Marcel Dettmann

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Marcel Dettmann

Season 4 · Episode 2

There are very few DJs in the techno scene today who are as influential as Marcel Dettmann. Before becoming Berghain’s first resident DJ soon after the opening of the landmark Berlin techno club in 2004, he was already shaping the minimal sound of Ostgut, Berghain’s legendary predecessor. Born and raised in the former GDR, Marcel Dettmann developed a unique signature sound that could be described as contemporary electro-techno with a strong EBM touch. But Marcel Dettmann is also a go-between in the world of music and art. For STRRR TV host and photographer Friederike von Rauch for instance, he composed a series of tracks that serve as soundscapes to her monastery photographs. In his STRRR episode, Marcel Dettmann revisits formative moments of his childhood in the former GDR when he presents, among other clips, an interview with the East German photographer Harald Hauswald, a documentary film about industrial music and the musical fairy tale „Peter and the Wolf“.

Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes

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