On the Floor

Roman Flügel at Elevate Festival

148 minsRecorded 3 Mar 2018 at Dom im Berg in Graz, Austria
David Visnjic

A key player on the German electronic scene for more than two decades, Roman Flügel is captured live in the mix in Graz.

Roman Flügel is committed. Not to one style, but to electronic music itself. Whether with his long-term collaborator Jörn Elling Wuttke or under one of his various monikers, Flügel is like a chameleon: You get his ambient or folky side on one day, Sensorama’s abysmal house music the next or else quirky big-room anthems via Alter Ego’s “Rocker” or “Geht’s Noch?” Flügel co-ran the Klang Elektronik-Playhouse-Ongaku label; has released music on Ladomat, Source, Cocoon, Harthouse, Turbo and R&S; and has crafted an impressive string of remixes for Primal Scream, the Human League and Baby Ford, to name but a few. His first album under his own name for Hamburg’s Dial imprint, Fatty Folders, was smart and clever, soft and hard, caring and witty, all at the same time. He’s hit a stride worthy of a marathon runner – firing off another two LPs for Dial as well as a succession of 12“s that would turn any evening out. During his set at Elevate, Flügel demonstrates his abilities as a DJ and plays the best of the best: House, techno, disco, electro, leftfield, IDM and minimal.

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