Over the past few years, Etapp Kyle’s cavernous and often hallucinatory techno has dovetailed into an obsession with spatial qualities of sound. It’s an audiophile’s approach that has resounded from the soundsystems of the world’s most respected techno institutions and festivals. He was born in 1987 and raised in Ukraine but a move to Moscow paved the way for his first residency at ARMA 17, where he honed his craft as a DJ and narrowed his focus toward the dark, spacious and ultra-detailed techno he’s now known for. A chance encounter with Ben Klock during a trip to Berlin resulted in subsequent releases on the Klockworks label and established Etapp as a technical producer with an ear for detail. His sound draws as much on musical elements as it does on architecture and space. Which is to say that both in his productions and DJ sets, he manages to convey not only the aesthetics but also the physical experience of the club.
Etapp Kyle is joined in Black Box by Icelandic DJ/producer Ohm known from Thule Records and X/OZ as well as the up’n'coming female artist Sella Turcica from BunkerBauer and Fast Forward. Concealed Sounds’ Martinez hosts Red Box and is visited by Max Jacobson from Chicago.