Boomkat Product Review:
Following from Marcel Dettmann's hugely accliamed Berghain 02 mix, another of the club's stamina masters, Len Faki, is handed the reigns for a canter through a typical selection of cuts he'd play during one of his marathon 8 hour + sets. Faki is a one man techno powerhouse based in Berlin where he runs his wicked Podium and Figure labels, home to purist club tracks from the likes of 2000 and One, Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search, PAS and Redshape. Opening with a grand statement in the form of John Beltran's upper crust 'Vienna' cut, Faki stealthily moves through a bag of toned techno minimalism and hypnotic tech-house effervesence with a few surprising but deadly effective screwballs kneaded in for good measure. Highlights include Roman Lindau's dub techno killer 'Raumgestaltung', Len's own exclusive contribution, the relentlessly powerful 'BX 3' that's just got me absoltuely itching to crack out a jack in front of those F1's, and definitely Radioslave's 'Neverending' an atypical Matt Edwards cut primed to perfection. I hope we arn't spoiling the surprise here but the aforementioned curveballs come int he form of the unlikely Basement Jaxx winner 'Fly Life (Xtra Mix)' and one of our alltime Burial percies on his rmx of Bloc Party's 'Where Is Home?'. We're not going to comapre it to the Dettmann mix because they're both very different DJ's, but we can say that this is an damn straight killer in its own right and all self respecting Berghain/Ostgut fans should be nabbing their copy without delay. Excellent.