The sixth record to be published on the then-fledgling Tresor label, and then subsequently released on Space Teddy, Transmat, Novamute and countless other imprints, 3 Phase Featuring Dr. Motte’s Der Klang Der Familie IS the sound of European techno in the early 90s, long before genres even had been identified…
3 Phase, aka Sven Röhrig, had been producing records since the 1980s, such as Taste The Lash (with his band Boom Factory), but in teaming up with Love Parade founder Dr Motte on this track, the title of which translates as The Sound Of The Family, he struck techno gold.
From the caterwauling synth intro to the sinister arpeggiated stabs, its a little piece of (nocturnal) Berlin that never grows old.
Also worth checking out is the book Der Klang Der Familie, by Felix Denk and Sven von Thülen, which chronicles how the fall of the Wall gave birth to the city’s techno scene.
[Thanks to 3phaseBerlin for the upload]