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Marcel Dettmann Unveils ‘Seduction’ Film



I guess it’s like waiting for a bus. You wait ages for one to come along and then two arrive at once. Yes, the good news in regards to musically inspired films just keeps on coming today as after a prolific 2013 the Berghain’s highly celebrated and long running resident Marcel Dettmann has unveiled his collaborative new short film ‘Seduction’. Directed by Parker Ellerman the film sees the techno maestro provide the score with the track of the same name from his sophomore album which landed last year .

Entitled Dettmann II,  the album naturally saw release via Berghain affiliated label Ostgut Ton and proved to be a markedly different affair from his original full length offering. 3 years can be a long time in electronic music and during that time the Berlin based producer has seen his stature soar both as a DJ and a producer and can be seen not only in the German capital’s most famous ex-powerplant but headlining festival stages and topping bills in Ibiza’s biggest clubs.

Despite his success, the German remains uncompromising, still espousing the driving brand of techno that see’s people travel the world to dance to his sometimes brutal beats in Berlin. Ambient soundscapes, minimalist and experimental cuts dominated the new album as Dettmann retains the harsh edge his music has always had whilst remaining current and forward thinking. British artist Emika lent her vocal talents to standout album track and inspiration for this film ‘Seduction’. The film isn’t the last project to be centered around the piece however with the Berlin man recently revealing the cut to be the focus of a new EP to include fresh remixes from Ostgut affiliates Ryan Elliott,  Anthony Parasole and Dettmann’s partnership with Shed as Deuce.

Meanwhile the accompanying black and white short runs for 9 minutes and has been billed as a homage to the to the German expressionist movies of the 1920s whilst telling ”a rather dark, twisted story about lust, fetish, loss of control, fear, and madness—reflecting all the elements and moods that can be found in Dettmann’s music.”

Check it out below:

Marcel Dettmann feat. Emika SEDUCTION from Parker Ellerman on Vimeo.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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