Artists

Photo: PlaidPlaid
is a London-based British electronic music duo comprising Andy Turner and Ed Handley. They are former members of The Black Dog and used many other names, such as Atypic (Andrew Turner) and Balil (Ed Handley), before settling on Plaid. They have collaborated with female singers Mara Carlyle, Nicolette and Björk, and have released records on the labels Clear, Peacefrog, Black Dog Productions, and Warp Records (along with Trent Reznor's label Nothing Records). Aside from their own material, Plaid have done extensive remix work for many other artists, including Red Snapper, Björk, Goldfrapp, and The Irresistible Force.

Official Website | Myspace | Plaid at Warp Records



Photo: Cristian VogelCristian Vogel
is undoubtedly one of the most influential techno producers of all times. Exploring the experimental side of techno for 20 years now he has been ahead of his times again and again. Whatever style we are talking about, Cristian has been there before anybody else. In 2010, Cristian Vogel uses kyma algorithms to generate his own flavour of techno and experimental electronic sounds, refined after over 16 years in the techno scene. He will also be providing his custom visual element, some generative graphics to sharpen the feel of the cutting edge.

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Photo: Radioactive ManRadioactive Man
is Keith Tenniswood, who has been part of the legendary producer duo TWO LONE SWORDSMEN with Andrew Weatherall. He stands for a classical futuristic electro sound - cold, dark and melancholic.

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Photo: Bogdan RaczynskiBogdan Raczynski
is a breakbeat artist whose music sounds like 2000 music toys that have been started all at the same time and for some strange reason make a surprisingly good music.

Official Website | Myspace






Photo: Der Dritte RaumDer Dritte Raum
is the alias of producer Andreas Krüger and live co-pilot Ralf Uhrlandt. It all began in 1994 when D3R signed to Sven Väth's legendary Harthouse label with the Mental Modulator release. Immediately they found their audience with a sound hovering somewhere between atmospheric trance and funky techno. D3R also became one of Germany's most loved live electronic acts for their fun and intense performances. After two full length releases and sevseral singles with Harthouse, D3R signed to Virgin to release their biggest commercial hit, Hale Bopp, which was championed by DJ's such as Sasha and Digweed in the late 90s. Since the glory days of trance, D3R took on a more techno-influenced sound, but never really fit into any one genre, a testament to their diversity. Today, D3R produces for the revamped Harthouse Mannheim imprint and is booked by Sven's Cocoon agency.

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Photo: KettelKettel
Reimer Eising aka Kettel (1982) from Holland, classically schooled pianist, has been a busy man since his first 7” record on the legendary Planet Mu label in 2003. Passing by labels like Kracfive, Neo Ouija and Clone, Kettel is now an established IDM household name. In a genre that is rather to die than to live, he undoubtedly keeps his head up with recent tours in Japan, the USA and all over Europe. Kettel is probably most known for his striking Depeche Mode and Dash Berlin remixes and the Through Friendly Waters (2005) album that was topcharting in Japan. The Kettel liveshow recipe may differ a little from his releases, but also finds melody as the biggest foundation of his brews. Apart from that, there will be a stronger focus on beats and rhythm. Various liveshows on European festivals, a Japan and USA tour have proven Kettel isn’t merely working in the head, but also on the dancefloor.

Official Website | Sending Orbs | Discogs





Photo: Narcotic SyntaxNarcotic Syntax
are known for living up to calculated extravagant licentiousness. The three protagonists enjoyed a perilous musical socialization which is unmistakably reflected by their tricky productions. They merge sophisticated electronics of stimulating quality with sonority and venture into exhilarated Club Funk. Syncopated rhythms, dope sounds and seductive arrangements discharge into stunning resolutions as well as into the invention of novel dance genres.

The trio is always aiming at the attainment of the emotional maximum – live and in the studio. In doing so, they euphorize their audience with an "unstoppable forward momentum" while wallowing themselves in thermonuclear sweat. Some people out there are so carried away by their music they proclaim to get into a "pyroclastic flow out of a white rabbit's dream floating eight miles high on electric liquid".

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Photo: Sven WeisemannSven Weisemann
is only twenty-three years old, but already he's carved out a niche which is unmistakably his own. As a producer, his music draws deeply on the legacy of Chicago and Detroit, yet somehow manages to end up sounding as fresh as a daisy - records such as 'Vibe' and 'Slices' are house music that is half atmosphere and half beats, and not afraid to take its sweet time to lull the floor with their charms. A self-taught musician who plays piano, acoustic guitar and percussion, Weisemann also composes jazz and soundtracks - traditions which also inform his house records no doubt, many of which you can find on new German labels such as Liebe*Detail, Styrax Leaves and especially Mojuba, where Weisemann's music slots together with friends Nick Solé and Oracy to form a distinct, and highly collectible, label sound.

Despite his young age, Weisemann has been DJing since 1997, although he's been only stepping up in higher profile clubs fairly recently (damn pesky age limits!) Recently he made his UK debut, as well as played Mojuba label nights in the Berghain in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany. Like his own records, Weisemann's tastes as a DJ look towards Chicago and Detroit, although one listen to his RA Podcast and you'll see he's not quite the well-behaved student you might expect. Full of clever mixes, tricks and above all a sense of fun, RA.075 is a fresh take on classic deepness that proves there's a new generation out there keeping the flame alive. (resident advisor)




Photo: OracyOracy
In summer 2006 Mojuba's own anonymous man Oracy appeared the first time on the infamous German deep house imprint. His initial release "Family Day" kicked him into top ranks of German's groove magazine. So from day one Oracy was getting huge support from all the deep house heads out there as well as all major DJs up until now and only with a handful of releases! Through the unique way of approaching modern house music without losing focus of its heritage, the name Oracy became a synonym for uncompromising high quality and timeless dance music. So you can see that it's more the quality than the quantity of his work that counts! His eternal love for house music keeps him pushing limits and exploring new realms of the genre as well as connecting him to even some of the very original creators of house! LOVE IS THE MESSAGE!




Photo: Frank BretschneiderFrank Bretschneider
works as a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Described as "abstract analogue pointilism", "ambience for spaceports" or "hypnotic echochamber pulsebeat", Bretschneider's subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena.

After studying fine arts and publishing several graphic editions, he began to satisfy his obsession for electronic music in 1984 by starting his first tape experiments and running a cassette label. With the founding of AG Geige in 1986, a successful and influential band of East Germany's musical underground, he began to explore the possibilities of an exchange between visual art and music by various means such as film, video or computer graphics. After the fall of the wall and the split of the band Bretschneider continued producing music and in 1996 he and Olaf Bender founded the record label Rastermusic which finally merged with Carsten Nicolai's Noton to form raster-noton in 1999. Since then he has been releasing his work through several record labels including 12k, Mille Plateaux and contributed to some well-known compilations like "Clicks & Cuts" on Mille Plateaux or Raster-Noton's "20' To 2000" series.

He has performed at music and new media festivals such as Ars Electronica, Cut & Splice, Elektra, Mutek, Offf, Sonar, Steirischer Herbst, Transmediale, etc. In addition to his solo work he has cooperated with Taylor Deupree, Olafur Eliasson, Steve Roden and Ralph Steinbrüchel. With Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai he runs Signal, another Raster-Noton project.

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Photo: Karsten PflummKarsten Pflum
is a danish producer, currently based in Berlin. His music varies in style, but lies somewhere between IDM, dubstep, and electronica. His latest release, Slaphead Faun, is a collection of old classic tunes, gathered from 2002 to 2007. Sweet melodic themes with elaborated beats and unconventional ideas go together, and take the listener on a path of mental rave. With three full releases and a bunch of EPs in his bag, Karsten Pflum pays a tribute to the glorious times of IDM, without loosing the focus on the future of the genre.

His liveshows have been rocking around Europe for a good number of years, and his tunes have been played on a diverse number of radio programs – among these by Mary Ann Hobbs, Carl Hyde of Underworld and the by the late John Peel.

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Photo: Hanno HinkelbeinHanno Hinkelbein
is the head of null records, one of berlin's few techno Labels with a strong taste for punk and distortion. However his sets are not just a pulp of distorted tracks that repeat each other like a mantra. he features the dynamics of taking things apart. you might find yourself driven from a dry innocent track into a ravemonster only to find it slaughtered in the next heartbeat, making sure the gory details are all beautifully arranged - and over all the mayhem you will find yourself unable to stop dancing because there's a fine red line that keeps it all together. hanno is all over the place rocking clubs in london, glasgow, milano, ghent, amsterdam and the rest of europe. He plays regular nights at Tresor in berlin where he also just started runing a small irregular partyseries with his labelmates. His remixes for the german popstar duo 2-Raum-Wohnung were well received and even got him gold.

Myspace | Discogs




Photo: Hanno HinkelbeinJames Dean Brown
James Dean Brown (Narcotic Syntax; Perlon, WIR, Mothership) sets the floors on fire by igniting a combustible brew of highly reactive dance propellants. Following the inner impulse of lowering the club down to the boiling ground water of euphoria, he rouses a swarming mass of fidgety grooves with a punch in the gut. JDB has gathered incredible music experience and developed unconditional love and passion for the essence of music as primary carrier for emotions. Thus he combines an exciting variety of styles within his DJ manoeuvres the flow of which often takes deliberately unexpected turns. His versatile dance sets are strictly sensual, deep, dope, funky, percussive, progressive, uplifting and stroking. The prodigal rhythm becomes sensually entangled with the syncopated body of love...

Among other global points of interest JDB performed in Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Genève, Hamburg, Krakow, Milano, Munich, Osaka, Paris, Porto Cervo/Sardinia (at a billionaires' gala), Tokyo, Toronto, Valparaíso, Wroclaw, Zurich. In the summer seasons of 1997-2000 he held a winter residency in Santiago de Chile.




Photo: Electro ElvisElectro Elvis
As promoter, founder member and resident DJ of London's seminal WANG parties, Electro Elvis is something of an underground enigma. How many other DJs can lay claim to having cut their chops regularly DJing alongside the likes of Squarepusher, A Guy Called Gerald, SMD, Weatherall, Plaid, etc. for over 10 years. His incendiary DJ sets combine electro, techno, acid house, and rave, and are always full tilt party bangers, often combining upfront unreleased dub-plates with obscure dance tracks from as far back as the early 80s. His dj sets never fail to deliver the goods for an up- for-it crowd. His mixing style is short and sharp, with drastic use of the EQ to hype the crowd; Electro Elvis mixes it up old school style.

With a residency at Fabric (DJing as well as programming the infamous room 2) a forth-coming debut EP and a mix compilation being fought over by 3 different majors under his Elvis guise, you're sure to see a lot more of him in future.





Photo: DJ FlushDJ Flush
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.


Photo: Adam WeishauptAdam Weishaupt
is a DJ and promoter based in Berlin. Born 1976 in cologne he discovered his fascination for the sounds from sappers of electronic music. At some point he started to mix his own tapes for his first parties to the point when he discovered his passion to collect albums. With arrangements in whole germany and all over europe he built up a reputation as a DJ, further he gathered experience internationally with an amazing mix of techno and idm. ADAM WEISHAUPT combines individual music to create new views, to break limits and open up new rooms. He believes in the capability of music to originate a communication just by listening and sensing. ADAM WEISHAUPT also managed the "DELIRIUM-BOOKING" agency with artists like OTTO VON SCHIRACH, NEIL LANDSTRUMM, TOBIAS SCHMIDT to name but a few. Today he run the "SALON du KATZ" parties and organizes the "KRAKE-FESTIVAL" with DJ FLUSH in Berlin.


Photo: Bjørn SvinBjørn Svin
is a live performer and producer of experimental electronic dancemusic. He started making music in 1992, and released his first record in 1995. Since then he has produced several albums and 12"s, as well as music for films and theater. In the late nineties he became a "techno pop-star" with the hit "Mer Strøm 2", and reached cult-status in most of Scandinavia. Through his charismatic live-performances, he has become known as a very passionate man with a physical connection to his own beats and loops. This is also seen in his strictly analogue approach to music making and perfoming, where he always prefers hardware to computers. Bjørns music can be described as a kind of rave-hip hop-fusion-techno-jazz with a positive energy connected through repetitive but still quite complex beats. What sums up Bjørns work is a personal energy rather than a certain style and some would claim that his music belongs in the electronica category, rather than being plain dance techno. Bjørn has collaborated with lots of different people: Cristian Vogel, Jacob Kirkegaard, Karsten Pflum, Jonas Olesen, Copyflex, Else Marie Pade, Håkan Lidbo, Christian Bloch, Dj Valyum, Carion (classical woodwind quintet) and Das Beckwerk.

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Photo: ZIGGyZIGGy
is Daniel Matz formerly known as PHLEX or as member of TEX N TEROK. around 2004 he started a party series in Berlin called Rock Paper Scissors to collaborate with a big range of different musicians and styles in music. Under his name ZiGGy he performs sounddesign based dance music with a tendecy to extreme enjoyable torture. Furthermore enjoyed by Peter Fox which used him for sounddesign works and released two remixes by ZIGGy.


Photo: PlasterPlaster
The Plaster's project has begun in 2008 and it is comprising of Gianclaudio H. Moniri (Kaeba) and Giuseppe Carlini (Agan). Having the same musical passion, they came together in hopes of creating more dimensional audio experiences via experimental-electronic music. Between 2008 and 2009 they have taken part to several festivals and concerts in Rome, Milan and Bologna. At the end of 2009 they moved to Berlin in order to perform their gigs, to improve their musical experience and to deepen their research of the sound in a new musical view. At the moment they put out their new studio album "Platforms".

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Photo: LasalLasal
Fixed images or those in movement-real or generated-serve only as a means for creating the envisioned or imagining the re-created. In the beginning born out of necessity and later as pure necessity, he develops real-time audio-reactive artifacts giving free rein to his obssession for synchronicity between the musical object and the visual one, without intending to create a mere representation of the sound spectrum. His discourse transcends the purely esthetic inquiring into the transformations of the figurative, suggesting a new approach of interpretation. He also excelled in events such as Eolica 08, Canarias Crea Berlin 07 and 08, Próximos en Santa Cruz 09, Próximos en las Palmas 09 and Visionsonic 09.

Official Website | Myspace



Photo: LasalTransforma
is an artist group who's work has a focus on video, performance, installations and music/video collisions. Transforma's work has been performed live and shown at Festivals around the world. Transforma's work is always highly rhythmic, digital yet handcrafted and visually challenging. Transforma collaborates with other artists and musicians to create pieces, that blur borders of established genres in live performance, art & music.


Photo: LasalFreund der Familie
are Mirko Hunger and Klaus Rakete. based in
Berlin, they established their own imprint under the same name - releasing only strictly limited white vinyl. their style ranges from dub, techno over electronica and back to idm… just music that stands
out from the crowd.






Photo: Robert ChudobaKungfoo
aka Robert Chudoba is a programmer and musician living and working in Berlin. During his time at university he put out two, well, received netlabel releases on acedia-music (rip) and tried to seek the meaning of life in his computer (file not found). His music stands for alien sci-fi beats combined with melancoholic melodies from outer space which he combined in a brand new live set.




Photo: Jade MonkeyJade Monkey
was socialized musically somewhere between Moscow and Berlin, avantgarde and pop, metal and post-rave. His eclectic sets oscillate between the gloomy depths of modern electronica and blood-boiling dancefloor music and build-up an almost cineastic suspense. He is part of the team behind Berlin's finest record store, Dense Records, and will soon release on his own label, Contortion, music which stands as well in the tradition of labels like Warp or Mute as it explores new and undefined sonic spaces.