We’re collaborating with BODIES tonight and proud to host STEFANO TAIUTI in Berghain Kantine with his piece
DER ROTE RITTER
To ride red.
Like flesh like rage like heat like sex like war like fire like dance.
Holiest than a Temple is the dancefloor.
A place that inspires collective rites.
Kinetic communion, energetic uprising, spiritual awareness.
Dancing on the verge of Butoh dance and Eurhythmie
I want to attempt to office this rite of transformation of energies.
- concept and dance stefano taiuti, music and live Danilo LVM.
Looking forward to have these visual artists on board, they’ll be showing their work on Urban Spree wall during the week!
Friday & Saturday
Friday & Saturday
by Jakub Pešek (cz, Lunchmeat visual label)
– generative animation
Organic, digitally generated objects slowly falling into oblivion. Endless and surprising — as well as our thoughts — each of them unique — flashing for attention before disappearing in the unconscious.
Patchwrestling: two men — two systems — one fight! The “analog” versus “digital” battle continues!
“The incredible Wireman” playing on analog Eurorack will battle “General Elektrick” playing on the digital Clavia G2. The moment of truth is coming! Referee “Fist van Odor” is a retired patchwrestler himself and is going to moderate this dramatic encounter.
In Patchwrestling the player has 5 minutes to connect Sound-modules in order to create a playable Instrument or a self playing composition or a combination of both. Then he is improvising 5 minutes on that build instrument, while the other player is patching his instrument. There are fixed disciplines like “rhythmical patch” or “drone” the wrestlers has to finish during the fight.
KLANGWELLE by CHRISTIAN LOSERT
An installation featuring 10 motorized pendulums including 10 loudspeakers at their ends to discover the structure and spatial impact of dynamic waves within an audiovisual area.
Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.
DISCO GHOST by JULIA DROUHIN
This French artist living in Tasmania/Australia creates chocolate records with hits from dead musicians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.
Performing on Tuesday daytime and Saturday night only.
STILL DISCO/INVITATION by ANNA-LUELLA ZAHNER
You are invited to experience a surreal club situation and become part of a seemingly social situation, which won’t develop as expected.
Since the installation can only be entered alone, please expect waiting time.
Performing on Friday daytime only.
Danilo Andres Sepulveda
Francisco Bejarano Montes de Oca
TESELA by ARISTIDES GARCIA (LASAL)
Arístides Job García Hernández::
Born 1976 in Tenerife (Spain), currently living in Berlin working as a freelance graphic programmer and computer artist in the frame of generative interactive design.
In the last time, he has developed audiovisual sequencers, inspired on the abstraction “The Sound of the Geometry”, parametric design tools to produce paper artworks, and public interactive installations. http://aristidesgarcia.tumblr.com/
This interactive mapping sculpture is based on geometry exploration, and how using this path can disrupt our perception. Graphical patterns, visual illusions, dynamic geometry tesselations are algorithmically generated in realtime by the system with the help of the observer. 103 paper pyramids as a canvas to play with, changing the shape constantly like in an illusory metamorphic dream.
Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.
DISSONANZE by FEDERICA DAURI
The Italian-born artist Federica Dauri is a young experimental artist with a strong focus on the body as a multifunctional tool, and an unyielding interest in visuals and installations.
Dauri has a solid dance and performance background, having studied classical, contemporary and Butoh dance, as well as eurythmy.
Dauri’s current work in progress ‘Dissonanze’ grows from the various elements of her background — from classical dance to performance and Butoh, moving from these points to explore methods of movement and expression better expressed in performative actions. Her latest work examines aesthetical features that go against Western archetypes of perfection and beauty. In this performance, as in many of Dauri’s endeavors, the ugly becomes beautiful, the unusual becomes normal, the deformed takes on harmony. For her, it is only a matter of one’s perspective. Staged with highly charged eroticism, the visual world created is at the same time perverse and ugly yet seductive and sensual. As Dauri struggles with the undefined being (a giant squid?) she seems to be simultaneously part of/becoming the creature and fighting against being completely devoured by the being. In a darkened setting a metamorphosis takes place as she becomes one with the writhing creature. Is this something that has been torn from her womb or something that will eventually consume her?
Dissonanze performance by Federica Dauri
sound composition: LVM ( Danilo Colonna)
sculpture-prop: Moran Sanderovich
(photo by alvin Poiana)
NIGHTJARS — LIVE
Nightjars is the name of an infamous duo of producers who has chosen to not reveal their identity.
They have released a seminal twelve inches on Vae Victis Records and remix for Third Side on Restoration in 2012 and a split ep on Marieu’s own Enlightened Wax at the beginning of 2015. Their ‘warehouse garage’ sound at the edge of industrial techno and proto-dubstep has gained an influential role on many UK youngsters from the post bass scene (such as Blawan and Ben Ufo). Their work is hardware oriented and permeated with cyberpunk cinematic samples, broken beats and subterannian frequencies. Their appearance around Europe have been restricted to very few suburban locations because of their rejection of the mainground club politics.
HYPNOBEAT — LIVE
Rooted in a “neo-tribal” approach by reducing electronics to the hypnotic rhythm core, James Dean Brown founded Hypnobeat in 1983.
Affected by the emotional impact of polyrhythmic energy, the collective’s live sets were mostly machine improvisations using a wide range of analog gear which, besides a TB-303, included up to six synchronized rhythm machines – with a focus on the inimitable sound of the Roland TR-808. Accordingly, Hypnobeat conceived an early form of contemporary club music, somewhere within the scope of classical Electro Funk and prototype Techno, and with a Proto Acid flavour.In 1995, evolving from Hypnobeat, JDB established Narcotic Syntax (Perlon), a band he reboosted together with Yapacc in 2003. After all, Hypnobeat retransformed from this successor project with an exclusive solo live performance by James Dean Brown in Paris, 2012, and finally, one year later saw the exciting new evolution of Hypnobeat with Helena Hauff joining the project. The duo’s performance is based on improvisation, exhausting the power of an untamed Roland horde which is unique on stage: 1 x TR-707 + 3 x TR-808 + 2x TB-303 + an array of effects = provocative percussion, voodoo passion, ritual ecstasy, hypnodelic temptation, psycho-exotic magic, and a quantum of danger under a crypto-bohemian approach. Active contributors to the cassette scene of the 80es, two retrospective Hypnobeat vinyl albums are planned for release on Serendip and Dark Entries. While current productions may soon be expected for release on several international labels.
(photo by marco microbi)
Dara Smith’s latest musical incarnation is “Arad”. In tandem with his work in LAKKER , Arad is giving voice to Smith’s solo tastes and musical adventures that have been brewing for the last ten years.
The sounds are polished, arbitrary and using a mix of synthesis and field recordings, yet have a distinctive cohesive sound that is recognisable. About his first release “Haon” Ep on Electric Deluxe in 2015 , smith says “I’m really enjoying the writing process, just keeping it loose and flowing and having a bit of fun with it”. The Arad show is a DJ/Live hybrid that is about keeping the feet moving and the brain stimulated.
MFOC = Music for our Children, Mother Fuckers of Califonia or Musik Fetischisten Ohren Charakter. For 20 years, every Sunday night at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club, MFOC is coming to Berlin’s Krake Festival!
Vinilette’s musical story begins in Barcelona at her early 20´s as she started collaborating as a radio presenter in the notorious pirate radio station, Radio P.I.C.A,
nourished by many music genres such as Punk, Rock, New Wave, Disco and more. While electronic music emerged she started combining it in her selection and began to take part in an electronic music radio show. She developed her own way of DJing and formed her background base with a unique and diverse style — never committed to one genre and with a certain approach for the deeper, raw and old school sounds. Vinilette continued her quest for music working in record shops and gaining high profile as a radio presenter at Catalunya national radio station (icatfm), as well as writing for Spanish magazines like GoMag or Lamono, and organising the “Femelek Festival”, promoting female electronic music composers.
In 2010 she moved to Berlin looking for new challenges, she is resident and co-creator of the exploratory club night called The Hum and an active member of female:pressure’s international network, organizing parties and festivals.
She also produces her own tracks and remixes for other artists and has released on the labels: Blaq and Monika Enterprise.
Hailing from Lyon fruitful rave scene of the 90’s, Umwelt never let out of his way by the gleaming neon lights of the compromise.
Tracing its way under the Techno Rave and Electro patronage of Drexciya, and armed with its analogs machines for friends only, the French was careful enough not to kill the fire of the first men. Umwelt continues indeed the work of pioneers, namely producing a fashion wild transportation, direct, able to take the listener into the underground worlds as well as the infinite space.Owner of two labels (New Flesh and Rave Or Die), author of three albums and twenty EP’s on infamous labels such like Shipwrec, Satamile, Drivecom or Kommando 6, the producer never took a rest and has always followed his instinctive prescription: to create again and again, not by desire but by need. Umwelt is rare, his music is unique.
KEN KARTER — LIVE
Having studied classical piano and composition since a staggeringly young age, Karter quickly began showing an interest in contemporary experimental music.
His competence around technology and musical equipment in particular drew him to work as a DJ and Producer, yet his interest in the avant-garde has also seen Karter explore less frequently chartered territories. He has worked as a sound designer and sound engineer, working closely with a range of music technology companies. This has in turn fed back into his own music, influencing new ways of approaching composition. Through his music Karter endeavours to create sonic experiments based on his interests in mathematics, numerology and cryptography, translating numerical sequences in sounds, frequencies and harmonic structures. Inspired by cryptographic codes, he manages to interpret these complex sequences in harmony and rhythm. His fascination with this idea began after studying the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, according to whom everything can be explained through numbers. In this way Karter’s music sees harmonies, numbers and mathematical code melt together to create new languages, drawing equally on his experience of the world, and the people around him. This is Karter’s unique way of viewing reality, revealing the unseen and the unsaid; a world where art meets science, where chaos is arranged by the clinical order of numbers; a line which links the logical with the emotional, the confusion of noise with the depth of silence.
ROBOT ARMY SHOWCASE
Robot Army is Techno from Berlin in its raw form. A collective which truly knows how to rock a floor. All former Tresor residents,
INNER8 — LIVE
Inner8 is Daniele Antezza, a multi-faceted thinker and electronic music producer, member of Dadub duo, co-founder of Artefacts Mastering Studio and Undogmatisch label manager,
whose regular invocation of the term praxis begins to hint at his creative aims: a primary synthesis of contemplation and action that, in turn, encourages a secondary and entirely unpredictable set of syntheses dependent upon the listener’s unique interpretation. Though the Inner8 moniker has been in existence for 7 years as a private nickname for, as Antezza puts it, his “experimental anarchist sounds,” a full-length LP is just now surfacing which will reveal just how much this project has to communicate. Like many transplants to Berlin’s pulsating sonic underground (Antezza moved there from Italy in 2009), his past work seems to communicate traces of the ecstatic with the argot of technical precision and / or scientific rigour. However, Antezza is not what one would call a ‘Berlin artist’ despite sharing these traits in common with the city’s most visionary producers: his work gives off an impression of restless nomadism that has little to do with representing a localized scene. Rather than carrying on the territorial / parochial projects of reinforcing an arts scene’s geographic boundaries (or even redefining the boundaries of a musical genre), Inner8 is more concerned with a holistic “deconstructive approach” through which “it’s possible to reveal the paradoxes of the dominant thought, the paradoxes behind the status quo.” His fascination with concepts as diverse as asymptotes and particle physics, though often trendy among those looking for a seat at the table of the avant-garde, is a heartfelt fascination — moreover, these interests merge perfectly with his relentless theroetical questing. Antezza’s relationship with that city’s Stroboscopic Artefacts techno label has been a particularly fruitful one, to the point where his sound work prior to Inner8 is almost synonymous with SA’s own development. As one half of the psychonaut duo Dadub along with Giovanni Conti, Antezza has sculpted deep and immense tracks that mesmerize with their harmonious interplay of force and ambiguity. These features can be heard on standout releases such as the full-length You Are Eternity, their untitled SA EP, and also their growing body of remixes for other artists. This same partnership also acts as Stroboscopic Artefacts’ in-house mastering unit Artefacts Mastering, where Antezza lends his sonic signature to an eclectic variety of electronic recordings. That signature can be identified by its hyperreal sense of presence and immediacy, qualities that have become crucial to the presentation of a music that generally relies on only a few sonic elements per track to communicate its message. Antezza also takes pride in the ritualistic quality of Inner8’s live sets; a mobile laboratory of dynamic tension in which his theories manifest as massive physical vibrations (here we can also see / hear / feel just how well Daniele has absorbed the lessons of the dub “sound system” aesthetic.) A similar approach also informs his recent sound installations, particularly one showcased at Berlin Atonal festival, “Ilya Machine” (realized in collaboration with Daniele De Santis and Giovanni Conti): a mesmerizing system of four feedback generators comprised of eight 18″ speaker cones.
A household name in the Athenian electronic scene and a co-founder of the experimental/techno label “Modal Analysis”,
Kondaktor has been playing music as a DJ for over a decade. His DJ sets vary from deep techno and dark soundscapes to funky beats and Chicago house tunes. In 2012 he debuted as a producer for Seattle’s “Further Records”. At the same time, he is part of the production team that organizes the “Reform” parties in Greece.
No space for posing or attitude — it’s all about music!
Berlin based AXIOM started playing electronic music in the 90s. The biggest impact on him in that time after a still rooted Hip Hop period was Techno and Electro.
In the early 00’s, experimental sounds became the gravitational point of his musical interests. Electronica, IDM and Ambient, stunning new grooves and feelings for harmonics took place in his approach for bringing high-quality-dancemusic to the audience. In 2006 he wanted to widen his view of what music is, especially the experimental electronic-music-scene by providing interesting music without putting it under pressure of the all-digesting and redigestive music market. So he launched with HURON the Creative Commons-based netlabel CRAZY LANGUAGE for contemporary electronic music such as Ambient, IDM, Electronica, Glitch etc. After the first release featuring his buddy HURON, almost 40 EPs and Albums were published for free download, containing outstanding artists like RANDOMFORM, ATMOGAT, PLEQ, FM CONTROL, FRANCISCO GODIKINHO aka XZICD and many more. Beyond his label and his spinning-records deals, he is working with KILLEKILL BERLIN, helping to run parties, especially on the genres he grew to love, showcasing this way, the other side of the self-imposed minimal style Berlin had for many years. Alternative music experience to the masses!
Producer, singer, songwriter, DJ, composer; Emika is an artist who defies convention and narrow categorization.
The Anglo-Czech talent was classically trained in her youth, later discovering the limitless world of electronic composition that would provide the yin to her formative yang. Studying sound design at university, she soaked up the sounds of Bristol’s burgeoning dubstep– era bass culture before migrating to Berlin and immersing herself in the world of techno. Spending four years as a sound designer at Native Instruments’ headquarters in the city, she set up about establishing herself as a multifarious artist — signing to Ninja Tune and delivering two acclaimed albums, DVA and Emika. Her relationship with Ninja Tune saw her support the legendary Amon Tobin across North America on his ISAM tour, and she has since taken her mesmeric live show and DJ sets across the world — performing throughout Europe and in Russia and China. She also performed a live set for Boiler Room Berlin in 2012. Emika has worked on many collaborative projects aside from her resolutely personal solo material — including alongside Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Marcel Dettmann, Pinch, Jimmy Edgar, Tommy Four Seven and MyMy. She was responsible for gathering the field recordings of the sounds of Berghain for their Fünf compilation and created a track for the collection herself. She has also recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech soprano Michaela Soprano, and has been shot by photographers including Bettina Rheims and Madison. Her music has been used at the London 2012 Olympics, in adverts by Gucci and McLaren, and by NBC — whose use of her Chris Isaak Wicked Game cover saw the track rocket to iTunes’ No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in the US. She was also sampled by The Weeknd on his track Professional and increasingly contributes music to film soundtracks — including a trailer for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. She launched her own label Emika Records in 2014 in search of “freedom and independence”with the Melancholia Euphoria 12”, following it in quick succession with her lauded piano opus Klavirni and her third full studio album DREI. “I’m a freedom seeker, trying to create and invent new space for myself and my work to exist” she says. “I hope one day this space will be big enough to accommodate other artists and their own ideas and directions.”
RROXYMORE — LIVE
rRoxymore, Hermione Frank began producing music back in Montpellier together with a friend in a disused garage — a starting point that can still be traced within the atmosphere of her music.
Her music maintains a raw, almost dirty quality, which merges uniquely together with deeply stirring and psychedelic energy. Back in the garage where Frank made her first musical steps, she was using the Akai 950 and Cubase on Atari — these two instruments allowed her to dig deep into sample culture. In these early days, Frank was also DJing in and around Montpellier, mixing organic jazz and funk with electronic grooves. She released her epic 10 minute debut “Wheel of Fortune“ in the summer of 2012, which came via a split 12” alongside Planningtorock’s ‘Patriarchy Over & Out” (Human Level / DFA Records). After diverse appearances this year, for the last Comème’s compilation and for Paula Temple’s Noise Manifesto , her forthcoming EP will be released on Macro Recordings end of the Summer 2015.
HURON — A/V LIVE SHOW /w SARGE GRAFX
Huron is the synonym for electronic music productions by Steffen Schröder from Berlin. His interests for electronic music emerged very early in the age of 14.
He began to do mixes through the use of two stereo-cassette-recording-machines. The passion for mixing grows and since 1990 he is established as proffessional Dj under different synonyms [Shrotty / N.G.S.]. Today, Hurons music is very detailed and clearly embed in an Electronica robe. Huron creates gorgeous spaces through high quality sounding textures and beats. Nice dsp-influenced techniques and glitches plus beautiful soundscapes which usually express melancholy combined with a slight and subliminal touch of darkness are typical for his music. As co-founder of Crazy Language a netlabel with the main focus on experimental audio like IDM, Glitch, Electronica, etc. Huron underlines his passion for advanced electronic music and art. Sarge of the Gra(fx) coordinates the pixels and vectors. He is the visual element of the netlabel Crazy Language and has created most of the label’s releases artwork and videos. Besides of that he is involved in many other projects e.g. with Roel Funcken from Funckarma and Syl Kogai. His art has a complex idea of experimental, artistical, beautyful and philosophical elements that attracts you straight away, while you find more and more details the longer you contemplate his work.
He began to do mixes through the use of two stereo-cassette-recording-machines. The passion for mixing grows and since 1990 he is established as proffessional Dj under different synonyms [Shrotty / N.G.S.]. Today, Hurons music is very detailed and clearly embed in an Electronica robe. Huron creates gorgeous spaces through high quality sounding textures and beats. Nice dsp-influenced techniques and glitches plus beautiful soundscapes which usually express melancholy combined with a slight and subliminal touch of darkness are typical for his music. As co-founder of Crazy Language a netlabel with the main focus on experimental audio like IDM, Glitch, Electronica, etc. Huron underlines his passion for advanced electronic music and art.
Sarge of the Gra(fx) coordinates the pixels and vectors. He is the visual element of the netlabel Crazy Language and has created most of the label’s releases artwork and videos. Besides of that he is involved in many other projects e.g. with Roel Funcken from Funckarma and Syl Kogai. His art has a complex idea of experimental, artistical, beautyful and philosophical elements that attracts you straight away, while you find more and more details the longer you contemplate his work.
DAT POLITICS — LIVE
Dat Politics is an electro-synth-pop band created in 1999. Their incredible energy on stage explains the cult like enthusiasm that surrounds the combo
as they’ve toured the world extensively since their inception. Both founding members Claude and Gaetan (also known for their side projects Tone Rec, Skipp, Mazza Vision…) are also involved in photography and graphic design which leads them to create most of their own covers, websites, posters, t-shirts etc…Dat Politics’ music is often classified under the electro-pop genre and described as catchy, melodic and eminently danceable. They’ve have collaborated and shared the stage with experimental artists such as Matmos, Mouse On Mars, Dan Deacon, Black Dice, Aphex Twins, Squarepusher, Pan Sonic, Felix Kubin, Kid 606, Christian Fennesz…
The Sameheads e.V. is defined by its unique blend of creative perspectives and fiercely independent production values. Based in Berlin since 2006,
Sameheads provide a setting where artists with backgrounds in Fashion, Art, Music, Film and Media converge, collaborate and influence each others creative approach. Developing existing skills, passing on knowledge, exposing their particular medium to new audiences. Edgy, experimental cross-pollination with one eye on the role art can play in cultural exchange and integration.
Berlin Based UK producer Ben Williams, aka Gatto Fritto, makes exploratory, downright jammy electronic music. He has the sound of someone mining every nook and cranny of his influences for a few really specific sounds: the weird warmth of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder’s chintzy propulsion, Detroit techno’s stalwart intensity, and the goofball sprawl of soundtrack-era Tangerine Dream. His lengthy DJ sets are a musical odyssey and something to behold. As well as releasing his acclaimed self entitled album and having releases on various labels including International Fell and Dissident, He has also done remixes for Subway, Franz Ferdinand, Al Usher and Rocha. Invisible college being a big favourite of Dj Harvey at the Sarcastic parties In La.
Skism will provide us with a rare set of unlikely combinations of Italo-disco, Krautrock, psychedelia, and some kind of fardled funk shit that sounds like a bunch of hippies locked in a studio with a Moog, a mess of percussion instruments, and about a hundred tabs of acid. Sure to be a highlight during the early hours.….
The band is a new project between three well known, yet underground producers. The limited amount of shows they have played so far have caused quite a stir, and it feels certain that you will be hearing a lot more of this band in the near future. Born out of an idea of Alexander Arpeggio aka spAcelex (Synthesizer) together with Andrea Noce (Voice, Synthesizer) the duo got a new member Julian S. aka KoolMisterDJ (Synthesizer, Rhythmus-Box) to the band in the beginning of 2015. Their sound takes them over borders that cross over minimal wave, experimental electronic, synth-wave and lo-fi pop. The live set will be played by hand, using analog synthesizers and drum machines, adding a certain uniqueness and warmth to their stage performance.
As part of Berlin-Neukölln collective O.H.I.D DJ and Promoter Sören Miehe is flying the flag for the open-minded free-for-all approach of the city’s notorious underground scene.
Born and raised in Bremen, Sören organized his first parties in the Rhine Main region. Inspired heavily by the sounds and selections featured at clubs like Robert Johnson his sets were devoted first and foremost to all kinds of twists to the house formula, injected with a healthy dose of disco and psychedelic garage rock. After moving to Berlin he eventually got in touch with the enclave around the illegal club Raum. He joined the ranks of O.H.I.D (Our Hobby Is Different) and has been a resident DJ at their parties and integral part of the booking team ever since. He is regularly invited into the guest slots of parties like Horse Meat Disco and plays DJ sets all over the country.
ELECTRIC INDIGO — A/V LIVE SHOW
ELECTRIC INDIGO, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 38 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Her name stands for the intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. We are proud to present her cooperation with the Austrian visual artist THOMAS WAGENSOMMERER, a subtle piece exploring the possibilities of organic growth and change in electronic music.
CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN — LIVE
CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN, a cooperation between the Greek/ British/ Turkish/ Asian duo Cassegrain and Tin Man from Vienna,
who in their collabs have combined both their distinctive sounds — classic connoisseur, acid and modern techno — to prove how fertile this combination can be. With outstanding releases on Killekill, Ostgut Ton as well as Function’s and Ed Davenport’s Infrastructure New York lately, the trio has made their way into fame, and we are glad to present one of their rare live shows.
Bintus makes dance music that confuses and amuses in equal measure; a machine-funk sucker-punch with an irresistible sense of fun.
By no means Milo Smee’s first musical project, however it’s with Bintus he employs a ferocious concision while referencing several of dance music’s moments of futurist rupture — first generation electro, vintage acid house and early 90s hardcore — in a manner which feels utterly contemporary.
SENDAI — LIVE
Peter van Hoesen and Yves de Mey moniker is an example of a cooperation which leads both parts involved into totally new fields, leading into something which can hardly be
traced back to the involved artists’ origins. Sendai combines De Mey’s skillful extraction of deep and dynamic sounds from his modular synthesizer system with Van Hoesen’s keen sense of digital composition and sound design. Expect some dark-as-can-be-electronica from them!
KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME — LIVE
KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME is a true sonic renegade, a genuine music experimenter.
Somewhere between a classic Musique Concrète and modern electronic approach, KSP’s music is made up of myriad samples and found sounds from real world situations, it lends the stuff a very real texture and aesthetic that links it to the here and now, the everyday, in a very real way. The sound of an old truck, the hiss of a kettle or the clunking of a door are all fair game for KSP, who then takes his strange sound sources and weaves them into infectious sonic tapestries and intricate rhythms.!
MONDKOPF — A/V LIVE SHOW
Paul Régimbeau likes deep contrasts as much as nuance, and allows himself to develop radical techno sounds as well as melodic anthems with a cinematographic dimension.
With The Nicest Way EP (Perc Trax), and memorable performances as a DJ in clubs like Berghain and Corsica Studios, this year has seen Mondkopf perfecting his cathartic approach to dance music. Also getting on his own terms and starting his own imprint In Paradisum with Guillaume Heuguet, he has united a team of artists all pretty much standing apart in the French scene and led by the same restlessness and ideals. The operation quickly connected to a flourishing international scene of forward-thinking techno and house, and is now allowing him to express his musical goals further.
UNTOLD — A/V LIVE SHOW
Jack Dunning’s production work as Untold has reinvigorated the climate of dancefloors around the globe.
First releasing music on Hessle Audio, where his ‘Kingdom’ single housed two slices of unsettlingly brilliant atmospheric bass weight, the North Londoner has gone on to release numerous scene stealing EPs as well as form two labels, Pennyroyal and Hemlock Recordings. He now stands proudly as a tastemaker in his own right.
MORITZ SIMON GEIST — MR-808 INTERACTIVE
MR-808 interactive is an interactive robot installation featuring the oversized robotic drum machine “MR-808” – programmed live by the audience!
The 3.3 m x 1.7m hugh robot installation is controlled via computer tablets.
The audience can program the drum robot in a collaborative process and listen to and see the emerging of the sound. At the exhibition site, the audience can stand in front of the robot, accessing the music structures via interfaces.
The drum robot installation MR-808 is exposable for a collaborative music creation process by the audience which turns from a passive spectator to an active player, visualizing the ongoing bond of mobile digital interfaces and physical actions.
EOMAC — LIVE
Eomac is one half of Dublin based duo Lakker, but is also a DJ and producer in his own right.
His eclectic style is reflected in both his productions and his DJ sets – expect anything from blistering techno, haunting 2-step and hip-hop to the darkest depths of dubstep and back again. He has released on a number of labels, including his ‘Spoock’ EP on Killekill Records, ‘Hither Pappy’ on Will Bankhead’s acclaimed Trilogy Tapes, ‘Monad XVII’ on Stroboscopic Artefacts and last year’s critically acclaimed album ‘Spectre’ on Killekill, which FACT Mag called it ‘a bit of a classic’. Alongside this have been numerous mixes, live and dj sets and a side project under the ‘EeOo’ moniker, which saw it’s debut on Unknown to the Unknown with the Workout EP. All of this has garnered support and attention from far afield and Eomac can now count the likes of Thom Yorke, Surgeon, Nina Kraviz, Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo and Aphex Twin among his many fans.
The 29novfilms is a duo of video artists, that has been making videos for almost every single relevant techno artist releasing in the last years.
EKMAN — LIVE
Born in the Netherlands, based in German deep forest catacombs where he produces music for well known underground labels like Panzerkreuz, Berceuse Heroique, Abstract Forms and others.
ROBERT HENKE — DESTRUCTIVE OBSERVATION FIELD
Multicolor laser installation / performance
Produced by Studio Robert Henke
Supported by LaserAnimation Sollinger, Berlin
A bright multicolor laser beam points at a black reflective sheet of plastic hanging freely from the ceiling. Most of the light is absorbed by the plate, turned into heat.
A small part is reflected to a white screen on the opposite side of the room. The heat creates deformations and induces structural changes of the surface of the plate, which leads to dynamic and complex reflection patterns. The laser beam scans over the surface of the plate in slow random movements and leaves traces of destruction. The light patterns on the projection screen make the process visible.
The same technique that creates these spatial decompositions of light also destroys them when the process is repeated too often. There is no strict separation between ‘writing’ changes to the plate or ‘reading’ the deformation. The observation process is destructive.
By adding more and more imperfections to the surface of the plastic plate, the resulting patterns become increasingly more interesting until a certain threshold is reached after which the process seems to reverse. More destruction leads to less interesting results, ending ultimately after a long time with just a diffuse reflection of light. The installation becomes blind.
Destructive Observation Field can also be performed.
The installation behaves like a living organism, it creates expanding and contracting forms that have a semi-organic appearance. During the course of the exhibition the deformations of the plate add up resulting in a more and more complex surface structure. The visible shapes will get more detailed and fragmented. The density of the stored information on the black plate increases.
The characteristic visual appearance of the installation is the result of interference patterns, waves amplifying and canceling each other out in space, leaving complex traces of light and darkness.
Alienata is one of the persons who decided to live music when she was young.
DJ’ing is her dedication since 2000. She met so many people who influenced her musical expression. She moved to Canada and worked there with the music scene, then went back to Spain where she was hailing from and now lives in Berlin where she started to produce music. Her first remix was released in Autumn 2012 on Snuff Trax.
Pure from her deepest thoughts and feelings her musical style needs more than the words: techno or house. You will always find yourself lost in: Obsessive Analogy, Microloops coming from any source (even including fridge’s plug), Acid,IDM, Dubby, Dark Disco, IDM, endless Miles Davis songs, Jakbeat, Analogic Deep Textures, Sexual Dark Experimental Hybrids,Cosmic rhythm and beautiful Aquatic Dark Electro tracks.
She is currently working on a musical project called Kat Channel with Snuffo (50% of Snuff Crew).
DJ Flush aka Nico Deuster has been a dj for 15 years now pushing the borders of electronic music: from chicago jack and booty tracks to electro, from distorted no future sounds to rather minimal funk — dirty, freaky and often with a big drop of acid.
DJ FLUSH played al most of the relevant clubs in Berlin as there are OstGut/Panoramabar, Tresor, Maria, WMF, Watergate and with THE ELECTRIC FORCE, SWEAT & ERROR and FREAKED he has been promoting party nights that are renowned for presenting some of the freshest and most upfront music to the audience every time. Daniel Bell, Cristian Vogel, Ark, Roman Flügel, Neil Landstrumm, Frankie and many others were playing there. Since June 2008 he has started the Killekill Club at Berghain Kantine which by now has become a Berlin legend. Strongly connected to the scene DJ FLUSH has also been rocking many non commercial underground locations all over Berlin and Germany as well as international clubs in Poland, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Mexico and so on… With his own productions DJ FLUSH has also far contributed to some compilations on Shitkatapult and Musick To Play In The Club.