Few artists of the modern era represent Berlin techno better than MDR boss Marcel Dettmann. With his long striking hair and model looks, he could easily be mistaken for the frontman in a heavy metal band. Dettmann exudes charisma. There’s a reason why he is often touted as one of the most influential proponents of contemporary techno. Let’s take a look at five of his big hitters.




Roland – Time To Jack (Marcel Dettmann Remix #01)

It’s approaching 4am, sweat is drippin’ from your brow and you’re struggling to pull yourself away from the dancefloor. You’re just about head to the smoking terrace for a breather, and the DJ hits 130bpm territory with this! Ooft! Made for peak-time fist-pumping.

Marcel Dettmann – Apron (PAS Tubed Mix)

We could have included the original. But Planetary Assault System’s re-rub manages to add a little je ne sais quoi! One of the many gems included in Dettmann’s much lauded fabric77 mix. Frantic AF!

Marcel Dettmann & Levon Vincent – Can’t You See

For a man who seldom releases mixes, Dettmann’s contribution to the famed DJ-Kicks series was a salivating prospect to fans. Unlike other contributors, who regularly opt to showcase softer-leanings, Dettmann’s entry is pretty true to his no-holds-barred style. This was his original offering for the compilation and as you can see, it’s brimming with relentless energy.

Radio Slave – Vision (Marcel Dettmann Remix)

A track which conjures up so many emotions and whisk you away in a certain place and time. For us, it has to be Amnesia on a Tuesday morning as the first beams of daylight are seeping onto the terrace. Perhaps more subtle than his usual offerings, proving he is more than capable of mixing things up.

Marcel Dettmann x Ben Klock – Phantom Studies

When Dettmann and Klock get together – whether it be going B2B behind the decks, or in the studio as in this case – magic is pretty much guaranteed. We go back to the start of the year for this title track from their bumper EP on Ostgut Ton – the label wing of Berghain, where they both famously hold residencies.

Marcel Dettmann is part of the huge The Hydra Presents Blueprint line-up at Printworks London Issue 002 on Saturday 18th November.

Also on the bill is Clark performing Death Peak Live, James Ruskin, British Murder Boys, Mumdance and Broken English Club.

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