Watergate 08

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This is the eighth edition of the Watergate series, compiled and mixed by Lee Curtiss. Only 9 years after its official opening, Watergate has become one of the world's most prominent underground electronic music institutions, in no small part due to its picturesque location running directly alongside the river Spree, its wall-to-wall LED dancefloor installation and most of all, its consistent flow of first-rate international talent performing every week. Watergate's presence and influence has spawned many side projects including a boutique-style mix -- a who's-who of the club's regular talent and resident artists such as Sascha Funke, Sebo K, dOP, Ellen Allien and others have all contributed to the aesthetically pleasing series, now regarded as collector's items. The eighth installment bridges the gap between two global capitals of techno: Berlin, and Detroit, home of Lee Curtiss, who delivers a forward-thinking mix, inspired by time spent living in both cities. Lee is one of a new generation of techno visionaries from the Motor City. Based between Detroit and Berlin, Lee has a fundamental grasp of what makes both dancefloors at Watergate tick, and this enduring love and understanding of the space clearly shines through in his mix. Building on the raw soul and funk of those who have blazed a trail before him, on both sides of the Atlantic, Lee brings his own subtle melodies and keen sense of dramatic tension to the fore in a mix that encompasses all that is vibrant and exciting about underground techno in 2011. Artists include: Jazzler aka Dixie Yure, No Regular Play, Maceo Plex, Footprintz, Guy Gerber, Maayan Nidam, dOP, Le Loup, Alex Smoke, Ryan Crosson, Whomadewho, Tale Of Us, James Teej, Hot Natured, Ali Love and Kim Ann Foxman.