November 2017 marked the release of Shatterproof, a sonically diverse album by Berlin DJ and producer Henning Baer. On December 4th, 2020, his own MANHIGH Recordings released the equally eclectic Shatterproof Remixes EP comprised of six genre-spanning renditions of the source material.
Inhalt der Nacht‘s industrial techno remix of “All Over” kicks off the effort before Matrixxman‘s ominous ambient re-rub of the same track. Minimal Violence reimagined “Never Ending” in their own hard-to-pinpoint style; it’s followed by Randstad‘s EBM remix of “Vermillion Red.” The EP arguably saves the best for last: Sugar‘s fast techno remix of “Drama Sky,” and The Lady Machine‘s minimal techno rendition of “Burning Chrome.”
On Henning Baer
Henning Baer is the founder of Berlin collective Grounded Theory, which has been active since 2009. The event company and agency is rooted in techno but dedicated to exploring other corners of the electronic music landscape.
2016 marked the launch of MANHIGH Recordings, Baer’s own imprint. He has also released music on such labels as Sonic Groove, Tanstaafl Planets and Nonplus Records.
Shatterproof Remixes is available in digital format via MANHIGH Recordings Bandcamp.