*********BERLIN MEETS CAPETOWN***********
Watergate is one of the most famous nightclubs in the world. Founded in 2002 and located in the iconic Kreuzberg area of the ‘techno city’, Berlin. Watergate has quickly grown to become synonymous with House and Techno music worldwide . Hosting world-renowned Djs including Sven Vath ,Richie Hawtin Trentemoller, Dixon , Solomun , Seth Troxler ,Heidi, Black Coffee ,Mandy ,Ellen Allien, Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz to name a few greats.
It’s no wonder Watergate residents such as Matthias Meyer, Marco Resmann, La Fluer and Robin Drimalski have become house hold names on the global circuit.
June we bring back Watergate to embark on another African Tour further strengthening the ties between the ever-growing music scene of Berlin and the powerful continent of Africa.
Ticket : R150 Door tickets ONLY
HEADLINER : MATTHIAS MEYER ( GERMANY )
Dj, Producer and Liebe*Detail key artist Matthias Meyer hails from the quiet town of Lueneberg, near Hamburg, Germany. As a young, excited music lover, the hi-tech sounds of Detroit and Chicago spoke to Matthias, and encouraged him to seek the excitement and hustle of nearby Hamburg’s diverse club scene. From here he let music take control, actively promoting this newfound scene in his local towns with the Sfunkt DJ collective, organising parties that would bring the electronic message to an otherwise dance-less area.
Together with the Sfunkt crew and his close friend and future production partner Patlac, Matthias began to play bigger and better venues, to more and more acclaim. His horizons began to broaden, and his production skills sharpened, seeing the release of his debut track, ‘Reichenbach’, on Hamburg’s much-loved Liebe*Detail label in 2006. A tough and powerful, big-room bomb, Reichenbach summed up the Meyer’s broad mixture of influences, from Detroit’s technical wizardry to the musicality and experimentation of Germany’s fresh faced electronic movement.
‘Voltage’, his second release was to follow with yet more hit potential, carrying a beautiful, resonating melody across a positively uplifting techno backdrop, but it was his release in the summer of 2008, ‘Tout Va Bien,’ that really defined Matthias Meyer’s current musical direction. A long, meandering, deeply spaced percussive journey, full of intricate detail and raw, organic textures, the track received huge support and quickly brought the young musician’s name even more into the light.
As the winter months of 2008 approached, and the buzz from ‘Tout Va Bien’ still worked its magic, Matthias collaborated with long-time friend and producer Patlac, creating another huge club moment entitled ‘Skipper’. This was released on Liebe*Detail’s ‘Spezial’ offshoot label, along with the equally moving track ‘Salt City’, to yet more praise. It seems these two projects really summed up Matthias’ inner love not only for serious grooves, but real drama in his music. These are tracks full of uplifting, positive sentiments, painstakingly designed so that their sound and message comes through as clear as possible.
Matthias has broken through into spotlight thanks to his uniquely passionate take on the house and techno genres. His love of rich, energetic club music full of texture, life and heart propels him to work more and more. His work as a Dj allows him to bring this very human, endearing quality to an increasingly large audience.
In his eyes, the great joy of Djing house music is that, unlike in so many other scenes, he doesnt need to play pop hits to get dancefloor recognition. Instead, he can spin a long tale of rolling grooves and evolving, emotive musical stories that provoke a different, inner relationship between DJ and dancer.
As requests for original tracks and remixes flood in, Matthias remains grounded. For him the groove is the most important thing. He doesn’t rush his music, rather he spends as much time as is needed perfecting his art. For this reason he will remain a very special commodity, a true artist and true creator, so that when his music is experienced it will never fail to pass you by.