As Watergate carries into its 12th year, it seems more than fitting and possibly long overdue, that Pan-Pot, who has been an integral part for nearly the entire lifespan of the club, will be curating the 17th installment of the Watergate CD series. In just 19 tracks the techno DJ/producers have compiled a mix of both new and exclusive material as well as a couple timeless collaborations that showcase their sound all while delivering the audience a taste of a night out at the acclaimed club no matter where they happen to be in the world.
The mix begins with the lush soundscape and spaced out aura of Pavel Petrovs' 'Adapt'. Immediately getting the listener cozy and engaged before shortly transitioning into Radio Slave's 'Don't Stop', a tell tale sign of the journey ahead. Over the next few tracks the exploration dives into the more psychedelic side of things. From Marco Ressman's 'Hello Again' and Clint Stewart's 'Drenched' into the darkness of Shall Ocin's 'Lurking Wolves', the mix moves smoothly towards the heavier sound Pan-Pot is famous for.
Soon you’re caught in the groove of Mark Broom and the duo themselves with their 'Substance' from the inaugural release on their own imprint, Second State. Soon, transitions bridge the gap between sounds of retro analog like Dario Zenker's '27 Northwest' into the sounds of today with Maceo Plex's 'Conjure Bass' and fellow Second State artist Stephan Hinz's - 'Hungry'.
It's not long before the mix takes its last turn and delivers the heavy drums and strobe light antics with Pan-Pot's other side of the inaugural release on their own Second State, 'Grey Matter' beginning the final lap. Following sees the Ben Klock remix of Josh Wink's 'Are You There' as well as Martin Eyerer's 'Reckless' and a collaboration between Pan-Pot and Slam with 'Conductor'. Ending the mix is a partnership between old friends Vincenzo and Pan-Pot which joins the sounds of deep lush house and peak time to deliver a finale flooded with sub bass and washes of alluring synths.
In just shy of 80 minutes, Pan-Pot demonstrate their wide range, taste and knowledge of the music they are known for. From beginning to end, it's the ideal illustration of a compressed version of a night on the dance floor with Pan-Pot at the controls and Watergate as the playground.
It’s out 17 October on Watergate Records.