Anthems From Cologne’s Legendary Party Total Confusion

Tobias Thomas runs downs some of the signature jams from the party he hosted at Studio 672 for 16 years with Kompakt's Michael Mayer and Superpitcher.

By the time Total Confusion threw its grand finale in December 2014, the club night had been running for 16 years. During that time, the party and its residents Tobias Thomas, Michael Mayer and Superpitcher became the core of Cologne’s scene and defined everything associated with the city’s proud club culture heritage, from Kompakt’s mini-empire and beyond. To get a visual sense of what the party was all about, we tapped photographer Daniel Herrmann to lend us some shots from his 2005 book, 12 x 672, which you can find at the bottom of this post. We also invited Tobias Thomas to run through the event’s pivotal musical moments, from the very beginning on through the years it spent at its classic location, Studio 672, and until the protagonists mutually decided to end Total Confusion on a high rather than just fade away.

Photos from Total Confusion from 12 x 672.

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