Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the early 1990’s were historical years of revolution which saw electronic music taking on a new role in many lives of east and west Germans and a time to look forward to, promising openness and change. The original Tresor the iconic Berlin club was located in an unrenovated vault beneath a bombed out department store, -it opened its doors amidst the general confusion and ecstasy that swept across the city when the wall fell. Watch original footage and step back in history with a video provided by technohistory-org below.
Join Paul van Dyk in this special uploaded mix where we take a step back in time to a recording of Paul’s closing party at Globus during the TRESOR club closing party in its Leipziger Straße location, where Paul took to the decks for one of the last sets in the legendary club which operated for a lengthy span of 14 year’s making a reputation for itself as one of the world’s leading techno clubs with only first-rate talent playing and performing bringing in droves of clubbers from around the world to see the Berlin turntable legends.
The TRESOR club was a focus point in the history of electronic music in Berlin becoming a pioneer and precursor of the era in the 90’s after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“The undisputed cult location of techno and the implicator for the blossoming of a new musical generation, jointly responsible for the reunification of the youth from East and West Berlin.” – Frontpage, 1995.
With real estate development forcing the well known underground club out in 2005 it wasn’t until 2007 that the famous club parties were back in action in a new location. With a star-studded lineup which occupied the club for a series of closing parties a young Paul van Dyk took to the decks spinning a memorable set. Enjoy this nostalgic 2 hours of music from a special occasion that goes down in the history books. Enjoy.
“The Final Cut” started officially at April 1 with parties every night until April 16, 2005. But as reported the party marathon started May 30 and the last day was April 18, 2005 and start of last party,
The Tresor did present in its original location over 50.000 hours of techno from 1991 to 2005!!!!!
01. Johnny Arthur – Out Of It [Whoop! – WH 089]
02. Simon & Shaker – Make It (Instrumental) [Beat Freak – BF 057]
03. Lolo – Why? [Bonzai Progressive – BTPCD-2007-003]
04. Kuffdam & Plant – Summer Dream (Paul van Dyk Remix)
05. Klea – Tic Toc (Magik Muzik Remix) (Paul van Dyk Rework)
06. Elektrochemie LK – Schall (Thomas P. Heckmann Remix)
07. Mac Zimms – Shock
08. Marcos – Cosmic Strings (Marc Van Linden Remix)
09. Randy Katana – In Silence (Txitxarro Mix)
10. Three Drives – Greece 2000
11. Purple Haze – Adrenaline
12. Whiteroom Feat. Amy Cooper – Someday (Instrumental Mix) (Bonus Track) [Armada – ARDI 1350]
13. Icone – Sintra
14. U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name (Nu-NRG Remix)
15. Dallas Superstars – Higher
16. Sander van Doorn – Dark Roast [Oxygen – OX 003]
17. WestBam – Right On (Deutschmann Remix)
18. Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso – Yeah [La Mode – MODE 001]
19. Randy Katana – Fancy Fair ’05 (Fancy Edit) [Reset – RS 009]
20. CJ Stone – Shine (Heart Of Stone Mix) (Paul van Dyk Rework)
21. Mainx 88 – To Piano (Paul van Dyk Rework)
22. Jonesy – Independance (Stadium Mix) (Paul van Dyk Rework)
23. Paul van Dyk Feat. Wayne Jackson – The Other Side
24. Active Sight – Out Of Our Lives (Paul van Dyk Rework)
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Read an old interview with Paul van Dyk in RAVELINE – FEBRUARY 1996 with DJ Sneak, Jeff Mills, Kolumne – Die Afterhour, Manga Mania, Programmierkurs Teil III Sons of Ilsa and TürsteherTest all featuring as stories on the old rave mag and found on the website technohistory.org which offers a digital archive for various magazines around techno, house, trance and electronic music.
Browse old editions of Raveline or Frontpage digitally for free? The free huge archive of technohistory.org bringing together 100 issues of various journals from the period 1992 to 2011.
On the website you can scroll through various title covers or search directly for a specific year and or magazine. The archive of technohistory.org provides the history of techno, house trance and electronic dance music.