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.