Berghain’s best drop a compilation celebrating ten years of techno

Just over a decade ago, pioneering ‘90s techno club Ostgut shut its doors after being kicked out of its home in an abandoned Berlin warehouse, to make way for a big corporate sponsored arena. The next year, though, the team behind the club opened a new temple dedicated to techno in an old power plant; they called it Berghain, and used the name of their old club for their record label Ostgut Ton.

In the ten years since, Ostgut Ton has been a driving force for minimalist Berlin techno, dropping “92 12-inch EPs, 20 albums, 14 DJ mixes, seven Unterton releases, two compilations, one 7-inch single and one cassette,” by techno royalty from Marcel Dettmann to Cassy, Ben Klock, Luke Slater, Prosumer and many more.

To celebrate their ten year anniversary, the label’s releasing Ostgut Ton / Zehn on Friday 30 October with a special box set featuring ten 12-inch records and original artwork for each sleeve (you can also pick up the compilation as a digital package, or three-CD set with a booklet).

It’s not a “best of” release, though: Ostgut Ton is quick to point out that the 30 tracks featured are new, exclusive material looking (fittingly) to the future. ” Ostgut Ton / Zehn is not intended to be nostalgia, not a best of ten years, not a testament of Ostgut Ton’s past,” the label says. “It’s an adult statement of the label’s status quo as well as a glimpse of what’s forthcoming – at the end of a decade, on the brink of the future.”

That means new material from notable names like Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, Ben Klock and Steffi; you can listen to all of the tracks on the Ostgut Ton website, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Berlin on 31 October, the launch party is going down at Berghain.


Zehn | Eins

A1 S/D – The Launderette

A2 Norman Nodge – Beastmode

B Boris – Lock

Artwork by Jennifer Burtchen

Zehn | Zwei

A Marcel Dettmann – Encode II

B1 Efdemin – unten links

B2 Kobosil – Saldae

Artwork by Jenus Baumecker-Kahmke

Zehn | Drei

A L.B. Dub Corp – Roller feat. Function (Len Faki Interpretation)

B1 Function – DX3_Analog_Bass_Seq

B2 Substance – Keine Angst

Artwork by Norbert Trompeteler

Zehn | Vier

A Dinky – Planes (Matthew Styles Dub Mix) (vinyl exclusive)

B1 Nick Höppner – Double-Cross

B2 Virginia – Never Underestimate

Artwork by Gregory Myrgiotis

Zehn | Fünf

A1 DVS1 – [Ecks]

A2 Answer Code Request – Zeitspielraum

B Doms & Deykers – Whirling

Artwork by Kurt von Bley

Zehn | Sechs

A Barker & Baumecker – Love Is A Battlefield

B1 AtomTM – Stromlinien

B2 Anthony Parasole – Heartbeat

Artwork by Lee Wagstaff

Zehn | Sieben

A Martyn – Jah Bedouin

B1 AtomTM & Tobias. – Physik E7532

B2 Planetary Assault Systems – Hama Static

Artwork by Viron Erol Vert

Zehn | Acht

A1 DIN – Mono

A2 Fiedel – Probe-806

B Tobias. – Like A Drug

Artwork by Uli Knörzer

Zehn | Neun

A Ben Klock – Sirens

B1 Ryan Elliott – Smith Lake

B2 Len Faki – Rainbow Delta (Ambient Mix)

Artwork by Stephen Dunne

Zehn | Zehn

A Marcel Fengler feat. Elif Bií┬žer – Fallin’

B1 Etapp Kyle – Nolah

B2 Steffi – löweborschtel

Artwork by Yusuf Etiman