Buy vinyl from Aufnahme + Wiedergabe (DE) Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Technique (JP) Masterpiece from an industrial knight The special appeal of Ancient Methods lies in the combination of archaic and modern. In 2009, when I became aware of this industrial techno legend, the wayRead More →

Several hours of dub techno exposure at an abandoned anti-aircraft base was not enough in a white summer night that now lies about 17 years behind. When driving home from the party at the daybreak, Porter Ricks’ album “Biokinetics” was the perfect choice to keep the vibe of a dark gigantic hangar, with “Nautical Dub”, “Port Of Gentil”Read More →

Mechatronica, a new label among the dozens that have sprung from Berlin, arrives with impressive mini-compilation full of underground electro magic. Mechatronica’s foundations reach back to the year 2012 when Italian DJ Federico Benedetti (ElectroDon) and Chilean artist Daniel Boubet (Trippy-H / Daribone), both later joined by the Danish DJ MEJLE, set up aRead More →

Fragrances, jeans, alcohol, a selection of hit CDs and suddenly, “The Techno Sound Of Berlin (Berlin 1992 – Tresor Kompilation)” – it was my first, unexpected meeting with release. It happened in 1992 at Amerest, an upmarket store in the university city of Tartu that opened in the dawn of market economy inRead More →

The gatekeeper orders to have patience of over two hundred pages. So long takes it, from the flashback how Frau Erblich, a classy photo model in her seventies, sadly lost her memory and afterwards never appeared in the photo shoots of Sven Marquardt, to the last chapter titled “How To Get Into Berghain”. Yes, thousandsRead More →

Man spricht viel über die Rolle Berlins in der Wende und beim Mauerfall. Als Hauptstadt Deutschlands ist es touristisch bestimmt ein interessantes Ziel, aber das ist nicht der Hauptgrund, warum die Spreemetropole auch kulturell eine besondere Stellung einnimmt. Für die progressive Jugend der Welt bedeutet Berlin in erster Linie TresorRead More →

Gagarin Kongress was an one-off project by Edgar Domin and Udo Heitfeld, the latter also known as TV Victor. It was Tresor’s “Sirius” compilation where I found the original of the 1995 track “Astralleib”, a polyrhythmic angular piece positioned between the main floor and leftfield. But the real revelation came whenRead More →