Henning Baer is a regular presence at revered institutions such as Berghain or Tresor, he runs the K209 project and label alongside Milton Bradley and is the founder of the highly respected Grounded Theory series, hedonistic celebrations that often feature the techno world's biggest stars and are the talk of the town in Berlin. These events are a reflection of his beliefs that the strength and the very future of techno resides in diversity; a vision that we share fully. In the studio, his process is meticulous to the point of being archaeological, constantly on the hunt for that particular rhythm, energy or atmosphere, that will eventually fill a room to capacity and make us feel the embrace of his perfect musical storm.
The story of Alessio Armeni, more frequently referred to as Freddy K, is firmly entrenched in the collective memory of the Italian techno scene and the fact that he has traded his hometown of Rome for Berlin does little to erase that connection. His radio show Virus quickly morphed into a series of events, a booking agency and record store; The founding of Eletronnica Romana, where we can find the first releases by names such as Donato Dozzy of Giorgio Gigli; From his work at M_Rec alongside founder Max_M, to the music he made on ACV when the influence of Chicago Acid and Rock was inescapable; These are the origins of this Roman maverick. Today he runs KEY Vinyl and carries the considerable weight of all these experiences into the DJ booth, like at Berghain where his sets regularly surpass the 10 hour mark, or a few weeks ago at Lux where his performance spanned every corner of the know techno universe and was so monumental that it is still being talked about in hushed tones.