Panorama Bar 02


This is the second mix CD from Ostgut Ton commemorating Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar, and the first mix CD from Tama Sumo. She is among the best of Berlin's house DJs, winning people over with her very own style and refreshing charisma. Her extended Sunday afternoon sets at Panorama Bar are extremely varied musically, ranging from techno, disco, vintage electro with a pinch of pop, however, house is always at the gravitational center. Sometimes it's hard to put a finger on a DJ's specialty, but with Tama Sumo, a surplus of emotions and open-mindedness can easily be detected. She manages to transfer these skills onto the dancefloor, creating a special atmosphere of sexiness garnished with an essential dose of dirt. Accordingly, her mix is a rather personal statement, and she has been able to secure a handful of exclusive tracks. Apart from the excellent tracks by Basic Soul Unit, Lerosa, Levon Vincent and Steffi, Panorama Bar 02 also contains exclusive and previously-unreleased material by Shed, Soundstream and Tama Sumo herself teaming up with Prosumer. Tama Sumo is not only focusing on her Berlin-based surroundings, she is also embracing components which have been influential for her in the past few years. There's Tin Man's whispering pop, deep house by John Daly, John Roberts, Trus'Me and Kassem Mosse; there's the Detroit techno of Redshape's interpretation of Newworldaquarium's "Trespassers," the vintage house of Marcus Mixx with a mix by Ron Hardy, XDB's and Mike Huckaby's dub techno and there's the over-the-top pop of Ost & Kjex. There are unjustifiably rare gems in this mix, tracks one doesn't get to hear mixed in clubs or CDs often. As Sumo herself explains, "I wanted to have an easy, yet soulful beginning, a slow ascent towards more ecstatic territories, a little pinch of pop and then end it calmly again. After all, this is the typical Panorama Bar feeling for me." Other artists include: Nina Kraviz, Jenifa Mayanja, Murat Tepeli, Lucretio, and The Oliverwho Factory.