Story begins in the 70's... into sound since then. Promised himself to try everything.. When he was 7. learned piano with 9. played bass guitar with 15. First piece of digital gear Commodore C=128 (still keeps first 8bit track made on it). Went really deep into 80's dark & new wave.. even wore black clothes allover. Sold the bass guitar and bought plenty of fun when he was 18. got fascinated by theosophy and the occult.. went even more deep into.
Since his first releases in the early 80s, uncompromising belgian artist Dirk Serries has garnered respect from and invitations to collaborate with recognised musicians like Steven Wilson, steve von till, justin broadrick, cult of luna and alan sparhawk of low. He has been commissioned to write works for dutch national television broadcaster vpro, the antwerp zoo as well as architectural festival biënnale rotterdam and worked on stage with the holland symfonia orchestra.
Matthew Styles is the other half of London label Crosstown Rebels. As a DJ he’s most known for the unmixed and experimental side of the Lazarus and Styles’ ‘Get Lost!’ double CD released earlier this year but never fear: this man knows his way around a pair of turntables. The son of a DJ, Mathew Styles has been behind the decks for ten years. Those in London will know him from his Sunday afterhours parties at the T Bar in London which have featured illustrious company of Rob Mello, Hector and Luciano.
Xeno and Oaklander is a minimal wave/synth duo from Brooklyn, New York, comprising Sean McBride (Martial Canterel, Three to forgotten) and Miss Liz Wendelbo (Xeno and Staccato, Three to forgotten). They began writing music in 2004 and they record their songs live in their studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. Discography:
- Vigils (2006) (Xanten)
- Saracen (2009) (Wierd Records)
- Sentinelle (2009) (Wierd Records) Other:
MastikSoul started his career in 92, in a time where his life was split between Portugal and France, and from where he watched the raise of a new musical culture, that in association with his strong African roots designed his talent in a unique form.
Being connected to techno music for a while, where he released his first twelve-inch and developed his dj and producer skills, came in the late 90´s with the desire of embracing other styles. House music became his main inspiration.
Andrew Chalk has been active since 1985 as Ferial Confine and worked with many associates over the years, such as David Jackman (Organum), Vortex Campaign, The New Blockaders, Darren Tate (Ora), Giancarlo Toniutti, Jonathan Coleclough, Robin Barnes (Isolde), Brendan Walls and Christoph Heemann (Mirror). He has released a number of releases under his own name which have won widespread acclaim, on labels such as Robot Records (for "Crescent") and Christoph Heemann's Streamline label (for "Over The Edges").