TRESOR RECORDS

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BIOGRAPHY:
Tresor is an underground techno nightclub and record label. The club was founded in March 1991 in the vaults of the former old Wertheim department store in Mitte, the central part of the former East Berlin, next to the famous Potsdamer Platz, however the history of the club goes back to 1988 when the electronic music label Interfisch opened the Ufo Club in Berlin. Ufo was the original centre of Berlin house and techno, but due to financial problems that club closed in 1990.
After Ufo closed, Interfisch's head, Dimitri Hegemann and some investors in the club found the new space in East Berlin. This was advantageous timing, as it was only a few months before Germany unified. The vaults under the Wertheim department store proved to be the perfect location for a club, and Tresor quickly became the place to be in Berlin. Tresor continued to be a popular club to this day, having expanded and reconstructed continuously several times to include an outdoor garden area, and a second "Globus" floor. The concept for the Tresor floor in the basement was specifically hard techno, industrial and acid music while Globus was featuring mainly more mellow house sound. The recordlabel Tresor Records was founded soon after the club first opened, in October 1991. Featured artists on the label include Jeff Mills, Blake Baxter, Juan Atkins, Robert Hood, Stewart Walker, Joey Beltram, DJ Surgeon, Pacou, Cristian Vogel, House of Fix and many others.
In 2004 the documentary "Tresor Berlin: The Vault & the Electronic Frontier" was released. Directed by Mike Andrawis, it features interviews with Hegemann, Carola Stoiber, and DJs & artists associated with the club & label. The film covers the period from Hegemann's involvement with the Fishladen and UFO clubs in Berlin-Kreuzberg to the final months prior to Tresor's closure. Tresor closed on 16 April 2005, after several years prolonged short-term rent. The city sold the land to an investor group to build offices on the Leipziger Straße location. It was open for each night of April 2005, with the final event starting the Saturday night with queues stretching all the way down the road, and still going Monday morning.
Tresor reopened on 24 May 2007 in a renovated power plant on Köpenicker Straße in Mitte.

LAST ALBUM:
JONAS KOPP - BEYOND THE HYPNOSIS (2015)
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HOMEPAGE: www.tresorberlin.com

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DISCOGRAPHY - ALBUM RELEASES:

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2012 - SMART BAR CHICAGO 1985
Label:  Goofin
2011 - SIMON WERNER A DISPARU (Soundtrack)
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
2010 - SILVER SESSION (FOR JASON KNUTH)
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
2009 - THE ETERNAL
Label:  Matador / Beggars Group
2008 - HITS ARE FOR SQUARES - BEST OF

Label:  Pid
2008 - ANDRE SIDER AF SONIC YOUTH
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
2008 - J'ACCUSE TED HUGHES
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings 
2006 - THE DESTROYED ROOM: B-SIDES & RARITIES
Label:  Geffen
2006 - RATHER RIPPED
Label:  Geffen
2005 - KONCERTAS STAN BRAKHAGE
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings 
2004 - HIDROS 3 (with MATS GUSTAFSSON)
Label:  Smalltown Recordings
2004 - NURSE

Label:  Geffen 
2003 - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Label:  Steamhammer
2003 - HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN
Label:  Phantom Records
2002 - DEMON LOVER (Soundtrack)
Label:  Virgin
2002 - IN THE FISHTANK
Label:  In the Fishtank Records
2002 - MURRAY STREET
Label:  Geffen
2002
- ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES 1.1
Label:  Vital
2000 - SYR 5 (Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori & DJ Olive)
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
2000 - NYC GHOST & FLOWERS
Label:  Geffen
1999 - GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings 
1998 - A THOUSAND LEAVES
Label:  Geffen
1998 - INVITO AL CIELO
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
1997 - SLAAPMAKERS MET SLAGROOM
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
1997 - ANAGRAMA
Label:  Sonic Youth Recordings
1995 - WASHING MACHINE
Label:  Geffen
1995 - SCREAMING FIELDS OF SONIC YOUTH

Label:  Geffen
1994 - EXPERIMENTALJET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR
Label:  Geffen
1993 - WHORE'S MOANING (OZ '93 Tour Edition)
Label:  Geffen
1992 - DIRTY
Label:  Geffen
1991 - DIRTY BOOTS (EP)
Label:  Geffen
1991 - SONIC DEATH - LIVE
Label:  SST Records
1990 - GOO
Label:  Geffen
1988 - DAYDREAM NATION
Label:  Goofin
1997 - SISTER
Label:  DGC Records
1986 - MADE IN USA (Soundtrack)

Label:  Rhino
1986 - EVOL
Label:  DGC Records
1985 - BAD MOON RISING
Label:  DGC Records
1983 - CONFUSION IS SEX
Label:  Original Record Production
1982 - SONIC YOUTH
Label:  Neutral Records

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