The Bunker feat Marcel Dettmann And John Roberts photo gallery
You can't really talk about what happened in techno in 2008 without mentioning Marcel Dettmann, which is why we've asked him to play at the first Bunker party of 2009. In the current, somewhat confused techno landscape, many have returned to the classic sounds of deep house, but Dettmann has taken a very different route. His sound is deep, raw, uncompromising techno, with heavy nods to both the classic originators of the genre (Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Basic Channel) and newer producers on the cutting edge of today's sound (T++, Sleeparchive, Shed, Luke Hess). This sound is very well presented by Dettmann on his "Berghain 02" mix CD, which was named Compilation of the Year by Resident Advisor.
Dettmann's real claim to fame is his residency at what many consider to be not only the best club in Berlin, but also the very best club in the world, Berghain. Dettmann's regular appearances in the debaucherous downstairs Berghain space (known for it's thundering sound system, dark corners and no-camera policy) have cemented his reputation as one of the best techno DJ's in the world. In the past few years, Marcel has also really come into his own as a producer, with amazing tracks on Berghain's Ostgut Ton, as well has his own label, MDR. Unlike many who quickly rise to fame in the techno world, Dettmann has chosen to release a slow trickle of original material and remixes, wisely choosing quality over quantity. Dettmann represents everything we love about techno right now, and we're incredibly excited for him to play an extended set to help us celebrate 6 years of Bunker parties.
One of the hottest house records to come out in 2008 was the "Hesitate" EP by John Roberts on Dial, a legendary German label. Roberts was actually the first American to release on Dial, and the fact that his debut EP (and soon to be released follow up EP) came out on such a well respected label speaks volumes about his considerable talent as a producer. John Roberts' music is slow and sexy narcotic house, with a unique focus on microscopic details. John is a very modest guy, who would never dream of promoting his own music to say, a very good friend of a very good friend of his who runs The Bunker. We knew him for a long time before we even realized he was a producer. That makes John's NYC homecoming appearance at the Bunker 6 Year Anniversary that much cooler if you ask us.
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