August 30, 2005

Cologne snapshots


Dark clouds over Cologne can't stop c/o Pop.

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Rex the Dog's LED gadget says: "Dog is a DJ." He was unhesitating about having his photo taken. When I asked, "When I put up your photo on my web page, do you want a black bar over your eyes, or a full dog head?" He went white as a sheet. "You have a website? What are you, an aspiring writer?" I assured him I would do nothing to destroy the Myth of Rex and handed him my card. "Wait, that's you? You have a great blog!" he exclaimed. Silliest sentence in the world, but it felt good. We agreed on the black bar. After all, a blogger's gotta protect his sources. [Note: In retrospect (Rextrospect?), Rex requested a full-scale pixelization along the lines of a "world's dumbest criminals" treatment, so now, thanks to his deft Photoshopping, the bar is gone and he looks shadier than ever.]


A Sure moment while Michael Mayer canes it.


Sure does a good business in Cologne.


Michael Mayer leaves his body, but only briefly...


..and stays split while Baxendale makes us dance about architecture.


I probably have this record, but I never knew it would go gangbusters like this. Foundsound killing it.


DJ Koze makes time for fans.


Genetially speaking, Stretch Armstrong's got nothing on this guy.


Tobias Thomas takes time out to savor the sound.




Total 6 waits to make its entrance.


Digging Koze.


One of those wormholes I was talking about.


Good times, indeed.


Justus shakes his klonky.


When Wolfgang talks, Superpitcher listens.


There's a reason they say Reinhard Voigt makes driving techno.


Reinhard and Magda compare RSI symptoms.


Square Productions' Amy Grill steps out from behind the camera.


Chicos de Barcelona en Colonia.


Richie Hawtin discovers good times.


... but those bangs really get in the way.


The Unabomber drops by Pollerweisel.


Every party should feel like this.


Cuyahoga, the riverside rave is pure fire.

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A dancer offers Richie Jägermeister... but the Allen & Heath gets the drink.

... and that's all the batteries I had. My camera kicked out as the sun was cresting over Total 6, which is a damn crying shame, given the crazy light over Cologne's streets on the longish walk to the Six Pack (which some allege is really called the "Sex Park," but what do I know about German), where Mayer (and others?) caned it from around 8 a.m. until well into the afternoon, in a shoe-box of a room behind warped blue+red windows. Just think about "Lovelee Dae" and use your imagination.

Posted by philip at August 30, 2005 04:03 PM

awesome photos. thanks philip!

Posted by: matt at August 30, 2005 05:37 PM

: )


Posted by: cozen at August 31, 2005 12:16 AM

... oh, for the photos, obv.

Posted by: czn at August 31, 2005 12:16 AM

Nice Pollerwiesen pics, Thanks!

Posted by: vin at August 31, 2005 12:28 AM

I love the photos, they make me feel like i'm there. Although sadly im not.

Posted by: jamie at August 31, 2005 08:31 AM

Great Total 6 report on Pitchfork today, Philip. Many thanks for filling those of us who weren't lucky enough to be there in on all the awesome details.



Posted by: James Jung at August 31, 2005 08:55 AM

Philip, rumour has it that Rex The Dog will bite us all in october at Nitsa Club. First man on Earth to know it. Now just attend the party. Huevón.

Posted by: javier at August 31, 2005 09:44 AM

Man, how pimp is Wolfgang Voigt?

Posted by: dave at August 31, 2005 11:19 AM

I'm from ohio, and you that you don't need to dis on the cuyahoga

Posted by: erik at August 31, 2005 01:11 PM

Thanks God your still alive Phils! We eagerly await more web blog postings of adventures.

Your truly,
Charles Fat

PS. Watch out for Europeans, especially on the roads aheads.

Posted by: at August 31, 2005 02:16 PM

Thank you for this nice review. Their music is great and i'm enjoying it since a long time and am sure I will for many years to come. Very well written, it put a smile on my face.
And of all the times I've seen Richie Hawtin play (my all-time favourite, for sure) this must indeed be one of his most "extrovert" moments. Fantastic !

PS.: you're right, that record you "probably" have as well; it really is a floorfiller.

Posted by: Jonas Van Avermaet at September 4, 2005 10:14 AM

so, who's rex the dog ? or did you ( and everyone else ) signed a non-disclosure letter before going into the club ?


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