Ostgut Ton Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

Berlin techno imprint Ostgut Ton was established in 2005 as the in-house label of arguably the planet’s most famous/infamous nightclub - techno mecca Berghain. It arrived shortly after the genre had practically imploded. A great deal of techno had ...read more »

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Luke Slater
Berghain Fünfzehn

Berghain Funfzeh by techno veteran Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems, L.B Dub Corp, 7th Plain, LSD etc.) sees him reassembling tracks that were released on Ostgut Ton, the inhouse imprint of the legendary Berghain club in Berlin. Spread over two 12”s that see Slater showing off his talent for sampling, live electronics and improvisation, remoulding the source material with additional production to create his vision of heady, dancefloor optimized techno.

Planetary Assault Systems
Plantae

Veteran electronic musician, producer, DJ, trailblazer and innovator, Luke Slater returns under his Planetary Assault Systems moniker to make music to mess with your head. His new album, Plantae is made for and inspired by legendary Berlin nightclub, Berghain. Slater feels Planetary Assault Systems and Berghain exist for one another.

Etapp Kyle
Nolove

Etapp Kyle is from out Western Ukraine way and this four track EP is inspired by the history, culture and politics of the area. it has resulted in carefully produced leftfield dancefloor with a distinctly minimalist approach that Kyle hopes reflects the area he grew up in. He's also made a fascinating sounding film and exhibition on the subject but this EP concentrates on the sounds and reflections. 
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Tobias.
1972

Not the famous never-nude of Arrested Development fame but a different Tobias. This is Tobias Freund  - a German techno expert who here opens up his archives to the general public and presents four slabs of vintage techno. He's been honing this stuff for 30 years so I'd dare say he's pretty good at it. Steady thumps, a krautrock like love of repetition and grainy night time listening are the order of the day.  
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Barker
Utility

Pitched somewhere between IDM and straight house music, Utility is the debut solo album from producer Sam Barker, following up on his well-received EP Debiasing last year. The record spans nine tracks of inner-space travel, beginning as psychedelic thumbnail sketches and thrashed out into electronic epics. 

Phase Fatale
Scanning Backwards

The second full length from Phase Fatale comes via Ostgut Ton. Phase Fatale is Berlin-based American DJ and producer Hayden Payne. He is known for his innovative take on techno, which brings elements of industrial electronics to the party, and his sound design. Scanning Backwards is the follow up to 2017’s Redeemer, which was released on Hospital Productions.

Shed
Oderbruch

Despite not having a number after their name Shed are so much better than Shed 7. The original Shed...and best... is back with only his fifth album in what seems a lifetime of work. Rene Pawlowitz escaped the excitement of his current home of Berlin and went back to the pastoral landscapes of his native former East Germany in order to craft a lovelorn album entwining life in the sleepy backwater and the early techno music that inspired him in his youth. 
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Vatican Shadow
Rubbish Of The Floodwaters

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Steffi x Virginia
Work A Change

Sparks fly every time Steffi and Virginia get together. Two of Ostgut Ton’s longest-serving and most beloved artists, the previous collaborations between these two DJ/producers have given us bangers for the ages. The friends repeat the trick on new EP Work A Change, another set of primo Berlin-school house and techno. Outstanding work yet again.
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Ben Klock
Subzero / Coney Island

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Ben Klock
Before One

Before One, logically enough, is the immediate precursor to Ben Klock’s full-length album One. You know Ben Klock, and you know his reliable brand of big-room Berlin techno: endlessly compelling for the body, and sometimes even the mind. What a pro. Re-pressed 12” on Berghain’s Ostgut Ton label.
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Martyn
Odds Against Us

In 2018 Martyn suffered from a heart attack in his studio. He managed to take that horrific moment and channel it into Odds Against Us, a record that draws from drum'n'bass to gqom, and from post-dubstep to UKG. Despite all the touch stones, Martyn is much less married to BPMs than those genres can be across these three tracks.
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Vatican Shadow / Various
Berghain 09

Dominick Fernow’s noise / music / sound journey has taken him all the way from the self-loathing feedback howls of early Prurient to compiling a mix as Vatican Shadow for Berghain, that most noted of Berlin techno institutions. A great mix of powerful bangers and gnarly noise textures, including several locked grooves on the D side of this double LP set. On Ostgut Ton.

Ryan Elliott
Paul's Horizon

Berghain resident Ryan Elliott has been a bit quiet on the release front these past few years, so it’s great to see him back on Ostgut Ton with a new EP. Paul’s Horizon is Berlin club fare par excellence, all relentless techno rhythms and icy synth pads and slightly wistful bass licks. Fellow O-Ton-ers like Norman Nodge are the related artists you're looking at. Let’s hope we’re not waiting so long for Elliott to follow up Paul’s Horizon.
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Efdemin
New Atlantis

It’s techno baby. New Atlantis is a new full album from Berghain institution Efdemin, and it delivers plenty of heavy 4/4, deep-bass action, as befits a producer with such rich Berlin experience. However New Atlantis also leans out of the club here and there, with acoustic instrumentation, voice samples and psychedelic drones getting involved as well. That makes it a full journey of a listen. On Ostgut Ton.
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Substance
Rise And Shine

Substance is Berlin dance legend Peter Kuschnereit, who has also been known simply as DJ Pete. He is marking his 30th year in the biz with Rise & Shine, his debut solo EP for Ostgut Ton. Pete’s influence has found its way to the Berlin dance scene through his other job as an employee of the Hard Wax record store and as one of the DJs contributing to the Wax Treatment Party series, as well has his own releases and DJ sets where he draws from dubstep, grime, house and techno, adding a few twists along the way. 12" 5-track EP on Ostgut Ton.
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Norman Nodge
Embodiment

Lawyer and DJ Norman Nodge has been a resident of Berghain since 2005. Yes, that’s what they call their captives. Here’s the new Norman Nodge record anyway, available right here on Norman Records. This is his first release in some time but it packs a reliable Berlin punch with four deep, minimal excursions into breaks, acid, dub stabs and that.
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Planetary Assault Systems
Arc Angel

Big techno man Luke Slater provides Ostgut Ton and yourselves with some more melodically-leaning techno machinations beamed in from the outer heliosphere. We say melody, but you've got deep drones, alien synth lines and haywire arps all tuned to twisted perfection. They've even thrown in a download of the continuous album mix too. The techno never stops.

Terence Fixmer
Through The Cortex

Terence Fixmer’s back on Ostgut Ton with a new LP. Through The Cortex is the producer’s sixth full-length (though first for the Berghain’s label) and having been around the block a few times the Frenchman is trying something a little different this time. It’s still techno, for sure, but there’s also a synthwave influence in here that has more than a whiff of Suicide to it.
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  • Ostgut Ton

Marcel Dettmann
Test-File

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Phase Fatale
Reverse Fall

In a way it’s surprising that Ostgut Ton have never released anything explicitly inspired by J. G. Ballard’s Crash, such is the label’s affinity for all things dark and doomyful. Still, better late than never. Reverse Fall is Phase Fatale’s debut release on the Berghain’s in-house imprint after graduating from its Unterton sub-label, and he nails both Ton and Ballard’s dystopian aesthetic first-time. Four wedges of foreboding and cinematic Berlin techno to write off a car to.
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Martyn
Voids

It’s been a difficult couple of years for Martyn. Since 2014's The Air Between Words LP, the 3024 boss has narrowly avoided death by heart attack. His good friend Marcus Intalex wasn’t so lucky, passing away in May 2017. These experiences shifted Martyn’s musical horizons greatly, causing him to reassess his psychedelic take on classic American and European club stylings. On Voids, he is still Martyn, but not as we knew him, using the record’s techno/house/garage flex as a way to both rediscover and reshape his artistic voice. ‘Manchester’ is a touching tribute to the late Intalex. Out via Ostgut Ton.

Steffi
Waking States

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L.B. Dub Corp
Turner's House

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Pom Pom
Untitled

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Answer Code Request
Gens

Four years on from the debut Answer Code Request LP Code and the Berghain resident issues this murky, tense follow-up. Gens is a pretty unremitting listen. Most of the tracks here see monolithic four-on-the-floors shrouded in great billows of hissing reverb. Unearthly synths and clanking percussion skulk in the fog. Only on the likes of the mournfully weightless ‘Orarum’ does the haze clear.

Various
Berghain 08

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LSD
Process

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Steffi
World Of The Waking State

Having moved to Berlin in 2007, Steffi became a resident at Panorama Bar and soon began to release on the club’s label; Ostgut Ton. World of The Waking State is her third solo album for Ostgut Ton and is an ensnaring mix of heavy club beats and shadowy electronics. The ten tracks across this LP differ in mood and tempo but keep an inflective and refined approach throughout, marking Steffi with her own distinct style. Available as a vinyl LP or CD.   

Etapp Kyle
Alpha

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Various
Masse Box

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Terence Fixmer
Force EP

French techno producer and Berghain resident Terence Fixmer has releases on Jealous God, CLR, and Deeply Rooted, now he returns home to Ostgut Ton for his second EP with them. Putting a track in each corner of his club’s stylistic needs he goes through dark, menacing, ethereal, and percussively tight.
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Kobosil
105

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Dettmann / Klock
Phantom Studies

To celebrate the one hundredth release of Berghain’s in house label Ostgut Ton residents Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann have produced their first collaborative outing in a decade. As well as some sure fire techno killers two tracks feature vocals from the pair of them and a dark and hypnotic half-time spoken word piece. Underline’s why they were the first release and are still at the forefront.

Nick Höppner
Work

A resident at Berghain’s Panorama bar and label manager at Ostgut until he resigned in 2012 to commit to his solo productions, Nick Höppner has since released 6 EPs and is now on his second full length for Ostgut. Refining his techno production to perfection Work spans all corners of the genre and beyond, from playful to lighthearted and uplifting to deep and dance floor focused.

Tobias
Eyes In The Center

Eye In The Centre is the twelve-track release from Tobias that can be described as a ‘personal philosophy and state of mind, as a mix of science, meditation and rhythm’. Although the sound cannot be pinned down, there is a sure mix of electro and experimental house. Available on Vinyl Double LP and CD.

Answer Code Request
Neume EP

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Matthew Styles
Metro EP

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Terence Fixmer
Beneath The Skin EP

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Tobias
Helium Sessions

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Gonno & Nick Höppner
Fantastic Planet EP

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Virginia
Funkert / Raverd

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Virginia
Fierce For The Night

Virginia drops a full-length album on Berlin’s techno overlord label, Ostgut Ton. Unusually for these keepers of the Berghain, Fierce For The Night is made up of actual, vocally-driven songs, albeit songs grounded firmly in the sound of techno. Working with co-producers Martyn, Steffi and Dexter, Virginia has achieved something special here.

Dinky / Nick Höppner / Virginia
Zehn / Vier

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L.B. Dub Corp / Function / Substance
Zehn / Drei

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S/D / Norman Nodge / Boris
Zehn / Eins

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Marcel Dettmann / Efdemin/ Kobosil
Zehn / Zwei

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Marcel Fengler
Frantic EP

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Kobosil
We Grow, You Decline

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Kobosil
91

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Various
Ostgut Ton - Zehn

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Martyn
Falling For You

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Marcel Dettmann
Range EP

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Nick Höppner
Remixes

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Steffi
JBW25

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Len Faki
Basement Trax Vol. 2

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Shambhu And The True Love Hearts/Rummelsnuff
Sadness/Machen Wir Den Tanz

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Terence Fixmer
Aktion Mekanik Theme Versions

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Nick Höppner
Folk

On his full length album, Nick Hoppner is still making techno. With a style that sounds like it would be just a little too heavy for legendary minimal label Kompakt, but still similar, Folk is a new take on sturdy 4/4 beats. At first listen, the kick is too heavy for the amount of ambient ambiance going on, but then you realize it’s actually catchy as hell.
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Virginia
My Fantasy EP

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Steffi
Power Of Anonymity

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Anthony Parasole
My Block EP

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Various
Panorama Bar 06 Pt. 2

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Various
Panorama Bar 06 Pt. 1

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Tobias
The Remixes

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Answer Code Request
Code

Code is the debut LP from Berlin producer Patrick Gräser in his Answer Code Request alias. Over the course of twelve tracks, Gräser deftly references the ghosts of techno past and serves them up with a zeitgeist-pleasing twist. Nods to the likes of Higher Intellegence Agency and mid-Nineties Berlin floors give proceedings a satisfying retrospective glow. Not forsaking his techno obligations, there's more than a fair share of forward-thinking dancefloor pleasers amongst the bleeps, tones and textures. CD and vinyl on Ostgut Ton.
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Marcel Dettmann
Seduction

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Henrik Schwarz
Masse Remixes III

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Dettmann / Wiedemann
Masse Remixes II

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DIN
Masse Remixes I

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Prosumer
Panorama Bar 03

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Tobias
A Series Of Shocks

‘A Series Of Shocks’ is Berlin based producer Tobias Freund’s second album. Following in the footsteps of the rich, yet at the same time almost puritanical sound of his first album ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ this new record delves even further into his ever evolving “non-standard“ exploration of electronic music.

Answer Code Request
Breathe EP

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Marcel Fengler
Remixes

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Function
Remixes

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L.B. Dub Corp
Unknown Origin

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Various
Various

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Marcel Dettmann
Dettmann II

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Nick Höppner
Red Hook Soil EP

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Marcel Fengler
Fokus

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Ryan Elliott
Stepmode EP

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Rolando
D & N's EP

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Various
Masse

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Various
Panorama Bar 05

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Steffi
Panorama Bar 05

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Virginia Loch
Hill EP

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Len Faki
Basement Trax Vol. 1

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Function
Incubation

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Function
Gradient EP

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Barker & Baumecker
Remixes

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Mark Broom / Birds Two Cage / Patrick Graser
Berghain 06

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Norman Nodge
Berghain 06

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Steffi
Schraper EP

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Barker & Baumecker
Transsektoral

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Tobias
Freeze / Perfect Sense

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Various
Panorama Bar 04

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Nick Höppner
Panorama Bar 04

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Steffi
Yours & Mine

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The Traveller
A 100 EP

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Barker & Baumecker
A Murder Of Crows EP

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