watergate xv (5 12" + 2 CD boxed set, £111.95)
With countless long nights into majestic mornings and open airs in their beloved city to showcases spanning the globe, Watergate has grown to include a booking agency and a record label pushing the sounds of their mainstay artists and some of the most revered acts in the scene. To celebrate their journey over the last decade and a half the label have put together a special anniversary release of 25 new, exclusive and formerly unreleased tracks to be released as a special collector's edition box set as a 5 x vinyl / double CD package including a commemorative art print, two free entries to the club itself and the very special photo book ‘Sound Travels’ by Linus Dessecker, which features photos and interviews of artists that played at Watergate when they arrived or left Berlin, all wrapped up in a sleek minimalistic linen package. Encompassing music from club residents like Matthias Meyer, Jimi Jules, Marco Resmann, La Fleur, Tiefschwarz, Floyd Lavine, Lee Jones, Adana Twins, Sebo K, Hyenah and Cinthie and new comers Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, Gumz and Ryan Davis, to friends and cohorts who have close ties to the club such as Butch, Henrik Schwarz, Ellen Allien, Alex Niggemann, Catz n’ Dogz, Steve Bug, Osunlade, Solomun, Rodriguez Jr., Oliver Koletzki, Anja Schneider, Mathias Kaden and Kollektiv Turmstrasse, ‘Watergate XV’ features a plethora of sounds fans have come to anticipate from the label. From deep and euphoric cuts to lush organics tracks to heavier, peak time compositions, this compilation finds a moment that encapsulates every aspect of the sounds of Watergate.
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