• 2k / LINE
• Taylor Deupree Myspace
• 12k / LINE Myspace
• Taylor Deupree Discogs
Taylor Deupree (b. 1971) is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in New York. In 1997, he founded 12k, a record label that focuses on minimalism and contemporary hybrids of acoustic and electronic music. In 12k’s 12 years of existence Deupree has released over 70 CDs by a roster of international sound artists and has developed 12k into one of the most respected experimental music labels in the world. Rooted in minimalism 12k’s sound has evolved over the years to incorporate the hyper-synthetic elements of minimal techno to acoustic avant garde and instrumental post-rock. In September 2000, Deupree and sound artist Richard Chartier formed LINE, a sublabel of 12k that curates its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism ...
• The Official Ben Swire Website
• Ben Swire Myspace
• Ben Swire Discogs
Ben Swire is a musician and recording engineer based in San Francisco. Originally from the Boston area, he studied drums and percussion with jazz drummer Matt Gordy. As a teenager, he built his first studio in his parents' basement. It was there that he began to explore the possibilities of the studio setting, not only as a space to capture performances, but also as a collection of creative tools to layer, sculpt and manipulate sound. This approach became the impetus for making his own recordings. Swire's formal music education continued at UMass Amherst, where he studied with electroacoustic composer Charles Bestor. Upon graduating, he moved to London where he performed regularly with Naturestrip founder Joel Stern in the experimental/improvisational act Minus. Swire has appeared on recordings for labels in the USA, the UK, Germany and Australia. His debut full length, "From Here to There," was released in 2010 on Preservation. More information on his music, as well as his work in photography and sound mixing, can be found on his website: www.benswire.com.
• The Official Benjamin Brunn Website
• Move D + Benjamin Brunn Myspace
• Move D + Benjamin Brunn Soundcloud
• Benjamin Brunn Discogs
Im Alter von 7 bis 14 Jahren erhielt Brunn Klavierunterricht in klassischer Musik. 1999 fing er an, mit dem virtuell-modularen Synthesizer Clavia Nord Modular sogenannte „patches“ (Klangprogramme) zu erzeugen. Seine patches sind Selbstläufer, die er einerseits über Midi-Sequenzer ansteuert und somit ganze Musikstücke arrangiert, oder anderseits manuell in Echtzeit verändert. Letzteres nutzt Benjamin Brunn sowohl bei Live-Auftritten als auch in Studio-Sessions mit anderen Musikern (z. B. „Let's call it a day“ mit Move D). Auf seinen Binemusic-Veröffentlichungen befinden sich 100%ige Nord-Modular-Produktionen.
• Byetone Myspace
• Byetone Discogs
• The Official AG Geige Website
Chemnitz-based Olaf Bender originally started out with experimental film manipulation during his high school days that put him in touch with the East German underground band AG-Geige, of which he became a member in 1988. After the fall of the Berlin wall, Bender continued to work in graphic design, art and the music business, eventually setting up the label Rastermusic in 1996 together with Frank Bretschneider. The label merged with Carsten Nicolai's Noton imprint in 1999 to form Raster-Noton, Germany's singular experimental music imprint, for which Bender has created a distinct appearance and product design. Musically Bender is an autodidact, assembling sine tones to complex and powerful sound fabrics. His longest still-running project is Signal, a collaboration with Bretschneider and Nicolai, but it is his Byetone moniker, which has been receiving the most attention lately, with a single and album in 2008, even leading to an unlikely remix for Berlin's Modeselektor.
• The Official Éonta Website
Éonta sind Andreas Golinski (Essen) und Spiro Kapravelos (Bochum/Athen). Nach langen Bahnfahrten (immer zufällig im gleichen Zug , mit gleichem Ziel) entdeckten beide ihr gemeinsames Interesse für Musik / Architektur / Design. Durch ständigen Tonträger/Bücher Austausch lernten sie immer wieder neue Facetten der gegenwärtigen/vergangenen Musik und Kunst kennen und lieben. Es dauerte nicht lange bis eigenes Material gegenseitig gezeigt, vorgespielt und ausgetauscht wurde. Man beschloss an gemeinsamen -hauptsächlich musikalischen- Projekten zu arbeiten. Éonta machen Musik jenseits jeder Kategorisierung, wenn überhaupt nach einem definierenden Begriff gefragt wäre, hiesse dieser: digitale Musik. alles was ihrer Vorstellung entspricht wird eingesetzt und teilweise durch eigens erzeugte Software bearbeitet/erschaffen. z.b. werden Geräusche der realen Umwelt, sprach- und Gesangsfragmente in digitale Kompositionen eingebaut. Inzwischen versteht sich Éonta als digitale Schmiede, die sich in mehreren Bereichen Zuhause fühlt: Musik/3d,2d Visuals Webdesign /Screendesign/digitale Filme. das erste realisierte Projekt ist die Veranstaltung "essen elektronisch", welche zum ersten mal am 3 Oktober in Essen stattfinden wird.
• The Official Lars Leonhard Website
• Lars Leonhard Myspace
• Lars Leonhard Soundcloud
• Lars Leonhard Facebook
Der Düsseldorfer Elektro-Musiker Lars Leonhard versteht sich einmalig auf suggestive Klanglandschaften. Erste Erfahrungen sammelte er vor knapp zehn Jahren mit Industrial- und Easy Listening-Produktionen. Damals legte er die Grundlage für seine 2002 gegründete elektronisch Punkrockband "Chaos Digital". Bis zu ihrer Trennung im Jahre 2006 erspielte sich die Formation mit Ohrwürmern wie "Keine wie du" einen Namen in der lokalen Szene. Parallel zu Konzerten und Partyauftritten arbeitete Leonhard solo an eigenem Material. Es folgten TV-Jingles für namhafte Marken und die Titel-Film-Musik für eine Grafitti Dokumentation von Robert Kaltenhäuser. Vor vier Jahren ging er dann als Musikinstallateur nach Japan und war verantwortlich für die Beschallung des Deutschen Pavillons auf der Weltausstellung Expo 2005. Nun setzt er seine Karriere unter seinem eigenen Namen, Lars Leonhard erfolgreich fort . Elektro-Fans, die eingängige Ambient, Elektro, Tech und Deep-House Track`s mögen, kommen an Lars Leonhard nicht vorbei.
• The Official Marconi Union Website
• Marconi Union Myspace
• Marconi Union Discogs
Since the release of their first album in 2003 Marconi Union have stealthily developed an international reputation for their unique fusion of ambient electronica and organic instrumentation. They have recorded for a number of labels and released four highly acclaimed albums as well as contributing to innumerable compilations, art projects, film and TV. In 2010 founder members, Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley invited Duncan Meadows to join them and they continue to explore new ideas and sounds.
• Source Records
• Move D Myspace
• Move D + Benjamin Brunn Myspace
• Move D Discogs
Move D achieved international cult-status through the track 'Amazing Discoveries', his classic '95 album 'Kunststoff' on his own legendary Source label (recently reissued on City Centre Offices) and through his seminal EP 'Cymbelin' on Warp. His peculiar production style of bleepy, spaced out house make him one of the hottest producers the genre has to offer at the moment. Keep an eye on this man!
• The Official Scanner Website
• Scanner Myspace
• Scanner Soundcloud
• Scanner Discogs
British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
• The Official Steinbrüchel Website
• Steinbrüchel Discogs
Steinbrüchels musical work deals mainly with the texture and atmosphere of sound. In the studio he works relentlessly towards the creation of new sounds. The accumulation, collection and the arrange- ment of those sounds is revealed during his livesets. The sounds one hears in his music form both intricate patterns and spacious landscapes. In his experiments with electronically created sound, steinbrüchel portrays an acute awareness for beauty. His productions follow a distinctly sophisticated aesthetic. Flowing calmly through the listener his music invokes a glowing space which invites the listener to travel within the sound. Steinbrüchels compositions and conceptual arrangements connect him to the genre of New Music rather than club music, locating his work more in the realm of digital sound art.
• The Official Blog
• Quantec Myspace
• Quantec Facebook
• Quantec Discogs
Sven Schienhammer grew up in the '80s. Producing and remixing electronic music since 1995 first using hardware tools such as Rolands MC 505 and a 303 with some efx tools. Now the studio is hardware and software in symbiosis. Using some oldschool synths from the 70's & 80's for the love of the lo-fi feeling of those machines! The sounds are digitized thoughts and emotions. Personal favourite styles in music include detroit and dubby electronics, deep house, dub, roots reggae, drones, ambient and some experimental stuff. He also releases music as Quantec and Monoaxial.
• The Official Tol Website
• Tol Myspace
• Tol Discogs
Being a DJ was something TOL already decided with 21, when he used to play Dub and Acid Jazz. Later he started to produce his own tracks and released his debut album 'tol.trap' under Rastermusic in 1996. In 1997 the second CD named 'produkt.float' (Rastermusic) was published in co-operation with KOMET. Thereupon numerous live-gigs with 'produkt' followed in the years of 1998-2000. In the beginning of 2003 TOL finished his album ‘tol.shang’ under the label 'BineMusic'. You can already be curious…
• The Official Fingers In The Noise Website
• Fingers In The Noise Soundcloud
• Fingers In The Noise Facebook
Laurent Bisch alias Fingers In The Noise, father of 3 kids, lives in France and was born in 1966. Laurent started producing music twenty years ago after taking a few piano lessons. He has a passion for ambient music, dub, deep and experimental. With an typical course after long party nights in France (Cannes, Caen, Nimes, Nancy ...) and Spain (Ibiza, Tenerife). Laurent has decided since 2009 to find a more peaceful life with his wife and children and to devote his free time composing music. He has quickly make himselve known this year thanks to websites like SoundCloud, MySpace and Facebook. Laurent has released several EP's this year on various labels. He is a freelance 3d artist and he is also passionate about photography, cooking, percussion and a nap!
• The Official Alvina Red Facebook Website
Originating from Stockholm, Alvina has been learning music since the age of six. By the age of ten, she had her first studio recording session performing backings for Abba.
As a teenager, she was part of professional choirs and participated in events such as the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, while at the same time being the lead singer in a P-Funk band for which she wrote her first songs. Some years later, while completing successfully her studies as a music teacher, she met the Wrong Steps crew and started collaborating as song-writer, arranger, vocalist and keyboard player with Spiro Projecto, Martinez, Pawel Kobak. This led her to have some releases with names like Jori Hulkkonen or Dan Curtin.
Lately Alvina has been recording songs with Hakan Lidbo, Raph Dumas, Alton Miller, and released instrumental deep tech-house tracks together with Manuel Perez for labels like Ooze, Trenton, Lace or Nice & Nasty.