VA – Dreamy Harbor [TRESOR291]

When Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann stumbled into a former bank vault in East Berlin on March 13th 1991, he had little idea that the space he had unlocked would fast become one of Berlin’s most influential and enduring techno clubs. As Tresor celebrates its 25th anniversary with this work of artists from the US, Germany, China, France, Austria, Italy and the UK, it is worth dwelling on how the cultural conditions that birthed Detroit techno – economic neglect and broken industry – were mirrored by the disused bunkers and impromptu parties of post-unification East Berlin, where techno found new, vigorous expression. This record marks the spirit of those 25 years of creativity, a paean to the psychedelic music of Dimitri’s youth. From the signature magnetic soundscapes of Vainqueur to the dark textures of upcoming Beijing producer Shao; from Jon Hassell’s slow epicurean volutes, to the ritual auras of Marcelus and Claudia Anderson’s contributions; from the dub-infused pioneering programming of Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald, to Mønic’s enthralling cadences, it represents some of the old and new names that continually epitomise Tresor’s perennial spirit of ingenuity.

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VA – Dreamy Harbor [TRESOR291]

Marcelus – Vibrations [TRESOR287]

Following an already fluent relationship with music and a string of single releases on Tresor Records, Marcelus – given name Cedric Bros – thought it would be the opportune moment to dive into his most intimate inspirations and produce Vibrations, his debut album. This full length project naturally comes at a pivotal moment for Marcelus, his experiences and knowledge coming together to create a homogenous body of work reflective of his expertise as a musician so far. Vibrations is purposefully techno oriented. It is a personal journey through his proficiency in the genre, travelling from techno to house inspired dub techno to futuristic and experimental by the end of the three vinyls.To calculate the dark, nonetheless melancholic energy of the record, mathematical datas of Pi and Phi were deliberately measured into some parts of the composition of each track. The result is an ever-evolving web of rhythms that redefines pre-established structures

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Marcelus – Vibrations [TRESOR287]

Blue Hour – Blue Hour Remixed 1 [BLUEHOURMX001]

Blue Hour’s self-titled outlet launches a new remix series. Answer Code Request applies the driving hybrid techno-bass approach that has made him one of Berghain’s brightest stars to Blue Hour 002 title cut Axis Motive; Paris-based Tresor resident Marcelus offers an ethereal take that focuses on Blue Hour 003’s Reference 97’s more hypnotic elements; and Ostgut Ton’s Steffi is perfectly matched to the third EP’s Moments, employing her signature sound that similarly offers a timeless anthemic quality to the original…

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Blue Hour – Blue Hour Remixed 1 [BLUEHOURMX001]

Marcelus – Emerald EP [TRESOR261]

After last year’s dystopic debut, ”Super Strength EP”, rising Parisian Cédric Bros AKA Marcelus returns to Tresor with something a little more deep and shiny in ”Emerald”. Once again Marcelus conjures up the spirits of Detroit and Berlin techno, moulding them here into dreamy modern house incantations, an inspired blurring of the lines the well-versed Frenchman has been rehearsing over the last decade.

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Marcelus – Emerald EP [TRESOR261]

Markus Suckut / Marcelus – 10 inch01 [REPITCH1001]

Repitch presents the new 10inch series. For the first time Repitch is releasing original tracks from new artists so it won’t be stuff from D.Carbone, Ascion and Shapednoise. The artists featured on this new 10inch series are Marcelus and Markus Suckut. On the A side, Markus Suckut delivers an epic techno track in a full oldschool spirit. The stomping broken beat is marked by a dark melody and a groan which take us back to 1995’s R&S golden age. Marcelus, on the B side, mantains the oldschool spirit of the release with a raw and mechanical floorburner that sounds like a powerful studio-session between an Industrial band and a modern Techno producer.

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Markus Suckut / Marcelus – 10 inch01 [REPITCH1001]

Marcelus – Super Strength EP [TRESOR251]

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Marcelus serves further notice of that prefix with an EP on heavyweights Tresor and this four track Super Strength EP finds him in superb form. Leading with the title track, the 25-year-old Parisian launches with menacing intent, huge waves of post apocalyptic pressure swirling around the stereo expanses atop a thick set techno chug. Alongside it “Falcon” ascends with a slanted progress – all detuned chimes and shifting percussive touches jostling urgently for attention in mind-bending fashion. This sense of organised chaos seeps all the way to the runout groove on the flip with “Rachel’s Groove” fizzing manically throughout its entire duration while “Suspension” imbues proceedings with the faintest sense of melancholy amidst the cacophony of rattling rhythms.

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Marcelus – Super Strength EP [TRESOR251]

VA – Inertia #2 [INERTIA002]

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Part two of the four-part Inertia sampler again serves up four heavy-hitting techno bangers from different artists of the new-school techno generation. First up is Frenchman Marcelus who offers a heavy house and techno fusion, before London’s Sigha goes deep and ominous. Redshape and Area Forty_One close out the package with frozen, static coated sounds and textured techno respectively.

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VA – Inertia #2 [INERTIA002]

Mondo – Work Me Baby [DRH035]

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Deeply Rooted House presents a nice piece of wax with 2 great tracks produced around 1994-1997  (recently discovered on DAT tapes), and 2 solid 2011 remixes. Rootstrax comes with an excellent mix that is an emotional deep take that really captures the emotion of the original and brings it to a much more mature and deep territory. The Marcelus mix gives us a much more radical, uncompromising Techno interepretation.

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Mondo – Work Me Baby [DRH035]