Anthems: Ostgut, Berlin (1998-2003)

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Located near to its famous successor Berghain in a disused freight depot, Ostgut was open from 1998 until its lease ran out in 2003 and the location was demolished. It is telling that the name is still vital in the Berghain enterprise, and Ostgut already had a lot of key elements that are still thriving: marathon weekends with marathon DJ sets, with hard Techno played on the main floor and housier vibes on the already existing Panoramabar. And as Ostgut evolved from the male-only Snax parties, it carried the according focus on gay and fetish sex into a permanent, raw location. We asked Ostgut resident DJ André Galluzzi to guide us through the sound of the club that set the foundation for the clubbing experience Berlin became famous for in recent years.

Surgeon – Atol (Downwards, 1994)

We begin with a primetime highlight. This track guaranteed ecstasy on the floor and became a trademark for the club.

Ignacio – Virton (N.E.W.S., 1999)

It was not an unusual track, but definitely one of the naughty ones. Direct and mindblowing. I used to drop the track between 5 to 6 a.m.

Si Begg – Welcome To The Discotheque (Mosquito, 2000)

I loved to open my set with Si Begg after live acts. Because it has this incredible intro while the mood of the record was already defining for the night. This was brillant.

Technasia – Force (Technasia, 2000)

The vocals made the difference, and they brought colour into my extended sets. No place for drawer thinking. There were excellent moments around 10 a.m. in the morning with this, even the bouncers joined for a dance.

Samuel L Session – Velvet (SLS, 2001)

Huge bassline! It spread an open air and kind of summer feeling in the mornings and became a real Ostgut hit.

Brtschitsch & Galluzzi ‎– Schneesturm (Taksi, 2001)

This track has been produced during winter time, inspired by an Ostgut Klubnacht. Thus it has this mystical and dramatic character.

Skatebård – Sgnelkab (Tellektro, 2002)

A timeless beauty! I often added after hours sets at the Ostgut garden, after finishing my eight hour sets in the club. So it was not surprising that I chose Skatebård for the first Ostgut mix CD.

Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell – Alsema Dub (Carl Craig Remix) (Palm Pictures, 2002)

A very emotional record for me. I played this tune at the Ostgut closing, after a 16 hour set. And it has been the encore in the end. It was out of this world. DJing is not a question of genre, but a question of spirit.

Floppy Sounds – Late Night (Felix Da Housecat & Tommie Sunshine’s Thee Glitz Mix) (Wave, 2002)

This track is as hypnotic as it is funky. I used to play very hard for hours. So “Late Night” has been an excellent tool to lift up the set after a more monotonous phase.

Tony Rohr – Baile Conmigo (Macintosh, 2002)

I chose this track for my mix CD “André Galluzzi im Garten”, as it is an unique record. The track has techno elements but a smooth character at the same time. Fucking timeless. Still fits at warm-ups but also after hours at Panoramabar.

Electronic Beats 04/18

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