• Sat
  • 29
  • 04
  • 2017
  • 23:59
Tresor.Klubnacht
Sat 29 April 2017 - 23:59

Alexander Kowalski is a true Tresor techno pioneer and legendary live artist who also founded his own Damage Music label in 2009, and who elegantly fuses elements from classic Detroit and historical Berlin techno. His affection for sophisticated bass lines, deep beats and challenging arrangements breathes new life into techno. He knows perfectly how to program his tracks to sound straight, deep, housy, dubby or funky – and this versatility is one of the reasons for his reputation with both ravers and underground-oriented techno nerds. A techno producer and live performer since 1997, Alexander Kowalski has racked up an impressive volume of work including four solo albums, countless singles and remixes, and tonight we are privileged to host the 20th anniversary of his legacy. It was in the early Tresor days that he got in touch with Pacou, resulting in his first releases on the Tresor label under the pseudonym DisX3. Indeed, Pacou was equally as instrumental in the new hierarchy of Berlin techno innovators, and his discography on the Tresor label, as well as his own Cache label, is undisputed in its scope of techno as an art form. Sender Berlin began in the latter part of the 90s in Tresor, a collective of producers and DJs who performed legendary live shows. This mysterious collective – modeled after the equally ambiguous Detroit-based Underground Resistance – released their debut album, Spektrum Weltweit, followed by an album featuring remixes from the album by other artists. Among the founding members was Alexander Lukat who became a Tresor resident DJ (Luke) and later chalked up international DJ gigs such as in Poland, Paris, Spain, Greece, USA, Japan to name a few. His musical spectrum encompasses a wide-reaching collection of electronic music styles that mainly include techno, techhouse and house; all of which Lukat places together in a perfect building up of musical tensions. Tonight Lukat joins Sender Berlin for a reunion set of the Sender Berlin DJ-TeamIn Globus: Via the Elastic Dreams label, A Sagittariun has issued a handful of 12” discs, each one armed with breadth and sustenance, exploring the outer reaches of deep and thoughtful electronic music, where possible accompanied by a message of hope. Using the dream process as a springboard for musical activity, A Sagittariun has indulged in astrological techno, spiritual house music, bass heavy dub rhythms and ambient paths, culminating in the debut album, ‘Dream Ritual’, released on the first day of the Sagittarius’ zodiac timeframe, 2013. Roman Lindau is a young artist on Mike Dehnert’s Berlin label Fachwerk and music has always coursed through his blood. Even if he weren’t the accomplished producer and respected DJ he is today, the German audiophile would still be spending all his money on the stuff; giving over all his time to the art form. Sven von Thülen also returns to Tresor, DJ and co-author of “Klang der Familie”, the definitive oral history of the German capital’s techno culture – his turntable talent is ever so evident, as you can see tonight. Excellent support is provided by Tresor resident Handmade.