_Music is all about connections, and is at it ́s most vital when it speaks to you in a voice only you seem to hear. For Berlin-based Refracted, electronic music, and techno in particular, is the chosen medium to find his unique voice, to connect. And a growing number of people, wanting more from techno than formulaic entertainment and a soundtrack to dance to, are connecting with his particular vision and peculiar sound. This might be because Refracted ́s music feels as fundamentally human as it sounds otherworldly. It is techno more as an idea and conduit, than as an easily- labeled sound. It is dance music where layered rhythms act almost on a neural, sub epidermal level, while moving and evolving soundscapes acquire a tactile, understated physicality. Paramount examples of this can be found on releases on Refracted’s own Mind Express label, and on celebrated labels like Pole Group and Canadian ambient/deep-techno imprint Silent Season. His path unravelling further, a mind set on favouring unflinching quality over quantity.
_Fjäder – feather – refers to the shaman’s indispensable talisman. Used for wafting incense in order to dispel bad vibrations, Fjäder’s sound could be said to perform the same cleansing rites. Her sense of experimental and deep techno first emerged with the release of her first split vinyl EP, collaborating with Stephanie Sykes on Dasha Rush’s Fullpanda Records. Since then, Fjäder has started her own label Nordanvind Records and is continually expanding this shamanistic, multi-dimensional universe incorporating techno, dub, ambient and other sonic elements.