Boomkat Product Review:
On their 15th anniversary/milestone, Luke Slater slices thru the Ostgut-Ton catalogue for a splice and dice session in similar model to Hawtin’s DE:9 closer to the edit mixes.
Parsing reams of prime material, Slater deftly distills eight heavyweight and variegated aces rolling between dry techno pounders, frozen halfstep, percolated zingers and pendulous 2-step techno aces, generating some of his deadliest gear in recent memory on the likes of numbers ‘2’, ‘3’, and ‘6’.
"Berghain Fünfzehn sees Luke Slater creating new compositions from the Ostgut Ton back catalogue, chopping, looping tweaking and deploying sounds into a mix that is both a playful retrospective of the label and future-facing vision for mixing and dance music. De- and reconstructing the Ostgut Ton discography, Slater’s vision encompasses not only sampling but live electronics and improvisation, resulting in a broad spectrum of heady and liminal dance music: from ultra stripped-back mindfuck techno, vocals and blasts of distortion to breakbeat excursions, minimalistic acid, and rave polyrhythms. In other words: the arc of the label through Slater’s singular hallucinatory prism."