Moritz, also known as Maurizio, is one of the most influential producers of techno music in the 1990s. In the 1980s he was percussionist for Palais Schaumburg, but would segue into electronic music by the late 80's and early 90's. First as 3MB (with Thomas Fehlmann), and solo work as TV Victor, he co-founded Basic Channel Records (with Mark Ernestus), whose various releases came to epitomize minimal techno.
Born Liverpool England 36 years ago. Gained an interest in music of black origin through my father who bought and occasionally dj´d....soul-disco and jazzfunk records and took me diggin for records with him from the age of about 8 years old in liverpool. First records at the age of about 7 were Say it loud black and proud by James Brown, War of the worlds and probably a stevie wonder album. Started diggin in the racks of my fathers records at the age of 14 around 85 when Hip hop was popular looking for breaks and taking regular trips to manchester Spin Inn records...
Anton Zap was born in Moscow in 1979. He studied Chinese for 7 years and then embarked on a 2 year sound engineering course. He started collecting wax from a very young age and in the mid 90’s he joined Moscow’s underground lounge group, Tetris, led by Vlad Lozinsky. He was resident DJ at one of Moscow’s leading clubs, Propaganda from 1997-2005. He later started his own band, Papaztrio alongside Pavel Hotin and Yuriy Shulgin.
At least three bands have/had the name Murmur, including: 1) Murmur, a loose acoustic drone ensemble of New Orleans who play tone/space improvisations based on a single note. Originally founded by potpie and recording on the Backporch Revolution label, the membership changes with each performance/recording and has contained anywhere from two to twelve members. 2) UK Electronic artist Murmur, "possibly the most self restrained and least derivative operators in dub techno right now...
Now that his work with The Orb has earned him a place in electronic music history, Fehlmann is afforded the artistic license to transcend all previous boundaries. His musicality and experimentalist drive converge with exceptional grace and system-bumpin' appeal. Granular hip-hop grooves and exotic chord structures interface with bold, synthetic finesse, while his housier inner child locks down some precision dance-floor cuts immersed in fluidly manipulated filtration.
Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, as well as the Austrian Cheap label and Jeff Mills' Axis label, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint (including the two sub-labels Drama and Duet) through which he has released the bulk of his solo material.
Hood was a founding member, along with Jeff Mills and Mike Banks, of the Underground Resistance label...
Born in 1980 in metro-Detroit and subject to the city
Hypnotic and deep soundscapes, a bass-line full of soul and sensuality, contemporary ambient-dub… highly addictive music from the very first listen. Pulshar is influenced by Hip-Hop and Blues, Dub Reggae and Psychedelic Rock, showing exquisite taste playing with loops and samplers, and great skill in creating distinctive catchy melodic rhythms. The music and voice of Pulshar are unique. Layers of evolving sounds and rich ancestral textures that take us on a journey where space and time become intertwined and confused.
George FitzGerald is Peter O’Grady aka Joy Orbison’s protege – a London based producer expanding the future garage scene, on the same tip as Joy Orbison.
DeepChord (Rod Modell) is an electronic music producer from Detroit, Michigan. He worked with Mike Schommer to produce music under the DeepChord moniker, as well as create a similarly named record label - however, currently the artist name represents only Modell. The musical style of DeepChord is similar to both the minimal Berlin sound of Basic Channel and the techno tradition of Detroit. Modell might be best known for his collaboration with Stephen Hitchell (Soultek) as Echospace. Under that moniker they released the albums "The Coldest Season" (2007) and "Liumin" (2010) on Modern Love.