HVOB (live), Stimming (live), Pedro Arbulu (live)
HVOB are Anna Müller and Paul Wallner. The duo has established itself on the international electronic music scene not just with its releases, but more significantly as a live act as well. HVOB performs live on stage and always with a drummer.
HVOB’s album “Trialog” was released in spring and continues to attract unwavering international interest. The interdisciplinary art project – prompting an invitation to perform a Boiler Room set in Vienna, touted by American Thump magazine as a contender for an “Album of the Year” award – is a perennial headliner on influential blogs and media such as XLR8R, Resident Advisor, i-D and ARTE after charting high on Beatport and iTunes.
At the same time HVOB’s world-wide tour continues to gather momentum, with concerts in cities from Cape Town and New York to Hong Kong and New Delhi.
“I’m neither afraid of showing my emotions nor to include them in my music.” Few people bring a truly original sound to House music. It’s all very well making some nice grooves and working the dancefloor, but when it comes to longevity and leaving an indelible mark on the genre and the wider musical sphere, you’ve got to bring something new to the table. At a relatively young age, Hamburg’s Martin STIMMING did just that. “I want people to see me as an evolving artist, where you never know what exactly you get – but you know that it’s STIMMING.”
STIMMING already played the violin, piano and drums at age 10. Aged 16 he began producing music with a computer – something he soon realised was his “destiny”. “I think if more producers would include their own mind and feelings into their music the whole scene would be much more flavoured and diverse which would be good for all of us – at least in an entertaining way.”
With his future path clearly in mind, STIMMING moved to Hamburg at age 19. In 2006 he met two guys named Solomun and Adriano, who just set up their label Diynamic Music in the same year, on which STIMMING soon started releasing. His breakthrough hit, 2008’s “Una Pena”, made the electronic world sit up and take notice. 2009 saw him release his immaculate debut album “Reflections” to great acclaim, fortifying his reputation as one of the most exciting new producers of his generation, which scored him an “Ibiza DJ Award” in the category “Best Newcomer”.