Aroma Pitch

Aroma Pitch

Aroma Pitch is an electronic music trio from Berlin. The group grew up in Cologne and began to create various types of electronic dance music with their analogue synthesizers, drum machines and harmonized instruments quite some years ago. Being inspired by versatile fields such as classical drumming and Jazz piano they show great enthusiasm for sophisticated rhythms and multi-layered chords.

After getting in touch with the Cologne Techno scene they played one of their first live shows at the legendary Total Confusion party in 2010. As well as their partly improvised live sets they started collecting vinyl and played back-to-back-to-back DJ sets at quite an early age. With their unforeseeable and unique collection of throbbing techno, synthesized disco, raw house and other world rhythms they provide a continual mood of surprise and discovery to their listeners.

After moving to Berlin in 2012 the collective founded their own record label called APR on which they release their own tracks on vinyl. The trio’s latest EP “Present From A Small Distant World“ contains three spacey, analog-sounding tracks with long delays, impelling hi-hats and soulful chords. The track “Portal“ of the “High Five EP“ was featured in Job Jobse’s DJ mix for the German electronic music magazine Groove.

No matter if they perform live or as a DJ team, Aroma Pitch surprises the audience and leaves them amazed with their versatile taste in dance music. The characteristic of playing as a trio brings a unique atmosphere, creating a special communion between Aroma Pitch and their audience.

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Artefakt

Artefakt

Artefakt is a collaboration between Dutch producers Robin Koek and Nick Lapien that share a love for melancholic, hypnotic voodoo music.

Joining their perspectives in a meticulous, hands-on working method, the two bring a balanced and hypnotizing sound to the club. Be it in the form of a dj set or their full- fledged hardware live set crystallizing in the mind and oscillating the body. What sets Artefakt apart is combination of musical material, atmosphere and groove, captivating your spirit, whether you are listening quietly on headphones, or you hear the music pounding from a 10 foot tall PA at a rave.

Artefakt treats techno as an artform rather than a musical genre exploring a scope that surpasses functional dancefloor-tools and bangers. Combining high art and underground culture stemming from the uncompromising squatting scene whilst practicing musique concrete tape improvisations in galeries and musea. This merging of worlds manifests in a versatile nature that is audible in the narrative selection of tracks and dj-sets.

The duo emerged with their first track ‘Mirror Society’ back in 2012 on Field Records, the Dutch label known by electronic connaisseurs and heads across the globe. Making a strong impression with this epic debut of their catalogue, receiving praise for its narrative and sound sculptural qualities. ‘Mirror Society’ would give a first glimpse into their now well-established trademark sound consisting of a layered, textured and atmospheric approach to techno.

Keeping a close relationship with the Field imprint the duo followed with multiple tracks on V.A.’s and compilations over the years following slowly emerging in the scene. 2014 initated a new path in their release history as their heavy-weight off-beat work ‘Twilit’ got featured on Prologue, the German label well-known for it’s hypnotic sound. After featuring tracks on different like-minded labels in 2015 their first full EP ‘The Fifth Planet’ was published on the legendary Dutch imprint Delsin Records. Receiving global praise and support from the scene, the EP was succeeded with ‘The Mental Universe EP’ marking their new home on the Dutch label. 2017 again sees Artefakt returning and redefining themselves as their first album ‘Kinship’ is bound to be released on Delsin Records.

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Cyspe

Cyspe

Sounds produced by the machines of the future, for inhabitants of a cloud society. Cyspe paints electronic, deep atmospheres inspired by nature, cybernetics and architecture. Enveloping the listener in a fabric of sound that emerges out of spatial synthesized geometries, dense field recordings and organic resonance. Vibrations from the spaces in between.

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Lapien

Lapien

Nick Lapien is an artist that dons many hats and monikers. As a producer—under his given name, as well as Metropolis, Nepal, and Artefakt, his collaboration with fellow Dutch producer Robin Koek—his output has landed on some of house and techno’s most esteemed and forward-thinking labels, including Fred P’s Soul People Music offshoot, Boards, Dutch powerhouse Delsin, Prologue, DVS1’s Mistress Recordings & Rekids.

Honed over years of machine-driven sonic exploration, Lapien’s sound is gritty, swinging, and infectious, with enough personality injected to make it distinctly his own. That artistic signature can also be found in his work as a photographer. His images beautifully mirror the raw aesthetic of his music and attest to the interplay of sound and visuals in his work. It’s arguably in the live arena, however, that Lapien truly stands out. Armed with various controllers, drum machines, his prized Roland space echo, and, at times, live singers, Lapien crafts dance-inducing sets with envious fluidity.

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Metropolis

Metropolis

This alter-ego, inspired by the 1927’ cultfilm, gives his idea of how the city would look like if it was created out of musical waves. Neo-electronic, mechanical, raw and as dark as a film noir.

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