2.35:1 presents Mike Dehnert & Sascha Rydell
Since 2007, Berlin native Mike Dehnert has co-run raw techno label Fachwerk. The imprint’s mission is simple: to release their own take on raw, floor techno. And so they have done, on 15 different occasions, earning both the label and the artists behind it the respect of in-the-know, serious techno fans the world over.
Dehnert’s own productions (often informed by his grubby, dub infused and textured live techno sets at institutions like Berghain and Tresor) have also been unleashed on the world via other respected imprints including Clone Basement Series, Echochord Colour and Deeply Rooted House. The culminations of Dehnert’s musical experiences so far are laid out for all to see on his unashamedly dancefloor first artist album, Framework (due Feb 2011). It is a self proclaimed “collection of tracks” on long running and high quality label, Delsin, and continues in Dehnert’s traditional vein of crafting engaging electronic music imbued with a range of moods and emotions.
As you can tell from his dark, dirty techno sound, Mike Dehnert is not interested in making a name for himself, but rather just in expressing himself.
Sascha Rydell is one third of a techno triumvirate that is leading the way in 2011. Born and raised in Berlin, growing up alongside clubs like WMF, Tresor and E-Werk and people like Mike Dehneert and Roman Lindau, Rydell has techno in his bones. But so too hip-hop, soul, funk, house and jazz – all of which are things that inform his sketchy, loopy, heavy techno sounds on the label he runs with Mike and Roman, namely Fachwerk. Charged with representing the imprint for a Resident Advisor label of the month mix in January 2011, Rydell deftly journeyed across a wide range of Fachwerks’s output – both released and unreleased – with devastating effects.
“Every piece I produce has my soul in it” states Sascha. “It all expresses the experiences that I have gained over the past 10 to 20 years.” Some of the most notable achievements in that time of music making include playing legendary places like Berghain and European hotspots like Trouw, as well as releasing a number of well received EPs on Fachwerk (Serrage, Marmonner and more) which picked up healthy support from peers including Marcel Dettmann.
Since starting to DJ in 1996 at local parties, Sascha has grown in stature and can now regularly be found playing Fachwerk label nights around Europe. This year has also seen him play live for the first time, too, alongside his two Fachwerk cohorts for a very special gig that proved to be something of a landmark for the young DJs and imprint respectively.
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