Shed aka Wax aka EQD [Ostgut Ton, 50Weapons, DE]
D.J. Detweiler [Chin Stroke Records, ES]
Bitz [Hausboot Rec]
Hubi [Juju Love Records]
Simon/off aka Sun People [SUB FM]
➧ As far as contemporary Berlin-based house and techno producers go, it doesn't get much better than René Pawlowitz aka Shed. When he's not spending his time behind the counter at the city's legendary Hard Wax record store, he's busy conjuring up all manner of material in his studio, taking inspiration from classic Detroit and Berlin techno while infusing elements of hardcore, breakbeat, dubstep and ambient along the way.
Although the majority of his output is released under the Shed banner, Pawlowitz has diversified his sound with a number of different pseudonyms. His white label offerings as Wax and EQD have become essential selections for fans of rugged Teutonic techno, while he's also turned his hand to 140bpm bass music with his work as The Panamax Project.
➧ Part-human part-meme, DJ Detweiler is a character made of musical parody and cultural collage. As an artist he explores the limits of life online, and as a label co-owner (Detweiler runs Chin Stroke Records alongside Dj Dadmagnet) he takes an excited and unrestrained approach to his projects. More importantly, as an internet persona he has breathed childlike humour into an online world that is increasingly dark and cynical.