Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant-house
every 1st Saturday @ The Endup
featuring from Cologne, Germany
in an exclusive appearance:
TRIPLE R (aka Riley Reinhold)
Traum . Trapez . MBF . Kompakt
Riley Reinhold, best known as Triple R, has been a hugely
influential figure in Germany's dance music culture for nearly
20 years. Starting off as a DJ at early illegal parties in his
native Cologne, he soon found himself writing for top music
mags (including his own De:Bug) before going on to co-found
the revered labels Traum, Trapez, and MBF. Between his
years at the Kompakt record shop, developing talent for his
5 labels, residencies at Cologne's best clubs, a radio show,
and organizing monthly parties, it's no wonder he's
practically considered a national treasure. This month we
are thrilled to share some of the riches with San Francisco
with an extended West Coast debut set.
with special guest:
CHRISTIAN MORA (bang the box)
and [KONTROL] residents:
ALLAND BYALLO (nightlight music . auralism . leibe*detail)
NIKOLA BAYTALA (s.w.a.t . robsoul . junior boys own)
CRAIG KUNA (platform . esdjco)
TRIPLE R (aka Riley Reinhold)
Riley Reinhold (aka Triple R) is part owner of the Traum Schallplatten family of labels encompassing Traum, Trapez and MBF. He started DJing in 1984 in Cologne and later on at electronic dance parties in 1989. Together with Sascha Kösch (now Chief Editor of De:BUG) the pair assembled their own sound system in 1990, playing at early techno, house and acid parties at every club and party imaginable (both legal and illegal) throughout Cologne and beyond.
From 1991 to 1993 Riley belonged to the early Force Inc DJ team, together with Ian Pooley, Tonka, T.P. Heckmann (Live), and Alec Empire, playing at big clubs in Switzerland and Austria. He was resident at the legendary Elektro club in Berlin 1993 in the company of DJs such as Robert Hood, Dave Clarke, Kotai. Later he DJed at its successor, the Panasonic club. He was also resident at Ego in Dusseldorf, with Florian from Kraftwerk a regular in the crowd.
In 1994 he was sent to London to meet the Aphex Twin and write an article about the vast emerging breakbeat scene in London together with Sascha Kösch. His record reviews and articles in the biggest german indie mag SPEX and later Frontpage (an icon for techno culture in Berlin) from 1994 to 1998 earned him an international reputation as a journalist which later resulted in the formation of his own magazine De:BUG.
For the last three years, Riley has been resident DJ at the largest techno club in Cologne, Sensor, playing with guests such as Swayzak, Carl Craig, Daniel Bell, Thomas Brinkmann, Miss Kittin, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Green Velvet, Markus Nikolai, Alter Ego, Steve Bug, Luciano and Broker/ Dealer. He also plays occasionally at Camouflage together with Sascha Kösch and has been offered a residency at Subway in Cologne. More recently, Riley has been hosting a new monthly night called MBF CLUB since June 2005.
Riley was involved for seven years at the Kompakt record store but quit in 2004 to concentrate on his labels Traum, Trapez and MBF together with Jacqueline Klein.
Christian’s story has only begun to be written. After getting his start in 1995, he began to make a name for himself by playing undergound parties, mantaining residencies, and organizing full-moon parties all across Mexico. After making the move to San Francisco in 2000, he started working at the now defunct Nemesis distributor, helping to service dance music stores across the states as well as his own store Crescent Records in Guadalajara. By melding house, tech house, techno and electro into his own signature blend, his good ear and taste for music has allowed him to DJ not only in Mexico, but Spain, Holland, Japan and the States. For the last couple of years, Christian as been playing club and underground events as a member of Bang The Box, alongside fellow San Franciscans Solar, Lance DeSardi, and Guada. Previous Bang The Box guests have included John Tejada, Dan Curtin, Jona, Dollz At Play, Alexkid, and Mr. C., with many more on the horizon.
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