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Global Underground 42: Berlin, mixed by Patrice Bäumel

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Global Underground 42: Berlin, mixed by Patrice Bäumel
You couldn’t find a more suitable candidate to pick up the GU legacy and run with it than Patrice Bäumel. His DJing style arguably channels that of series veterans like Sasha & Digweed – a certain “progressive” mentality, though one that plays in the key of modern techno. Rather than overemphasizing his own productions, he’s more interested in bringing the party via old-fashioned DJ storytelling. This is suitably showcased on Bäumel’s ‘Global Underground’. He eschews downtempo embellishments for a wholly club-focused affair, though what an extravagant club journey it is. Intended to reflect Berlin’s respective open-air and late-night party experiences, the first mix is dreamy and deep while the second takes a sharp tilt towards techno, albeit of the distinctly deep variety. Crucially, Bäumel isn’t afraid to get emotional while at once avoiding cheap thrills. It’s a luxurious journey worth taking.
8.5