Sauerkraut EP by Dortmund

Norway’s PLOINK imprint returns with a four-track EP from production duo Dortmund titled Sauerkraut featuring a remix from Christian Tilt.

Sauerkraut EP by Dortmund Photo by Ploink

Hailing from Bergen, Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s PLOINK events have been championing the Norwegian techno scene for over two decades. Launched in 2014, the PLOINK label has hosted a string of versatile twelves from the likes of Prins Thomas, Christian Tilt, Skatebård and most recently Mental Overdrive, who’s innovative ‘Hardware’ album dropped in March. Returning to the label since providing a track on PLOINK’s 20th anniversary release last year, hardware specialist Dortmund, real name Karl Markus Zavodny, is also well known for releases on Montreal’s Turbo and Leipzig’s Vocabula Recordings.

‘Sauerkraut’ opens the release with rolling synthetic percussion that builds into an earworm groove, laced with chattering hats in tandem with echoing claps and fuelled by a vibrant acid loop. ‘Acid Over Oslo’ then motors along, utilising a razor-sharp 303 line within the frame of a crisp drum machine riff with a warmly distorted glow.

Christian Tilt then morphs ‘Sauerkraut’ into an energetic pulsating cut, employing subtly swinging hats bathed in reverb before further processing the acid lead into fresh areas of the stereo field. Echoing bleeps then dissipate in ‘Karl Krankenhaus’ underpinned by a bone shaking drum groove alongside moments of IDM tinged synthscapes and dubbed out chord stabs.

Dortmund - Sauerkraut EP
Release Date 21st April 2017
Label Ploink

1. Dortmund - Sauerkraut
2. Dortmund - Acid Over Oslo
3. Dortmund - Sauerkraut (Christian Tilt Remix)
4. Dortmund - Karl Krankenhaus

Mathias Haegglund Code Collector, Globetrotter, and Occasional Gamer.