Review: Originally released on the Berlin producer's second album, "Seduction" is less abrasive and more thoughtful than his usual fare. Over understated, tribal beats and eerie textures, Emika provides some indistinct but endearing vocals. Dettmann's own remix as Deuce is also thought-provoking rather than upfront. Over a pulsing bass and hissing percussion, he adds in screeching synth lines to add to the sense of drama. There's no danger of Dettmann or Ostgut alienating their techno audiences thanks to the remixes. Berghain resident Ryan Elliott turns "Seduction" into a rolling, driving groove, featuring a droning underbelly, insistent claps and the vocals buried deep in the arrangement. Anthony Parasole's version is impressive too, its jagged rhythms fused with what are in his hands screeching, deranged vocals.
OTON 076DIGITAL
30 Jun 14
Techno
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Range - (5:06) 129 BPM
   
Iso - (5:33) 125 BPM
   
Push - (5:43) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Allies - (6:01) 130 BPM
Review: Marcel Dettmann returns with yet another EP full of dusty atmospherics and brooding minimalism. The dark synth line of "Range" wallows around sketchy percussion and filtered pulsations while the density of "Islo" ups the energy in a hectic mess of Dadub-esque drum patterns. Machine gun snares strafe the Berghain-y kicks of "Push" as otherworldly vocals breath pitched down variations of the track's title. "Allies" is Dettmann's take on party techno, but tailored entirely for flinty concretions and sturdy pylons - an absolute Berghain classic.
O-TON 061
26 Nov 12
Techno
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Barrier - (2:10) 131 BPM
   
Translation One - (5:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Translation Two - (5:32) 130 BPM
   
Planning - (5:43) 129 BPM
Review: Dettmann's latest EP may refer to lingustics in its title, but there is no danger that what the Berghain resident wants to achieve will get lost in translation. With the exception of the spacey soundtrack and "Apollo" samples on "Barrier", this release is all about dance floor functionality and is as stark as the imposing architecture in the club he built his reputation on. That said, "Planning" owes a great debt to Robert Hood's visceral minimalism, as Dettmann sprays shards of percussion over jarring beats. The same incessant percussive approach is audible on "Translation One", but in this instance, it's the basis for a stab-heavy, filtered rhythm. Finally, Dettmann plays tribute to a Berlin artist on "Translation Two", with its spaced out but cold bleeps reminiscent of vintage Sleeparchive.
O-TON 052
19 Sep 11
Techno
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Quicksand - (8:53) 125 BPM
   
Getaway - (8:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Marcel Dettmann
O-TON 03
27 Nov 06
Minimal/Tech House
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Arise - (1:39) 129 BPM
   
Throb - (5:37) 130 BPM
   
Ductil - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Shiver - (0:36)
   
Lightworks - (5:01) 127 BPM
   
Soar - (5:12) 130 BPM
   
Outback - (2:40) 164 BPM
   
Seduction (feat Emika - CD version) - (6:45) 129 BPM
   
Radar - (5:37) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Corridor - (6:06) 128 BPM
   
Stranger - (1:51) 150 BPM
   
Aim - (5:56) 129 BPM
Review: Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann returns with a second album for Ostgut in the shape of the simply titled Dettmann II. Unlike Hollywood, this musical sequel to his debut self titled LP of three years packs just as hefty a punch and arrives with Marcel at his busiest. In addition to overseeing his MDR imprint and putting out a steady stream of EPs for Ostgut Ton, he's contributed two singles to Modeselektor's 50 Weapons as well as mixing an entry into Music Man's Conducted mix series. Hot on the heels of an entry into Bleep's techno-centric Green Series, Dettmann II arrives and follows a similar formula to his LP length debut. Expect a mixture of ambient soundscapes and minimalist experimental cuts going up against more uncompromising dancefloor material, and there's a high profile cast of supporting names involved too; Emika provides vocals on "Seduction" while multi-monikered Rene Pawlowitz and Levon Vincent have assisted in the production of the tracks "Aim" and "Outback".
OSTGUT CD 28
16 Sep 13
Techno
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Shift (Norman Nodge remix) - (5:39) 130 BPM
   
Unrest (Norman Nodge remix) - (5:13) 130 BPM
   
Vertigo (Wincent Kunth remix) - (5:34) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wound Up (Wincent Kunth remix) - (5:39) 127 BPM
O-TON 033
08 Mar 10
Techno
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Spiritoso (club version) - (7:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Martellato (club version) - (6:56) 129 BPM
Review: Let's not lie, how often do you see, or need, the words 'club version' alongside a Marcel Dettmann production? In this case, for the tracks "Spiritoso" and "Martellato" it makes sense considering the original two were disjointed, industrial-tinged scores for a conceptual performance which took place in Berghain. The first club version strips away the Panthu du Prince-style chimes and chirping bird effects and boils the piece down to a dusty beat with a resonating ambience, sinewave sweeps and the odd piano crash. "Martellato" in its original form is a haunting Phantom Of The Opera type production with this club version somehow transforming it into a watery and dubbed-out piece of tense, minimal techno.
O-TON 078
14 Jul 14
Techno
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Twerp Wiz - (8:08) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Guttering - (6:42) 130 BPM
   
Cue Ed - (4:48) 130 BPM
O-TON 025
02 Jun 09
Techno
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Euphorium - (11:14) 128 BPM
   
Aetas - (8:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Throughout the MASSE soundtrack Phillip Sollmann & Marcel Fengler's DIN alias provided the Berghain ballet with the production's most challenging sequences. Those who enjoyed the track "RazKaz" from Fengler's Enigma EP from 2010 will warm to the subtle classical strings of "Euphorium", while bells similar to those heard on M.Bison's stage on Street Fighter II ring melodiously in an arpeggio that flickers like sunlight bouncing off the sea. "Aetas" is a production which fits in with the sketchy sounds of Tobias, and a poetic, spoken word vocal adds an extra touch of depth for a sublime cut of stony, deep, deep, house music.
O-TON 077
14 Jul 14
Techno
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Din - "Mono" - (5:07) 135 BPM
   
Fiedel - "Probe-806" - (6:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tobias - "Like A Drug" - (8:35) 127 BPM
Review: The eighth installment in Ostgut's ten-vinyl strong release series is sure to be a desirable item not just for fans of the Berlin label. All of the tracks on Acht take the listener down a disco-fied route. First up is Berghain resident Marcel Fengler and Efdemin as DIN; the pair's "Mono" is a crackling, pulsating groove that hints at industrial and noise influences. Fiedel's "Probe 806" goes farther in this direction with an electronic rhythm underscoring detuned rave sirens. Finally, there's Tobias' "Like A Drug". Its cut-up vocal sample and tracky backing, coupled with some buzzing acid, is tailor made for the shutter-opening ritual that is central to the Panorama Bar experience.
OSTGUTLP 2008D
15 Apr 16
Techno
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Take Me - (8:45) 127 BPM
   
Polvo - (8:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The German-Chilean producer and the label arm of techno Valhalla Berghain seem like uneasy bedfellows, so does signing Dinky herald a new direction for Ostgut? On the evidence of "Take Me", it does. The title track starts with breathy chords and loose, organic drums, before giving way to jazzy, filtered riffs and then moves into an undulating electronic disco groove. "Polvo" is of a similar summery disposition: filled with sensuous vocal samples and sassy Rhodes keys, it is underpinned by the same kind of loose beats as the title track. It's far removed from the world of chisel-jawed techno and suggests that Ostgut may be mellowing out.
O-TON 046
04 Apr 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Dinky - "Planes" (Matthew Styles dub mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nick Happner - "Double-Cross" - (5:07) 126 BPM
   
Virginia - "Never Underestimate" - (6:33) 120 BPM
OSTGUTLP 2004
04 Mar 16
Techno
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DVS1 - "Ecks" - (6:12) 87 BPM
   
Answer Code Request - "Zeitspielraum" - (5:42) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Doms/Deykers - "Whirling" - (7:54) 130 BPM
OSTGUTLP 2005D
25 Mar 16
Techno
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26 Apr 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Oh, Lovely Appearance Of Death - (5:13) 154 BPM
   
Good Winds - (6:13) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
New Atlantis - (14:15) 135 BPM
   
At The Stranger's House - (3:13) 123 BPM
   
A Land Unknown - (7:48) 132 BPM
   
Temple - (1:44) 131 BPM
   
Black Sun - (4:12) 132 BPM
   
The Sound House - (7:19) 121 BPM
Review: New Atlantis is Efdemin's fourth artist album and takes its title from Francis Bacon's unfinished novel. In that work, there were musical instruments that could read all of the sounds of the universe. However, to start this album, the storied producer decides instead to go with the sound of the human voice on "Oh, Lovely Appearance Of Death". In spite of this bold move, he is soon back in his back in his comfort zone on the drum-heavy groove of "Good Winds" and the title track, where a sub-aquatic acid line is fused with woodwind sounds and dubbed out groove. While not as revelatory as his debut album, Efdemin, there are still wonderful touches here, such as the swirling sound scapes of "At The Stranger's House".
OSTGUTCD 45DIGITAL
15 Feb 19
Techno
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Electric Indigo - "Registers" - (6:19) 130 BPM
   
Stefan Rein - "Panther" - (6:54) 129 BPM
   
Rroxymore - "Tropicalcore" - (6:43) 85 BPM
   
Boris - "Div'hain" - (6:15) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Fiedel is the latest Berghain resident DJ to contribute to its mix series and this sampler release captures the machine-driven energy of his varied sets. Electric Indigo's contribution, "Registers", is a cavernous, steely arrangement designed for maximum impact in the Berlin club's high-ceilinged main room, while Stefan Rein's "Panther" is more of a heads-down banger, charged to provide a boost to tired dancers. Fiedel makes a diversion with the off centre broken beats and odd but inspired combination of industrial drums and animal sounds on rRoxymore's "Tropicalcore", while Fiedel himself gets down and dirty with fellow resident Boris for the bleep-heavy, tone-shifting "Div'hain".
OTON 108D
26 Jan 18
Techno
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Stepmode - (6:16) 129 BPM
   
Stillsteppin - (6:23) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Elliott may have left Detroit a number of years ago to pursue his dreams in Berlin, but the Motor City's influence still features heavily in his music. On the title track for his latest Ostgut outing, it bubbles to the surface on the brittle, metallic percussion and the malevolent bass that purrs its way through the arrangement. Of course there are other elements at play here, and the siren riff, flickering minor keys and looped vocal snippet have a decidedly European slant. Elliott's ability to weave these two seemingly disparate sounds together makes "Stepmode" so compelling. There is no such move on 'Still Steppin', but the interplay between its dubbed out drums and tropical melodies make it just as enticing.
O-TON 068
17 Jun 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Rocksteady (original version) - (7:07) 128 BPM
   
Steadyrockin (original mix) - (7:08) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Newly ensconced down south in Auckland, Magik Johnson launches his new Neat Music imprint in a dust off with those twisted sisters from New Zealand known as MayaVanya. Echoing the current clubbing climate, "Don't Need No One" is an infectious post UK F rattler, chopping up diwali style handclap beats over layered bass undulations. Add vocals from Silva MC and Rugged Techniques and it's a perfect match. Johnson dons his Magik J alias for a rerub that transforms the track into Dirtybird territory whilst Nightshifters stalwart Rob Threezy adds his own futuristic Chi Town club angle to proceedings. Watch out for those hoover bass washes!
O-TON 044
21 Feb 11
Techno
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Alpha - (7:00) 129 BPM
   
Quantum - (6:37) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Source - (5:55) 134 BPM
   
Ritual - (7:16) 129 BPM
Review: Over the space of just a few releases, Etapp Kyle has established himself as one of techno's most promising new artists. Of course, it helped him significantly that those initial Eps came out on labels like Klockworks, Prologue, Unterton and now Ostgut, the mother label associated with Berlin club Berghain, where he has a residency. As Alpha shows, Kyle's approach to techno is of the non-purist variety. On the title track, the sparse rhythmic pulses of Klockworks collide with Detroit otherworldliness for an expansive track. "Quantum" is more direct and sees the Ukrainian artist use his loose sounding drums and percussion to undercut a darker approach, while clouds of filtered sound and eerie textures crash in over the doubled up drums of "Source". "Ritual" sees him complete the release with a hint of bass-heavy menace, not entirely dissimilar to Prologue's sound.
O-TON 107 DIGITAL
08 Sep 17
Techno
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Nolove - (4:07) 78 BPM
   
Unseen - (4:53) 71 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Polar - (6:28) 69 BPM
   
Eden - (4:24) 87 BPM
Review: With Berlin's clubbing HQ currently off limits it's pleasing to know Berghain's in-house label is still pumping. Nolove adds to the label's formidable run of EPs from Shed, Substance and Tobias, to albums from Efedemin, Barker and Planetary Assault Systems. Joining this hot streak is long associated DJ and artist with Ostgut, Etapp Kyle, and he realises his second release for the label following previous releases for underton, and Klockworks before that. For this four-track the artist goes spacey and percussive, with skittering white noise flickers and effects chosen over classic techno hi-hats and snares etc. "Polar" and "Unseen" present two cooler, cosmic freezes of subby, percussive drums and mellow overtones while "No Love" and "Eden" venture into more sparse, melodic and experimental territory. Hold on to love.
OTON 126D
20 Mar 20
Experimental/Electronic
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BTX1 - (7:02) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
BTX2 - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
BTX3 - (6:05) 152 BPM
Review: Len Faki is no stranger to Ostgut Ton having mixed the label's third and possibly hardest sounding Berghain CD back in 2009. Whilst the Berlin fixture has remained resolutely busy since then, Faki has remained absent from the OSTGUT catalogue numbers. Basement Trax Vol 1 signals Faki's return to Ostgut colours in impressive and diverse fashion. Lead track "Btx1" is dominated by the heavily processed treatment of some orgasmic sounding female vocals submerged deep in the mix and smeared greedily across the channels chased by whipcracking percussion. The flipside accompaniment "Btx2" is a tougher version with the tribalistic percussion gradually consumed by the vastness of Faki's string arrangements, while the final version "Btx3" sees Faki present a swirling mass of ambient calm. How good would it be to hear this at 2pm on a Sunday in Berghain?
O-TON 064
25 Feb 13
Techno
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Rainbow Delta (original mix) - (9:30) 129 BPM
   
Mekong Delta (original mix) - (8:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: H ueda
O-TON 04
08 Jan 07
Minimal/Tech House
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Rainbow Delta (Jerome Sydenham & Rune remix) - (8:23) 128 BPM
   
Mekong Delta (Adam Beyer remix) - (7:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
O-TON 08
02 Jul 07
Minimal/Tech House
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B-PAX - (7:14) 124 BPM
   
For Real - (6:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hainish Cycle - (6:37) 124 BPM
Review: Berlin's Len Faki returns to his resident label with Basement Trax Vol 2. which as the name suggests, provides banging, subterranean club tools for dusty basements and abandoned power plants alike, with some of his finest work since the tracks on his Berghain 03 mix several years ago. Who could forget The Obliteration of The Berghain and Rainbow Delta. The tracks on here are a return to form by an artist now considered one of the modern greats. The pounding kick drum workout of "B-PAX" is as well engineered as only a Berghain resident could execute. We predict the chugging epic "For Real" will be destroying dancefloors worldwide this summer. Finally the gritty, entrancing bassline faces off with mutant melody in yet another peak time journey on "Hainish Cycle".
O-TON 089
22 Jun 15
Techno
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