The 10 Must-See Artists at DGTL Barcelona
Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. A resident at Berghain since its opening in 2004, he has been able to leave his mark on the club’s unique sound, in turn the special space influenced Klock’s approach as a DJ and producer as well.
With releases on Hotflush, Aus, and his own imprint, ManMakeMusic, his productions combine with exceptional style and grace both the warmer, melodic sides of house and garage with the more heated, pounding drum patterns of dubstep and techno.
After many years of classic music studies and after being involved in a few miscellaneous projects, Gunsal has definitely found his own creative space in beGun, which main focus lies on synthesizing sensibility, experimentation and contemporaneous electronic music in one single project.
As one third of the team behind the Hessle Audio label, David Kennedy’s PearsonSound moniker has become synonymous with cutting edge UK dancefloor music.Having stripped back his release schedule , somewhat defiantly hitting out with just a couple of self-released singles that hinted at a more vivid approach to hisproduction this year
Without a hint of purpose, Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann a.k.a. Âme manage to tackle Detroit techno in its most abysmal and tacky disposition, get in close contact with straight house hypnosis, welcoming trance into the mix along the way. Very seldom a combination of soul and heavy bass, functionality and deepness, meditation and melody go wilfully hand in hand.
Sébastien Devaud grew up in Valencin, in the French district of Isère. As a child, he was already exposed to an artistic and musical background since his father was an architect and a record collector and his mother was an opera singer. His passion forelectronic music started, at age 12 when he bought the record of ''Big Fun'' by Inner City. This record was the beginning of his love for Detroit techno. ChicagoHouse, Acid House and Belgian New Beat.
Adam Beyer’s music is synonymous with all that is exciting about techno. Having emerged as the figurehead of the hugely prolific Swedish techno scene, Beyer’s focused and considered approach to his craft has worked to confirm his position as a globally recognized DJ and producer headlining cutting edge clubs and festivals week-in-week-out.
With his debut “My Old School“ (which is meant literally by the way) on Permanent Vacation in 2009 and shortly after that the single “ Sunshine”, which he put out on his own Hivern Disc imprint, made him one of the most promising musicians of the Spanish electronic scene. And those two releases also already set the mark for John Talabot’s unparalleled music.
Dixon is the vice president of FC Magnet Mitte, owner of a bakery in Berlin, owner of Innervisions Recordings, a producer and a DJ. He was born in Berlin in 1975, had a promising football career (cut short by injury), chose music instead and became one of the best house and techno DJs in the world.
His current international renown has come about through much hard work with techno; and now he can be considered one of the most sought after international artists on the planet today. The constant demand to produce tracks for big labels, such as M_nus, Plus 8, Spectral, Clink or Bla LTD, as well as having performed 3 times at Sónar, would be too much for some.