[dropcap]We[/dropcap] already took a glimpse into the history of Berlin’s Techno institution Tresor, turning 25 years old this year—with a worthy four-day celebration filled with huge names, such as Surgeon, Regis, James Ruskin or Oscar Mulero. Techno heart, what else dost thou desire?
I answer that question myself—more names and an opportunity to plan your weekend according to the schedule. The full timetable is out now, and new, exciting names have been announced. Among them, you find Einstürzende Neubauten / Malaria! co-founder Gudrun Gut, playing a set on the opening night on thursday, July 21st, at Kraftwerk, Thomas Fehlmann, Ambient legend TV Victor or Detroit hero DJ Stingray and Helena Hauff, who will join Tresor resident Reka at Ohm (next door to Tresor). But look for yourself:
You see four days of electronic awesomeness, and I am already questioning how I will be able to see everything I could possibly want to see, and how to coordinate it.
The 2nd day, Friday 22nd, was curated by the amazing Downwards Records—Surgeon (performing live at Kraftwerk), Regis or James Ruskin defined the Birmingham Techno sound that heavily influenced Berlin Techno. With DJ Hell, Juan Atkins, Automat and O/V/R—Regis’ and James Ruskin’s project, the line-up is packed with highlights.
On the 3rd day, Tresor pays tribute to the other leg its sound is standing on. Birmingham left its traces for sure, but maybe more defining for the sound of Berlin was Detroit. Blake Baxter, Robert Hood or DBX earned an excellent reputation for bringing Techno to a new level.
With a nice “afterglow” at Globus, with Ellen Alien and Tanith, the festival finds its great closing point from 11pm on. Make sure not to miss out on this if you can. In case you’ve been there and don’t remember, we will be there and drop a few lines about it afterwards, to offer a helping hand while reconstructing vague memories.