The Bunker presents Marcel Dettmann and Steffi at Public Assembly
The Bunker presents Marcel Dettmann and Steffi at Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street 21+, 10p-6a
On May 21, we launched the new Berghain and Panorama Bar residency at The Bunker with an amazing event that featured Prosumer and Tobias. The Bunker will now be producing quarterly parties where we will be hosting Berghain and Panorama Bar residents exclusively in New York, alongside our own resident DJs. For anyone who's been living under a rock for the past five years, Berlin's Berghain and Panorama Bar have established themselves as two of the world's greatest clubs (under one roof, no less). Known for having some of the best resident DJs in the world, an impeccable curation of guests, top-notch sound systems, and weekend-long debaucherous parties, they get everything right and throw what are arguably some the best parties in the world. For the second edition of this residency we couldn't be more pleased to present our old friend Marcel Dettmann alongside rising star Steffi.
You can't really talk about what happened in techno in the past few years without mentioning Marcel Dettmann. In the current, somewhat confused techno landscape, many have returned to the classic sounds of deep house, but Dettmann has taken a very different route. His sound is deep, raw, uncompromising techno, with heavy nods to both the classic originators of the genre (Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Basic Channel) and newer producers on the cutting edge of today's sound (T++, Sandwell District, Shed, Luke Hess). This sound is very well presented by Dettmann on his "Berghain 02" mix CD, which was named Compilation of the Year by Resident Advisor in 2008. Dettmann's real claim to fame is his residency at what many consider to be not only the best club in Berlin, but also the very best club in the world, Berghain. Dettmann's regular appearances in the debaucherous downstairs Berghain space (known for it's thundering sound system, dark corners and no-camera policy) have cemented his reputation as one of the best techno DJ's in the world. In the past few years, Marcel has also really come into his own as a producer, with amazing tracks on Berghain's Ostgut Ton (including his debut album this year), as well has his own label, MDR. Unlike many who quickly rise to fame in the techno world, Dettmann has chosen to release a slow trickle of original material and remixes, wisely choosing quality over quantity. Dettmann's previous two sets at the Bunker rocked the club to it's foundation, and he has since named The Bunker one of his top 5 party spots in the world. This time, Dettmann has a work permit and will finally be coming to The Bunker with a bag of his own vinyl for the very first time, to present what is sure to be a special set.
Panorama Bar resident Steffi has remained a bit behind the scenes until very recently. Her career started in Amsterdam, where she was a successful DJ and promoter for many years, producing interesting events on the fringes to counter-balance the heavily commercialized dance music scene there. She's run the Dutch electro/techno label Klakson alongside Dexter for 10 years now, releasing a slow stream of high quality singles. In 2007, she moved to Berlin and started her quarterly residency at Panorama Bar that quickly became monthly. Although Steffi has been known mostly for her DJing, her productions began to see the light of day, with a track made specifically for Tama Sumo's mix CD last year, and a 12" of her own on Ostgut Ton in 2010. She's also recently launched the Dolly label, to put out super limited hand stamped 12"s produced by her close friends. Check out one of her podcasts below to see why we are so excited to present her North American debut.