Thursday, August 6, 2009
mnml ssgs mx35: mike dehnert live @ berghain 1.8.09
sometimes you'd be mistaken for thinking the only people from berlin currently putting out quality techno are dettmann, klock, shed and the rest of the ostgut gang. this is most certainly not the case, as mike dehnert clearly demonstrates in this week's ssg mix. dehnert has been very surely and steadily been building a name for himself over the last few years through a string of impressive records on his own fachwerk label. his productions are succinctly and accurately described by hardwax as 'raw techno', and are perfectly geared for injecting some real energy into the dancefloor. the recording mike has given us is a great showcase of his take on techno, treating us to 40 minutes from his liveact at the fachwerk label night held at berghain last week. it doesn't get much fresher than that... the set is a tightly programmed set of powerful techno that i am sure would have had berghain heaving.
mnml ssgs mx35: mike dehnert live @ berghain 1.8.09 (direct dl)
mike is a busy man, with plenty of releases and gigs scheduled in the coming months. the next fachwerk 12" (FW010) coming out at the end of the month will be from dehnert, followed by EPs from roman lindau (FW011) and sascha rydell (FW012) later in the year. dehnert also has a new record out on clone bassment (001), "umlaut 2", with a levon vincent remix, and there is another release in this series (003) coming up. to see where/when he is playing, check mike's myspace - he has upcoming gigs in berlin, helsinki and the UK, so plenty of opportunities to see the man in action.
thanks to mike for sharing this recording from what must have been a very memorable night. next week's mix will be a special mix from falko brocksieper consisting of classics (remembered and forgotten) and other rarities. something to look forward to, for now enjoy this slice of dehnert doing his thing at berghain.