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Kompakt presents Mantasy tour
Michael Mayer (Extended 6 Hour set)
Matt Long (Fina/mono_cult)
Wire, 2 Call Lane, Leeds
Friday 23rd November
11pm - 6am (or till he stops)
Wire club is extremely proud to announce Michael Mayer will be taking to the decks for a 6 hour set on 23rd November as part of his latest full length "Mantasy".
As a DJ, label owner, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany's core celebrities in dance music, spending his weekends traveling around the globe and his weekdays overseeing Kompakt's output as well as its distribution wing - the home to over 50 independent record labels. It is quite an amazing feat, then, that he manages to sneak into the studio on occasion to produce his own music and remix the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Foals and Rufus Wainwright, continuously building his chops and honing his craft.
Young Michael was exposed to DJing when he befriended a neighbourhood DJ, and managed to score turntables and a mixer a wee 14 years old. By 1993, after countless school dances and a first club residency, Michael Mayer was riping through Cologne’s DJ scene with partner in crime Tobias Thomas and discovered the record store Delirium, whose co-owner he became shortly after. Delirium evolved into Kompakt in 1998... and the rest is history, as they say. A history that includes the inception of „Total Confusion“, arguably Cologne’s most famed and longest running underground club night, worldwide DJ residencies at the most respected clubs, the release of „Immer“ (heralded as one of the most essential mix CD’s of all times by the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork or Resident Advisor) and the impressive album debut „Touch“ from 2004.
Now, after having shown many a time how different the drum is that he’s beating, Michael Mayer readies the long-awaited release of his sophomore album „Mantasy“, an indispensable update of his production sound and an essential release for Kompakt in 2012: „It’s my second solo album, but for me it’s really the first one“, says Michael, and indeed the masterful sequencing and high production values bear witness to an artist in full control of his medium. The album’s title refers to the escapist momentum of a cinematic journey into the unknown, to history’s great explorers, but also to his own personal path... a path that lead to Kompakt, whose main ambassador he has always been.
Considering that „Mantasy“ tells an epic story about travelling and exploring, the ensuing worldwide DJ tour is not just an industry commodity, but a narrative necessity: as a „DJ’s DJ“, Michael Mayer is known to spin records as well as tales, combining choice cuts for the greater groove and allowing the music to breathe. That’s why he opted for a very special „all night long“ approach to the tour, presenting a series of extended sets in his favorite clubs such as Barcelona’s Nitsa, London’s Fabric or Offenbach’s Robert Johnson, effectively curating both places and sounds that have played an important role in his life. An intimate and sweeping trip to the core of the Kompakt sound itself, „Mantasy“ - the album and the tour – picks up on the worldwide esteem the producer and DJ is held in, and it does so in the most versatile manner, perfectly showcasing the many, many sides of Michael Mayer.
This is going to be a truly special night for anyone who manages to purchase a ticket.
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