Line-up /CHRISTOPH DE BABALON (dhr) (live) /// DJ Maxximus (bass the world) - dj /// HANNO HINKELBEIN (killekill, null) - dj
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON (dhr) - live
DJ MAXXIMUS (bass the world) - dj
HANNO HINKELBEIN (killekill, null) - dj
In Kooperation mit DJ MAXXIMUS, dem Berliner Pionier für Dubstep und alles, was mit schweren breaks und dickem Bass zu tun hat, haben wir CHRISTOPH DE BABALON an den Start gebracht, über dessen letztes Album THOM YORKE von Radiohead sagt: "The most menacing record I own".
ALEC EMPIRE findet das Album sogar das Außergewöhnlichste Album bisher auf seinem Label: "Nobody will ever top this!!!"
Was kann man also erwarten?
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON is known for tripping beats, dark wide spaces and eternal melancholy. He released his first record in 1994 on Hamburg's cult-label Fischkopf. This record (as well as all that followed over the next years) were extensively played by BBC-DJ-legend JOHN PEEL. Right after his debut he began working with ALEC EMPIRE's Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) where he, besides a couple of other records released his most important work: the legendary album 'If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It'. DHR still say that it remains their most important release.
Also THOM YORKE of Radiohead is a big fan of Christoph de Babalon's music and invited him on a tour through southern europe in 2001. Christoph remembers those shows as being 'unreal' - playing dark ambient in front of an average 10.000 people per show. The arena of Verona painted black - while the sun went down.
As co-founder of the music label Cross Fade Enter Tainment [CFET] he has been putting out records by influential electronic hardcore producers such as Somatic Responses, DJ Scud, Zbigniew Karkowski and Merzbow (to name but a few) since 1994.
In order to learn more effective production techniques and gather new experience, he began working on music for theatre productions, dance performances and film. In June 2008 he hooked up with Radiohead again to play the "Daydream" Festival in Barcelona and introduce ,,Scylla & Charybdis" to the public for the first time. It was a sunny day - but the sky turned dark during Christoph's set.