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Music Montag: Best of Berlin 2012

by James Glazebrook

Music Montag Best of Berlin 2012

What have Roxy MusicDepeche Mode and Thom Yorke all got in common? They’re all in our epic “Best of Berlin 2012″ playlist, a collection of (most of) the tracks I’ve posted on every Music Montag for a year. But what have they got to do with Berlin? Well, you’re going to have to read the original posts to find out, which you can get to via the epic list of tags at the bottom of this post.

Or you could just listen to the playlist, which features more obviously Berlin acts like Alec Empire, Bodi BillPan-Pot and Modeselektor, plus local expat stars Emika, IAMX and Phia. You’ll notice that some of the more underground artists I covered haven’t yet made it to Spotify (sorry!), but otherwise this is a pretty well-rounded, surprisingly danceable mix, interrupted by the odd short, sharp metallic shock ;) One for Silvester, maybe? Enjoy…

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Music Montag: Pan-Pot

by James Glazebrook

Pan-Pot

The new compilation from Berlin-based DJ/production team Pan-Pot comes complete with an hour-long documentary… HEY, WAKE UP! The film skips over the usual pitfalls of melodrama (Berlin Calling), hysteria (It’s All Gone Pete Tong) and tediousness (everything else about dance music, ever), mainly because its protagonists are so likeable.

The duo, who take their name from a piece of studio tech, infect the viewer with their endless enthusiasm for their work and the places it takes them. The fact that one of them overcame a crippling fear of flying to appear at global bookings, that they still get nerves (especially just before a gig supporting permatanned technosaur Sven Väth in Ibiza), and that they never fail to be delighted by things like the giant fireworks display that accompanied their (indoor!) NYE date, makes Pan-Pot an endearing and enthralling subject. The compilation’s not bad either!

mobilee back to back – Pan-Pot “The Documentary” Trailer from mobilee records on Vimeo.


Mobilee Back to Back Vol. Six, Presented by Pan-Pot (including “The Documentary”)
, is out on Monday 26th March on Mobilee Records.

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