Life is always better with a soundtrack, and time spent hard at work in the office is no different. Therefore, coming your way every Tuesday will be album of the week; a release we can't contain our excitement for or a record we have been reluctant to take off repeat since its first play. We’ll be putting the time in to explore the world of new releases on a quest to bring you the best. While we’re at it, just because we’re feeling generous we’ll be digging deep into our collections and giving classic albums the airplay they deserve.
(Marcel Dettmann's DJ Kicks is available to stream below)
The latest in the esteemed DJ Kicks compilation series sees one of the critical pillars of German techno, Marcel Dettmann, divulge the darkest corners of his record collection.
A colossal presence in terms of both reputation and the music spawned by his signature craft, Marcel Dettmann epitomises the heavyweight status in the world of techno. Ever the visionary in musical redevelopment, the serial remixer has breathed fiery life into tracks through the years, while reimagining the cavernous depths of the Berlin techno scene at party spots across the world.
Drawing together remixes, original productions and collaborations, the DJ Kicks mix exemplifies Dettmann’s ability to caress brutal sounds with a level of attentive melody. Tracks from Orlando Voorn, Dan Curtain and collaborations with Levon Vincent add serious punch to the mix which offers a telling narrative from the first track to the last. You can stream Marcel Dettmann’s DJ Kicks below.
If the mix was to your liking, you can catch the German titan at Bristol’s In:Motion Halloween party on Sat 29th October and at The Warehouse Project’s New Year’s Day event at Store Street, Manchester.