There is no doubt that Traumprinz, also known by his aliases DJ Metatron and Prince of Denmark, has touched countless listeners with his transcendental fusion of ambient, techno and deep house. Resorting to an enigmatic restrain from the public eye, Traumprinz enraptures the hearts of many through the sole medium of his music. This week’s Essentials feature focuses on the artist, who’s affiliation with the German label Giegling, has elevated the collective to an international recognition. Though a recent interview has revealed that the producer left the group “early last year“, his legacy continues to thrive, creating new fans on a daily basis.
Everyone holds certain memories that resonate with them throughout their lives. For some its their first childhood crush, for others its the day of their graduation. Dig deeper and you’ll find those who recall the first time they played a Traumprinz track. The ethereal nature of the artist’s production fosters an aura that awakens the inner essence of being. Listening to Traumpinz, in any transfiguration of his aliases, is ultimately a sacred experience, similar to such of listening to a fellow arcanum of Burial.
Below is the selection of our favourite essentials. An empyrean synthesis of euphoric trance, deep house cuts and techno drums. The discography of Traumprinz is a catalogue of experiences facilitated by your context. Your own essential selections will by shaped by the memories you make, in the truest spirit of the artist’s intentions.
Essentials: Traumprinz (Jordan)
Traumprinz – Changes
“From the moment you press play you sense that you’re about to hear something special. Made with authentic feelings inside, this track has helped me move on from previous broken relationships. Raw in emotion like 2Pac Shakur, deep in emotion like Fred P.”
Parallaxis (Traumprinz Over 2 The End Version)
“This takes a completely different direction to the original, while maintaining the delicate nature in which the track is crafted. Perfect way to reflect on a good night out while lying in bed.”
Traumprinz – I Gave My Life
“Such a distinctive track. With its compelling testimony of a man turning life around at the forefront, the background synths take you for the perfect trip. Surely hands will be raised in a warm up set.”
Traumprinz – 2 The Sky (Metatron’s What If There’s No End And No Beginning Mix)
“The mixing on this is impeccable. Tracks like these provoke an ecclesiastical thought train, often instigated on a cold and dank 15 min walk home from the train station, reminding you that sometimes in the grand scheme – your present troubles are only part of the journey. Ethereal.”
Essentials: Traumprinz (Martyn)
DJ Metatron – State of Me
“For me, this is most iconic Traumprinz track. A clear demonstration of how celestial, unique and euphoric his music can be. Nostalgia-ultra drips through every repetition of the synth that leads this track home.”
DJ Metatron – If Only My Love Could Set U Free
“Coming from his most recent Secret Guest – Live At Planet Uterus essential mix, the track opens in the most cinematic fashion. A distant siren echoes from the depths of a dark night. What follows is something no words of the most poetic nature can do justice.”
DJ Metatron – Where Is Home
“Where is home? is a question reaches the minds of many. Regardless of where you find yourself, Traumprinz offers a track full of warmth to lessen your worries.”
DJ Metatron – Oh Ah
“Elements of trance incorporated with 1990s house acapellas never feels too much like Moby. Traumprinz retains his signature sound to exhibit a track that resonates with the current generation.