15 years ago the club opened its doors at the base of the famous Oberbaumbrücke joining Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain districts. With countless long nights into majestic mornings and open airs in Berlin to showcases spanning the globe, Watergate has grown to include a booking agency and a record label pushing the sounds of their mainstay artists and some of the most revered acts in the scene. To celebrate their journey over the last decade and a half they have put together a special anniversary release of 25 new, exclusive and formerly unreleased tracks released as a double CD set with their traditional Watergate artwork.
Encompassing music from club residents like Matthias Meyer, Jimi Jules, Marco Resmann, La Fleur, Tiefschwarz, Floyd Lavine, Lee Jones, Adana Twins, Sebo K, Hyenah and Cinthie and new comers Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, Gumz and Ryan Davis to their friends and cohorts who have close ties to the club such as Butch, Henrik Schwarz, Ellen Allien, Alex Niggemann, Catz n’ Dogz, Steve Bug, Osunlade, Solomun, Rodriguez Jr., Oliver Koletzki, Anja Schneider, Mathias Kaden and Kollektiv Turmstrasse, WATERGATE XV comprises of a plethora of sounds. From deep and euphoric cuts to lush organics tracks to heavier, peak time compositions, this compilation finds a moment that encapsulates every aspect of the sounds of Watergate.
Watergate XV is out today, November 6th, on a limited vinyl boxset, double CD and digital.