So begins the story of one the world’s best known clubs. So many seminal artists are tied to the beginnings of Tresor: Sven Väth, Tanith, Maruscha, Paul van Dyk, Ellen Allien and Pacou are just a few of them. But it is especially the musical link to Detroit’s musical groundbreakers such as Mike Banks, Jeff Mills (the founders of Underground Resistance), Juan Atkins, Kenny Larkin and Blake Baxter which grounded the famous and enduring Tresor sound.
Rumours about a possible closure of the club repeatedly surfaced from the end of the 90s on. In 2005 the time had indeed come. The last party of Tresor in Leipziger Straße was held on April 16th after a fortnight-long party marathon during which all the old artists came one last time to bow in reverence.
After two years of searching for the perfect new home, Tresor’s original founder Dimitri Hegemann found an abandoned heating plant on Köpenicker Straße in the heart of Berlin Mitte that fit the Tresor aesthetic absolutely. Concrete passages maze into basement vaults and industrial halls. Within this labyrinth there are three separate but connected floors: Globus for house music, +4 for experimental electronic music and, of course, the vault which carries the Tresor sound uncompromisingly.