Marcel Dettmann - Berghain 02

Album Review by Colin Chapman | 16 Jul 2008
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Album title: Berghain 02
Artist: Marcel Detmann
Label: Ostgut Ton
Release date: Out Now

Resident at Berlin’s legendary techno palace Berghain, Marcel Dettman follows Andre Galluzzi’s offering with his first commercially available mix. Getting on the decks aged only 16, Marcel promoted parties in Dresden and Frankfurt, forging a reputation that earned him a residency at Berghain’s predecessor, Ostgut. An employee at the world-renowned Hardwax record store, he’s also established a recording career with output for Ostgut Ton, his own MDR label and remixes for Ellen Allien and Rekids. Opening with tracks from friends and fellow producers, Tobias and Norman Nodge, the mix’s first instalment layers several tense, simplistic chugging grooves before giving way to the Risqué Rythum Team’s old-skool Jacking Zone. Marcel later gives a nod to Detroit with Kevin Saunderson’s trademark bass-heavy tones and the introspective electro-breaks of Clatterbox. Combined with output from the likes of Shed, Tadeo, Deetron and Radioslave, the mix displays Dettman’s respect for both the classic techno sound and its more modern, to-the-minute counterpart.[Colin Chapman]

Marcel Dettman's due to play Off The Record at Glasgow's Soundhaus on 4 Oct