Fiedel leads from the front.
The Berghain resident is a highly creative component of club culture, with his sets littered with exclusives, up front releases, and left field picks.
His new vinyl-only label SUPER SOUND TOOL is the perfect expression of this, both in its curatorial mindset and the physical approach to releasing music.
The label launches with a split 12 inch, featuring new music from clinical dancefloor talents Mode_1 and Duncan Macdonald.
SUPER SOUND TOOL #2 lands in December, with the labels set to broaden and deepen its focus in 2020.
Ahead of this, Clash caught up with Fiedel to discuss the best ways to opening a DJ set in Starter For Five...
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Before I start playing a set, I always check out the dancefloor. At this moment I decide how to start and how to continue my set.
It is a distinct sign from me to the audience that a changeover is going to happen, but without doing a five minute ambient intro where all the energy fades down.
I'd rather like to connect with what happened before and prepare myself for the subsequent mixing.
Robert Hood – 'The Pace'
Many times I start my sets with a Robert Hood track: universal, groovy and with heaps of fresh energy. This track was released on his masterpiece 'Minimal Nation' in 1994 and I especially like to double the vinyl.
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Jeff Mills – 'Automatic
This one is useful for mixing into the last techno track from the DJ before if I don't want to break it down too much for the changeover.
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French Fries – 'Journey To Kepler'
For an energetic re-start, this is the ultimate weapon. But the choice of the second track is equally important.
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Electric Indigo – 'Registers'
I used Electric Indigo's track as the opener for my Berghain Mix. During a four hour set there I broke it down in the middle and started the recording when I played this one. Usable at many occasions.
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Donato Dozzy & Anna Carragnano – 'Parola' (Rework)
In one of my recent sets at Berghain I had to play after a wild live set by Colin Benders.
The solution I found was to make a clean cut and to start with a slow tempo. I continued with a steady acceleration and increased intensity bit by bit over the duration of my set.
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