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Hold This Down EP
Hold This Down - (4:36) 140 BPM
Hold This Down (Maruwa remix) - (6:19) 143 BPM
Buri Buri - (4:55) 130 BPM
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WGDIG 038D
10 May 24
Euro Dance/Pop Dance
Addiction
AddictionPREORDER
Addiction - (5:08) 120 BPM
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WGDIG 037D
26 Apr 24
Deep House
Bring The Lights Down Remixes
Bring The Lights Down (Ae:ther remix) - (8:26) 125 BPM
Bring The Lights Down (Elif remix) - (7:08) 125 BPM
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WGDIG 036
12 Apr 24
Progressive House
Bring The Lights Down EP
Bring The Lights Down - (7:20) 125 BPM
Ar - (9:08) 123 BPM Hot
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WGDIG 035D
29 Mar 24
Progressive House
Seule
Seule - (5:50) 120 BPM
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WGDIG 034D
22 Mar 24
Deep House
Enter Machina Remixes
Distant Present (TH;EN remix) - (6:17) 125 BPM
Enter Machina (Widerberg remix) - (5:10) 124 BPM
Enter Machina (Moonwalk remix) - (5:57) 125 BPM Hot
Review: With artwork reflecting some classic James Bond-isms, Mia Mendi makes a triumphant return to Watergate Records only months after her debut. Back in remix form, no less - TH;EN, Widerberg, and Moonwalk are employed to take on Mendi's production suite, with the 'melodic techno specialists' collectively injecting some sidewinding dynamics into her originals. TH;EN goes big room on the stutter in a remix of "Distant Present" while Widerberg pulls out massive swathes of acid and huge lunges of bass reworking the title track, with Moonwalk crowning itself as the sundowner epic of this release for sure.
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WGDIG 033D
15 Mar 24
Minimal/Tech House
Chaoskinder EP
Chaoskinder - (6:57) 123 BPM
The Boy Who Lost His Laugh - (6:24) 126 BPM Hot
Chaoskinder (Lauer remix) - (5:39) 123 BPM
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WGDIG 032D
01 Mar 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Falling Down EP
8Kays & Juan Hansen - "Falling Down" - (6:51) 124 BPM Hot
8Kays & Juan Hansen - "Falling Down" (Colyn & Beswerda remix) - (6:02) 126 BPM
8Kays & Juan Hansen - "Falling Down" (Chris Avantgarde remix) - (6:49) 124 BPM
8Kays - "Lyra" - (5:21) 124 BPM
Review: The "Falling Down EP" marks 8Kays' impressive debut on Watergate Records, showcasing the talents of Ukrainian sound-producer and live act Iryna Shvydka. The EP opens with "Falling Down," a collaborative effort with Buenos Aires-based producer and live act Juan Hansen, resulting in a captivating blend of electronic progressive sounds. The EP takes a different turn with the remix by Dutch duo Colyn & Beswerda, who infuse "Falling Down" with a tougher edge while retaining its melodic intricacies while Chris Avantgarde contributes his own rework with his bold and memorable production style. And to send you off on a cloud of musical bliss, the EP finishes with "Lyra," a solo track by 8Kays herself. Think: floaty, dreamy vibes with these cool, cascading arpeggios that'll leave you feeling all happy and relaxed. Perfect way to end the ride!
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WGVINYL 099D
16 Feb 24
Minimal/Tech House
Matematica
Matematica - (6:18) 122 BPM
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WGVINYL 099D1
09 Feb 24
Minimal/Tech House
Deca
Deca - (4:58) 124 BPM
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WGDIG 031S1
01 Dec 23
Minimal/Tech House
Memories From The Future EP
Memories From The Future - (6:10) 124 BPM Hot
Automatik - (5:46) 125 BPM
Malandra Jr. & Boom Buzz - "The Wall Era" - (4:49) 125 BPM
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WGDIG 030D
01 Dec 23
Deep House
Enter Machina EP
Enter Machina - (6:32) 124 BPM Hot
Distant Present - (5:50) 124 BPM
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WGDIG 029D
17 Nov 23
Minimal/Tech House
By Your Side EP
By Your Side - (5:10) 122 BPM Hot
The Lost Hawk - (5:21) 122 BPM
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WGDIG 028
27 Oct 23
Minimal/Tech House
Vocalizer EP
Rafael Cerato - "Vocalizer" - (6:50) 124 BPM Hot
Rafael Cerato & Niv Ast - "Sunny Glaze" - (6:22) 123 BPM
Rafael Cerato & Niv Ast - "On My Knees" - (6:40) 120 BPM
Review: In his Watergate label debut, French DJ-producer Rafael Cerato, known for his progressive house and techno touch, delivers the Vocalizer EP - a triumphant trio of high-energy club tracks. Kicking off with a peak-time anthem with a gripping chord progression to boot, it's ethereal pads, and precision drums furthermore that set the tone. Teaming up with Tel Aviv's Niv Ast for the subsequent tracks, "Sunny Glaze" bursts at the seems with Niv's commanding vocals, spirited synth line, and robust bass, while "On My Knees" ups the ante by blending acoustic elements with some indie prog signatures. Featuring Niv's soaring vocals and exhilarating percussive elements once more, the record showcases Cerato's versatility and Niv Ast's distinctive energy to match.
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WGDIG027D
13 Oct 23
Minimal/Tech House
In Circles EP
In Circles (feat Jordan Arts) - (6:51) 124 BPM
High Places - (5:31) 124 BPM Hot
Proof Of Energy - (5:59) 124 BPM
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WGDIG 025D
08 Sep 23
Minimal/Tech House
Save Me EP
Save Me - (5:42) 124 BPM
Save Me (Tal Fussman remix) - (6:02) 127 BPM Hot
One More Time - (6:56) 126 BPM
I Can't Take It - (5:32) 123 BPM
Review: If you're looking for something suitably uplifting and celebratory, you could do worse than check out the Watergate debut from Aziz Haddad AKA Skatman. 'Save Me', the title track, is a genuine neo-trance-goes-house wonder - all throbbing grooves, undulating acid bass, grandiose mid-80s synth-pop chords, eyes-closed female vocals samples and addictive organ stabs. Tal Fulsman channels the spirits of Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia on a tough, dark and muscular tribal house remix, before Haddad delivers two tidy bonus cuts: the hypnotic and psychedelic neo-trance pulse of 'One More Time' and the 80s electro-meets-freestyle-synth-pop sparkle of 'I Can't Take It'.
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WGDIG 026
25 Aug 23
Progressive House
Ndiki (Ivory Mystical Edit)
Ndiki (Ivory Mystical edit) - (6:17) 123 BPM
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WGDIG 024S 1
28 Jul 23
Minimal/Tech House
Ndiki EP
DJEFF & Yuri Da Cunha - "Ndiki" - (6:52) 126 BPM
DJEFF - "Duality Reflections" - (5:45) 124 BPM Hot
DJEFF & Yuri Da Cunha - "Ndiki" (Xinobi remix) - (7:24) 123 BPM
DJEFF & Yuri Da Cunha - "Ndiki" (Cincity Space remix) - (7:19) 122 BPM
DJEFF - "Ndiki" (Xinobi dub) - (7:24) 123 BPM
DJEFF - "Ndiki" (Cincity Space dub) - (7:19) 122 BPM
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WGDIG 024
14 Jul 23
Minimal/Tech House
El Vento
El Vento - (5:21) 124 BPM
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WGDIG 023D
30 Jun 23
Minimal/Tech House
When The Lights Go Out
When The Lights Go Out - (5:30) 125 BPM
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WGDIG022D
23 Jun 23
Deep House
Let People Know EP
Let People Know - (6:38) 125 BPM
Whispers - (6:42) 126 BPM
Let People Know (Luke Alessi remix) - (6:24) 125 BPM Hot
Let People Know (Mia Mendi remix) - (6:23) 124 BPM
Review: With his debut EP on Watergate Records titled 'Let People Know,' Lehar solidifies his position as a beloved artist at the club's Thursdate residency. Known for his refined sound showcased on labels like Diynamic, Afterlife, Connaisseur Recordings, and Multinotes, the Italian producer doesn't disappoint with this release. The title track is a potent peak-time anthem, blending elements of electro, progressive, and house, enhanced by an uplifting vocal. 'Whispers' takes a dreamier approach, driven by a solid groove and captivating chords, creating a rich atmospheric experience. Rising artist Luke Alessi delivers a sleek remix with an injection of silky acid tech, while Mia Mendi returns with a subtle yet shimmering reimagining, ideal for warm-up sets and home listening.
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WGDIG 021
02 Jun 23
Minimal/Tech House
Samum EP
Samum - (6:27) 122 BPM
Prophet - (5:27) 124 BPM
Samum (8Kays remix) - (6:27) 122 BPM Hot
Samum (Echonomist remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM
Review: Get ready to be blown away by the electrifying sounds of Woo York, the Ukrainian duo that's been reinvigorating the European scene with their unique take on dark and emotive techno-house. Their latest release on Watergate Records is a pair of absolute belters that showcase their mastery of the dancefloor. 'Samum' kicks off with driving drums and shimmering synth work overlaid with a hypnotic lead synth, while 'Prophet' follows suit with deep and rubbery grooves and wispy cosmic leads. To top it off, the package includes remixes of 'Samum' by fellow Ukrainian producer and live act 8Kays, who delivers a dark and shimmering re-rub that doesn't lose any of the original's power and a fizzing, dubby roller from Greek artist Echonomist.
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WGVINYL 098
12 May 23
Minimal/Tech House
Data Entry EP
Data Entry - (5:51) 122 BPM Hot
Data Entry (The Hacker remix) - (6:23) 122 BPM
Kiko & Lucye - "Orange Fizz" - (6:34) 124 BPM
Review: Veteran French producer Christophe Dallaca aka Kiko is back on Watergate Records to follow up last year's "Night Sky" (with Popof), and this time he brings French electro legend The Hacker - described as his "brother, mentor, and family" - to join him. On "Data Entry," Kiko showcases his love for techno and electro, with the title track being a masterful combination of heavy basslines, powerful percussion, an electrifying vocal and a slick melody line. The Hacker also graces the release with his remix of the title track, emphasising the robotic elements for a full-bodied yet cool sound. Finally, Kiko collaborates with ascendant French artist Lucye on "Orange Fizz", a high-energy track that celebrates their mutual love for Italo.
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WGDIG 020
21 Apr 23
Minimal/Tech House
Earth EP
Gorje Hewek & Polo (AR) - "Altitude" - (8:00) 122 BPM
Gorje Hewek, Dulus & Molac - "Astro World" - (7:14) 120 BPM Hot
Gorje Hewek & Dulus - "Earth" - (5:46) 123 BPM
Gorje Hewek, Roy Rosenfeld & Dulus - "Vida" - (8:12) 122 BPM
Gorje Hewek, Hernan Cattaneo & Dulus - "Kaleidoscope" - (7:07) 122 BPM
Gorje Hewek & Polo (AR) - "Altitude" (Volen Sentir Vision) - (6:57) 122 BPM
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WGVINYL 097
31 Mar 23
Minimal/Tech House
Weine Nicht Kind EP
Weine Nicht Kind - (5:03) 122 BPM Hot
Weine Nicht Kind (Max Joni remix) - (5:40) 124 BPM
Weine Nicht Kind (dub mix) - (4:45) 122 BPM
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WGDIG 019
10 Mar 23
Minimal/Tech House
Sleeping Beauty EP
Sleeping Beauty - (5:43) 125 BPM
Keep Going - (5:30) 124 BPM Hot
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WGDIG 018
17 Feb 23
Minimal/Tech House
Unfold Voices EP
Voices - (7:16) 120 BPM
Unfold Me - (6:31) 124 BPM
Voices (DJEFF remix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Voices (Malandra Jr. remix) - (7:05) 123 BPM
Unfold Me (Annett Gapstream remix) - (5:43) 123 BPM Hot
Review: Berlin's famous river-side club with its iconic LED ceiling has long been a champion of contemporary tech house. The label has respected that in fine fashion with mix series, LPs and EPs from a wide array of artists. Jamiie is next up with some textbook cuts from the frontline. 'Voices' has a warrior lead that is almost like a call to arms over turbulent mid-tempo tech drums. 'Unfold Me' is another mid-tempo roller with drum undulations and drawn-out synth pain up top. 'Voices' (DJEFF remix) ramps up the wonkiness even further with two further remixes also providing late-night fuel.
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WGVINYL 096
23 Dec 22
Minimal/Tech House
Watergate 20 Years
Various
Henrik Schwarz - "You Need Attitude" - (6:57) 80 BPM
Ede & Max Joni - "Weine Nicht Kind" - (5:03) 122 BPM
JOPLYN - "Lima" - (6:56) 125 BPM
Biesmans - "Basic Bro" - (6:05) 121 BPM
Stephan Jolk - "Better Together" - (4:48) 125 BPM
Jos & Eli - "Place 2 High" - (5:54) 122 BPM
Mia Mendi - "Astromech" - (6:42) 126 BPM
Anja Schneider - "Can't You See Me No More?" - (6:08) 126 BPM
Kid Simius - "Fabrica De Baile" - (5:34) 128 BPM
Extrawelt - "Rover" - (4:45) 124 BPM
Sasha - "Wolf Cider" - (7:55) 126 BPM Hot
Kristin Velvet - "Wanted Competition" - (7:49) 125 BPM
Adana Twins - "Nacht" - (6:42) 125 BPM
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Raw" - (5:27) 82 BPM
Gorje Hewek & Joseph Ashworth - "Noa" - (7:18) 123 BPM
Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis - "Genki" - (7:57) 123 BPM
DJEFF - "Cloud 7" - (7:17) 125 BPM
Hyenah - "Going In Circles" - (6:33) 123 BPM
JAMIIE - "Echoes" - (7:04) 124 BPM
Marco Resmann & Lee Jones - "Tone Trails" - (5:57) 126 BPM
Review: This year saw Berlin clubbing institution Watergate turn 20 years old. To celebrate the milestone, they took the experience outside the club for a full weekend rave, plus the release of this mammoth 20 track compilation of new and unreleased tracks. Highlights come from legendary artists such as the ever reliable Henrik Schwarz who appears with the highly engineered soul of "You Need Attitude", veteran of the scene Sasha gets a seriously heads-down groove happening on "Wolf Cider", Hamburg maximal heroes Extrawelt deliver as expected on the hypnotising "Rover" and former Mobilee co-head Anja Schneider gets the hands in the air on the uplifting house of "Can't You See Me No More?' plus many others.
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WGVINYL 095D
09 Dec 22
Minimal/Tech House
Silius EP
Silius - (8:38) 124 BPM Hot
Graincluster - (7:50) 123 BPM
Silius (Alfa Romero remix) - (6:35) 124 BPM
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WGDIG 017
25 Nov 22
Minimal/Tech House
Alma EP
Understand - (7:13) 123 BPM
Fly - (5:40) 123 BPM Hot
Intuicion - (6:26) 126 BPM
Review: Berlin-based Polish duo Catz 'n Dogz return to Watergate Records, this time collaborating with Mexico's Theus Mago of Duro Records fame. As expected, there's dark disco vibes abound; like on the tunnelling late-night chug of opening cut "Understand", or the hypnotising main room stomper "Fly" which is sure to have crossover appeal, and the elvating energy of "Intuicion" with its razor sharp and multi-layered arpeggios that are equally sure to set off the main room.
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WGDIG 016
11 Nov 22
Minimal/Tech House
Saye
Saye - (7:26) 123 BPM Hot
System - (7:28) 121 BPM
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WGDIG 015
28 Oct 22
Progressive House
Watergate 28 EP #2
Various
Biesmans & Mathew Jonson - "Quantum Computing" - (6:13) 126 BPM
Biesmans & Johannes Albert - "Luft" - (6:45) 124 BPM
Biesmans & Kid Simius - "Me Gusta Acid" - (5:42) 124 BPM Hot
Biesmans - "Hipster Paradise" - (6:21) 126 BPM
Biesmans - "Macrodosing" - (5:40) 125 BPM
Biesmans & Joy Adegoke - "Vanishing Flowers" - (4:20) 127 BPM
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WGDIG 014
14 Oct 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Watergate 28 EP #1
Various
Biesmans & Shubostar - "Across The Universe" - (5:30) 59 BPM Hot
Biesmans & Zombies In Miami - "Smooth Monday" - (7:05) 122 BPM
Biesmans - "All Day, Every Day" - (4:16) 128 BPM
Biesmans & Alex Medina - "Hola Y Bienvenido" - (6:29) 119 BPM
Biesmans - "March For Peace" - (6:32) 62 BPM
Biesmans & Vandesande - "Away" - (4:47) 119 BPM
Review: Biesman's contribution to Watergate's ongoing mix series is a little different, featuring as it does a swathe of his own previously unreleased solo tracks and collaborative productions. This sampler EP - the first of two - showcases a clutch of highlights. Th Belgian first hooks up with Shubostar on the star-fall, deep space Italo-disco chug of 'Across The Universe', before opting for a mind-melting, TB-303-heavy deep acid house sound on Zombies in Miami collaboration 'Smooth Monday'. Solo production 'All Day, Every Day' is a soaring, heavily electronic breakbeat roller, while 'Hola Y Bienvanido' is a shirts-off dance through bold electronic melodies, mid-80s Pet Shop Boys melodies and throbbing sequenced bass. Finally, 'March For Peace' is a retro-futurist synth-wave anthem in the making and Vandesande joint production 'Away' a grandiose ambient number.
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WGDIG 013
30 Sep 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Robosynapse EP
Robosynapse - (6:14) 125 BPM Hot
Simulated Reality - (7:12) 120 BPM
Cyborg String - (6:58) 124 BPM
Robosynapse (Alan Dixon remix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
Simulated Reality (Henri Bergmann remix) - (6:41) 123 BPM
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WGVINYL 092
09 Sep 22
Coldwave/Synth
Watergate 28 (Continuous Mix)
Watergate 28 - (1:17:35) 126 BPM
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WG 028
02 Sep 22
Progressive House
Teamworks EP
Biesmans, Kasper Bjorke & Jacob Bellens - "Holiday" - (6:00) 121 BPM
Biesmans & TomTheBomb - "Shock Therapy" - (5:14) 128 BPM
Biesmans & Mala Ika - "Creme Brulee" - (6:09) 126 BPM Hot
Biesmans & Adana Twins - "Hounds Of Hell" - (7:20) 127 BPM
Biesmans & Dusky - "Back In The Daze" - (4:57) 125 BPM
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WGDIG 012
02 Sep 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mind Control EP
Mind Control - (6:19) 124 BPM Hot
Henri Bergmann - "Our Time Has Come" - (5:44) 124 BPM
Henri Bergmann & Wennink - "We Just Keep On Going" - (6:27) 123 BPM
Mind Control (Stephan Jolk remix) - (5:12) 124 BPM
Mind Control (Echonomist remix) - (5:58) 62 BPM
Review: Londoner Henri Bergmann has been tipped for big things on the underground for some time, so it's nice to see her stepping things up via a first EP for Berlin institution Watergate's in-house label. Her trademark style sits somewhere between new wave, throbbing electronic house, electro and stylised European techno. It's an undoubtedly exciting and strobe-lit sound best exemplified by the subtly Ann Clark-influenced chug of 'Our Time Has Come' and the EBM-influenced muscularity and surging melodies of Wennink hook-up 'We Just Keep Going'. The headline attraction though is Biesmans collaboration 'Mind Col', where here whispered spoken word vocals rise above a densely layered, synth-heavy, post-Italo new wave backing track. Tidy, club-ready remixes of that track from Stephan Jolk and Echonomist complete a rock-solid package.
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WGVINYL 090
05 Aug 22
Coldwave/Synth
Ubi (Musumeci Waterfloor Mix)
Ubi (Musumeci Waterfloor mix) - (5:23) 121 BPM
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WGVINYL 092S1
15 Jul 22
Deep House
Night Sky EP
Kiko & Popof - "Night Sky" - (8:09) 125 BPM Hot
Kiko - "Love Triangle" - (7:17) 124 BPM
Kiko & Popof - "Night Sky" (Yulia Niko remix) - (7:56) 123 BPM
Kiko - "Love Triangle" (Mia Mendi remix) - (6:58) 124 BPM
Review: The talented French artists Kiko & POPOF are both veteran producers, whose careers began in the '90s. Kiko is currently turning heads with releases on Diynamic and Afterlife, while POPOF's diverse output has been heard on Cocoon, Truesoul and Hot Creations. Berlin institution Watergate presents their latest collaboration "Night Sky" and sees the pair serve up a moody and captivating style of dancefloor drama led by its absolutely hypnotic melody, while the chugging, adrenaline-fuelled "Love Triangle" is perfect for dancers to lose themselves under the strobe lights. Remixes come from Yulia Niko and Mia Mendi - the latter's breakbeat driven rendition is pure euphoria.
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WGVINYL 088
10 Jun 22
Minimal/Tech House
United EP
United - (7:17) 124 BPM Hot
Aika - (6:18) 122 BPM
Review: Following up a terrific run of releases on Lost & Found, Disco Halal and Knee Deep In Sound, Dutch native Budakid returns on Watergate Records, this time in collaboration with regular collaborator and fellow countryman Nordfold. The now Berlin-based producers present two killer tracks on this one; the first is "United", a sublime serving of dancefloor drama awash in airy pads, a strong chord progression and an elevating melody, while second offering "Aika" is more straight-ahead on this tunneling and hypnotic cut.
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WGDIG 010
27 May 22
Minimal/Tech House
From My Mind EP
From My Mind - (5:07) 128 BPM Hot
The Spirit - (6:45) 128 BPM
Pulse - (5:29) 135 BPM
From My Mind (Extrawelt remix) - (5:50) 128 BPM
From My Mind (Biesmans remix) - (6:42) 130 BPM
From My Mind (Sterac Electronics remix) - (4:07) 134 BPM
From My Mind (The Advent & Zein Ferreira remix) - (4:56) 138 BPM
From My Mind (Axel Haube remix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
Review: Marco Bailey should require no introduction. Throughout a career spanning nearly three decades, the Belgian veteran makes a more than worthy appearance here on Berlin institution Watergate. The From My Mind EP begins with the epic main room techno workout "The Spirit", then, as heard on other recent material by him, Bailey leans into electro territory on the title track which carries on his research into sci-fi beats. Remixes come from German 'maximal' heroes Extrawelt who take the track further into future realms, while label staple Biesmans gives it a pumping, Italo disco style re-rub.
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WGVINYL 087
06 May 22
Electro
Freedom
Freedom - (5:18) 125 BPM Hot
Moonlight Sun - (5:46) 126 BPM
Review: Stephan Jolk returns to Berlin institution Watergate for his first release in over a year. This two-tracker is another dose of emotionally charged techno which has seen him become a staple of the Afterlife label in his native milan. A roaring Reese bassline underpins pitch-shifted vocals offering a powerful message throughout first offering "Freedom", while more dancefloor drama awaits on the immersive and mesmerising second offering "Moonlight Sun". It's another terrific release by Jolk which takes his intuitive approach to musical production to another level.
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WGVINYL 089D1
22 Apr 22
Minimal/Tech House
Life EP
Gorje Hewek, Lost Desert & Volen Sentir - "Fluminnese" (dub) - (6:45) 123 BPM Hot
Gorje Hewek - "No Line Can Be Found" (feat Nikolai Briar) - (6:37) 122 BPM
Gorje Hewek & Lost Desert - "Ocean" (feat Marvin The Sun) - (4:04) 120 BPM
Gorje Hewek & Lost Desert - "Night Walk" - (3:34) 121 BPM
Gorje Hewek & Lost Desert - "Covered In White" - (4:58) 122 BPM
Gorje Hewek, Lost Desert & Volen Sentir - "Fluminnese" (12" version) - (6:47) 123 BPM
Review: Fresh from helping to launch the Peace Symphonies label, rising star Gorge Hewek steps up on Watergate with an expansive EP full to bursting with collaborations. You'll find two versions of 'Fluminesse', both created alongside Volen Sentir and Lost Desert: a wonderfully atmospheric, bass-heavy 'Dub' mix full of sustained string sounds, ambient pads and starry melodies, and a vocal-sporting '12" Version' that takes the track to even higher, more uplifting heights. Elsewhere, Lost Desert lends a hand on three other cuts: the billowing, soul-flecked deep house/tech-house fusion of 'Ocean', the Isolee-inspired 'Night Walk' (think 'Beau Mot Plage' re-made for 2022) and the deeper, dubbier and hazier 'Covered in White'.
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WGVINYL 086
01 Apr 22
Minimal/Tech House
International Olympics
International Olympics (feat Bamboleira) - (6:28) 120 BPM Hot
Romeo - (7:15) 123 BPM
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WGDIG 009
11 Feb 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fact & Fiction/Can't Get Enough
Fact & Fiction - (7:00) 125 BPM Hot
Can't Get Enough - (6:19) 124 BPM
Review: Watergate rounds off 2021 with a debut EP from Joplyn, an artist that we're sure to hear a lot more about over the coming years. With a deep musical background, she brings a melodic sensibility to this two-track release. The title track is shot through with icy synths and Joplyn's own vocals, which unravel seductively over snare-led crescendos and a growling rhythm. "Can't Get Enough" is deeper; she conjures up a building melody line that features her own vocals intoning the track's title, before the arrangement moves into a pulsating groove and crisp percussion. Both tracks make for an impressive debut.
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WGDIG 008
24 Dec 21
Minimal/Tech House
Once A Man EP
Hyenah - "Words Of Love" - (8:33) 122 BPM Hot
Hyenah - "The Greed" - (7:23) 122 BPM
Hyenah & Aquarius Heaven - "Once A Man" - (7:41) 122 BPM
Hyenah - "The Greed" (Nandu remix) - (7:13) 117 BPM
Review: RISE Music main man Hyenah is becoming something of a go-to producer for Berlin's Watergate Records. This four-track missive marks the producer's third EP for the imprint in as many years and easily lives up to the promise of its predecessors. Perhaps the highlight of an all-round excellent EP is title track 'Once a Man', an intoxicating, undulating slab of winding, Afro-tinged tech-house goodness that boasts evocative spoken word vocals from Aquarius Heaven, stirring synth-strings and slowly flowering electronic melodies. The EP's other calling card is 'The Greed', a deep house flavoured chunk of early morning hedonism that Nandu subsequently turns into a hypnotic, sunrise-ready, deep-tech shuffler. Throw in pleasingly positive opener 'Words of Love' and you have a genuinely fault-free EP.
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WGDIG 006
05 Nov 21
Deep House
Sweet Ease/Hybrid Society
Sweet Ease - (6:29) 121 BPM
Hybrid Society - (6:53) 123 BPM Hot
Review: Watergate (liebe*detail & Cecille Records) hall of famer Matthias Meyer returns with some fresh material after more than 12 months! Teaming up with Budakid - who first debuted on the label last summer with "Orrery" from Watergate Affairs 04 - the pair deliver a sweet and melodic journey through progressive house and Italo techno sounds! Said to have inspired Watergate's open airs in 2021, "Sweat Ease" kicks things off with a classic breakbeat and bouncing bassline that evolves into a vocal-arpeggio track that would light up any Italo-inspired dancefloor. "Hybrid Society" on the flip goes deeper and maintains some subtle Daft Punk sentimentalities while keeping in the zone for those sunset, just after dark moments. To Rimini and beyond!
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WGDIG 005
01 Oct 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
Ubi EP
Ubi - (6:58) 121 BPM
Gatekeeper - (6:31) 120 BPM
Nightliner - (6:32) 60 BPM Hot
Review: Veteran British producer Thomas Gandey (aka Cagedbaby) teams up with Mancunian Youtube stars Mia Mendi (Hydera) on their third outing, following up impressive releases on Stil Vor Talent and Los Suruba's Nazca Records. This once comes courtesy of Berlin powerhouse Watergate, featuring the late night, neon-lit boogie-down business of "Ubi" complemented by its seductive vocals. Also on offer is the brooding, acid-tinged dark disco journey of "Gatekeeper" followed by the slinky and hypnotic mood music of "Nightliner" packed full of sparkling retro synth sounds and immaculate rhythm programming.
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WGVINYL 085
03 Sep 21
Minimal/Tech House
Trains, Planes & Automobiles Remixes
Save The Night (Adana Twins remix) - (7:46) 124 BPM
Cold Void (feat Tom The Bomb & Boi Wonder - Alex Medina remix) - (6:49) 115 BPM
Cosmic Cruise (Man Power remix) - (8:33) 122 BPM
Hawkins (Biesmans remix) - (6:26) 124 BPM Hot
Review: Joris Biesmans recent debut album, Trains, Planes & Automobiles, offered a scintillating, synth-heavy fusion of electro, Italo-diso and classic-sounding house. There's a similar feel to this fine collection of remixes. Adana Twins lead the way with a refreshingly squelchy, club-ready old school electro re-fix of 'Save The Night', before Alex Medina turns 'Cold Void' into a bubbly trip through analogue-rich cold-wave territory with added melodic clout. Geordie hero Man Power's revision of 'Cosmic Cruise' is a delightful fusion of cascading synthesizer sounds, dreamy chords and locked-in acid house grooves, while Biesmans' own rework of 'Hawkins' is a spiralling, uplifting electro roller with spacey sounds and filthy bass aplenty.
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WGDIG 004
20 Aug 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mayhem EP
Inner Sky - (7:29) 122 BPM Hot
Inner Sky (Stephan Jolk remix) - (5:36) 124 BPM
Mistakes - (6:59) 122 BPM
Mayhem - (7:44) 122 BPM
Review: Israeli duo Jos & Eli return to Berlin institution Watergate, to follow up last year's impressive Mozar EP with Mayhem, on which they craft beautiful deep house with sonic inflections from their homeland and strong percussive influences. From the slinky and hypnotic opening cut "Inner Sky" which also receives a majestic and utterly euphoric rework by Stephan Jolk (Afterlife), to additional offerings such as "Mistakes" which is a glassy-eyed and bittersweet affair featuring British vocalist Alex Clare, and of course the title track - which sees the pair execute their singular style of dancefloor drama once again.
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WGVINYL 083
16 Jul 21
Progressive House
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