sub culture (praktika rmx)
sub culture (granlab rmx)
20 years of personal techno history in between London and Berlin left their marks all over the place and make it impossible to figure out where to begin the name dropping when introducing Werner Niedermeier: with his numerous remixes (for the likes of Terry Callier, Robert Owens or Guy Gerber), the uncountable DJ-gigs (from Panoramabar up to his very own residency at Mr C’s The End) or his endless list of productions (for labels like Boxer, Resopal or EFA). A man with a past, that becomes even more apparent when listening to his new Sub Culture EP for Broque. Excessively making use of samples, he generates techno tracks which are both original and full of character. Percussive old-school yet grooving, his tracks demand a well tuned soundsystem as well as a club crowd which closes in on peaktime madness. The significant opener “Always Crowded” can easily be described as playful beat box techno, while the un-contested star of the EP is its title track: “Sub Culture” features a semi-psychedelic atmosphere together with marching beats and somewhat subtle garage references and has the capability to drive any dancefloor into complete hysteria. 20 years club experience, condensed into a 7 minute floor filler. “Sub Culture” Remixes from two of our old mates conclude the package where Granlab’s version leans more towards dub (Granlab) and Praktika applies linear techno efficiency. Fantastic.