“In normal times, this mix would be reminiscent of a crazy year full of exciting club nights and festival experiences and those would have been the tunes that made us the happiest, touched us the deepest or blew our minds into the stratosphere. We’d say that it was a very good year, pop a bottle or two, and waltz together into the next one. But 2020 was different on so many levels it still makes me pinch myself on a daily basis. Luckily, the music played on. Not as loud as we were used to and in lesser company and smiling faces around us. Here are some of the tracks that kept my spirits up during this year. I hope they’ll do the same to you” – Michael Mayer
As a DJ, producer, and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music. It’s no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe and back. Then, as a co-owner of Kompakt, he spends his weekdays deciding what will be released on the label and working with the label’s artists. Amazingly enough, he manages to sneak into the studio on occasion to produce his own music and remix the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Foals, and Rufus Wainwright. It’s safe to say he loves being challenged and regardless of the pressure is never putting less than 100% of his heart and soul into everything he does.
In spring 2016 Mayer released his 3rd full-length album ‘&’ on K7, a passionate and personal collection of tracks he produced cooperating with soulmates like Barnt, Prins Thomas, Hauschka, Joe Goddard, Miss Kittin, Kölsch or Roman Flügel.
Shortly after he was set to contribute to the legendary DJ Kicks series, again for K7.
Since March 2018 he is hosting his very own radio show on WDR Cosmo.
In April 2020 Michael released his first solo 12inch in ages called ‘Higher‘.
01. Blank Gloss – Of A Vessel (Kompakt)
02. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time (Phantasy)
03. Red Rack’Em – In Love Again (Wolf)
04. Studio Mule – Carnavale Superpitcher Main Mix (Studio Mule)
05. Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy Seth Troxler ‘Out Of Time’ Dub (London Records)
06. Douglas Greed – Wie Man Unsterbliche Tiere Züchtet Michael Mayer Remix (3000 Grad)
07. Dave DK – Ah, So So (EKORD)
08. emkay – Transmission (self-released)
09. Bambounou – Hale (AD 93)
10. For Those I Love – I Have A Love Overmono Remix (September Recordings Limited)
11. SYCUM – The Dream (Kompakt Extra)
12. nthng – With You (Lobster Theremin)
13. Eddie Chacon – Trouble (Day End)