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Vatican Shadow To Mix Berghain 09
Christian Eede , February 7th, 2019 16:25

Dominick Fernow has been tapped to mix the ninth instalment in Berghain's mix series

Dominick Fernow will be responsible for the next instalment in Berghain's now online-only mix series under his Vatican Shadow guise.

The mix, which is the ninth in the series, will take in 13 exclusive tracks from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Virile Games, Los Angeles Death Cult, Ron Morelli, Volvox, JK Flesh, Alberich, Ugandan Methods | Prurient and Merzbow. All of those exclusive tracks will also be made available on a separate 2x12" package which will be available via Ostgut Ton on the same day as the mix, March 15.

"Stylistically, the two vinyls are divided between clubbier and experimental electronics, with vocal samples of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge acting as a bridge between the two," a press release explains.

Fernow's relationship with Ostgut Ton and Berghain stretches back a number of years but was compounded when he became a resident of the club in 2017 and released Rubbish Of The Floodwaters on Ostgut Ton that same year.

"My interest in DJing developed naturally out of industrial music traditions such as mail art, tape trading, and sound collage," Fernow says. "While this mix, of course, does not solely focus on cassettes, they were used as the bridge between the seemingly disparate areas and cross-sections of underground electronic edits you will find sewn together from diverse factions to create a sonic 'cut up'. Berghain 09 is a tribute to the techno mixtapes that influenced me during my introduction to raves and dance music in the '90s."

The full tracklisting for the mix will be announced closer to the date of release. There will be a release party at Berghain on March 16 featuring Vatican Shadow playing live as well as a number of residents and guests.