Kern Vol. 1


Tresor are pleased to announce Kern: a showcase of old meets new, house meets techno, in the form of an exciting mix series aimed at delivering fresh narratives in electronic dance music. Kern will provide an insight into the tastes and personal histories of some of the scene's leading lights, allowing artists free reign to weave their own story through a mixture of rarities and brand new material. Kern transcends the usual parameters of an artist's mix to present a unique and timeless listening experience, which breaks down into a DJ-friendly and highly collectable trio of releases. Kicking off the series is Parisian protagonist Cyril Etienne aka DJ Deep. Selected for his career-defining dedication to Detroit techno, NYC and Chicago house -- "the roots" of house and techno -- as DJ, producer, and head of the Deeply Rooted House empire, DJ Deep heads back to his own origins to present Kern Vol. 1: "As I was struggling to find an order through all the great material on the Tresor catalog or what my label currently does, I came up with this idea of a DJ's diary -- like the picture of a guy writing down in his notebook which new and classic tracks would be relevant today. I kept this concept in mind when making my selection, which really helped me to simply follow my feelings and the flow of the music." The mix begins with a track recovered from the Tresor archives: A.E.S's "Music in My Head" produced by Arthur Forest, Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes, and Santonio. The latter also brings a never-released title from '93 forth, "Amnesia." DJ Deep also includes Xperiment's "Karn Evil #10" and mix-closer "III," an early record from St. Germain as Deepside. Originally designed to appear on his Computer Games album in 2008, Kerri Chandler contributes "Cobal." New French signee Marcelus gives us "Y02," and Psyk wields his Maan alias on "Jackin". DJ Deep even goes to greater lengths and digs up more exclusive works for this mix. Bleak's thudding "Noon Shape" as well as another entry from Kerri Chandler, this time an unreleased edit of Rootstrax's "Harlequin." The rest of the mix transitions from old garage to classic Chicago acid house via the likes of Visions (aka Juan Atkins) and Armando -- "151" being a notable DJ Deep favorite -- before techno luminaries Shed and Jeff Mills take up posts in the latter half alongside efforts from contemporary tastemakers Jonas Kopp, Ben Klock, and Skudge to drive Kern Vol. 1 home.