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Monday, Nov 19 2012 | 14:45 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

Michael MayerAs a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music. It’s no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It’s likely throughout his career he’s played in front of millions. Then, as a co-owner of Kompakt, he spends his weekdays deciding what will be released on the label and working with the label’s artists and overseeing Kompakt’s distribution wing – the home of over 50 record labels. Amazingly enough, he manages to sneak into the studio on occasion to produce his own music and remix the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Foals and Rufus Wainwright. And of course there is Supermayer but more on that later. It’s safe to say he loves being challenged and regardless of the pressure is never putting less than 100% of his heart and soul into everything he does.

Though he remains dedicated to the 4/4 kick drum, Michael Mayer is by no means a techno purist but is constantly striving to look beyond one’s own nose, to shift frontiers and to go in depth. His compassion to the scene, devotion to music and his craft as a DJ and producer has set him in a standard that few have been able to accomplish. “A DJ has a certain responsibility. He has to play progressive, contemporary music and combine it with the past. It is all about entertaining people, but you must not under challenge nor overstrain them. You must be subversive and play music that no one would have ever dreamt of listening to voluntarily at the club. You are both, entertainer and educator.”

– Photography by Carlitos Trujillo –

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Michael Mayer Top 10 November 2012:

01. Barnt – Is This What They Were Born For? (Magazine)
02. Daniel Maloso – The Came At Night (Cómeme)
03. Nick Höppner – Ipso Facto (Kompakt Extra)
04. Kasper Bjorke – Bohemian Soul feat. Laid Back (Still Going remix) (hfn)
05. Paolo Rocco – That I Am (Real Tone Records)
06. Michael Mayer – Roses (Kompakt)
07. Mind Against – Cagliostro (Life And Death)
08. John Tejada – Orbiter (Simian Mobile Disco Mix Version 2) (Kompakt)
09. The Draughtsman – Geschmacklos (Cosmo Vitelli remix) (Marketing Music)
10. Prins Thomas – Bobletekno (perkmiks) (Full Pupp)

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