Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Iotec
Max Conte, Antonio O' Duibhir, Ryan Cooke, Will Hollyoaks, Fido
Great news!! Two of the hottest residents, from the infamous Berghain in Berlin are set to make their first joint appearance in Belfast!! Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann will play for 7 hours back to back taking full control of Room Two in Mynt... On the night there will also be local Belfast producer Iotec showcasing new material due for release in 2010. The Bar will play host to those with a taste for some high quality house music with Dublin, Belfast and Liverpool represented through the course of the night with Max Conte, Antonio Ò Duibhir, Ryan Cooke and Will Hollyoaks.
Return bus from Dublin (City Centre) to Belfast available. Get in touch with Max or Antonio to get the details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your seat and recieve your travel itinerary and wristband for entry to the event. Tickets cost 35euro and price includes entry to the club and on the bus.
Friday 5th February
| K*2 | .05 |
ROOM One -
BEN KLOCK (OstGut-Ton/Klockworks)
MARCEL DETTMANN (OstGut-Ton/MDR)
and support from IOTEC (http://www.myspace.com/iotecaudio)
Hosted by DeepIntoTheBowelsOfHouse
ANTONIO Ó DUIBHIR
at MYNT (Room Two) & Bar
9pm - 6am
Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most influential players in recent Techno history. As a resident at Berghain he has been able to leave his mark on the club’s sound since its opening in 2004. But the relationship is mutual, as this space definitely had an influence on how Ben approaches Djing and producing as well. With his hypnotic, heavily grooving dj sets and his tracks released on labels such as OstGut-Ton, Bpitch Control and his own imprint Klockworks, established in 2006, Ben managed to gain an excellent, international reputation.
Ben’s first gigs in Berlin came in 1994 in clubs like Cookies, WMF, Delicious Doughnuts and Tresor, where he held residencies. At first, he mainly spun house, but after a while his sets became more raw and powerful. When Electroclash took over in the late 90s, his interest in nightlife ebbed away for a few years, so he focused on his day job as a graphic designer. The opening of Berghain in 2004 rekindled his passion with a vengeance, though - The architecture, the sound: That was how this music was meant to be presented. Everything finally fell into place.
Over the last few year’s Klock’s tracks, be it solo or with his sparring partner Marcel Dettmann, found their way into a lot of DJ’s boxes. His debut album ‘One’ released in February 2009 on OstGut-Ton, marks the preliminary highlight of his creative output. Similar to his DJ sets, his music is steeped as much in the experience of Techno in the 90s, as it is breathing fresh air into a more than 20 years old genre. Hence fusing the old with the new comes natural to him. He also learned how to adapt to different expectations brought to him in clubs outside of Berlin. “My development as a DJ in the last two years has been dominated by playing two hour sets, which pretty much are the standard in clubs all over the world. I’ve learned how to play shorter, compact sets keeping the energy up throughout. Being able to play a very long set still is very important to me, though, as you can tell a longer story.”
Marcel Dettmann is one of the supporting pillars of the Berghain sound: Powerful, sexy and knowing in the right sense. One could also say he knows his edutainment. Since 1999 Marcel is and has been a steady fixture at both the old OstGut and the new Berghain. The classic sounds of Chicago and Detroit have had a huge influence on him, but Marcel also says that “the music and the sets have to work, should have a soul and be ignorant of boundaries. I re-invent my dj philosophy for every new set, location and night. Generally, it is very important to me to play as varied as possible sets fusing classic tracks with the contemporary ones.”
Besides his DJ activities, Marcel also works at Berlin’s highly influential record store Hard Wax. The store’s excellent musical portfolio provides Dettmann with a constant inspiration for his upcoming projects.„ “Music always works in a certain context at a certain time, or it doesn’t. There still are a lot of interesting, very varied artists and labels releasing loads of good stuff, be it classic or experimental.”
So… If the prospect of combining 2 of the world’s most exciting and dedicated DJs playing to a intimate and packed out venue for 7 hours non-stop is something that you would like to be part of, then get your ticket quickly as they are dissappearing fast.
A taste of Berghain is on its way…