Tresor Records will reissue a string of classic techno albums from November.
Taking the angle "Masters then, masters now" the series will welcome back Jeff Mills' ‘Waveform Transmission Vol. 3’, ‘Internal Empire’ by Robert Hood, Juan Atkins presenting Infiniti's ‘Skynet’, Drexciya’s infamous ‘Neptune’s Lair’ and ‘Arrange and Process Basic Channel Tracks’ from Scion.
The re-issue of Mills' 'Waveform Transmission Vol. 3' was announced last week.
The original entrance to techno club Tresor is being immortalised as an exhibit in a new museum.
The Humboldt Forum is a new museum in the Berlin palace which will open at the end of 2019, where the legendary venue’s door will be on display among artefacts that celebrate Germany’s rich history, including mosaics from the Holy Roman Empire.
The Humboldt Forum said: “The door reminds us of the pulsating party culture of the 1990s and symbolises the city’s free spaces, which gave birth to a lively cultural scene.
"This object truly reflects Berlin’s eventful history.”
Jeff Mills’ seminal sophomore LP 'Waveform Transmission Vol. 3' is getting reissued by Berlin label Tresor.
Out next week (2nd November), the groundbreaking record from the Detroit techno legend was originally released in 1994 via the same label. The LP was third in the Waveform Transmission series. The first volume, from 1992, was also by Mills while the second was produced by Robert Hood under his The Vision alias.
Berlin clubs such as Bunker, Stattbad Wedding, Exit and Tresor (in its original location) all have one thing in common - they’re no longer open.
Now they’ve been pulled together to feature in a new limited-edition calendar created by Tine Fetz and Daniel Schneider. The calendar, called Places 2019: Berliner Cluborte der Vergangenheit features illustrations by Tine Fetz of a number of now closed Berlin clubs going back through the last three decades.
Far-right supporters at an AfD rally were outnumbered four to one by protestors at a demonstration in Berlin on Sunday (27th May).
Approximately 20,000 people, made up of 13 separate groups, turned out in opposition to the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) event in the capital.
Rødhåd is amongst the names confirmed for Moondance, a techno festival set in an historic Croatian castle this summer, adding another reason to head for the Balkans in the coming months.
Now in its sixth edition, the event will run from 9th to 11th August, and takes place at the Kamerlengo Fortress, a 15th Century structure sitting on the Adriatic coast at Trogir, a small island city around 5KM from Split. The town was recently ranked amongst the most stunning settlements of its kind by National Geographic.
Paul Kalkbrenner has shared another single from his forthcoming album ‘Parts of Life’. ‘Part Eight’ is the second single to be unveiled from the LP which is set to drop on 18th May.
Berlin in the 90s was a special place for a then-emergent electronic music culture, and specifically (although not exclusively) techno.
The city had been reunited in 1989 with the fall of the Wall, by which time fast beats and noises already had its youth hooked. The previous 44 years of separation had meant economic stagnation, leading to a huge amount of vacant space ideal for weekend-long parties. New clubs opened, and Germany's capital became a global centre of dance.
Take a tour through Tresor Berlin’s former subterranean home with this recently unearthed clip. The unassuming location on Leipziger Strasse served as the techno landmark’s home from 1991 to 2005.
Launching from behind the turntables, the eerily quiet video makes for an uneasy trek through the cavernous setting. For new entrants into the dance community, this no-budget footage through the garbage-strewn halls will likely serve as the only glimpses of a landmark that amplified the Detroit techno sound across Germany and through Europe.
Tresor and OHM have announced the Berlin clubs will be hosting a four-day “New Wave Rave” from 13th through 16th July. The event celebrates the 20th Anniversary of DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolo Records.
According to the party’s Facebook page, DJ Hell will be joined by the likes of The Hacker, DJ Naughty, Traxx, Acid Maria, and Boys Noize. David Carretta, Hard Ton, and Steril are among those scheduled to perform live.