LSD Exclusive: DJ Godfather Selects 5 Databass Classics

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Berlin’s Antidote nights have steadily become the go to for all things ghetto and electro in Berlin. Playing host to the likes of DJ Deeon, Paul Johnson, Detroit In Effect, DJ Skull, the Polish Brutaz crew, DJ Assault, Alienata and more, the party curated by Griessmuhle’s Prantel stands out with its commitment to a preservation of the old school mindset and sound and a dedication to bringing some of the most banging music Berlin has to offer to the gnarly silos of Sonnenallee.

Now, in the deepest folds of the winter, Antidote strikes once more for its second birthday on Friday February 23rd with a full bodied assault, bringing out Detroit’s finest, DJ Godfather, for an extremely rare Berlin gig.

Expect plenty of scratches and cuts, uptempo bass bumps and generalized outrageousness as Godfather is joined by Belgium’s DJ Kronic and Chao Xin, Hardwax man of the moment Skinny D, techno veteran Damon Wild, Missile Records head honcho Tim Taylor and more. Find out more about the event on Facebook and Resident Advisor.

Ahead of the night, we’ve asked DJ Godfather to pick five classics from the Databass back catalogue.

“This record means a lot to me. I finished it when I just graduated high school, it was all over the radio in Detroit the next year and turned me into a local legend immediately.”

“I love the bassline programming Erotek does on this. He has a way of really making synth and basslines sound so complex but minimal at the same time.”

“Not too many people know this but I made this track about another Detroit DJ that always hated on me. So when the white label came out I gave it to him for him to play and to this day he still doesn’t know it’s about him! This was also a Detroit anthem for many years after the release.”

“I love how we took this Detroit anthem and made 4 new versions of it and every version came out hot!”

“This one is made by DJ Nasty. I really like the minimal synthlines and straight forward drum sounds.”