DotDotDot presents… Dirty Doering – ELECTRIC #24
It’s mid-Summer and turning up the heat for the 24th DotDotDot Electric session is Berlin DJ producer & Katermukke label boss, Dirty Doering. We caught Velten, as he is also known, at his London label party last month, and we connected with his music, energy, and overall vibe that we had to have him guest mix on the show.
Velten is our kind of kindred spirit; instead of sitting in the subway on his way to work on a Monday morning, he would much rather joins his pals in his run down flat for an after hours. Luckily these pals not only share their passion for sheer endless nights, but also start to organise event-series, open bars or turn a rundown Berlin backyard into a club. This is exactly the path that turned Velten within a short period of time and what is now known as Katermukke.
Velten trades the office-desk for the bar counter and lends the prospective Berlin Techno-celebrities a hand on their way to delirium. The fact that he regularly provides them with his own DJ-Mix tapes comes in quite handily. Back then his sets are inspired by the same staggering hedonistic vibe, that lures more and more people into the small bar between Holzmarkt street and the bank of the Spree: Bar 25 is slowly making waves. Here, they’ve been waiting for someone like Velten.
Since then a lot has happened: DJ Bookings from New York to Tokyo, Bar 25 has been shut down and re-opened and meanwhile Dirty Doering has burnt down all dance floors with every new release or remix he has released. The Kater-era started, naturally it was Velten, who had the idea of founding the appending label Katermukke.
He’s been releasing music on the label ever since – no less colourful an varied than his DJ Sets. Whether it’s deep or impellent, weirdly enchanted or crystal clear – Dirty Doering and Katermukke don’t tie themselves down but still know where the journey should go: onwards, escaping daily routines , straight a head into this insanely liberating feeling, where the beat means everything and the tought of the morning after counts nothing. LOST IN MUSIC.
‘DotDotDot presents… Dirty Doering’ will be aired Friday 30th June at 11pm on Electric and uploaded on Dot’s Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/dotdotdotlondon – & Electric’s Mixcloud – mixcloud.com/ThisIsElectric/ – after the show.
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