Unbelievably so, it’s been 28 years since the founding of Tresor Club in Berlin, a ground-breaking moment in international techno history, and we are thankful to our fans and to our family of artists for our continued endeavors to enrich the house/techno scene! In March 1991, like-minded electronic music talents from Berlin and around the world jammed in an abandoned department store treasury, carving out a new form of musical art: techno. Inspired by the Detroit masters, many of them shuttled between the Motor City and Berlin, creating masterpieces that were set on vinyl on the ensuing Tresor Records. Keith Tucker aka Optic Nerve needs no further introduction, as being active since the early days of Detroit techno & electro. After his debut through Juan Atkins’ Metroplex, he has been putting his material out through labels as 430West, Direct Beat and his own Puzzlebox Records of course. The tracks as Optic Nerve always brought the more soul techno things he does. With the album Optical he finally put together some of his best material of the previous ten years. Keith Tucker, founder and formerly part of AUX-88, known as Dj K-1, Alien FM and KT-19941, is nowadays mostly active running his own Puzzlebox Records and doing live sets over the world. With an artist vita that takes pages to cover, we can only say that you definitely need to join us in welcoming Optic Nerve, a true legend of Detroit techno to celebrate our 28th birthday. Argentinian Jonas Kopp has gained and produced a first-rate reputatio: 2006 marked his official debut release, a rousing EP on Pfirter’s MindTrip Music, and from that point, he has become one of the most versatile and recognised multifaceted performers in the underground scene. His discography is spread out not only over top international labels, but also his connection to Tresor Club, where Jonas Kopp has regularly played over the last few years, and also released two full-length albums on Tresor Records: “Beyond The Hypnosis” (Tresor.273) in 2014, and his follow-up “Photon Belt” (Tresor.293) in 2017. Performing tonight under his Untidy moniker that focuses more on his house music side, we couldn’t be more excited about his set. With a thirst for adventurous selections oscillating between dystopian aesthetics and moments of sheer beauty, Tresor Club resident REKA has cultivated her very own personal approach to heady machine music. Featuring everything from contemporary techno to the genre’s prototypical past of electro, her sets are highly sensitive affairs; maneuvering seamlessly through dance music’s many permutations with the same manual control and balance that goes into riding her motorcycle through the streets of Berlin. REKA enjoys her role as a curator whether organizing her own successful W.A.V.E.S. nights or hosting Tresor’s New Faces where she scouts new talents. On the Tresor Floor: long time Tresor guest and friend Oscar Mulero‘s DJ career has been as prolific and long lasting as the evolution of dance music. As a key figure in its development, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music, from the end of the 80’s right up to the present day. It is impossible to understand his genius without taking into account the tireless work Oscar Mulero has carried out behind the decks for over two decades. He runs his very own Warm Up imprint since 2000 and the PoleGroup Records label since 2004. From 2013 he started working in live A/V performances under several project names like Light and Dark or Biolive. 2018 will start with the next album in the pipeline, this time totally experimental, no dance numbers no upbeats, title will be ‘Perfect Peace’, that sums it all. Luckily for us, celebrating his PoleGroup project has become a reoccuring event in Tresor, and tonight we welcome his extended DJ set to celebrate our birthday. Highly influenced by Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, Surgeon or the labels Synewave, Lost or Tresor, the Paris artist Zadig began by working at Matos DJ Store, the famous Bastille music store in the French capital which released his first album Dark Nebula in 2010. Zadig then started Construct Re-Form, a label on a human scale which was initially created to release his own productions – significant success had given him a solid basis to develop his own label. Construct Re-Form almost immediately welcomes 3 talented DJs known as Antigone, Voiski and Birth of Frequency. Zadig then becomes an astute label manager who provides technical advice and, perhaps most importantly, human support to his three protégés. Always the innovator and a maverick behind the decks, it’s a terrific experience. Alex Tsiridis and Hüseyin Evirgen – the two artists behind Cassegrain – formed the project after a chance meeting at the Redbull Music Academy in Barcelona. In the years following, they collaborated remotely via email, sending stems back and forth before making a move to Berlin where they currently share a studio. In May 2016, Cassegrain folded a former secret alias and launched it as a label under the same name, Arcing Seas. Evirgen’s first record as Magna Pia was released via Counterchange, while Tsiridis released as Rhyw on Rotterdam’s Tar Hallow and Shifted’s Avian with more music forthcoming this year.