"The idea behind the mix is to present two different insights into my musical repertoire. Tracks I like to play in the club and tracks I like to play at home. From old school to new school."
Robert Dietz – 2012
Forward thinking electronic exponents Arkitekt announce their first compilation release after a selection of parties in London, Leeds and Birmingham promoted their sound. Focusing on the more forward thinking strains of house and techno, their musical mandate has been to gleefully plunder the underground elements of the modern dance clime, with stripped back grooves riding against warm melodies and textures.
The first man stepping up the Arkitekt palette is Robert Dietz. The German DJ cut his teeth on the Frankfurt arena of Deutsch dance, coming from no-where in 2009 to ensnare one of Beatportal's Artists to Watch. Since then his rise has been apocalyptic and relentless, recording for stellar imprints such as Cecille, Cadenza, Deep Vibes, Running Back and Saved Records. He's crafted a trademark sound, built on pure house and infused it with the sensibilities of contemporary club culture.
It's a pedigree which has made him one of the most versatile and in-demand DJs on the planet. He delivers achingly next level voyages in the underground basements of Shoreditch, Berlin and Eastern Europe but also has the ability to seduce mainstream arenas like Awakenings, Electric Zoo, Exit Festival, Ushuaia and Pacha with his underground aesthetic. And it is that intoxicating template that is evident all over this double disc spanning mix.