Objekt will take the helm for the third edition of Berlin club Tresor’s Kern mix-series following on from previous efforts by DJ Deep and DJ Hell.
The mix marks the Berlin-based producer and DJ’s first release since his 2014 debut album Flatland released via PAN. TJ Hertz’ contribution to the series is said to keep up the tradition of showcasing a more personal approach to the DJ in question’s style of mixing and selections.
“Kern Vol. 3 is made up of tracks that I know I will play and love for years to come,” he says. Some of these records have been in my bag for years; others are almost as new to me as they are to you. A handful are by lesser known artists whom I admire and who I think deserve wider recognition.
“Planned, recorded, embellished, reworked, tweaked and chiselled away at over a period of 6 months, the mix was gradually carved out in a way that makes use of new and old techniques alike, presenting itself primarily as a DJ mix but settling in a sweet spot between live recording and studio trickery. The tracklist spans styles, decades and BPMs in an attempt to craft a mix that’s unpredictable and compelling in equal measure – one that draws from the more adventurous corners of my club sets, but above all, one that’s a pleasure to listen to.”
With DJ sets as compelling as his three-hour stint at London’s Corsica Studios early last month, the mix holds a lot of promise and takes in music from Beatrice Dillon, Machine Woman, Bee Mask and Call Super’s Ondo Fudd pseudonym. Tresor Records will release Kern Vol. 3 on July 8 with two 12″s set to accompany its release, one taking in tracks exclusive to the compilation and the other featuring some of the rarities included in Objekt’s mix. The album will be launched at Tresor in Berlin on June 3 with sets from Objekt, DJ Bone, Call Super, Shanti Celeste, Radioactive Man, Machine Woman and more.