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Objekt's First Release In 3 Years Is About An Enigmatic Berlin Club

Objekt #4 is dedicated to a club in Berlin’s Schöneberg district called Basement Q.

Objekt (a.k.a. TJ Hertz) has a new record on the way called Objekt #4. This will be his first release since 2014’s critically acclaimed Flatland. The new record is a two-track 12-inch that pays tribute to a Berlin club called “Basement Q” that, strangely, only Hertz and a few other DJs seem to remember.

In a Facebook post, Hertz introduced both his new record and the club (which was located below the Sattler & Söhne glue factory).

“There really was no place quite like it,” remembers Hertz. “Even in the later years when Joe [Call Super] and I would go, the sense of vitality was palpable; you had all these regulars who must all have been pushing 50 years old but still had more energy and passion than any 25 year olds we knew at the time. God only knows what it must’ve been like in the 80s when it opened. I think it changed a bit over the years but I know the horse fresco on the ceiling was there from the start and the custom-built soundsystem too. Bogdan, the sage and amiable but somehow kinda unhinged old Bulgarian dude that owned and built the place, he had this obsession with right angles; he hated them, said they were fascist or something. So everything was slightly askew and you never quite knew which direction was up, much less when he or Emil or one of the other residents were playing. It was disorientating and beautiful and in the midst of such an experience your eyes would offer your brain no valid explanation for the wonderful confusion of sound that your ears were reporting. Meanwhile this old, fabulous, rave-weathered crowd of 40 to 60 people would be gradually losing their shit, feet glued to the floor but bodies flailing as if caught in a hurricane. It was something else.”

Wow, we really missed a moment! Read the full post here. The record will be released on March 27. Scroll below for tracklist.


A. Needle & Thread
B. Theme From Q

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