Channel X, Pete Howl, Seba Lecompte, Cole
Fri. 25th Feb. // Decadance, Ghent
KISS KISS BANG BANG proudly presents:
** CHANNEL X **
A lot of kissin' and bangin' in 2011, that's for sure. So we thought we start our first edition with a bang!
Couldn't make it at the previous Plug In party due to flight delay, and for the first time in Belgium: here isss...CHANNEL X !!!
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(GER, stil vor talent, upon you, bar 25)
It was in 2005 when André and Mirko were first introduced to each other through mutual friends. Very soon after that they decided to make music together. It was then that they formed Channel X, however: their musical history goes further back.
Their different approaches to the planet of techno are a genuine source of inspiration for both of them. “We both inspire each other in different areas”, the duo explains. Mirko has started to DJ through André and André has focussed more on his production skills again thanks to Mirko’s motivation. But differences apart, it is what brings them together that is far more important: Producing bouncy music that fluctuates between their different influences, from Mirko’s sound-orientated deep and loungy aspect to Andrés housy and more minimal approach. This unique combination that results in a powerful mixture of clicks, effects and pumping grooves is at the heart of the boyss energy-laden live sets.
When you DJ, you know how people will react to certain tracks. But when we play live, almost nobody knows our tracks. So we work even harder on organizing our live act in such a way that you cannot stand still. You have to move!!, Andrr describes it. When we first saw people going crazy to our own music, it was a massive rush and it became an addiction. There is no stopping us now!!, Mirko adds to the description.
After many live shows around Berlin, 2007 saw the release of their first EP on Berlin-based minimal label Kassette records. Hailed by ravers and charted by DJs like Pan-Pot, Jeremy P. Caulfield or Afrilounge, it was the busy Oliver Koletzki, amazed by Channel XXs energy and skills who signed them for a release on his ever-growing label Stil vor Talent. The Bug in Coffee EPP was a massive success for both label and Channel X, receiving great press and getting in the charts of big names like Laurent Garnier, Jesse Rose, Karotte or Jamie Jones.
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(BE, bang the box, double shift, decadance)
(BE, plug in, komprez)
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