Artist: Various Artists/ Nick Höppner
Titel: Panorama Bar 04
Label: Ostgut Ton
Catalog No: OSTGUTCD021
Format : 12", Digital
releasedate: 2nd July 2012
Panorama Bar 04 - Continuous DJ Mix
01. Jon McMillion T-Station (previously unreleased)
02. Furry Phreaks Lament For A Dead Computer Part 1
03. Fabrizio Mammarella Way Out
04. Matthew Styles Liquid Sky (previously unreleased)
05. Chateau Flight Welcome (Full Lenght Meex)
06. DJ Gregory Attend 1
07. The Mole Hippy Speedball (previously unreleased)
08. Quince Alfa
09. Manoo Abyss
10. Like This Productions Fixation
11. Carsten Jost Divide Et Impera (K.Lakizz Remix)
12. Whirlpool Productions One, Two
13. Swan Can You Rock To This?
14. Gary Martin Pimping People In High Places (Woodward Ave Mix)
15. Dez Williams Emotional Blackmail
16. Dexter X7D (previously unreleased)
17. Americhord Midnight
18. Scott Grooves Detroit 808
19. DJ Emanuel Untitled
20. Andrés New For U
Panorama Bar resident and purveyor of fine house music Nick Höppner pre sents the fourth installment in the club's mix series. Over many years Nick has established himself as one of the key figures in todays electronic music scene. N ot only has he been working at the helm of Ostgut Ton since its inception and has released four EPs as a solo producer on the label, his inimitable DJ style has also taken him to play many clubs across the globe, always displaying a vast knowledge of music not limited to one particular genre. In his sets he combines anything from uplifting
vocal house to deep melodic dub techno into one smooth whole, every time expertly mixed with particular detail to harmony and flow.
Nick manages to share this skill and experience on the Panorama
Bar 04 mix and conveys a feeling of how he experiences music. His selection includes many tracks that have accompanied him on his journeys and have also been important elements in his monthly sets at Panorama Bar. If you have listened to his sets live, chances are you might recognize a couple of the tracks featured here. A lot of effort ha s gone into producing this mix ; how do you tell a life - long music lover to cram the essence of his work into 75 minutes? The result is a journey through the various guises of house music united under Nick s open- minded approach that always seeks underground quality combined with innovative sound.
Nick starts as deep as he means to go on with a new exclusive track by Jon McMillion. The smooth, half whispered vocals and distorted synths, layered with experimental and classic elements are, followed by the dreamy Lament For A Dead Computer Part 1, a Charles Webster production. The, tension builds with Way Out by Fabrizio Mammarella and is perfectly picked up by another, unreleased track, this time a deep, dubby techno/house hybrid by Matthew Styles., Chateau Flights Welcome with vocals by Osunlade is one of these undiscovered house, gems that make Nicks sets so exceptionally enjoyable, he moves on with the equally perfect and, melodic house of DJ Gregorys Attend 1. A new track by The Mole changes the focus a little; the, funky bassline is the key here, lifts the mood and is quickly followed by the deep groove of Alfa by, Quince. Manoos track Abyss from Deeply Rooted House is just what it says on the label and builds, the tension before the minimal funk of Fixation produced by Morgan Geist introduces another shade, to Nick Höppners palette of sounds., At half time the somber mood of K.Lakizz remix for Carsten Jost fits in perfectly and is, followed by an unexpected track by Whirlpool Productions from 1996 a rough shuffling timeless, house groove, as simple as its good. Back in US territory, Swans Can You Rock To This? delivers a, funky synth, vocal and house groove built for the floor. With the next track Höppner introduces a, slightly darker shade with Pimping People In High Places - Gary Martins jacking production creates, a perfect bridge towards the more leftfield Emotional Blackmail by Dez Williams and the tough yet, uplifting X7D by Dexter, another unreleased track for this mix., Americhords Midnight creates a little breathing space with a sweeter atmosphere, which is, followed by the smooth techno house textures of Scott Grooves underground classic Detroit 808., Nick Höppner then includes another rare find that instantly creates a high point in a club set; DJ, Emanuels untitled track hits all the right boxes of deep house brilliance and is followed by this years, unexpected club hit from Andrés, a perfect reminder that soon again you need to hear something like, this - live on the dancefloor in a club.