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ATOM ™ & PINK ELLN
Long time friends Uwe Schmidt and Tobias Freund have been playing live together since the early 1990s. Their live set is based on improvisation: a set of prepared sequences, samples and rythms altered, recombined and morphed. An ongoing, unpredictable flow of sound.
Throughout a recording career spanning almost two decades, DJ Stingray a.k.a. Urban Tribe has consistently avoided the mainstream to create a musical world of his own. Responsible for the early techno classic "Covert Action" on Retroactive, he was joined by Carl Craig, Anthony Shakir and Kenny Dixon jr. for Urban Tribe s debut album "The Collapse Of Modern Culture" on Mo Wax. Through his work with the late James Stinson as Drexciya tour DJ, Stingray developed his own innovative electro sound. His recent singles and remixes remained true to their drexciyan descent - not through imitation but through remorseless innovation in electro aesthetics.
Steven Patton's electro music is deeply influenced by the deep sea resonance of Drexciya as well as other dark and enigmatic musicians, such as Aphex Twin, Lory D, DJ Stingray 313, Underground Resistance, and artists from his beloved Glasgow such as Rustie, Voltaic and Chordata. Glasgow itself he calls a huge inspiration to his productions. Merging all these influences, Espee creates his own individual musical world – a combination of enchanting melodies, intricate bass lines and fat beats.
Electro duo Microthol have so far recorded 6 Eps for TRUST Records, and collaborated with artists like AUX88, Sensational and DJ Stingray (FTNWO). As Haze Factory, Microthol act as producers for Hercules and Love Affair. To create their thick analogue sound of vintage synthesizers and abundant musicality they are using a wealth of musical influences.