KM005 | Marcel Dettmann & Scuba – Kontra Musik Mixes

Kontra-Musik 005 is a remix project that takes the Kontra-Musik label to new heights and directions. On this 10-inch release, two genres, techno and dubstep unite in their ability to move both feet and soul.

First out is the track Playing Games, originally produced by Agaric. In the hands of Marcel Dettmann Playing Games is turned into something completely new. Starting off with a pounding Maurizio-inspired bass line, tiny and delicate changes suck the listener into a void of sound. Without disturbing the monotony, Dettmann elegantly moves this remix towards late night techno salvation.

On the b-side the track Kontrafunk, produced by Tobias von Hofsten, is being reworked by dubstep producer Scuba. This is a remix that seeks inspiration in the concept of “kontra”, as in the meaning of two against each other standing entities. A melody structure, that brings the thought to Goldie’s Timeless, is backed up by hard hitting drum programming and distorted bass. In this fusion of opposite forces, plus and minus, soft and hard, the out come is true Kontrafunk.

Marcel Dettmann is resident DJ at the Berlin club Berghain. Since the success of the track Dawning (Ostgut Ton), Marcel has set up his own MDR label and put out the well received EP, Quicksand/Getaway, on Ostgut Ton.

Scuba aka Paul Rose runs the London based dubstep label Hotflush Recordings. As a producer he has made him self a name for his minimal, efficient and elegantly produced dubstep releases.

World Wide Distribution by CLONE


  • Artist: Agaric, One, Marcel Dettmann & Scuba
  • Title: Kontra Musik Mixes
  • Label: Kontra-Musik Records
  • Format: Vinyl 10” + digital
  • Cat.No.: km005
  • Release date: 070321