Ben Klock [Ostgut-Ton / BPitch Control / Memo / Klockworks]
Shed [Ostgut-Ton / SOA / Delsin]
Shu Okuyama [milnormodern/minimood]
Laurent Novatin [Redbox]
We invite artist of deep minimal which continues swelling in Europe every time quickly and hold Party "Organza" making deep, splendid space of a sense different from current Japanese club scene again.
We are having a dj set of Ben Klock and a live set of Shed.
They are known as the stars of Ostgut-ton, The label managed by BERGHAIN/PANORAMA BAR
that is known as No.1 club in the world.
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Ben Klock[Ostgut-ton / B PITCH CONTROL / MEMO / BERLIN GER]
Being a berlin based dj in the 90ies Ben Klock got know through his gigs at the tresor, wmf and cookies. Since the opening of the legendary club berghain he has since been a regular guest dj and there finds the freedom to go for more rougher, harsher sounds.
"Berghain is a place that perfectly keeps the idea of a big and excessive techno night and at the same time serves as a gamete for new things. I really like that club a lot and its not a secret anymore that berlin has about to become the centre of the electronic music scene worldwide, i think"
With releases on Bpitch Control, its sub label Memo and Ostgut-ton, Ben Block has established himself a reputation beyond Germany. His dj radius is about to expand and he is now starting to play at some of the biggest clubs in europe & the world
Shed[Ostgut-ton / Soloaction Records / Delsin]
His background is as classic as his music. Born in Frankfurt/Oder in 1975, he was fascinated by the new music played on the radio in the early 90s - a very typical thing for anyone from this generation who grew up in Berlin or its surrounding counties. DJ’s as diverse as Westbam, Marusha or Monika Dietl mixed styles and genres into a musical encyclopedia. While everybody around Shed focussed on HipHop, he himself was addicted to the sample-based sound of UK-hardcore. Then there was a quick liaison with Gabba and through the back catalogue of Djax Up, he finally discovered Chicago and then Detroit. Deep inside the ever-fascinating triangle of beats, breaks and samples, he today identifies 1996/97 as the most important time in Techno for him, although he hit the brakes straight afterwards. While the mainstream did what it could to commercialise the music, Shed closed the door on the Love Parade, cheesy? remixes and mega raves. Between 1998 and 2002 he did not buy a single record.
However, he never lost the love for the music which had changed his life. He used these years to focus his own productions. Around 2000, he had finished some tracks, which combined and contained everything close to his Techno heart, things which were almost extinct in the real world. “I’m a techno-kid, through and through”, he says and laughs. When he started shopping his demos around, the idea of his own label was already lurking behind the door. “I suddenly realised how important it was to really do it all by myself.”
What followed was not rocket science. His first EP on his own Soloaction imprint sold well, soon after that he recorded two EPs for the Amsterdam-based Delsin label, and the more he released, the clearer his musical vision became, now culminating in his debut album “Shedding The Past” on Ostgut Ton. On this album, he melts and merges rough and demanding dancefloor skeletons with shockingly detailed melodies, harmonic structures, irresistible hooks and airy arrangements. A formula you also expose yourself to when attending one of his DJ or live gigs. A never-ending climax of the groove. Like it was in the founding days of the music, which today is a part of our culture.
Shed is one of the few producers and DJs out there who know that you cannot write about the future without a nod to tradition.