Marcel Dettmann, the ruff, rugged, and raw don of the Berghain and an undisputed king of techno, will be flying in to make his long overdue Cork debut for Bastardo Electrico at The Savoy on Friday 20th June. As one of the residents of Berlin’s infamous clubbing institution, Berghain, his epic Sunday sets there have become a thing of legend while Dettmann continues to tour the world headlining, and relentlessly destroying, festival arenas and clubs all over the globe either on his own or as part of his tag-team DJ partnership with fellow Berghain resident Ben Klock. Support on the night will be from Bastardo Electrico boss Jamie Behan, while in the Foyer we invite Macronite resident Teddy and Rise-Up's Jonezy who will be supplying the bass pressure. Tickets on sale now via Resident Advisor.
Bastardo Electrico present
Marcel Dettman (Ostgut Ton, Berghain, MDR-Berlin)
Jamie Behan (Bastardo Electrico, Red Social Club)
In the Foyer: Teddy (Macronite Ireland)+ Jonezy (Rise-Up!)
Friday 20th June, The Savoy Cork
Doors Open 10pm
Early Bird TIckets 10€ via Resident Advisor
2nd Release Tickets 12€/ Full Price Tickets 15€
Marcel Dettman (Ostgut Ton, Berghain-Berlin)
Ruff, rugged and raw. Mentioning Marcel Dettmann as well as his feeling for and vision of electronic music,
his way of dealing with it, is impossible without these attributes. Whether you take his DJ sets (Marcel has
been made a resident DJ at the old Ostgut and also at Berghain from the very start), Dettmann’s productions
for the self-conducted MDR label, his remixes for the likes of Fever Ray, Junior Boys, Modeselektor as well
as Scuba, or if nothing else his debut long player for Ostgut Ton into account, all the various contrasts and
distinctions that come with it are manifested in these qualities.Techno as Marcel Dettmann defines it, is neither a movement without history nor wistful nostalgia. In the
hands of the Berliner, the well-known game of hi-hats, bass lines and kick drums draws its tension and momentum from a historically grown tradition and the conscious decision to break the rules.
Reformation and solid construction outplays the use of any gimmicks. Dettmann pours Detroit’s oil into
European engines, puts British bass music under the control of Chicago’s very own Jack, cuts classics with
abstract nuances and connects yesterday with tomorrow and today. In the unrelenting manner of a great DJ,
he generates moods and connections that are age- and classless, but never irrelevant or tasteless.
Marcel Dettmann links up the art of improvisation with careful preparation and finally gives techno some of
its often painfully missed serious physical constitution back.