Barnt

Magazine, Cologne

When his classmates were into Grunge, he was exploring Techno, when the same classmates discovered Techno, he was already taking a closer look into Hip Hop, when everyone went to Berlin to celebrate Minimal, he was being on a trip back in time to inhale early German electronic and rock music – attracted by the main oppositional poles of this era: accuracy and free rein.

Mainly these biographical key points and his (now over two decades spanning) DJ experience are the base for his formula of pathos, calculated dilettantism and dance floor functionality that characterize all his productions. Take the infamous "Geffen“ or his earlier work with Cologne Tape on the EP "Render“, the first release on his own conceptual imprint Magazine, that he co-runs with Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer (Popnoname). 

Together with these friends and additionally joined by Jörg Burger, ADA, Philipp Janzen (Von Spar), Mario Katz, John Stanier (Battles) and Axel Willner (aka The Field) they formed the electronic Krautrock-Supergroup Cologne Tape, which also released the album "Welt"  in 2017. 

"Render" and his debut solo EP „What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?“ became instant underground hits in 2010 and the records are precious collector's items ever since.

In 2013 he released his self-titled debut album on Magazine. 

In the fruitful atmosphere of Cologne he still lives and from here he further evolves his idiosyncratic style, which already brought him from Robert Johnson to Trouw, from Montreux Jazz Festival to Mutek México, from Berghain to Burning Man. 

 

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