Various Artists
Zehn | Fünf


2015 marked Ostgut Ton’s ten-year anniversary, celebrated with an extensive 30 track compilation release, titled Ostgut Ton | Zehn, spread out over ten 12“ vinyl records housed inside a limited box set. This sampler sold out in no time, which is why Ostgut Ton is re-issuing these ten 12"es individually in 2016.

If there's one thing Kurt von Bley's artwork for Zehn | Fünf is reflecting, then it's probably 'drive': all three tracks on this 12" share an idea of continuity, movement and steady pace. DVS1's “[Ecks]” is a deep and hypnotic Techno cut with meandering bleeps, well-suited for and paying homage to the early hours and calmer moments of Berghain's cavernous main room. On A2. Answer Code Request offers fluttering percussion on top of the kick drum, until – one after the other – adding more break-heavy rhythmic elements, luscious synth pads and spiralling melodies to his “Zeitspielraum”.

Steffi and Martyn guest as Doms & Deykers with the 8-minute “Whirling” on B. What starts off as an Amen break-inspired rhythm section with a heavy kick soon evolves into something different, now bordering to Electro and Acid House, while constantly building upon it’s original, underlying breaky and epic vibe.

DVS1 | [Ecks]


  • DVS1 – [Ecks]
  • Answer Code Request – Zeitspielraum
  • Doms & Deykers – Whirling


Kurt von Bley

Release date

March 24, 2016

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