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New club Tresor.West to open in a historic factory building at the end of the year

The new venue in Dortmund will open its doors in December

Last week, Tresor owner Dmitri Hegemann teased details of a new club opening in a basement space in his birth region of Westphalia, northwestern Germany. 

Now, the founder has revealed more details about the new venue, tentatively named Tresor.West, including its location in Dortmund.

As Resident Advisor reports, Tresor.West will open its doors at the end of December, and the club will run on Fridays and Saturdays, booking a mixture of local, international and Berlin-based talent. 

The club will also run on a one-off weekend this month for MUMA - Music And Machine Conference 2019, an event originally co-run with Jeff Mills in the early '00s. 

In the same vein of Berlin’s original Tresor, Tresor.West will be situated within a historic factory building.

Downstairs will be a basement club comparative to Tresor's OHM, as well as a 3000-capacity room upstairs reserved for special occasions, plus an impressive garden. Another of the venue's "mysterious floors" will house experiments in light design, literature and fine art.

Hegemann’s original Facebook post spoke about his plans for the "raw basement" club and how it would boast an "excellent soundsystem and effective acoustic treatment".

Hegemann spoke to RA about the new venture, stating: "In 2002, I wanted to open a venue called Tresor.West. It didn't work out. It was in an old British barracks in the city where I went to school - a smaller city, Werl. Everything looked fine, but then some politicians called Berlin and asked, 'What is going on with Tresor? Is it okay? Is it difficult?' And there was an incident. The day before, the Berlin police did a raid here at the club, with 400 policemen. They didn't find anything, but it was not good press for Tresor [laughs]. So, the small politicians thought, 'Oh, that might be dangerous.' Now 17 years later - 17 years later - I said okay, let's try it again."

He added: "I think culture is one of the main factors for cities today. They should invest more not in just opera houses or theaters, but also in night culture. This is my advice for decision-makers in Dortmund. I've seen Berlin, and I've seen how peaceful everything worked out. How strong the image has changed for Berlin because of techno and clubs."

Tresor Records reissued a string of classic techno albums by Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Drexciya and more from November last year.