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Marcel Dettmann photo gallery
Saturday 16th February we have a international double headliner line up in the Cave that will make every Techno lover lose their minds … MARCELL DETTMANN & BLAWAN
This is a massive show with both artists playing 3 hour sets
Last time Marcell Dettmann played for us he played in one of our most talked about Garden Parties alongside fellow German Ben Klock & then again at the after party in what was a very memorable night
This will be the first time Blawan has played for us & we are very excited to hear him on the Cave system
Ruff, rugged and raw. Mentioning Marcel Dettmann as 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.
Jamie Roberts aka Blawan, a hotly tipped producer from Sheffield who came out of nowhere last year with his debut release, Fram/Iddy, for game changers Hessle Audio. But for him it didn’t feel like that…one of the latest virtuosos to emerge from Britain. His hyper-percussive maxis for R & S received unanimous praise from the press and suddenly turned the alias for this Yorkshire acid head into the category of next big thing. He has already remixed for Radiohead and his song “Getting Me Down” was named Resident Advisor’s best single of 2011