[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Erman Sari plays Marcel Dettmann


Erman Sari


About the concept:
Here is the twenty-third instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.

The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.

So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.

Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Erman Sari’s mix of tracks produced or remixed by Marcel Dettmann.


About Erman Sari:
Erman Sari, 23, is one of the “proper” techno figure of Istanbul and also partner of DREPT techno community, which had been founded in 2016.Despite being young, he shared the same stage with some major names such as Len Faki, Paula Temple, Marco Bailey,Gregor Tresher etc. In addition, he works as a structural design engineer for a day job.


About Marcel Dettmann:
DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann is recognised as one of the most influential proponents of contemporary Techno. Widely associated with iconic places – Berlin, Berghain and Hard Wax – Dettmann stays true to his roots by consistently innovating his interpretation of electronic music, integrating art with the scene.

Raised in the former GDR in a small town near Berlin, Dettmann had already begun to develop his passion for electronic music in his youth days. Bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure and Front 242, as well as Post-Punk and Industrial, count as his earliest influences, long before he discovered his affinity for Techno. Since his hometown lacked a record store specialising in electronic music, Dettmann started selling vinyl from his own home between 1995 and 1998. He purchased records from various distributers, Hard Wax amongst others, both to resell to his friends and to cement the foundation for his own considerable collection.

Like many of his friends, the mid-90s saw Dettmann frequenting Berlin’s nightlife. This included club institutions E-Werk and Tresor where the resident DJs of that time aroused his passion for the Chicago and Detroit influenced sound. In 1999, after many (including self-organised) parties, his turning point came; Dettmann began to work as a resident DJ at Ostgut, Berghain’s predecessor. Shortly thereafter upon receiving a job offer from Hard Wax, he finally moved to Berlin. His apprenticeship as a vinyl buyer and seller as well as DJ, granted him an extensive depth of musical knowledge and intuition.

Dettmann quests tirelessly for new ways and inspiration to further develop his own concept of electronic music. His label MDR (Marcel Dettmann Records) serves as a platform upon which to shape his musical vision, and through its releases launch new talent onto the Techno scene. As a curator and producer, Dettmann fosters the call to create in a way which is equally timeless and innovative. His own releases comprise two albums on Ostgut Ton, numerous singles and remixes for artists of various genres – Junior Boys, Fever Ray, Moderat, Commix, Clark and Laibach to name a few. Furthermore, he has produced compilation albums for London’s fabric club, Berlin’s Berghain, the Belgian techno label Music Man and each one issue of the DJ Kicks compilation series on !K7 Records as well as the Selectors series of Dekmantel.

Outside of the club context, Marcel Dettmann has established himself as a multi-faceted artist. He designed the sound concept for New Works, an exhibition of photographer Frederike von Rauch, contributed to the contemporary dance project MASSE – together with Frank Wiedemann and choreographer Nadja Saidakowa in cooperation with Berghain and the Berlin State Ballet. His single “Seduction feat. Emika” provided the soundtrack to director and screenwriter Parker Ellerman’s short film of the same name.

As a passionate DJ and one of the faces of Berghain, Dettmann seeks to inspire his listeners with sounds both reduced and rough, balanced by emotional and surprising moments throughout his sets. Between pure Techno, banging Chicago, tracks old and new of the past twenty-five years, Marcel Dettmann communicates his message with an apparent effortlessness.

Text taken from Ostgut Booking website


Listen & Download:
“Erman Sari plays Marcel Dettmann” (download coming soon)


Erman Sari About His Choice:
I listened him many times in Europe, and he has a big influence on me. It´s sure that he knows how to catch the vibes without complex equipments. On the other hand, as far as I know, he grew up in East Berlin and I consider that is why he looks so cool and modest behind the decks. He deserves a lot of respects.


01. Commix – Satelite Type 2 (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
02. O/V/R – Post-Traumatic Son (Marcel Dettmann Construction 1)
03. Function – Variance 3 (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
04. Marcel Dettmann – Screen
05. Marcel Dettmann – Irritant
06. Cybersonik – Technarchy (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
07. Damon Wild – Avion Return (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
08. Marcel Dettmann – Iso
09. Marcel Dettmann – Allies
10. Marcel Dettmann – Forla 2
11. Marcel Dettmann feat. Emika – Seduction (Deuce Remix)
12. Roberto Clementi – Bonton (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
13. Marcel Dettmann- Push
14. O/V/R – Post-Traumatic Son (Marcel Dettmann MDR Version)
15. Marcel Dettmann- Translation One
16. Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann’s Pitch & Stretch Remix)
17. Marcel Dettmann – Escape
18. Marcel Dettmann – Taris (Outro)


“Phantom Studies EP” by Dettmann / Klock on Ostgut Ton
“MDR 019” by Marcel Dettmann on MDR
album “Dettmann II” by Marcel Dettmann on Ostgut Ton
album “Dettmann” by Marcel Dettmann on Ostgut Ton


Ostgut Booking for Marcel Dettmann


Erman Sari
Marcel Dettmann


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