DJ Michael Mayer performed last night within Mikers Night program in big space of Mikser House. As DJ, Producer and Remixer, He took major part in creating Techno music scene in Germany. Michael is co-owner of the Kompakt label, one of the best and most influential music labels in the entire Europe, originated in 1998 in Cologne. Idea for Kompakt was inspired by iconic Andy Warhol’s Factory, guys made platform for creative artists which combines all kinds of music freedoms and creates variety of electronic music genders and sounds. Komapkt is all in one: a record store, label, studio, distributor and music agency. Famous by making Total Confusion parties in Cologne and elsewhere, also releasing music compilations named Kompakt Total. In year 2007. Michael made a new project in cooperation with Superpitcher, that was quite an accomplishment. The Project was named Supermayer and it was something like “Alice in Wonderland”. The Project presented the world where everything was possible, a true bay of plenty, where One person can do and take what ever prefers without any music boundaries. Together, Michael and Superpitcher released a full length album named Save the World.
Today, Michael is a very famous and respected artist, He travels all around the globe and plays music in Fabric, Panorama bar and in other iconic places significant for club culture.
A DJ has a certain responsibility. He has to play progressive, contemporary music and combine it with the past. It is all about entertaining people, but you must not under challenge nor overstrain them. You must be subversive and play music that no one would have ever dreamt of listening to voluntarily at the club. You are both, entertainer and educator.
Last night Michael Mayer did 4 hour dj set. He needed just around 20 minutes to make boys and girls dance. I remember first time when I heard him playing live, it was the best performance in season 2008. After that He shared the decks with Superpitcher in the space of cinema Balkan in 2010 within Refract festival. Also, made quite good party. Michael knows the real art of mixing and has the perfect skills. There is no need for pumping and grooving, because He takes audience on one serious ride , without limits, from very beginnings until the final. This cute dj doesn’t use lap top, plays vinyls and cds. Perfect mixing skills allows him to change music styles easily from techno and minimal via tech and electro.
Just to note that party was superb. He played the mixture of soft and strong cadence, making fluent, sexy and superb dj set. But, I expected that from him, after all Michael is my number 1.
For the final Michael played song Minimal by Matias Aguayo also from Komapkt.
People don’t dance, papa don’t dance, cause that music got no groove, got no balls, no me hace pumpin pumpin’ pumpin’, por que yo quiero bailar con un ritmo mas nocturno, mas profundo, mas sensual, basta ya de minimal ! que es lo que bailo otras movidas , vas pa delante,
Your gonna get!!