Berghain, Panorama Bar, Berghain Kantine, and the in-house imprint Ostgut Ton have done so much for the club vibe in Berlin over the years. Just one of the reasons we’re excited to share the first tunes of their latest brainchild: Unterton. This baby will be an outlet for remixes of past releases on Ostgut Ton, as well as projects from “related or befriended artists.” We got a rare moment of attention from busy Ostgut Ton label boss Nick Höppner to get some insights behind the idea of this new sub-label. “We’re actually pretty busy with all the releases scheduled for Ostgut Ton. In the past we were releasing 12-inches every second week. So we came up with the idea of starting a label just for all remixes, which until now were released through Ostgut Ton.”
The first EP will feature two reworks by Efdemin and Ricardo Villalobos of songs from Leaning Over Backwards, Tobias. 2011 full-length (under the name Tobias.). But, Nicks adds,”on top of this, you can’t imagine how much great music people are sending us, but because of a certain policy established by the resident Berghain DJ’s there was no way of releasing this music on Ostgut Ton. Now we can support artists who were formerly not able to release through us.” Nick has given us an exclusive re-edit of the title track by Efdemin, a fast-paced techno number that gives us nearly nine minutes of pumping beats. Regarding the idea of a “certain sound” Unterton might stand for in the future, Nick’s response was swift and certain: “This should be avoided.” So here we go. Adjust your speakers and get ready for the exclusive premiere of Efdemin’s Tobias. remix.
?A Leaning Over Backwards (Efdemin Remix)?
B Girts (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
Unterton will release Remixes today, April 2, 2012.