Sunday, March 23, 2008

new mix: Robert-Johnson podcast

"Won't you walk me through the tiergarten?"
The other day while perusing the Resident Advisor message boards, I came across this fascinating tidbit about world famous Frankfurt nightclub Robert-Johnson.
Top Frankfurt club Robert-Johnson only has a 250-person capacity, and with DJs such as Hawtin, Villalobos and co. regularly through the doors, to combat the squeeze they've had to give up on announcing lineups. Instead RJ are posting a mystery mix on their site for each club night, all of which are downloadable if you subscribe to their RSS feed. No names, no labels, no bad music, and a total nightmare for trainspotters.
As one who always enjoys a little mystery, I snatched a mix at random, and boy am I glad I right clicked and saved "12. 04. 2008." The mystery mix kicks off with the insanely beautiful Supermayer (aka Michael Mayer and Superpitcher) remix of Rufus Wainwright's "Tiergarten." This epic 13 minute dance floor jam is complete with the minimalist big beats you'd expect from the Kompakt heavy hitters, but what truly makes this an incredible track is that the German superstar tag team leaves the Rufus's ethereal intro intact. The whistful strumming of the harp and the swirling synthetic marimba give "Tiergarten" a dreamy wondrousness not usually associated with German micro-house. Recommended for long walks through foggy forests and late night drives through the back streets of sleeping cities.

Click HERE to subscribe to Robert-Johnson's podcasts in iTunes.

Rufus Wainwright- Tiergarten (SuperMayer remix)

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