if you are waiting for my new album enjoy the time with a good beer, while i am working on it the album should be published in 2021 stay tuned

But stay connected! new releases are on the way it started in May with Il primo Cavaliere then in July Mixed Senses with an amazing Paix Dieu Luftrum Remix and in September Chrome was released again with an amazing  Luftrum Edit this time for Achilleus you will find also another track in the Chrome Release called „Im Zwielicht“ from my treasure chest….. and now in November comes The Core as part four of ten .. you see the story continues

So stay tuned for more  and check out my releases on Beatport or iTunes and enjoy Soulful Techno Music made in germany

by the way i am very much at mountainbiking and just discover the nature in which we live around me completely new! also here there will be some interesting tracks soon  called sounds by nature

Best Wishes Martin

some Music @ Spotify

Martin Merkel The Core – Colors – Phenomen – Azelkapp IV – X
Martin Merkel Chrome – Im Zwielicht – Achilleus Luftrum Remix III – X
Martin Merkel Mixed Senses – Paix Dieu Luftrum Remix II – X
Martin Merkel Il Primo cavaliere I – X
Martin Merkel – Constantin Album Deluxe Edition
Martin Merkel – Stranger Things
Martin Merkel – Little Wonder Luftrum Edit
Martin Merkel – Soulful Techno Album

about Martin Merkel

I honestly do not like to write about myself

but who wants to read something ….. come along on the musical journey

enjoy this (old) „Press Release Text“ (I would prefer if you like my music)

Martin Merkel emerged from the shadows at the end of last year with his first single release for Simon Berry’s Platipus Records. This was an introduction and taste of his self-described brand of “Soulful Melodic Techno”, steeped in complex emotions and with an attention to musical detail that comes from many years of dedication to his chosen craft. The exciting collection of music is now revealed in its entirety as his ‘Constantin’ album – a creative project inspired by his emotional journey over the past year and honouring the recent birth of his son. Martin’s joining forces with the legendary Platipus imprint also marks a bold new direction in the label’s evolution, as its creative ethos develops in an exciting Tech House / Melodic Techno direction. A somewhat mysterious figure within the European Techno scene, this maverick German DJ/Producer has often stepped away from the egotistical glare of publicity, preferring his music to do the talking. Martin Merkel is a master of sonic excellence and musicality, his creations have previously often crept out on the likes of Cinematique, Bonzai Records, Secondary Tones, JOOF, Monkey Business, Neverending and his own Shelter 54 imprint. Now, under the auspicious guidance of Platipus Records the most exciting new chapter of his career is about to begin.


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Shelter 54
Karlstrasse 20
76473 Iffezheim
+49 151 40563382



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