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Maria (Dirty Floor mixed by Peter Grummich)


This is the first mix compilation at Shitkatapult selected and mixed by DJ Peter Grummich. This tech-house ode to partying is being released in order to prove that Shitkatapult and the Berlin club Maria don't merely join forces for live shows, but also love collaborating in high-gloss stereo sound. The story starts in 1998 as the Berliner techno circus of the '90s was slowly suffocating in serenity. The club Maria at the Ostbahnhof was founded by five local artists and geared towards an ambitious concept of "dance music." Heavily emphasizing "intelligent" in the front and "live" programming in the back, club Maria quickly became a home base for art spectacles like the Transmediale or even alternative events to the Loveparade like the Interference Festival. Their booking history has earned a reputation from then until now, known for strong content without boundaries. Shitkatapult's yearly Shitparade is clearly the high point for all those who bust their ass for the label to bring you the right content. This goes for Peter Grummich as well who proved himself as the best choice for this mix comp after his six hour DJ set. His uncompromising style aimed at the party to the point where thunder comes crashing down never gets uncomfortable for the listener. Grummich mixes a compact selection of the best recent releases into a nice sounding invitation to club Maria, leaving ignorant deaf trancers on the sidewalk. The dirty punk-funk of Ark, the messy techno of Matthew Dear alias Audion and the highly-praised Audio Werner are also on board as is Maria's subtle house favorite Leo Cubanero or Ghostly/Spectral-multifunctional electro/hip-hop bouncer Tadd Mullinix aka Dabrye aka James T. Cotton. Rumors that claimed the Maria had good music but wasn't the place for partying has long since been drowned in puddles of sweat from the wild celebrations ever since. This is a mix that has it goin' on.