Jonas Kopp returns to Berlin's Tresor imprint, next month, with a new album of futuristic techno experiments, titled 'Photon Belt'.
The eponymous 'Photon Belt' is "a band of intense light energy into which our star and its planets moves into [once every 11,000 years] for a duration of about 2,000 years," the press release informs us. "As part of the Pledian star group, our sun circles around the star named Alcyon, itself located at all times in the photon belt. Other stars, including ours, move in and out of it for varying periods of time, depending on their orbit."
As we ready ourselves for a night of techno at Berlin’s Tresor with international female collective female:pressure, halfway ‘round the world, known misogynist Donald Trump is busy swearing in as the 45th president of the United States.
At the same time, millions of women are sewing “pussy hats” and making protest signs in preparation for the weekend’s worldwide Women’s March against The Donald — the party’s timing couldn’t feel more apt.
Tresor, the legendary techno nightclub brand based in Berlin, are building a new venue in Detroit.
Tresor boss Dimitri Hegemann first mentioned the idea of a stateside arm of the club in 2016, and now the new venue, titled The Packard Plant Project, appears to be fully underway.
Tresor owner Dimitri Hegemann revealed his desire to open a new club in Detroit in 2014, when he began talks with officials about redeveloping the abandoned car factory Fischer Body Plant No. 21.
Those plans never came to fruition, but now Hegemann could be set to team up with Arte Express, a firm owned by Fernando Palazuelo that bought the disused Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side in 2013.
Tresor has unveiled the first wave of artists for its three-day 25 Years Festival, which is set to run from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July.
DJs including Robert Hood, Ellen Allien, DJ Deep, Fumiya Tanaka, Objekt, Roman Poncet, Zadig, Jonas Kopp and many more will all be on deck across the weekend.
Live shows will also come from Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald’s Borderland, Regis and James Ruskin’s O/V/R, DJ Pete and Sleeparchive’s TR-101, Automat, Mike Dehnert and Vainqueur.
EXIT festival is continuing to add to its already stacked line-up with the news that Grammy-winning producer and DJ, David Guetta, will be headlining the festival on Friday 8th July at the iconic Petrovaradin Fortress.
As well as Guetta, EXIT has today announced that German institution Tresor will be celebrating 25 years at the festival. The international clubbing brand will be bringing Tresor founder Mortiz van Oswald alongside the likes of Zadig, Dasha Rush and Psyk.
Tresor has announced a series of parties to celebrate 25 years of operation.
The Berlin techno institution is hosting six events in its hometown to mark the occasion including a three-day festival.
A further 25 events are planned for 2016 including dates in Amsterdam, Sydney, Detroit and London’s Oval Space. Line-ups are yet to be announced.
Secretsundaze have just revealed several key dates and names for their 2015 parties in London, kicking off the season with Berghain’s Ryan Elliot and Bristol’s promising Shanti Castle on the 30th January at Hackney Wick’s BLOC.
Amongst other acts announced for the fresh campaign include My Love Is Underground head honcho Jeremy Underground Paris, Detroit techno connoisseur Delano Smith and New Jersey native, DJ Qu.
Location: Berlin, Germany
2021 marked Tresor’s 30th birthday and taking into account the club’s continued temporary closure due to the pandemic, it was a bittersweet moment that still went off with a bang — just without the usual celebratory series of parties to coincide. Instead, Tresor has streamed Nene H, DJ Stingray, Objekt and more from the Basement, in addition to reissuing one-off releases from its record label. Set for general release in October, a special boxset of sounds by Surgeon, LSDXOXO, Jeff Mills and more aligned with the club and label will also signify the occasion, as well as a book of unpublished photos and flyers that detail Tresor’s storied history — keeping the spirit of the club alive during Covid-19.
Dimitri Hegemann initially opened Tresor in the vault of a defunct department store in Leipziger Platz, before migrating to a former power plant in Mitte in 2005. Hegemann christened the colossal, industrial space Kraftwerk, where Tresor remains today in the building’s stripped-back basement.
Comprising three rooms connected by various tunnels and stairs, Tresor’s Basement, Globus and +4Bar have played pivotal roles in shaping Berlin’s club culture. While Tresor itself remains silent, upstairs in the Kraftwerk building, Berlin Atonal’s audiovisual exhibition will take place from 25th September to 30th October.
Location: Berlin, Germany
A nightclub and globally recognised record label, Tresor has played a prominent part in shaping Berlin’s clubbing landscape dating back to the ‘90s. Club owner Dimitri Hegemann — whose latest project Tresor.West opened its doors in Dortmund in January this year — began Tresor back in 1991, following on from his UFO club parties back in 1988.
Originally located in the bank vaults below an old department store on Leipziger Strasse, since 2007 the club has found a permanent residence at a former power plant on Köpenicker Straße in Mitte. The industrial building spans 22,000 square-metres, with concrete tunnels joining each room. The basement floor is famed for its caged DJ booth. In-house nights include Tresor’s Klubnacht on Fridays and Saturdays, New Faces, which invites up-and-coming talent, and House Of Waxx, which opens up the Globus room on Mondays.
On occasion it’s home to take-overs such as Grounded Theory, which last year celebrated its 10th anniversary with Helena Hauff and Henning Baer, and Berlin’s renowned queer party, Herrensauna, with residents that include CEM and SPFDJ. The Tresor label launched in 1991, releasing music from some of the most iconic names in techno — from members of the Detroit collective Underground Resistance, Octave One and Joey Beltram, to recent releases including Surgeon and Rod Modell. With decades of history to its name, long may the legacy of Tresor continue.