Monday, May 23, 2011

Seduced again


After falling hard for Marcel Dettmann a couple of years ago, lately I have slowly lost interest. His album last year was solid, but it didn't greatly appeal to me, and when I saw him play last year he was good, but certainly not on the level I had expected. I never doubted his talent, but I did wonder if he was suffering a bit from a punishing touring schedule and a few too many commitments. Staying on top of your game while travelling week in, week out, is a tough ask for anyone. So when I saw the tracklist for this new mix of his, I was immediately interested, as this looked much more like what attracted me to Dettmann in the first place. And having listened to it, I have to say, this really is an inspired effort: beautifully programmed and much more personal than anything else I have heard from him. This is a mix that I expect to stay on my mp3 player for a long time. Definitely worth checking:

oki-ni presents "Seduction" by Marcel Dettmann

01 - Chris & Cosey - Metroeme
02 - Bruce Gilbert - Epitaph for Henran Brenlar
03 - Twilight Ritual - Tears On The Wall
04 - Kas Product - Tina Town
05 - Cluster - Fotschi Tong
06 - Severed Heads - Legion
07 - The Klinik - Suffer In Silence
08 - Raime - Retread
09 - The Cure - A Strange Day
10 - Klaus Doldinger - Eingeschlossen
11 - Front 242 - Don’t Crash
12 - Demdike Stare - Rain & Shame
13 - Ultravox - Rage In Eden
14 - Burning Star Core - Hopelessly Devoted
15 - Section 25 - The Process
16 - Pink Industry - Is This The End?

More info over at oki-ni. And if you missed the Andrew Weatherall mix in their series, that one is also highly recommended.


  1. Yeah, no doubt this set from Marcel is fantastic ! unbeliveable travel into dark and ancient pop ! I fall in love too and of course keep it for long time.
    Thanks a lot for track list Chris, U rock !

  2. a great mix indeed.. i stumbled across it a couple of weeks ago.

    interesting point you raise about dettmann seeming a little burned out as of late. living in berlin, i do see him play quite regularly and have noticed that myself. he appears to be less focused and, more importantly, he looks like he doesn't enjoy dj'ing as much as he used to. i was always very impressed by the pure energy marcel managed to convey during his sets and it's a little sad to see it disappear ever so slowly.

    he's still a great dj obviously, but this recent development emphasises all too well what i've been worried about regarding ostgut's (over-)exposure in general.


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