Hello techno folks, one of our favorites has something new to share to the world, the thing is that the Ostgut Ton selector & producer Marcel Dettmann (known for compiling and mixing influential compilation albums such as !K7’s DJ Kicks, Dekmantel\’s Selectors, Berghain mix, fabric mix, as well as remixing innovative artists like Junior Boys, Fever Ray, Clark, Mount Kimbie or Moderat,...) will launch a new label called BAD MANNERS in September and the full details for the the first two releases as well as the first label showcase at ADE 2019 are complete and set up, so keep reading below. 

With this new imprint Dettmann offers to artists close to him an undefined space for expression while encouraging unpredictability in format and sound. Bypassing genre limitations and techno cliches, BAD MANNERS will host different artists that Marcel met throughout his decades-spanning career, reflecting both personal relationships as well as shared values and a clear focus on music.

BAD MANNERS launches with an EP by Berlin-based producer Exterminador that will be released on vinyl and digital formats in mid September while the second release will feature remixes of Dettmann’s productions by Detroit legend Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir and multidisciplinary artist Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis who runs the label and events Morphine, out in early October. Read below for full details.

The label is celebrating a first 20-hour showcase on October 18th at Amsterdam’s Shelter during ADE with the likes of DJ Stingray, Discwoman’s Umfang, Miss Kittin, live sets by Luke Slater as Planetary Assault Systems and Vril, BM\’s first affiliated Exterminador and Dettmann himself, to name a few.  Here is the ticket link if you want more info: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1304675 

Upcoming releases.


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Overview. Exterminador is the production and DJ alter ego of Berlin-based music educator and vinyl aficionado Mario Resta. As like-minded musicians both him and Marcel Dettmann share a profound passion for electronic music with soul and attitude, for techno and its many-faceted derivatives. Both producers befriended each other years ago, providing the basis for musical dialogue and exchange. This path led to Exterminador providing the inaugural release on Dettmann\’s new platform BAD MANNERS, in form of four versatile cuts for both peak- and downtime.  “Bleeding From Inside” opens the A-side of BAD MANNERS 2 with a fast-paced, cool and hardhitting electro funk meditation. Afterwards “You Are Not I” features an irresistible bassline atop a boomy kick alongside alluring vocals and hi-hat. B1 sees a stark change in pace and style: “Pericos” is a deep, melodic and bleep-focussed techno tool with occasional fireworks-reminiscent flares. “Scattered Remains” closes this EP with a second track with funk- and even more wave/ebm-leaning rhythm, featuring radio vox to dramatic effect.  BAD MANNERS is the new platform and label by DJ and musician Marcel Dettmann, offering artists close to him an undefined space for expression while encouraging unpredictability in format and sound.

Artist. Exterminador 
Title. BAD MANNERS 2 
Format: 12” / Digital 
Label: BAD MANNERS 
Cat. No: BM2 
Release Date: Mid September  
Tracklist

A1. Bleeding From Inside 
A2. You Are Not I 
B1. Pericos 
B2. Scattered Remains

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Overview. BAD MANNERS 3 offers two club-enabled reworks of classic Marcel Dettmann material by legends Anthony \’Shake\’ Shakir and Morphosis. Both remixes have been previously unreleased and date back many years. Recently resurfaced, the approach of each of the two techno innovators shows how music can survive time: sounding fresh and still way ahead of the curve.  The 12\” starts with motor city\’s very own Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir. Knowing each other since the late 1990s and having shared decks many times, this Detroit-Berlin axis is manifested with the pioneering producer and DJ’s remix of “Eruq”. Here, Shake offers a both playful and fierce take on Dettmann\’s unreleased original, turning it in a multi-layered gem of his that\’s guaranteed to turn heads in sets.   “Works” on B features a deep, groovy 10-minute percussion and synth modulation study by interdisciplinary artist and Berlin-based producer Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis – now rhythmically compelling, then further expanding and stylistically free-floating.  BAD MANNERS is the new platform and label by DJ and musician Marcel Dettmann, offering artists close to him an undefined space for expression while encouraging unpredictability in format and sound. 

Artist. Marcel Dettmann, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Morphosis 
Title. BAD MANNERS 3 
Format: 12” / Digital 
Label: BAD MANNERS 
Cat. No: BM3 
Release Date: Beginning of October  
Tracklist: 
A. Marcel Dettmann – Eruq (Anthony \’Shake\’ Shakir Remix) 
B. Marcel Dettmann – Works (Morphosis 2013 Rework)

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Other Credits.



All tracks written & produced by Mario Resta. Cat. No. BM2 – All rights reserved. ℗ & © BAD MANNERS 2019 http://www.badmannersrecords.com/ 

All tracks written & produced by Marcel Dettmann A remixed by Anthony Shakir B remixed by Rabih Beaini  Cat. No. BM3 – All rights reserved. ℗ & © BAD MANNERS 2019 http://www.badmannersrecords.com/

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The next release on Adiel’s Danza Tribale, is a double EP by Tamburi Neri including remixes by Berlin techno staple and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann.
After having already listened and reviewed previous EP’s by Danza Tribale, with this new one that has been entitled ‘Urlo’, we once again fall in love, and immerse ourselves in a sound environment of the highest level, reaching the experimental, enjoying the rhythms with the most purely and distinctive deep textures, and of course, hypnotizing percussions that are very traditional on DT’s release. Such a nice release by Tamburi Neri with the remixes by Marcel Dettmann. Full details below.

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Pre order (Digital): Beatport 

Pre order (Vinyl): Soon at Bandcamp 

Review: With ‘Control Your Mind’, Mathias Kaden drops four authentic pieces featuring the finest modern dub techno sounds mixed with electric rollers, hypnotic groovy percussions. The sound of the four new original tracks are perfectly suited to Kaden’s particular touch in music, focusing always in creating a trippy and propulsive banger. Tremendous EP!

Mathias Kaden returns to Rekids with a new four-track EP titled ‘Control Your Mind’, featuring a remix from Marcel Dettmann.

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Last month we were talking about Joaquin Ruiz and his release \’Phase EP\’ on Signal Rec that really impressed. And now, he returns to Norway’s PLOINK label with his debut album titled ‘Voices Of Space’, featuring ten ethereal tracks. 
Buenos Aires-based producer has continually challenged the senses with twisted releases on labels like Blackrod, Affekt and Hardtools, which have garnered support from Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Sims, and Dax J. He now returns to Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s Bergen-based techno label for his most impressive body of work yet. 
Voices Of Space’ opens with an enticing stereo landscape, lush with bubbling samples and subtle percussion, ‘Hypnotic Alert’ moves by upping the energy with tight kicks and eerie synths when ‘Mantrack’ then finalises the A-side with soft keys and distant melodic flurries. On the flip, ‘Nuclear Substance’ kick starts with propulsive drums and chiming tubular-like sounds until ‘Altered System’ adds in cantering sub-frequencies and rapid snares, providing a cavernous feel to the mix. 
Next, ‘Genesick’ gives a sense of spatial progression with fleeting plucks and white noise before ‘Reset’ initiates a more club-focused shift with acid stabs, field recordings and splashing cymbals. ‘Satellite’ readjusts the aural journey with casting pads and computerised bleeps that lead to the harrowing rhythms and celestial chords of ‘Challenged’, ahead of ‘Times’ that beautifully concludes the album with sharp risers, zappy effects and low-swung beats. 
PLOINK will release ‘Voices Of Space’ LP in Digital & Vinyl formats on 28th August 2020.
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Artist: Joaquin Ruiz
Title: Voices Of Space LP
Label: PLOINK
Release date: 28th August 2020
Cat No: PL027NK
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Tracklist.
A1 – Voices Of Space
A2 – Hypnotic Alert
A3 – Mantrack
B1 – Nuclear Substance
B2 – Altered System
C1 – Genesick
C2 – Reset
C3 – Satellite
D1 – Challenged
D2 – Times

Listen to Joaquin Ruiz music in his set recently recorded for SRIE Podcast. 



Time to catch up with interesting London based producer Steve Young aka Scraper, an artist who have several releases and remixes under his belt and has built an impressive fan-base including the likes of legends Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Laurent Garnier and Marcel Dettmann to name just a few.


He first came onto the scene when his moody electro-tech track ‘Hydromancer’ was picked up by respected Italo label, N.O.I.A. Records, but a long-time ambition to start his own label came to fruition in 2012 when he set up Plexus Records with friend and fellow artist Lawrence Pearce. His debut album, ‘Warmer Squares’ was released in 2017 to a warm and positive reception, winning over fans worldwide and support from the likes of Nemone on her BBC 6 Music show. Across the 11 tracks, Scarper explored a range of styles including ambient, techno, breakbeat, rave and downtempo beats, all with a strong emphasis on melody.

Now, Scarper lands on Plexus Records to release his new 2-track EP titled \’E-Funk\’, where he presents a couple of dance floor-ready original cuts.



First track is ‘E-Funk’, with this track he really does what it says on the tin, and in classic Scarper fashion mixes the old (skool) with the new in his own distinctly melodic style. A festival ready banger.


To close the release is ‘Rhodopsin’, a more straightforward techno track, but still with the same atmospherics, melancholic flourishes and cheeky melodies that we\’ve come to expect from this talented producer.

Plexus Records will release \’E-Funk EP\’ on August 17, 2020. 

Cover Artwork.





Artist: Scarper 
Title: E-Funk
Label: Plexus Records
Cat#: PLXS009
Formats: Vinyl & Digital
Release date: August 17, 2020

Tracklist

A. E-Funk
B. Rhodopsin 


Pre order (Vinyl & Digital): Bandcamp

Review: With ‘Stretching Ohms’, Delinquent Delivery is putting out four new original tracks that perfectly works as a useful techno tool for any DJ’s arsenal. The music contained in this marvelous EP is Dancefloor directed hypnotic techno at its finest. Impressive EP!

Delinquent Delivery will release ‘Stretching Ohms‘ on Vinyl and Digital formats on October 26th, 2020. Stay tuned and scroll down for full details.

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Seemingly out of nothing, through dust and with no bang, Vril appeared on the scene. His music made such beautiful noise that it instantly found his place on Marcel Dettmann’s selection for his Conducted cd and on Ostgut’s release schedule. His sound is a search for the evergoing movement, exploring a never stopping energy. Once he catches you in his groove it will shine so bright you won’t be able to escape it. Tales of his live sets being heard at the Fusion Festival and the Berghain all share the same common feature that it was an as euphoric as energetic travel in sound. His recent release on Delsin records has been acclaimed and played everywhere, while his highly anticipated debut album “Torus” from 2014 contained some great surprises.
Fast aus dem Nichts, wie durch einen Schleier aus Staub und ohne großen Knall erschien Vril auf der Bildfläche. Seine Musik war geräuschgewordene Schönheit, die sofort ihren Weg auf Marcel Dettmanns Mix-CD „Conducted“ und auf das BerghainLabel Ostgut Ton fand. Sein Sound gleicht einer Suche nach dem ewig währenden Moment, einer Erkundung niemals endender Energie. Wenn der Groove einmal seinen zupackenden Bann entfaltet, wird es schwer, sich ihm zu entziehen. Egal ob auf dem Fusion-Festival oder im Berghain, Vrils Live-Sets werden immer als euphorisierende und energiegeladene Klangreisen beschrieben. Seine aktuelle EP „Vortekz“ auf dem Label Delsin fand vielseitige Beachtung und wurde überall gespielt. Mit „Torus“ veröffentlichte er Anfang 2014 sein lang erwartetes Debut-Album, das einige Überraschungen bereithielt.

Label head of Non Series and releasing on Mote-Evolver, Semantica and Tresor imprints.

Madrid-Berlin based, Psyk (Manuel Anós), is a solid staple of the current techno scene and doesn\’t seem to have gone off course since his precocious artistic ascension. 

His sets in the best clubs all over the world (Fabric, Berghain, Fuse, DeSchool, Concrete…) have helped crystallize his DJ talents making him one of the most requested DJs on the circuit and an influent figure in a whole generation. Psyk\’s singularity and maturity are constantly present in his music. The versatility who characterizes his sets are also shown in his productions, from Arcade´s entraining feverish techno (Top on the RA list during months) or his remix for Planetary Assault System´s track Twelve to darker and deeper cuts like Lowdown for Tresor or his Fall From Grace for Semantica. In 2014 his widely acclaimed debut album Time Foundation is released on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver imprint and in 2016 he releases the first record ever on the label of the mighty FUSE in Belgium. Furthermore Manuel is regularly mentioned by the likes of Oscar Mulero and Robert Hood as one of the most interesting producers in recent years.

Like a conscientious artisan, Psyk approaches his compositions with care, adding somber power and energy through subtle touches, a process which has made him the subject of constant praise from illustrious artistic figures, be it through his offerings under the patronage of emblematic figures like Luke Slater, Len Faki, DVS1 stronghold labels Semantica and Tresor or even through his own label Non Series under his Maan alter-ego. Since its inception in 2011, Non Series has released collaborations by strings of prominent artists, from Silent Servant to Architectural, Chevel, Marcel Dettmann, Mark Broom, Function and Tadeo and has established itself as a reference in the Techno scene.

By developing, refining and purifying his sets, Psyk is focusing all his efforts on the concretization of the ideas that agitate his mind.

Owner of the vinyl platform Orbe Records, Fernando Sanz aka ORBE, started very tied to the breaks scene more underground in a southern Spain town (Algeciras) with only 14 years.
His interest on a conceptual sound made him pay attention to the techno rhythms, getting through different hardware such as \”Buchla Lem3\” or \”Andromeda\” a style that has led him to edit on stamps as \”Hivern discs\” of \” John Talabot \”or the prestigious and veteran\” Mental Groove \”and go through great clubs like Propaganda (Moscow), Fuse (Brussels), Le Sucre (Lyon) or Fabrique (Milan).
After releasing several maxis on his own label and others as \”Analog Solutions\” of \”Eduardo de la Calle\”, Fernando launches the Ep \”Music of the spheres\” that, with a remix of \”Steve Stoll\” would place him as one of the artists emerging from the European techno scene, beginning to act in places like Germany, Holland or Lithuania among others.
At the beginning of 2016, he released his first LP \”Kepler 438\” on Shlomi Aber\’s label \”Be as One\” and began to receive feedbacks from artists such as Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, Blawan and Rodhad among others.
And it was to be in mid-2017, when the Spaniard released his second long \”Interplant\” on his label \”Orbe records\”, a triple vinyl influenced by artists such as \”Aphex Twin\” or \”Boards of Canada\”, with a more conceptual sound and ambient, where he mixes breaks, techno and even jungle, and where he receives very good reviews from magazines such as Tsugi (France), Faze Mag (Germany) or Rumore (Italy).
Fernando has started 2018 editing a maxi on the label of Eric Cloutier (Palinoia) \”Laser\’s Worldwar\” being received by Resident Advisor with very good acceptance and getting a fantastic review. 

It is always a good time to share the good news, it turns out that Ben Sims has just announced a completly new 50-track compilation. 

Psyk, Mark Broom, Planetary Assault Systems, Truncate, Robert Hood, Steffi are just a few names that are part of the stellar lineup in \”Tribology\”, which also features new music from Function and Ben Sims himself. It is true, Ben Sims has put together a 50-track mix and compilation featuring new music from Steffi, Robert Hood, Planetary Assault Systems and many many more artists.

\”Ben Sims Presents Tribology\” will come out on \”Machine\”, the techno label Sims and Kirk Degiorgio set up in 2012. Both artists have contributed to the release, joining established names like DJ Deep, Vril, Oscar Mulero, Function, Ø [Phase], James Ruskin, Marcel Fengler and Tadeo. All the tracks are new-some so that they have not been named yet. Tribology will be available digitally and as a five-pack vinyl sampler from mid-November.

The realease comes out with a lot of new gigs and important dates, as it comes out, Sims and Degiorgio will hit the road starting at the UK festival Field Maneuvers. Other highlights include sets at Tresor, Ääniwalli in Helsinki and fabric, where they\’ll be joined by Sandrien, Steffi and more gigs with artist related to the announced compilation. 




Track List.

01. Vril – Magnetar
02. Function – Title TBC
03. DJ Deep – The Machine
04. Museum – Mango
05. Tadeo – Releasing Focus
06. Albert Chiovenda – Prototype 454 (Sims JFF Edit)
07. Ben Gibson – Mutability
08. Ø [Phase] – Distorted Logic
09. Z.I.P.P.O – Covenant
10. Oscar Mulero – Title TBC
11. Biemsix – Gestio 2
12. Jeroen Search – Title TBC
13. Insolate – Strike
14. Stef Mendesidis – Sairex
15. Cadans – BITE
16. Charles Green – Musikbox
17. Avision – Rebel
18. Mark Broom – Outside
19. Mike Gervais – Slink
20. Jeroen Search – TITLE TBC
21. VIL – Field
22. Assailants – Effort 7 (Demo Mix)
23. SP-X – Concrete Faces
24. Marco Bruno – Any Given Sunday
25. Tripeo – Sequoia
26. Planetary Assault Systems – The Grinder
27. George Tounisidis – Title TBC
28. ROD – Embase
29. Damon Wild – Statu
30. Tasha – In The Zone
31. Blasha & Allatt – Broughton 93
32. Mark Broom – PEAK2
33. Mark Broom – Loop It
34. Mike Storm – Subsequent Actions
35. Mike Gervais – Solo
36. Biemsix – The Payback
37. Psyk – Voyager
38. James Ruskin – Title TBC
39. Truncate – Rings V1
40. Ritzi Lee – Sketch Take 7
41. Shinedoe – Road 777 (Ben Sims Unreleased Remix)
42. Ben Sims – Hiding The Horizon
43. Julien H Mulder – The Depths
44. Steffi – Title TBC
45. Alienata – The 8th Passenger
46. Museum – Viola Hold
47. Marcel Fengler – Cortex
48. Ben Sims – Drop Out
49. Robert Hood – Gun Talk (Ben Sims JFF Edit)
50. Kirk Degiorgio – Title TBC


2018 Machine Tour Dates.

Aug 31st – Field Maneuvers, Oxfordshire Field Maneuvers 2018 at TBA – London
Sept 14th – Ninkasi Tao, Lyon Quasar – Machine Tour at Ninkasi Kao
Sept 15th – Elysia, Basel Machine x Elysia: Ben Sims & DJ Pete..
Sept 21st – Tresor, Berlin Tresor Pres. Machine
Oct 5th – Six D.O.G.S, Athens
Oct 12th – Aaniwalli, Helsinki
Oct 13th – Pal, Hamburg Machine x [PAL] Ben Sims Ron Bacardi Spencer Parker
Oct 19th – Hangar, Belgrade The Hard Code Project presents Machine
Oct 20th – Dockyard Festival, Amsterdam Dockyard Festival ADE
Nov 3rd – Fabric, London Machine: Ben Sims, Sandrien, Mike Dehnert & Marcel Fengler


Ben Sims Biography.


From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90\’s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music 
Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims\’ sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.
As well as carving a reputation as one of the world\’s leading techno DJs, Ben has curated many of his own revered labels over the years. Chief amongst them is Theory – an imprint this year celebrating it\’s 40th release, that counts amongst it\’s supporters contemporary connoisseurs like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and the old guard of Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Rolando and more – proof, then, that Sims is on the form of his life production wise.
Riding high on the wave of critical acclaim from his cultured debut long player on Drumcode, 2011\’s Smoke & Mirrors, an album that voyages into Sim\’s unique take on techno, coupled with authentic house outings, thanks to guest appearances from Chicago\’s Tyree Cooper and Detroit\’s Blake Baxter, whilst also showcasing plenty of dubbed-out and grainy textures.
Sims has put his name to more than 50 releases in the last two decades. During those years, there has also been a steady stream of high profile remixes of scene heavyweights, including Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Liebing, on labels du jour like AXIS, KMS, CLR and Drumcode, all of which have won as much critical praise as they have crossover success. 
Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine – a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it\’s primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. His \’Run it Red\’ radio show, broadcast via NTSlive and podcasted afterwards, also serves to solely highlight new music. 
Run It Red: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/run-it-red-with-ben-sims/id981438117?mt=2

Amelie Lens Biography


Amelie is a self-confessed control freak. Every step of her journey as a DJ so far has been the result of her own obsessive attention to detail and laser-focussed determination which permeates everything she does. Nothing is left to chance. The often-referred to \’explosion\’ with which the Antwerp native made her way into the global techno scene has been the result of a long-standing love affair with dance music, ignited by her first outing to Belgium\’s Dour Festival at just 15 years old. Techno had Amelie at ‘hello’, and she spent the rest of her teenage years crossing Belgium by train to attend gigs, hypnotised by the new world that was opening up to her.

Fast forward a few years and Amelie had started her own club nights in Antwerp, DJing under numerous aliases and learning to produce at the same time. “I started making edits for myself, like old-school tracks with a different kick.” That fusion of classic techno with a fast, futuristic edge helps define Lens’ sound today. “A mix of old and new strong techno records, tough but not hard, fast and throbbing, hypnotic and energised” is how Richie Hawtin described it after being blown away when hearing her for the first time at an ADE showcase.

Her debut release came on Italian imprint Lyase, and soon after a trio of releases on Pan-Pot’s Second State gave her recognition on a global level. Despite her measured and considered approach, the gigs came thick and fast. “Timing is everything to me – and a lot of times I’ve felt like it was too soon for me to play somewhere.” But it wasn’t long before Lens was sharing stages with the most respected artists in techno. From headline club shows to peak-time slots at the likes of Sonar, Time Warp, Awakenings and Movement Detroit, as well as the legendary Circoloco at DC-10, whilst featuring on the coveted Mixmag cover and recording her first Resident Advisor podcast in 2018. At the start of 2019 Drumcode marked it’s 200th release by asking Lens to remix the label head’s 2014 release \”Teach Me” – a milestone in her career that speaks volumes about Adam Beyer’s admiration for his younger counterpart, who describes Lens as having “a unique pure form of timeless techno. You can feel the passion when watching her – there are only a few DJs with that energy, that ‘it’ factor.”

As a resident at Hasselt’s Labyrinth Club, Lens started curating her own nights under the name EXHALE and soon was inviting the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Rødhåd and Kobosil to play alongside her, often delivering her own all-night-long sets that have become the stuff of legend for Belgium’s adoring fan base. Lens has steered the EXHALE parties further afield, with regular showcases at the likes of London’s fabric club and colossal stage hostings at Creamfields, OFFSonar, Dour and Extrema Festivals and many more on the international summer circuit. Her aim is to showcase a new generation of hand-picked, up-and-coming talent alongside international heavyweights.

Lens has moulded her own imprint, LENSKE, in her image – driven, energetic and authentic. A handful of carefully curated releases from fellow Belgian\’s Farrago, Milo Spykers and Paris-based AIROD fuse a highvelocity mix of uptempo 909 uppercuts, hyper-futuristic acid accents and evil-minded drops. The label’s tightknit family of artists help solidify Lens’ reputation as a curator and taste-maker as much as a master in the booth.

In just a few years Lens has achieved what many artists would dream of achieving in a lifetime, and her rapid ascent is something many find hard to grasp. “It just happened so fast – too fast. So I understand. It’s going to take me ten more years to prove myself, but I’m going to do it.” Rest assured that the Amelie Lens story is just beginning. –Author: www.amelielens.com


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UK based Techno producer best known by his work on the Belgium based Token Records and whose style ranges from gritty Minimal Techno to Detroit influenced material. Originally a mastering engineer, he began producing as a sideline, releasing his debut “Module Overload” on Steve Bicknell’s Lost/Cosmic records in 2000. This was followed by a string of productions for London’s Surface/Inceptive Records and Ben Sims’ Ingoma imprint, all of which saw consistent support throughout the techno community. Since he started working with Token in 2007, his music has progressively earned more and more worldwide recognition – most significantly on 2012′s much acclaimed “Binary Opposition” single and subsequent “Reprocessed” remix package. In 2013 he finally released his first full length album, “Frames of Reference”. 
Recent times have seen him remix for the likes of Robert Hood, Peter Van Hoesen & Mark Broom, while avid support from Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock have led to regular appearances at Berghain in Berlin. Today, his DJ schedule is busier than ever, having performed in Rome, Oslo, Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Marseille, Nijmegen, Glasgow, Vienna, Shanghai and at several festivals including I Love Techno over the last few months.   
  Der aus England stammende Künstler ist vor allem durch seine Veröffentlichungen auf dem belgischen Label Token bekannt. Seine stilistische Vielfalt reicht von wagemutigem Minimal-Techno bis hin zu Detroit-lastigen Stücken. Eigentlich war das Produzieren eigener Musik nur ein Nebenprojekt, denn ursprünglich ist Ø [Phase] Mastering Engineer. Seine Debüt-EP „Module Overload“ veröffentlichte er im Jahr 2000 auf Steve Bicknells Label Cosmic Records. Danach folgte eine Reihe Produktionen für das Londonder Label Inceptive und für Ingoma, das Label von Ben Sims. Sie alle erhielten großen Zuspruch aus der Techno-Community. In einem noch größeren internationalen Rahmen wurde Ø [Phase] durch seine Arbeit für Token bekannt, die 2007 begann. Das wohl größte Aufsehen erregte die EP „Binary Opposition“ und die dazugehörigen Remixe im Jahr 2012. Ein Jahr später erschien das lang erwartete und hoch gelobte Debütalbum „Frames Of Reference“. Auch als Remixer ist der Brite sehr gefragt. Zuletzt bearbeitete er Stücke von Robert Hood, Peter van Hoesen und Mark Broom. Für sein musikalisches Schaffen erhielt er viel Zuspruch von Marcel Dettmann und Ben Klock, was zu regelmäßigen Auftritten im Berghain führte. Auf seinem Tourplan standen bereits Club-Gigs Rom, Oslo, Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Brüssel, Marseille, Nijmegen, Glasgow, Wien und Shanghai sowie Auftritte auf diversen großen Festivals, etwa dem I Love Techno. 

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