Techno fans, it's your cue to salivate: two of Berghain's most influential DJs, Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock are bringing their synapse-searing brand of mentalism to Australia for the first time this October.
Whether its his stunning remix of Fever Ray 'Seven' and debut longplayer on Ostgut Ton, or tension-building DJ sets that have become the stuff of legend, Marcel Dettmann always dishes up something special. Indeed, the Berliner
pours Detroit's oil into European engines, puts British bass music under the control of Chicago's very own Jack, cuts classics with abstract nuances and connects yesterday with tomorrow and today.
Ben Klock's name is synonymous with the revitalisation of techno. The DJ/producer has played at Berghain since it's opening and has made the main room his own with his hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves. Releasing records on Ostgut Ton and his own revered Klockworks imprint, he enjoyed was a standout in 2010, highlighted when his 'Berghain 04' mix compilation was judged best of the year by respected tastemakers Resident Advisor.
No club symbolises Berlin's position at the clubbing zenith more than Berghain. It is recognised the world over as hotbed of decadence and hedonism and is home to brain-crunching, hypnotic techno that feels like it was created just to be played in the former power planet in Friedrichshain
For those who've experience the Berghain mentalism firsthand and the unlucky buggers who haven't, Dettmann and Klock's maiden tour of Australia is unmissable in every respect.
MARCEL DETTMANN new mix CD due out in 18th November called Conducted via our friends at Balance Music. www.balancemusic.com.au
01. Sandwell District - Immolare (First)
02. Signal - Wismut
03. Roman Lindau - Sub Suggestion
04. Mono Junk - Channel B
05. Reel By Real - Sundog
06. Bluemoon Productions - Night
07. The Analogue Cops - Why You Love Me
08. Vril - V3
09. Milton Bradley - Don't Phonk
10. Silent Servant - El Mar
11. Morphosis - Too Far
12. Redshape - The Lesson
13. Shed - Hello Bleep!
14. Cheeba Starks presents The Toupe Committee - GoGo Bop (A Trip to the Bodega)
15. O/V/R - Post-Traumatic Son (Ben Klock Wave Mix)
16. FBK - Nanomal
17. Answer Code Request - Escape Myself
18. Shed - 44A (Hard Wax Forever!)