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Berghain’s Marcel Fengler presents the fifth installment in the club’s expanding mix series. A central resident at the club since its early days, Fengler continually and consistently fires up the Berghain floor with his vast and exemplary collection of techno, house and electronica.
Opening with the eerie echoes of Emika’s ‘Count Backwards’ – treated by Marcel Dettmann - we quickly discover the first exclusive gem of the mix as Peter Van Hoesen’s incredible ‘Axis Mundi’ sets the tone from here on in: full, lively and not short on drama.Pushing into darker zones, Regis’ typically haunting mix of Tommy Four Seven’s ‘G’, or Luke Slater’s L.B Dub Corp mix of Fengler’s own ‘Thwack’ segue with more classic cuts from Secret Cinema’s ‘Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)’ and Ratio’s ‘Doublefeature’. Fengler keeps the surprise element alive while maintaining tension and pressure throughout. Gerd’s tripping ‘Time and Space (Duplex Southside Mix)’ mixes wonderfully with UK bass veteran Seiji’s ‘More of You’ in a glorious mid point throw- down. The mighty Claude Young teams up with production partner Takasi Nakajima on ‘Think Twice’, which then swells to pick up the tension in a beautiful piano-led hypnotising moment.
With the focus on more current developments in more edgy techno and house, combined with a hearty nod to the past, the mix continues with newcomers like Puresque showing promise, alongside a weighty new Ben Sims track, and the pounding filtered glory of Vril’s ‘UV’ – another exclusive for the mix. Marcel includes a new track that heads straight for the floor with ‘Sphinx’, while men of the moment Skudge put forward ‘Man On Wire’. The slow burning house of Reagenz’ ‘The Labyrinth’ leads us into a psychedelic game of funk, dub and abstraction as the mix winds down.Before drawing to a close with Convextion aka E.R.P’s stunning ‘Vapor Pressure’, we’re treated to a UK house classic by 20:20 Vision’s ‘Future Remembrance (Livestyle Mix)’, in all its analog glory.
In Berghain 05, Marcel Fengler has proved filling floors doesn’t have to be about ticking boxes. This mix is a perfect example of the type of dexterity, sensitivity and scope he possesses as a DJ.
The O-Ton 51 12″ with tracks from Peter van Hoesen/Reahenz/Vril will be released 15.08.11
Artist: Marcel Fengler
Title: Berghain 05
Label: Ostgut Ton, DE.
01. Emika – Count Backwards (Marcel Dettmann Vocal Edit)
02. Peter van Hoesen – Axis Mundi (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
03. Terrence Dixon – Tranquility (Octagen Remix)
04. Byetone – Plastic Star (Dr. Walker Remix)
05. Tommy Four Seven – G (Regis Remix)
06. Marcel Fengler – Thwack (L.B. Dub Corp Remix) (previously unreleased)
07. Secret Cinema – Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)
08. Ratio – Double Feature 09. Gerd – Time and Space (Duplex Southside Mix)
10. Seiji – More Of You 11. Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima – Think Twice
12. Puresque – 001A (previously unreleased) 13. Ben Sims – Slow Motion (previously unreleased)
14. Vril – UV (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
15. Marcel Fengler – Sphinx (previously unreleased)
16. Skudge – Man On Wire (previously unreleased)
17. Reagenz – The Labyrinth (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
18. 20:20 Vision – Future Remembrance (20:20 Livestyle Mix)
19. Convextion aka E.R.P. – Vapor Pressure (previously unreleased)
Line up for the Berghain 05 release party:
Saturday 3 September
PANORAMA BAR Vril LIVE
Alex Dallas & Soultourist
Festival favorites, The Glitch Mob kicked off their 35 city summer tour at Sasquatch and are finishing up at this year’s 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza,with the addition of a newly announced Los Angeles performance at Nokia Theatre on August 19th. Out of mutual respect for being invited back again for a second round, The Glitch Mob have partnered with Lollapalooza to exclusively premiere a FREE MP3 download the first single, “Warrior Concerto,” from their forthcoming EP, “We Can Make The World Stop,” which is set to be released July 12th on the band’s own Glass Air imprint.
Both Glitch Mob fans and Lolla fans are first in line to hear the latest from The Mob, just click the big button below. But that’s not all.
In addition to getting a free download, Lollapalooza are giving one lucky fan who enters below:
1) A Glitch Mob merch bundle including posters, t-shirts, CD’s & vinyl.
2) A pair of 3-Day Passes to the sold out Lollapalooza.
3) And last, but certainly not least, a spot for the winner and a friend to watch The Glitch Mob’s live Lolla performance happening 7:15PM on Saturday August 6th.
This contest begins on Thursday, June 30, 2011 and ends Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:59pm CDT.
To download the MP3 “Warrior Concerto” and enter the contest click here:
While numerous outlets such as NPR and The New York Times have lauded The Glitch Mob for their unique live performances, according to The Mob’s Justin Boreta, “Partnering with Lollapalooza to premiere our newest single just seemed like a natural fit. What really triggered the decision is the cool add-ons Lollapalooza’s website implemented for fan interaction.”
“Known for its live performances, which fuse electronic and live instrumentation, the group works in elements of hip-hop, breakbeat and electro into their compositions.” NPR
Lollapalooza’s eclectic lineup reflects the varying sensibilities of The Glitch Mob fans, who appreciate everything from hip hop to electro beat, dubstep, innovative rock, indie rock, jam bands, and beyond. Similar Minds: The Glitch Mob will be playing on Perry Farrell’s stage on August 6th.
Other than festivals, this tour sees The Glitch Mob headlining their largest venues to date. The first two headlining club shows – San Francisco’s Regency and San Diego’s Belly Up both sold out advance. In addition, a performance at Electric Daisy Carnival warranted interviews with outlets as diverse as the newsworthy Wall Street Journal and NPR, plus the indie-hipster international bible, Spin Magazine and tastemaker blog The Music Ninja.
“The Glitch Mob, one of very few acts to include live instruments, sometimes pounded on three sets of drums to push its hip-hop remixes even further into bass-heavy foreboding.”
-New York Times