Your Favorite DJs Name Their Favorite Michael Mayer Tracks

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Gui Boratto, Matthew Dear, Ivan Smagghe and more told us about their favorite releases from Kompakt boss and electronic music heavyhitter Michael Mayer.

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Cologne was the capital of slick, pop-centric minimal techno—and that’s largely due to the efforts of producer and DJ Michael Mayer. His prolific Kompakt label and Total Confusion club night shaped the sound of European minimal dance music and brought to term a now-legendary stable of artists including Wolfgang Voigt, Superpitcher and The Orb. His own output is similarly extensive, with over 23 EPs, 170 remixes, several officially released DJ mixes and, as of October, three LPs. The third is &, a !K7-signed collection of collaborations he helmed with longtime friends like Roman Flügel and Miss Kittin, some of whom contributed their favorite selections to our retrospective look at his huge catalog. See their picks below.

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