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PROMOMIX #008A - Tresor, Berlin 1998 - Mixed by Silent Servant (2010)

Where to begin, except to say that Berlin's Tresor may just have been one of the most influential clubs in the history of techno. Overstatement? Perhaps. But where else did Detroit meet Berlin so obviously head-on, shaping the hearts, minds and (most importantly) the ears of a generation?

It's where two hardened cultures met in a dank basement to dance as hard as possible to the hardest techno available. And then, when they couldn't find techno hard enough to satisfy those who went to the club, they simply created their own label to commission it.

What's remarkable about it all, though, is that it never quite spilled over into parody. Behind nearly everything was a dedication to the art of techno, rather than the simple desire to push things faster than ever before. Jeff Mills, Blake Baxter, Robert Hood, Regis, Surgeon. There's groove in them thar beats.

Silent Servant knows this well. His mix for Dimitri Hegemann and his bookers takes those legendary artists as a jumping off point, crafting a journey he hopes that would have landed him a gig in techno's most famous underground vault.

01/ ELECTROSONIC - Celestial Cantabile (KPM)
02/ QUADRANT 01.1 - II (Basic Channel)
03/ METRIC SYSTEM - Wasp (Trope)
04/ SCION - Emerge (Chain Reaction)
05/ APHROHEAD - In The Dark We Live (Dave Clarke 313 Mix) (Reload)
06/ PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - Booster (Peacefrog)
07/ OCTAVE ONE - Eniac (430 West)
08/ JEFF MILLS - Captivator (Purpose Maker)
09/ PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - Funk Electric (Peacefrog)
10/ REGIS - Escape From Yourself (Downwards)
11/ CYRUS - Enforcement (Mills Mix) (Basic Channel)
12/ IGNACIO - Organa (Music Man)
13/ BANDULU - Serial Operators (Foundation Sound Works)
14/ IO - Station to Staion (Cheap)
15/ MURAT - Pilgrimage B1 (Method 11:11)
16/ MISSING CHANNEL - Gold (Hardwax)
17/ LAURENT GARNIER - Rex Attitude (F Communications)
18/ RICHARD BENSON - Diamonds And Pearls (Force Inc.)
19/ MARIO J - Home E.P. - B2 (Method 11:11)
20/ REGIS - Speak To Me (Downwards)
21/ DJ FUNK - XTC- Run UK (Dance Mania)
22/ JACK-TRONIC - The Hustler (Planetary Assault Systems Remix) (Peacefrog)
23/ BAM BAM - Where's Your Child? (Desire)
24/ NORMAN - Green Room (Synewave)
25/ THE ADVENT- Standers (Internal)
26/ SILVER & KASH - Session 2 (Generations)
27/ GREEN VELVET - Flash (Paul Johnson Mix) (Relief)
28/ BAN BELL - Science Fiction (Tresor/Nova Mute)
29/ FUNK D'VOID - Jack Me Off (Soma)
30/ JAY DENHAM - Car Jacker (Black Nation)
31/ SURGEON - Action Balance (Ideal Trax)
32/ THEMIS - Your Round (Ideal Trax)
33/ REGIS - Allies (Downwards)
34/ FADE TO BLACK - Insistent Rhythm (Fragile)
35/ FIX - Flash (KMS)
36/ INFINITI - Flash Flood (Tresor)