Marcel Dettmann is back on the CLR Podcast with another one of his distinctive and thrilling Techno sets. The Berlin-born, widely known and much respected DJ / producer will play at the CLR hosted Techno tent on the Solar Weekend Festival on upcoming Sunday, August 7th in the Netherlands, together with a great line-up of label artists and guests. And as a special 11th anniversary treat, CLR offers you the entire Traversable Wormhole remix package of CLR35, including Marcel Dettmann´s remix - all week long for only 1,11 € at the CLR web-shop. If you want to read more about this intriguing artist, please continue below.
Ruff, rugged and raw. Mentioning Marcel Dettmannas well as his feeling for and vision of electronic music, his way of dealing with it, is impossible without these attributes. Whether you take his DJ sets (Marcel has been made a resident DJ at the old Ostgut and also at Berghain from the very start), Dettmann’s productions for the self-conducted MDR label, his remixes for the likes of Fever Ray, Junior Boys, Modeselektor as well as Scuba, or if nothing else his debut long player for Ostgut Ton into account, all the various contrasts and distinctions that come with it are manifested in these qualities.
Techno as Marcel Dettmann defines it, is neither a movement without history nor wistful nostalgia. In the hands of the Berliner, the well-known game of hi-hats, bass lines and kick drums draws its tension and momentum from a historically grown tradition and the conscious decision to break the rules. Reformation and solid construction outplays the use of any gimmicks. Dettmann 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. In the unrelenting manner of a great DJ, he generates moods and connections that are age- and classless, but never irrelevant or tasteless. Marcel Dettmann links up the art of improvisation with careful preparation and finally gives techno some of its often painfully missed serious physical constitution back.
Artist: Marcel Dettmann
Tittle: CLR Podcast # 127
Rls date: 01-08-2011