Babylon Berlin is a German runaway television hit. The series sees fictional police commissioner Gereon Rath run around the cultural epicenter solving crimes in the bygone golden era of the 1920s. It was a time of great change for a city that remains an important, and at times controversial, hot spot for humanity.
The program’s theme “Zu Asche, Zu Staub” has likewise attracted favor from fans. It’s even earned a special place in the hearts of Berlin techno lovers, of which there are a great many, and German DJ and producer Solomun just made it easier to love with a bona fide techno remix.
Solomun’s version holds steady to a haunting rhythm for nearly nine minutes of dark groove. It’s hypnotic in its ever-unfolding movements, unfurling softly like a flower in moonlight. Listen to its enchanting chords below.