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Berlin Beats 

Wednesday, Apr 23 2008

Certain members of the Berlin-based Get Physical label — i.e., DJ/production duo and label cofounders M.A.N.D.Y. — opt for a regimented physicality leading to chiseled beats with a hint of camp. Bass hooks and breakdowns anchor their singles of oneiric electrohaus. Meanwhile, Get Physical's other labelheads — fellow Germans Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, aka Booka Shade — will soon release the duo's third full-length, The Sun and the Neon Light, which is a collection of musing pneumatics marbled with live orchestration, noirish tech-house, gummy Eurobeat, and dense, tense dynamics. Oblique grooves and anthemic reprieves form The Sun's strata, which will be showcased on this North American tour. Additionally, Get Physical's Canada-via-London DJ Heidi peppers her sets with deep Balearic drifts of jackin' Casiocoustics and Midwest-informed tech-funk. The emotion lotion gets dispersed to an anointed dancefloor on Friday, April 25, at Mezzanine at 10 p.m. Admission is $22; call 625-8880 or visit

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