Marcel Dettmann is one of the supporting pillars of the Berghain sound: Powerful, sexy and knowing in the right sense. One could also say he knows his edutainment. Since 1999 Marcel is and has been a steady fixture at both the old OstGut and the new Berghain. The classic sounds of Chicago and Detroit have had a huge influence on him, but Marcel also says that "the music and the sets have to work, should have a soul and be ignorant of boundaries. I re-invent my dj philosophy for every new set, location and night. Generally, it is very important to me to play as varied as possible sets fusing classic tracks with the contemporary ones."
Besides his dj activities, Marcel also works at Berlin's highly influential record store Hard Wax. The store's excellent musical portfolio provides Dettmann with a constant inspiration for his upcoming projects. "Dawning/Dead Man Watches The Clock" on our label OstGut Ton is his first ever released record, a collaboration with another Berghain resident, Ben Klock. It has gotten an excellent feedback and managed to chart Groove Magazine's Top50 at number 2.
"Music always works in a certain context at a certain time, or it doesn't. There still are a lot of interesting, very varied artists and labels releasing loads of good stuff, be it classic or experimental."