The Panorama Bar mix series on Ostgut Ton returns with volume 06, mixed and compiled by Panorama Bar and Berghain resident Ryan Elliott.
“I first played Panorama Bar on July 7th, 2007 and I have been playing there regularly since. I remember entering the club and feeling all those things everyone feels when they enter Berghain or Panorama Bar for the first time – excitement, joy, tension, fear… almost every emotion. I’m a lot more comfortable playing there now after all that time naturally, but all those emotions are still present in every set.
Panorama Bar has, to me, always stood for quality house music. I still play many of the same records there that I did in the beginning. Of course many new records have come and gone in those seven years of sets, but my musical direction has never changed. The title of the mix is “Panorama Bar 06 – Ryan Elliott”, it is my version of what Panorama Bar sounds like.
I knew I wanted to have roughly 30 to 40 tracks on the mix. Also, because the mix wouldn’t be a physical CD anymore, I wanted to have two EPs of exclusive material, to add a little more of a physical element. I started the A+R process for the exclusive material in February 2014. I received so much good music that we decided to put five tracks on each of the EPs, totaling 10 exclusive tracks. After that I started going through all my records and folders of music to pick the remaining material. In a perfect world, I could have used any song on the mix that I wanted. But, there is the agreement from the tracks’ owners to consider. Saying that, there were only 2 or 3 records that I wanted to use on the mix that I wasn’t able to for one reason or another.
The most important thing to me was that the mix actually sounds like a night at the club. That it would contain tracks that I’ve played in the club many times. I wanted the mix to contain a few of my Panorama Bar ‘classics’. Because of the new format of the mix, I was a little concerned that some of the older producers wouldn’t be up for giving their agreement for using their tracks, but for the most part I was pleasantly surprised. Besides a few classics, I really wanted a wide range of songs on the mix. Some old, some new and unreleased, some new and released, exclusives, etc.
I don’t view Panorama Bar 06 as just another ‘free downloadable mix’. This mix is available as a fully mastered wave file, includes full artwork and is complimented by two EPs of exclusive material. Vinyl still exists because it’s a fidelity and physical thing for DJs. DJs actually use it to do their jobs. We don’t see many tapes or 8-tracks being sold now and the CD will soon go the same way. I made the mix as long as it should be, without thinking about time limitations. We can do that now!”
– Ryan Elliott, Berlin, August 2014 –
This mix is dedicated to my friends.
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