Constant Variables / Expansion Unit / Interdimensional Transmissions - Eyeteeth / Cyrk
Since moving to Berlin in 2013, Pascal Hetzel has been a steady presence in Berlin's large electronic music community. After a string of first releases, he decided to keep his head down and focus on honing his studio skills. Hardware was bought, manuals were read and tutorials watched, followed by long free flowing jam sessions. Over time a sound emerged. One that combined dark strains of industrial-tinged techno with an old school sensibility, one that incorporated heavy drones, classic electro and the odd breakbeat. All well-worn tropes within electronic music, but Hetzel found a way to make them his own and to come up with his own interpretation of those classic sounds. The harder, more driving techno and electro variations are reserved for releases under his own name on labels like Caduceus Records, Expansion Unit, Constant Variables, the label he co-runs, or, soon, Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions sub-label Eye Teeth. While he shows his more melodic, old school referencing side in his project CYRK, alongside his partner Sammy Goosens (AKA Ecotone). He is one of the international residents at Dubai's famed club Analog Room and is slowly but surely racking up air miles for his live and dj-sets.
Selected discography Pascal Hetzel
Theraphosa [Constant Variables]
Extra Terra / Fermi Paradox [Expansion Unit]
Timelapse [Caduceus Records]
Reset EP [Eyeteeth]