Stone Techno Festival 

Stone Techno Festival 

Stone Techno Festival 

09 – 10 July 2022 

09 – 10 July 2022 

09 – 10 July 2022 

UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Essen  

UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Essen  

UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Essen  

Line-up

Adiel

Having made a practice to steer crowds into deep ecstasy with her hypnotic sets, Adiel kicked off her own label, Danza Tribale, in 2016. Since then, the Italian DJ and producer is known for creating swirling melodic motifs and mystical atmospheres and for releasing exciting EPs. She already played at several well-known clubs and festivals around Europe, such as Dekmantel, Berghain, Concrete, Fuse and other prestigious venues.

Ahmet Sisman

Born as a political refugee in Leipzig during the GDR era, Ahmet Sisman has spent his childhood in Istanbul and is now based in Essen. Since 2008 he has released his dark yet appealing, absorbingly melancholic, hardware driven sound on some choice labels. Ahmet was artistic director of the legendary Studio Club in Essen, had a three-year scheduled cooperation with Europe's biggest art festival, the Ruhrtriennale, and is also founder of The Third Room. In cooperation with the Ruhrmuseum he created the very unique Stone Techno project, which began with four EP releases in 2021 and will continue with further exciting releases and the first edition of the Stone Techno Festival in 2022.

Bae Blade

Dortmund-based artist Bae Blade is known for a sound, which takes you back to the classic pop millennium era with a fast and dirty twist, ranging from ghetto techno to breaks and even more. Inspired by DJ Assault, the artist has been performing under the name Bae Blade since 2020 to challenge the stereotypes of modern electronic music in the underground as a young woman. Since then, she played in various clubs and was repeatedly invited by HÖR Berlin.

Ben Sims

Ben Sims is one of techno's most exciting talents - a DJ who has stayed true to the genre's funk, groove and electronic fused origins whilst continuing to embrace and nurture its development over the past 25 years. The British DJ and producer already collaborated with Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Kevin Saunderson for remixes. As a DJ, Sims commands your attention with anything from three to five decks running near constantly.

Cem

Launching to prominence out of Herrensauna's infamous underground parties, CEM has forged a singular path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of turning the dance floor moody. As one of the party's three core members, he has been at the heart of the operations since its inception. With a preference for UK-tweaked tracks from across the contemporary milieu of harder club works, he's a rare species of DJ that seeds intensity in even the most hesitant of movers.

D. Dan

D.Dan is a Berlin-based DJ and producer, seeking the intersection between raw grooves, slippery psychedelia and mutant-machine paranoia. He found his heart for DJing through the intimate communities of the DIY techno scene in Seattle, throwing warehouse raves, basement parties and forest campouts. Most recently, his unique energy and presence in the DJ booth has made him a resident of Mala Junta - one of Berlin's fiercest underground techno parties.

Dax J

Dax J grew up in the UK as an avid fan of jungle, drum 'n' bass and garage. Also known as a producer and successful record label owner, the DJ from London has gone from pirate radio to magazine covers and from the backroom parties to headlining raves at every major techno institution all over the world. His technical skill, pure selection as a DJ and attention to high-end sound production has established him as a singular presence within the modern dance music.

Ellen Allien

DJ, musician and label manager Ellen Allien is one of the most iconic artists of her generation. She embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration with her unique DNA. As one of Berlin's most known DJs and producers, almost everybody knows Ellen's significant sound with high octane beats and distinct use of vocals, which create listening and emotional qualities that resonate beyond the dance floor.

Felix Fleer

As a founder and Co-Owner of Raw Imprint, Felix Fleer has never been a typical techno producer and DJ. In his productions, he performs enthralling harmony between his multiple influences while he is always looking out for raw energy rhythms and aesthetic floats to create an uncompromising work. During his sets, he catches the balance between timeless electronically classics and modern captivating techno to drive the dance floor higher.

Fjaak

Started as a Spandau-Basement experiment, the two boys of FJAAK are now a well established force in the contemporary techno scene. With a huge discography of singles and EPs, two albums and a couple of compilation appearances, FJAAK can look back on a large discography, easily moving through house, techno, rave, ambient and breakbeat. Most clubs are well familiar with them, as they've taken their pulverizing live show across whole world.

Hadone

Jeremy aka Hadone is one of these interesting new artists emerging from France, taking his inspiration in all different kinds of music and fields of creation. As a lover of dirty and fat rythmics, raw and pretty straight forward, Hadone's sound is a perfect mix between some 90’s killer tracks and some of the finest new Techno.

Héctor Oaks

As one of Europe’s most wanted underground weapons, Héctor Oaks style stands out for playing the unexpected and the highly engaging. As a DJ, producer and label head, his take on techno resonates by combining the contemporary with hand-picked tracks from the history of rave culture.

Hyperaktivist

Venezuelan born, Berlin based Hyperaktivist has been shaking the scene in and outside Berlin with her characteristic energetic sets, oscillating between faster Techno and House with big influence in the 90's and old school tracks.

I Hate Models

In his singular path as an artist, I Hate Models swerves standardised structures and instead focuses on emotional response. The energy of club music serves as a vessel for his own feelings and a tool to manipulate others with. The spectrum of moods expressed – in his productions, DJ sets and on his label Disco Inferno – veers from nostalgia and passion to loneliness, melancholia and brutality, often juxtaposing darkness and light in the same pulse as an authentic conduit of his own artistic self-assessment.

Jamaica Suk

Named by Boiler Room as one of "Berlin's best kept secrets", Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful driving techno, a combination that makes her leading dancefloor workouts across the globe. By day a jazz musician and at night a DJ in San Francisco, throwing underground and monthly parties at warehouses, she couldn’t deny the pulsating sounds drifting out of Europe.

Jonas Landwehr

Not only by trusting on his deep sense for consequent aesthetics and his technical perfection behind the decks, Jonas Landwehr has proven to be one to watch out for. Also as an organizer behind dozens of high class electronic music events and co-founder of the ‚Raw Imprint‘ record label, he made a name for himself. In his emotionally charged DJ-Sets he shows his lexical knowledge about the releases of the past 25 years and his passion for melancholic yet hypnotizing productions, while always finding a balance between contemporary electronic music and unexpected classics that are woven sovereignly into the bigger picture which is not less diverse then surprisingly fluent.

Julia Govor

Born in Abkhazia, Julia started as a singer in a USSR military band and ended up in New York. Her sets are dense and vivid, unpredictable. She herself is enthusiastic and energetic with a charismatic fatal charm. Govor knows how to move, make others feel and engage. She is the founder and curator of the music record label JUJUKA and co-founder of the event series Radial.

Kate

Kate, who was born in Germany and has Russian-Kazakh roots, was getting involved with music seven years ago, strongly influenced by her big brother who played minimal and old school techno on vinyl.
She’s been crafting her own taste in music, which resulted in a blend of old grooves and clean techno sounds, focused on fast and driving, uplifting rhythms.
Kate has already played in numerous clubs and at festivals, which is the product of her burning ambition and passion for techno.
She is currently in the process of producing and working on her first EP.

Ki/Ki

Highlighted as one of the most exciting prospects of last summer, KI/KI is no doubt one of the fastest rising talents to come out of the ever-fertile Amsterdam scene at present. With so much activity and momentum behind her name, the possibilities for this young talented DJ seem almost endless. Watch this space as the story unfolds.

Kink

Bulgarian techno producer and DJ KiNK (Strahil Velchev) is highly celebrated for his dynamic, spontaneous live performances, during which he commands an army of analog synthesizers and controllers in real time. His numerous recordings are both playful and experimental, effortlessly switching between house, techno, and acid, informed by the improvisatory spirit of jazz as well as the energetic rush of the early rave scene.

Kiosk Force

Wuppertal based DJ-Duo FKK and Van der Bolt, together known as Kiosk Force are also co-founders of the design collective WE ARE KIOSK. After their DJ debut in 2018, they have played mainly in Wuppertal and Duesseldorf clubs like MAUKE, CUBE or U-CLUB. Their style is a unique mixture of powerhouse, acid, techno and breaks with many electronic gems.

Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight, whose keen focus on authentic communication has made her one of the more original and colorful artists to be active in multiple media. True to her namesake, she has followed her own star by choosing to integrate a number of different influences – performance / body art, progressive rock and metal, and electronic dance music – into a single eclectic, but coherent, personality.

Luke Slater

Luke Slater is one of techno’s most chameleonic enigmas - shifting through the variants of the genre and staying fresh throughout his expansive career of over 25 years - and he’s only just getting started. Between releasing a bevy of music under his L.B. Dub Corp and Planetary Assault Systems projects for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Stroboscopic Artefacts and his own Mote-Evolver imprint the last couple of years have proven to be one of Slater’s more extensive in terms of touring - as well as his residency at Berghain. Techno is ever-changing, and Slater is at the forefront, stronger than ever; providing euphoric clarity within an ever-changing sonic climate.

Medea

Medea, also known as a designated resident of the renowned Goethebunker Club in Essen, is an artist that devotes all her passion to the sound she creates during her carefully constructed DJ sets.
The focus in her creations is on the art piece itself and less on the artist behind it, considering music as art in its purest form – as a way of inner self-expression. Transferring this into her music, she challenges the audience with a very emotion controlled, but intimate vibe during her sets.

Megan Leber

Rotterdam based producer who drags you deep into a dark ocean of spacious soundscapes, profound baselines and airy percussion. She combines her modular system with other hardware and ensures you will eventually always resurface.

Nene H

Nene H is one of the most exciting underground DJs in Europe. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen, she has a highly refined taste in techno and her style is best described as groovy and highly energetic. She is highly skilled with her analog gear and bold live sets, with her openness to other genres, courage for experimenting, taking risks and surprising the audience through her artistic projects while keeping the focus on techno first.

Oscar Mulero

Oscar Mulero is a Spanish producer and DJ who was a major influence for the Spanish electronic scene since the early 1990s and a leading exponent of underground techno since his productions in the early 2000s. His DJ career has been as prolific and long lasting as the evolution of dance music. As a key figure in its development, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music, from the end of the 80’s right up to the present day.

Parfait

If you talk about one of the most hottest collectives straight from Paris called Possessions, it's impossible to not mention resident and co-founder Parfait. With the rise of the collective over the years, she didn't only attract the attention of the Parisian underground techno and especially the LGBTQIA+ scene. Since her Boiler Room debut, Parfait counts to a key figure of a whole new techno generation.

Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason is a creative director, designer, and performer who’s taking Berlin’s techno scene by storm. Since his encounter with Matthew Edwards aka Radio Slave in Panoramabar at Berghain a couple of years ago, the unlikely duo produced their first EP, Elevate, under the name „SRVD“ (served) on Rekids. As a solo artist, Mason is enchanting clubs around Europe with his distinctive tunes, ranging from techno and disco to Chicago house.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin created a unique techno sound, which is regarded as synonymous with the city of Detroit. That sound, electro house, is very minimal, yet highly danceable. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.

Robin Tasi

Dortmund-based Robin Tasi is one of the founders of the Podcast series and party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno party called “Sectæ”. Learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011, he was influenced by many different subgenres from the last thirty years of electronic music history.

Rødhåd

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

Sedef Adasi

Sedef Adasi is in her mid 20s and a resident DJ of Blitz Music Club. In her sessions she bounces in between euphoric Techno, ruff House classics, space Disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. With HAMAM Nights, a monthly club night taking place at City club in Augsburg, she has fostered a welcoming home for the likes of DJ Stingray, Tama Sumo, Boris or Perel, thereby taking the nightlifes’ choices of the city to a whole new level.

Setaoc Mass

As a DJ and producer, Setaoc Mass is part of a select cut of young artists who are absorbing techno’s legacy and carrying the torch into tomorrow. Whilst overseeing his own imprint SK_eleven, his releases push a galvanising brand of techno, steeped in a sense of urgency, ever-propulsive with acute detailing and nods to a futuristic space-age. As a selector, the Mancunian’s extended DJ sets pull from an expansive spectrum of material both new and old.

Sterac

STERAC is Steve Rachmad's alias that stands for his darker and deeper techno output. A side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. STERAC’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno instead of his other aliases that were used for excursions to more dub-, disco-, or house- oriented records.

The Lady Machine

As one half of Unterwegs and Resident DJ at Pornceptual, The Lady Machine incorporates the spirit of the twenty first century Techno with her dark underground sound, made of synths and textures. The Berlin-based artist previously has been at the forefront of the underground electronic scene in Brazil for many years. She stands by a deep musical research and precise technique.

Tommy Four Seven

Tommy Four Seven is considered a pioneer of uncompromising techno and is renowned for pushing the limits with powerful DJ sets, fierce broken rhythms and razor sharp sound design.
For over 17 years, London born, Berlin-based Tommy Four Seven has been on a sonic pursuit of forward-thinking electronic music and rose to international prominence after forging an innovative sound as a DJ, music producer and record label owner.

Valerie Ace

The freshest act on SPFDJ's esteemed label Intrepid Skin - Valerie Ace - is an electronic music producer, DJ and sound artist from Düsseldorf. With her stand out debut EP Valerie shows her high level of curiosity and attention to detail in her sound and makes her entry into the scene of contemporary techno music.

Vladimir Dubyshkin

If you list the currently most promising faces in the electronic music cosmos you won't be able to come along Vladimir Dubyshkin. TRIP's youngest family member quickly gained the recognition of not only his companions but also of a lot of nerdy music lovers and solid ravers. Especially his last few releases on e.g. Nina Kraviz's imprint shows his passion to experiment with genres which makes him so admired.

VNNN.

Almedin Alibegovic aka VNNN. (Unknown) has long since freed himself from the state of being "unknown". Originally intended as a side project where he could develop himself musically, the The Third Room's day one got one of the most promising faces in and around the Ruhr Area. With his DJ sets and releases on our imprint he already has shown a clear line in his own musical vision, which can be described as timeless, sophisticated and indefinable.

Ahmet Sisman

Born as a political refugee in Leipzig during the GDR era, Ahmet Sisman has spent his childhood in Istanbul and is now based in Essen. Since 2008 he has released his dark yet appealing, absorbingly melancholic, hardware driven sound on some choice labels. Ahmet was artistic director of the legendary Studio Club in Essen, had a three-year scheduled cooperation with Europe's biggest art festival, the Ruhrtriennale, and is also founder of The Third Room. In cooperation with the Ruhrmuseum he created the very unique Stone Techno project, which began with four EP releases in 2021 and will continue with further exciting releases and the first edition of the Stone Techno Festival in 2022.

Cem

Launching to prominence out of Herrensauna's infamous underground parties, CEM has forged a singular path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of turning the dance floor moody. As one of the party's three core members, he has been at the heart of the operations since its inception. With a preference for UK-tweaked tracks from across the contemporary milieu of harder club works, he's a rare species of DJ that seeds intensity in even the most hesitant of movers.

Ellen Allien

DJ, musician and label manager Ellen Allien is one of the most iconic artists of her generation. She embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration with her unique DNA. As one of Berlin's most known DJs and producers, almost everybody knows Ellen's significant sound with high octane beats and distinct use of vocals, which create listening and emotional qualities that resonate beyond the dance floor.

Felix Fleer

As a founder and Co-Owner of Raw Imprint, Felix Fleer has never been a typical techno producer and DJ. In his productions, he performs enthralling harmony between his multiple influences while he is always looking out for raw energy rhythms and aesthetic floats to create an uncompromising work. During his sets, he catches the balance between timeless electronically classics and modern captivating techno to drive the dance floor higher.

Fjaak

Started as a Spandau-Basement experiment, the two boys of FJAAK are now a well established force in the contemporary techno scene. With a huge discography of singles and EPs, two albums and a couple of compilation appearances, FJAAK can look back on a large discography, easily moving through house, techno, rave, ambient and breakbeat. Most clubs are well familiar with them, as they've taken their pulverizing live show across whole world.

Héctor Oaks

As one of Europe’s most wanted underground weapons, Héctor Oaks style stands out for playing the unexpected and the highly engaging. As a DJ, producer and label head, his take on techno resonates by combining the contemporary with hand-picked tracks from the history of rave culture.

Jamaica Suk

Named by Boiler Room as one of "Berlin's best kept secrets", Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful driving techno, a combination that makes her leading dancefloor workouts across the globe. By day a jazz musician and at night a DJ in San Francisco, throwing underground and monthly parties at warehouses, she couldn’t deny the pulsating sounds drifting out of Europe.

Jonas Landwehr

Not only by trusting on his deep sense for consequent aesthetics and his technical perfection behind the decks, Jonas Landwehr has proven to be one to watch out for. Also as an organizer behind dozens of high class electronic music events and co-founder of the ‚Raw Imprint‘ record label, he made a name for himself. In his emotionally charged DJ-Sets he shows his lexical knowledge about the releases of the past 25 years and his passion for melancholic yet hypnotizing productions, while always finding a balance between contemporary electronic music and unexpected classics that are woven sovereignly into the bigger picture which is not less diverse then surprisingly fluent.

Kate

Kate, who was born in Germany and has Russian-Kazakh roots, was getting involved with music seven years ago, strongly influenced by her big brother who played minimal and old school techno on vinyl.
She’s been crafting her own taste in music, which resulted in a blend of old grooves and clean techno sounds, focused on fast and driving, uplifting rhythms.
Kate has already played in numerous clubs and at festivals, which is the product of her burning ambition and passion for techno.
She is currently in the process of producing and working on her first EP.

Ki/Ki

Highlighted as one of the most exciting prospects of last summer, KI/KI is no doubt one of the fastest rising talents to come out of the ever-fertile Amsterdam scene at present. With so much activity and momentum behind her name, the possibilities for this young talented DJ seem almost endless. Watch this space as the story unfolds.

Kink

Bulgarian techno producer and DJ KiNK (Strahil Velchev) is highly celebrated for his dynamic, spontaneous live performances, during which he commands an army of analog synthesizers and controllers in real time. His numerous recordings are both playful and experimental, effortlessly switching between house, techno, and acid, informed by the improvisatory spirit of jazz as well as the energetic rush of the early rave scene.

Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight, whose keen focus on authentic communication has made her one of the more original and colorful artists to be active in multiple media. True to her namesake, she has followed her own star by choosing to integrate a number of different influences – performance / body art, progressive rock and metal, and electronic dance music – into a single eclectic, but coherent, personality.

Luke Slater

Luke Slater is one of techno’s most chameleonic enigmas - shifting through the variants of the genre and staying fresh throughout his expansive career of over 25 years - and he’s only just getting started. Between releasing a bevy of music under his L.B. Dub Corp and Planetary Assault Systems projects for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Stroboscopic Artefacts and his own Mote-Evolver imprint the last couple of years have proven to be one of Slater’s more extensive in terms of touring - as well as his residency at Berghain. Techno is ever-changing, and Slater is at the forefront, stronger than ever; providing euphoric clarity within an ever-changing sonic climate.

Nene H

Nene H is one of the most exciting underground DJs in Europe. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen, she has a highly refined taste in techno and her style is best described as groovy and highly energetic. She is highly skilled with her analog gear and bold live sets, with her openness to other genres, courage for experimenting, taking risks and surprising the audience through her artistic projects while keeping the focus on techno first.

Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason is a creative director, designer, and performer who’s taking Berlin’s techno scene by storm. Since his encounter with Matthew Edwards aka Radio Slave in Panoramabar at Berghain a couple of years ago, the unlikely duo produced their first EP, Elevate, under the name „SRVD“ (served) on Rekids. As a solo artist, Mason is enchanting clubs around Europe with his distinctive tunes, ranging from techno and disco to Chicago house.

Rødhåd

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

Setaoc Mass

As a DJ and producer, Setaoc Mass is part of a select cut of young artists who are absorbing techno’s legacy and carrying the torch into tomorrow. Whilst overseeing his own imprint SK_eleven, his releases push a galvanising brand of techno, steeped in a sense of urgency, ever-propulsive with acute detailing and nods to a futuristic space-age. As a selector, the Mancunian’s extended DJ sets pull from an expansive spectrum of material both new and old.

Sterac

STERAC is Steve Rachmad's alias that stands for his darker and deeper techno output. A side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. STERAC’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno instead of his other aliases that were used for excursions to more dub-, disco-, or house- oriented records.

The Lady Machine

As one half of Unterwegs and Resident DJ at Pornceptual, The Lady Machine incorporates the spirit of the twenty first century Techno with her dark underground sound, made of synths and textures. The Berlin-based artist previously has been at the forefront of the underground electronic scene in Brazil for many years. She stands by a deep musical research and precise technique.

VNNN.

Almedin Alibegovic aka VNNN. (Unknown) has long since freed himself from the state of being "unknown". Originally intended as a side project where he could develop himself musically, the The Third Room's day one got one of the most promising faces in and around the Ruhr Area. With his DJ sets and releases on our imprint he already has shown a clear line in his own musical vision, which can be described as timeless, sophisticated and indefinable.

Adiel

Having made a practice to steer crowds into deep ecstasy with her hypnotic sets, Adiel kicked off her own label, Danza Tribale, in 2016. Since then, the Italian DJ and producer is known for creating swirling melodic motifs and mystical atmospheres and for releasing exciting EPs. She already played at several well-known clubs and festivals around Europe, such as Dekmantel, Berghain, Concrete, Fuse and other prestigious venues.

Bae Blade

Dortmund-based artist Bae Blade is known for a sound, which takes you back to the classic pop millennium era with a fast and dirty twist, ranging from ghetto techno to breaks and even more. Inspired by DJ Assault, the artist has been performing under the name Bae Blade since 2020 to challenge the stereotypes of modern electronic music in the underground as a young woman. Since then, she played in various clubs and was repeatedly invited by HÖR Berlin.

Ben Sims

Ben Sims is one of techno's most exciting talents - a DJ who has stayed true to the genre's funk, groove and electronic fused origins whilst continuing to embrace and nurture its development over the past 25 years. The British DJ and producer already collaborated with Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Kevin Saunderson for remixes. As a DJ, Sims commands your attention with anything from three to five decks running near constantly.

D. Dan

D.Dan is a Berlin-based DJ and producer, seeking the intersection between raw grooves, slippery psychedelia and mutant-machine paranoia. He found his heart for DJing through the intimate communities of the DIY techno scene in Seattle, throwing warehouse raves, basement parties and forest campouts. Most recently, his unique energy and presence in the DJ booth has made him a resident of Mala Junta - one of Berlin's fiercest underground techno parties.

Dax J

Dax J grew up in the UK as an avid fan of jungle, drum 'n' bass and garage. Also known as a producer and successful record label owner, the DJ from London has gone from pirate radio to magazine covers and from the backroom parties to headlining raves at every major techno institution all over the world. His technical skill, pure selection as a DJ and attention to high-end sound production has established him as a singular presence within the modern dance music.

Hadone

Jeremy aka Hadone is one of these interesting new artists emerging from France, taking his inspiration in all different kinds of music and fields of creation. As a lover of dirty and fat rythmics, raw and pretty straight forward, Hadone's sound is a perfect mix between some 90’s killer tracks and some of the finest new Techno.

Hyperaktivist

Venezuelan born, Berlin based Hyperaktivist has been shaking the scene in and outside Berlin with her characteristic energetic sets, oscillating between faster Techno and House with big influence in the 90's and old school tracks.

I Hate Models

In his singular path as an artist, I Hate Models swerves standardised structures and instead focuses on emotional response. The energy of club music serves as a vessel for his own feelings and a tool to manipulate others with. The spectrum of moods expressed – in his productions, DJ sets and on his label Disco Inferno – veers from nostalgia and passion to loneliness, melancholia and brutality, often juxtaposing darkness and light in the same pulse as an authentic conduit of his own artistic self-assessment.

Julia Govor

Born in Abkhazia, Julia started as a singer in a USSR military band and ended up in New York. Her sets are dense and vivid, unpredictable. She herself is enthusiastic and energetic with a charismatic fatal charm. Govor knows how to move, make others feel and engage. She is the founder and curator of the music record label JUJUKA and co-founder of the event series Radial.

Kiosk Force

Wuppertal based DJ-Duo FKK and Van der Bolt, together known as Kiosk Force are also co-founders of the design collective WE ARE KIOSK. After their DJ debut in 2018, they have played mainly in Wuppertal and Duesseldorf clubs like MAUKE, CUBE or U-CLUB. Their style is a unique mixture of powerhouse, acid, techno and breaks with many electronic gems.

Medea

Medea, also known as a designated resident of the renowned Goethebunker Club in Essen, is an artist that devotes all her passion to the sound she creates during her carefully constructed DJ sets.
The focus in her creations is on the art piece itself and less on the artist behind it, considering music as art in its purest form – as a way of inner self-expression. Transferring this into her music, she challenges the audience with a very emotion controlled, but intimate vibe during her sets.

Megan Leber

Rotterdam based producer who drags you deep into a dark ocean of spacious soundscapes, profound baselines and airy percussion. She combines her modular system with other hardware and ensures you will eventually always resurface.

Oscar Mulero

Oscar Mulero is a Spanish producer and DJ who was a major influence for the Spanish electronic scene since the early 1990s and a leading exponent of underground techno since his productions in the early 2000s. His DJ career has been as prolific and long lasting as the evolution of dance music. As a key figure in its development, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music, from the end of the 80’s right up to the present day.

Parfait

If you talk about one of the most hottest collectives straight from Paris called Possessions, it's impossible to not mention resident and co-founder Parfait. With the rise of the collective over the years, she didn't only attract the attention of the Parisian underground techno and especially the LGBTQIA+ scene. Since her Boiler Room debut, Parfait counts to a key figure of a whole new techno generation.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin created a unique techno sound, which is regarded as synonymous with the city of Detroit. That sound, electro house, is very minimal, yet highly danceable. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.

Robin Tasi

Dortmund-based Robin Tasi is one of the founders of the Podcast series and party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno party called “Sectæ”. Learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011, he was influenced by many different subgenres from the last thirty years of electronic music history.

Sedef Adasi

Sedef Adasi is in her mid 20s and a resident DJ of Blitz Music Club. In her sessions she bounces in between euphoric Techno, ruff House classics, space Disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. With HAMAM Nights, a monthly club night taking place at City club in Augsburg, she has fostered a welcoming home for the likes of DJ Stingray, Tama Sumo, Boris or Perel, thereby taking the nightlifes’ choices of the city to a whole new level.

Tommy Four Seven

Tommy Four Seven is considered a pioneer of uncompromising techno and is renowned for pushing the limits with powerful DJ sets, fierce broken rhythms and razor sharp sound design.
For over 17 years, London born, Berlin-based Tommy Four Seven has been on a sonic pursuit of forward-thinking electronic music and rose to international prominence after forging an innovative sound as a DJ, music producer and record label owner.

Valerie Ace

The freshest act on SPFDJ's esteemed label Intrepid Skin - Valerie Ace - is an electronic music producer, DJ and sound artist from Düsseldorf. With her stand out debut EP Valerie shows her high level of curiosity and attention to detail in her sound and makes her entry into the scene of contemporary techno music.

Vladimir Dubyshkin

If you list the currently most promising faces in the electronic music cosmos you won't be able to come along Vladimir Dubyshkin. TRIP's youngest family member quickly gained the recognition of not only his companions but also of a lot of nerdy music lovers and solid ravers. Especially his last few releases on e.g. Nina Kraviz's imprint shows his passion to experiment with genres which makes him so admired.

The Line-Ups for the After Show Parties at Salzlager and Halle 12 will be announced soon.

The Line-Ups for the After Show Parties at Salzlager and Halle 12 will be announced soon.

Adiel

Having made a practice to steer crowds into deep ecstasy with her hypnotic sets, Adiel kicked off her own label, Danza Tribale, in 2016. Since then, the Italian DJ and producer is known for creating swirling melodic motifs and mystical atmospheres and for releasing exciting EPs. She already played at several well-known clubs and festivals around Europe, such as Dekmantel, Berghain, Concrete, Fuse and other prestigious venues.

Ahmet Sisman

Born as a political refugee in Leipzig during the GDR era, Ahmet Sisman has spent his childhood in Istanbul and is now based in Essen. Since 2008 he has released his dark yet appealing, absorbingly melancholic, hardware driven sound on some choice labels. Ahmet was artistic director of the legendary Studio Club in Essen, had a three-year scheduled cooperation with Europe's biggest art festival, the Ruhrtriennale, and is also founder of The Third Room. In cooperation with the Ruhrmuseum he created the very unique Stone Techno project, which began with four EP releases in 2021 and will continue with further exciting releases and the first edition of the Stone Techno Festival in 2022.

Bae Blade

Dortmund-based artist Bae Blade is known for a sound, which takes you back to the classic pop millennium era with a fast and dirty twist, ranging from ghetto techno to breaks and even more. Inspired by DJ Assault, the artist has been performing under the name Bae Blade since 2020 to challenge the stereotypes of modern electronic music in the underground as a young woman. Since then, she played in various clubs and was repeatedly invited by HÖR Berlin.

Ben Sims

Ben Sims is one of techno's most exciting talents - a DJ who has stayed true to the genre's funk, groove and electronic fused origins whilst continuing to embrace and nurture its development over the past 25 years. The British DJ and producer already collaborated with Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Kevin Saunderson for remixes. As a DJ, Sims commands your attention with anything from three to five decks running near constantly.

Cem

Launching to prominence out of Herrensauna's infamous underground parties, CEM has forged a singular path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of turning the dance floor moody. As one of the party's three core members, he has been at the heart of the operations since its inception. With a preference for UK-tweaked tracks from across the contemporary milieu of harder club works, he's a rare species of DJ that seeds intensity in even the most hesitant of movers.

D. Dan

D.Dan is a Berlin-based DJ and producer, seeking the intersection between raw grooves, slippery psychedelia and mutant-machine paranoia. He found his heart for DJing through the intimate communities of the DIY techno scene in Seattle, throwing warehouse raves, basement parties and forest campouts. Most recently, his unique energy and presence in the DJ booth has made him a resident of Mala Junta - one of Berlin's fiercest underground techno parties.

Dax J

Dax J grew up in the UK as an avid fan of jungle, drum 'n' bass and garage. Also known as a producer and successful record label owner, the DJ from London has gone from pirate radio to magazine covers and from the backroom parties to headlining raves at every major techno institution all over the world. His technical skill, pure selection as a DJ and attention to high-end sound production has established him as a singular presence within the modern dance music.

Ellen Allien

DJ, musician and label manager Ellen Allien is one of the most iconic artists of her generation. She embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration with her unique DNA. As one of Berlin's most known DJs and producers, almost everybody knows Ellen's significant sound with high octane beats and distinct use of vocals, which create listening and emotional qualities that resonate beyond the dance floor.

Felix Fleer

As a founder and Co-Owner of Raw Imprint, Felix Fleer has never been a typical techno producer and DJ. In his productions, he performs enthralling harmony between his multiple influences while he is always looking out for raw energy rhythms and aesthetic floats to create an uncompromising work. During his sets, he catches the balance between timeless electronically classics and modern captivating techno to drive the dance floor higher.

Fjaak

Started as a Spandau-Basement experiment, the two boys of FJAAK are now a well established force in the contemporary techno scene. With a huge discography of singles and EPs, two albums and a couple of compilation appearances, FJAAK can look back on a large discography, easily moving through house, techno, rave, ambient and breakbeat. Most clubs are well familiar with them, as they've taken their pulverizing live show across whole world.

Hadone

Jeremy aka Hadone is one of these interesting new artists emerging from France, taking his inspiration in all different kinds of music and fields of creation. As a lover of dirty and fat rythmics, raw and pretty straight forward, Hadone's sound is a perfect mix between some 90’s killer tracks and some of the finest new Techno.

Héctor Oaks

As one of Europe’s most wanted underground weapons, Héctor Oaks style stands out for playing the unexpected and the highly engaging. As a DJ, producer and label head, his take on techno resonates by combining the contemporary with hand-picked tracks from the history of rave culture.

Hyperaktivist

Venezuelan born, Berlin based Hyperaktivist has been shaking the scene in and outside Berlin with her characteristic energetic sets, oscillating between faster Techno and House with big influence in the 90's and old school tracks.

I Hate Models

In his singular path as an artist, I Hate Models swerves standardised structures and instead focuses on emotional response. The energy of club music serves as a vessel for his own feelings and a tool to manipulate others with. The spectrum of moods expressed – in his productions, DJ sets and on his label Disco Inferno – veers from nostalgia and passion to loneliness, melancholia and brutality, often juxtaposing darkness and light in the same pulse as an authentic conduit of his own artistic self-assessment.

Jamaica Suk

Named by Boiler Room as one of "Berlin's best kept secrets", Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful driving techno, a combination that makes her leading dancefloor workouts across the globe. By day a jazz musician and at night a DJ in San Francisco, throwing underground and monthly parties at warehouses, she couldn’t deny the pulsating sounds drifting out of Europe.

Jonas Landwehr

Not only by trusting on his deep sense for consequent aesthetics and his technical perfection behind the decks, Jonas Landwehr has proven to be one to watch out for. Also as an organizer behind dozens of high class electronic music events and co-founder of the ‚Raw Imprint‘ record label, he made a name for himself. In his emotionally charged DJ-Sets he shows his lexical knowledge about the releases of the past 25 years and his passion for melancholic yet hypnotizing productions, while always finding a balance between contemporary electronic music and unexpected classics that are woven sovereignly into the bigger picture which is not less diverse then surprisingly fluent.

Julia Govor

Born in Abkhazia, Julia started as a singer in a USSR military band and ended up in New York. Her sets are dense and vivid, unpredictable. She herself is enthusiastic and energetic with a charismatic fatal charm. Govor knows how to move, make others feel and engage. She is the founder and curator of the music record label JUJUKA and co-founder of the event series Radial.

Kate

Kate, who was born in Germany and has Russian-Kazakh roots, was getting involved with music seven years ago, strongly influenced by her big brother who played minimal and old school techno on vinyl.
She’s been crafting her own taste in music, which resulted in a blend of old grooves and clean techno sounds, focused on fast and driving, uplifting rhythms.
Kate has already played in numerous clubs and at festivals, which is the product of her burning ambition and passion for techno.
She is currently in the process of producing and working on her first EP.

Ki/Ki

Highlighted as one of the most exciting prospects of last summer, KI/KI is no doubt one of the fastest rising talents to come out of the ever-fertile Amsterdam scene at present. With so much activity and momentum behind her name, the possibilities for this young talented DJ seem almost endless. Watch this space as the story unfolds.

Kink

Bulgarian techno producer and DJ KiNK (Strahil Velchev) is highly celebrated for his dynamic, spontaneous live performances, during which he commands an army of analog synthesizers and controllers in real time. His numerous recordings are both playful and experimental, effortlessly switching between house, techno, and acid, informed by the improvisatory spirit of jazz as well as the energetic rush of the early rave scene.

Kiosk Force

Wuppertal based DJ-Duo FKK and Van der Bolt, together known as Kiosk Force are also co-founders of the design collective WE ARE KIOSK. After their DJ debut in 2018, they have played mainly in Wuppertal and Duesseldorf clubs like MAUKE, CUBE or U-CLUB. Their style is a unique mixture of powerhouse, acid, techno and breaks with many electronic gems.

Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight, whose keen focus on authentic communication has made her one of the more original and colorful artists to be active in multiple media. True to her namesake, she has followed her own star by choosing to integrate a number of different influences – performance / body art, progressive rock and metal, and electronic dance music – into a single eclectic, but coherent, personality.

Luke Slater

Luke Slater is one of techno’s most chameleonic enigmas - shifting through the variants of the genre and staying fresh throughout his expansive career of over 25 years - and he’s only just getting started. Between releasing a bevy of music under his L.B. Dub Corp and Planetary Assault Systems projects for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Stroboscopic Artefacts and his own Mote-Evolver imprint the last couple of years have proven to be one of Slater’s more extensive in terms of touring - as well as his residency at Berghain. Techno is ever-changing, and Slater is at the forefront, stronger than ever; providing euphoric clarity within an ever-changing sonic climate.

Medea

Medea, also known as a designated resident of the renowned Goethebunker Club in Essen, is an artist that devotes all her passion to the sound she creates during her carefully constructed DJ sets.
The focus in her creations is on the art piece itself and less on the artist behind it, considering music as art in its purest form – as a way of inner self-expression. Transferring this into her music, she challenges the audience with a very emotion controlled, but intimate vibe during her sets.

Megan Leber

Rotterdam based producer who drags you deep into a dark ocean of spacious soundscapes, profound baselines and airy percussion. She combines her modular system with other hardware and ensures you will eventually always resurface.

Nene H

Nene H is one of the most exciting underground DJs in Europe. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen, she has a highly refined taste in techno and her style is best described as groovy and highly energetic. She is highly skilled with her analog gear and bold live sets, with her openness to other genres, courage for experimenting, taking risks and surprising the audience through her artistic projects while keeping the focus on techno first.

Oscar Mulero

Oscar Mulero is a Spanish producer and DJ who was a major influence for the Spanish electronic scene since the early 1990s and a leading exponent of underground techno since his productions in the early 2000s. His DJ career has been as prolific and long lasting as the evolution of dance music. As a key figure in its development, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music, from the end of the 80’s right up to the present day.

Parfait

If you talk about one of the most hottest collectives straight from Paris called Possessions, it's impossible to not mention resident and co-founder Parfait. With the rise of the collective over the years, she didn't only attract the attention of the Parisian underground techno and especially the LGBTQIA+ scene. Since her Boiler Room debut, Parfait counts to a key figure of a whole new techno generation.

Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason is a creative director, designer, and performer who’s taking Berlin’s techno scene by storm. Since his encounter with Matthew Edwards aka Radio Slave in Panoramabar at Berghain a couple of years ago, the unlikely duo produced their first EP, Elevate, under the name „SRVD“ (served) on Rekids. As a solo artist, Mason is enchanting clubs around Europe with his distinctive tunes, ranging from techno and disco to Chicago house.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin created a unique techno sound, which is regarded as synonymous with the city of Detroit. That sound, electro house, is very minimal, yet highly danceable. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.

Robin Tasi

Dortmund-based Robin Tasi is one of the founders of the Podcast series and party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno party called “Sectæ”. Learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011, he was influenced by many different subgenres from the last thirty years of electronic music history.

Rødhåd

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

Sedef Adasi

Sedef Adasi is in her mid 20s and a resident DJ of Blitz Music Club. In her sessions she bounces in between euphoric Techno, ruff House classics, space Disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. With HAMAM Nights, a monthly club night taking place at City club in Augsburg, she has fostered a welcoming home for the likes of DJ Stingray, Tama Sumo, Boris or Perel, thereby taking the nightlifes’ choices of the city to a whole new level.

Setaoc Mass

As a DJ and producer, Setaoc Mass is part of a select cut of young artists who are absorbing techno’s legacy and carrying the torch into tomorrow. Whilst overseeing his own imprint SK_eleven, his releases push a galvanising brand of techno, steeped in a sense of urgency, ever-propulsive with acute detailing and nods to a futuristic space-age. As a selector, the Mancunian’s extended DJ sets pull from an expansive spectrum of material both new and old.

Sterac

STERAC is Steve Rachmad's alias that stands for his darker and deeper techno output. A side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. STERAC’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno instead of his other aliases that were used for excursions to more dub-, disco-, or house- oriented records.

The Lady Machine

As one half of Unterwegs and Resident DJ at Pornceptual, The Lady Machine incorporates the spirit of the twenty first century Techno with her dark underground sound, made of synths and textures. The Berlin-based artist previously has been at the forefront of the underground electronic scene in Brazil for many years. She stands by a deep musical research and precise technique.

Tommy Four Seven

Tommy Four Seven is considered a pioneer of uncompromising techno and is renowned for pushing the limits with powerful DJ sets, fierce broken rhythms and razor sharp sound design.
For over 17 years, London born, Berlin-based Tommy Four Seven has been on a sonic pursuit of forward-thinking electronic music and rose to international prominence after forging an innovative sound as a DJ, music producer and record label owner.

Valerie Ace

The freshest act on SPFDJ's esteemed label Intrepid Skin - Valerie Ace - is an electronic music producer, DJ and sound artist from Düsseldorf. With her stand out debut EP Valerie shows her high level of curiosity and attention to detail in her sound and makes her entry into the scene of contemporary techno music.

Vladimir Dubyshkin

If you list the currently most promising faces in the electronic music cosmos you won't be able to come along Vladimir Dubyshkin. TRIP's youngest family member quickly gained the recognition of not only his companions but also of a lot of nerdy music lovers and solid ravers. Especially his last few releases on e.g. Nina Kraviz's imprint shows his passion to experiment with genres which makes him so admired.

VNNN.

Almedin Alibegovic aka VNNN. (Unknown) has long since freed himself from the state of being "unknown". Originally intended as a side project where he could develop himself musically, the The Third Room's day one got one of the most promising faces in and around the Ruhr Area. With his DJ sets and releases on our imprint he already has shown a clear line in his own musical vision, which can be described as timeless, sophisticated and indefinable.

Ahmet Sisman

Born as a political refugee in Leipzig during the GDR era, Ahmet Sisman has spent his childhood in Istanbul and is now based in Essen. Since 2008 he has released his dark yet appealing, absorbingly melancholic, hardware driven sound on some choice labels. Ahmet was artistic director of the legendary Studio Club in Essen, had a three-year scheduled cooperation with Europe's biggest art festival, the Ruhrtriennale, and is also founder of The Third Room. In cooperation with the Ruhrmuseum he created the very unique Stone Techno project, which began with four EP releases in 2021 and will continue with further exciting releases and the first edition of the Stone Techno Festival in 2022.

Cem

Launching to prominence out of Herrensauna's infamous underground parties, CEM has forged a singular path as a fierce club DJ unafraid of turning the dance floor moody. As one of the party's three core members, he has been at the heart of the operations since its inception. With a preference for UK-tweaked tracks from across the contemporary milieu of harder club works, he's a rare species of DJ that seeds intensity in even the most hesitant of movers.

Ellen Allien

DJ, musician and label manager Ellen Allien is one of the most iconic artists of her generation. She embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration with her unique DNA. As one of Berlin's most known DJs and producers, almost everybody knows Ellen's significant sound with high octane beats and distinct use of vocals, which create listening and emotional qualities that resonate beyond the dance floor.

Felix Fleer

As a founder and Co-Owner of Raw Imprint, Felix Fleer has never been a typical techno producer and DJ. In his productions, he performs enthralling harmony between his multiple influences while he is always looking out for raw energy rhythms and aesthetic floats to create an uncompromising work. During his sets, he catches the balance between timeless electronically classics and modern captivating techno to drive the dance floor higher.

Fjaak

Started as a Spandau-Basement experiment, the two boys of FJAAK are now a well established force in the contemporary techno scene. With a huge discography of singles and EPs, two albums and a couple of compilation appearances, FJAAK can look back on a large discography, easily moving through house, techno, rave, ambient and breakbeat. Most clubs are well familiar with them, as they've taken their pulverizing live show across whole world.

Héctor Oaks

As one of Europe’s most wanted underground weapons, Héctor Oaks style stands out for playing the unexpected and the highly engaging. As a DJ, producer and label head, his take on techno resonates by combining the contemporary with hand-picked tracks from the history of rave culture.

Jamaica Suk

Named by Boiler Room as one of "Berlin's best kept secrets", Jamaica Suk has fused her jazz and metal roots from the Bay Area California with a feel for soulful driving techno, a combination that makes her leading dancefloor workouts across the globe. By day a jazz musician and at night a DJ in San Francisco, throwing underground and monthly parties at warehouses, she couldn’t deny the pulsating sounds drifting out of Europe.

Jonas Landwehr

Not only by trusting on his deep sense for consequent aesthetics and his technical perfection behind the decks, Jonas Landwehr has proven to be one to watch out for. Also as an organizer behind dozens of high class electronic music events and co-founder of the ‚Raw Imprint‘ record label, he made a name for himself. In his emotionally charged DJ-Sets he shows his lexical knowledge about the releases of the past 25 years and his passion for melancholic yet hypnotizing productions, while always finding a balance between contemporary electronic music and unexpected classics that are woven sovereignly into the bigger picture which is not less diverse then surprisingly fluent.

Kate

Kate, who was born in Germany and has Russian-Kazakh roots, was getting involved with music seven years ago, strongly influenced by her big brother who played minimal and old school techno on vinyl.
She’s been crafting her own taste in music, which resulted in a blend of old grooves and clean techno sounds, focused on fast and driving, uplifting rhythms.
Kate has already played in numerous clubs and at festivals, which is the product of her burning ambition and passion for techno.
She is currently in the process of producing and working on her first EP.

Ki/Ki

Highlighted as one of the most exciting prospects of last summer, KI/KI is no doubt one of the fastest rising talents to come out of the ever-fertile Amsterdam scene at present. With so much activity and momentum behind her name, the possibilities for this young talented DJ seem almost endless. Watch this space as the story unfolds.

Kink

Bulgarian techno producer and DJ KiNK (Strahil Velchev) is highly celebrated for his dynamic, spontaneous live performances, during which he commands an army of analog synthesizers and controllers in real time. His numerous recordings are both playful and experimental, effortlessly switching between house, techno, and acid, informed by the improvisatory spirit of jazz as well as the energetic rush of the early rave scene.

Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight, whose keen focus on authentic communication has made her one of the more original and colorful artists to be active in multiple media. True to her namesake, she has followed her own star by choosing to integrate a number of different influences – performance / body art, progressive rock and metal, and electronic dance music – into a single eclectic, but coherent, personality.

Luke Slater

Luke Slater is one of techno’s most chameleonic enigmas - shifting through the variants of the genre and staying fresh throughout his expansive career of over 25 years - and he’s only just getting started. Between releasing a bevy of music under his L.B. Dub Corp and Planetary Assault Systems projects for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Stroboscopic Artefacts and his own Mote-Evolver imprint the last couple of years have proven to be one of Slater’s more extensive in terms of touring - as well as his residency at Berghain. Techno is ever-changing, and Slater is at the forefront, stronger than ever; providing euphoric clarity within an ever-changing sonic climate.

Nene H

Nene H is one of the most exciting underground DJs in Europe. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen, she has a highly refined taste in techno and her style is best described as groovy and highly energetic. She is highly skilled with her analog gear and bold live sets, with her openness to other genres, courage for experimenting, taking risks and surprising the audience through her artistic projects while keeping the focus on techno first.

Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason is a creative director, designer, and performer who’s taking Berlin’s techno scene by storm. Since his encounter with Matthew Edwards aka Radio Slave in Panoramabar at Berghain a couple of years ago, the unlikely duo produced their first EP, Elevate, under the name „SRVD“ (served) on Rekids. As a solo artist, Mason is enchanting clubs around Europe with his distinctive tunes, ranging from techno and disco to Chicago house.

Rødhåd

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

Setaoc Mass

As a DJ and producer, Setaoc Mass is part of a select cut of young artists who are absorbing techno’s legacy and carrying the torch into tomorrow. Whilst overseeing his own imprint SK_eleven, his releases push a galvanising brand of techno, steeped in a sense of urgency, ever-propulsive with acute detailing and nods to a futuristic space-age. As a selector, the Mancunian’s extended DJ sets pull from an expansive spectrum of material both new and old.

Sterac

STERAC is Steve Rachmad's alias that stands for his darker and deeper techno output. A side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. STERAC’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno instead of his other aliases that were used for excursions to more dub-, disco-, or house- oriented records.

The Lady Machine

As one half of Unterwegs and Resident DJ at Pornceptual, The Lady Machine incorporates the spirit of the twenty first century Techno with her dark underground sound, made of synths and textures. The Berlin-based artist previously has been at the forefront of the underground electronic scene in Brazil for many years. She stands by a deep musical research and precise technique.

VNNN.

Almedin Alibegovic aka VNNN. (Unknown) has long since freed himself from the state of being "unknown". Originally intended as a side project where he could develop himself musically, the The Third Room's day one got one of the most promising faces in and around the Ruhr Area. With his DJ sets and releases on our imprint he already has shown a clear line in his own musical vision, which can be described as timeless, sophisticated and indefinable.

Adiel

Having made a practice to steer crowds into deep ecstasy with her hypnotic sets, Adiel kicked off her own label, Danza Tribale, in 2016. Since then, the Italian DJ and producer is known for creating swirling melodic motifs and mystical atmospheres and for releasing exciting EPs. She already played at several well-known clubs and festivals around Europe, such as Dekmantel, Berghain, Concrete, Fuse and other prestigious venues.

Bae Blade

Dortmund-based artist Bae Blade is known for a sound, which takes you back to the classic pop millennium era with a fast and dirty twist, ranging from ghetto techno to breaks and even more. Inspired by DJ Assault, the artist has been performing under the name Bae Blade since 2020 to challenge the stereotypes of modern electronic music in the underground as a young woman. Since then, she played in various clubs and was repeatedly invited by HÖR Berlin.

Ben Sims

Ben Sims is one of techno's most exciting talents - a DJ who has stayed true to the genre's funk, groove and electronic fused origins whilst continuing to embrace and nurture its development over the past 25 years. The British DJ and producer already collaborated with Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Kevin Saunderson for remixes. As a DJ, Sims commands your attention with anything from three to five decks running near constantly.

D. Dan

D.Dan is a Berlin-based DJ and producer, seeking the intersection between raw grooves, slippery psychedelia and mutant-machine paranoia. He found his heart for DJing through the intimate communities of the DIY techno scene in Seattle, throwing warehouse raves, basement parties and forest campouts. Most recently, his unique energy and presence in the DJ booth has made him a resident of Mala Junta - one of Berlin's fiercest underground techno parties.

Dax J

Dax J grew up in the UK as an avid fan of jungle, drum 'n' bass and garage. Also known as a producer and successful record label owner, the DJ from London has gone from pirate radio to magazine covers and from the backroom parties to headlining raves at every major techno institution all over the world. His technical skill, pure selection as a DJ and attention to high-end sound production has established him as a singular presence within the modern dance music.

Hadone

Jeremy aka Hadone is one of these interesting new artists emerging from France, taking his inspiration in all different kinds of music and fields of creation. As a lover of dirty and fat rythmics, raw and pretty straight forward, Hadone's sound is a perfect mix between some 90’s killer tracks and some of the finest new Techno.

Hyperaktivist

Venezuelan born, Berlin based Hyperaktivist has been shaking the scene in and outside Berlin with her characteristic energetic sets, oscillating between faster Techno and House with big influence in the 90's and old school tracks.

I Hate Models

In his singular path as an artist, I Hate Models swerves standardised structures and instead focuses on emotional response. The energy of club music serves as a vessel for his own feelings and a tool to manipulate others with. The spectrum of moods expressed – in his productions, DJ sets and on his label Disco Inferno – veers from nostalgia and passion to loneliness, melancholia and brutality, often juxtaposing darkness and light in the same pulse as an authentic conduit of his own artistic self-assessment.

Julia Govor

Born in Abkhazia, Julia started as a singer in a USSR military band and ended up in New York. Her sets are dense and vivid, unpredictable. She herself is enthusiastic and energetic with a charismatic fatal charm. Govor knows how to move, make others feel and engage. She is the founder and curator of the music record label JUJUKA and co-founder of the event series Radial.

Kiosk Force

Wuppertal based DJ-Duo FKK and Van der Bolt, together known as Kiosk Force are also co-founders of the design collective WE ARE KIOSK. After their DJ debut in 2018, they have played mainly in Wuppertal and Duesseldorf clubs like MAUKE, CUBE or U-CLUB. Their style is a unique mixture of powerhouse, acid, techno and breaks with many electronic gems.

Medea

Medea, also known as a designated resident of the renowned Goethebunker Club in Essen, is an artist that devotes all her passion to the sound she creates during her carefully constructed DJ sets.
The focus in her creations is on the art piece itself and less on the artist behind it, considering music as art in its purest form – as a way of inner self-expression. Transferring this into her music, she challenges the audience with a very emotion controlled, but intimate vibe during her sets.

Megan Leber

Rotterdam based producer who drags you deep into a dark ocean of spacious soundscapes, profound baselines and airy percussion. She combines her modular system with other hardware and ensures you will eventually always resurface.

Oscar Mulero

Oscar Mulero is a Spanish producer and DJ who was a major influence for the Spanish electronic scene since the early 1990s and a leading exponent of underground techno since his productions in the early 2000s. His DJ career has been as prolific and long lasting as the evolution of dance music. As a key figure in its development, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music, from the end of the 80’s right up to the present day.

Parfait

If you talk about one of the most hottest collectives straight from Paris called Possessions, it's impossible to not mention resident and co-founder Parfait. With the rise of the collective over the years, she didn't only attract the attention of the Parisian underground techno and especially the LGBTQIA+ scene. Since her Boiler Room debut, Parfait counts to a key figure of a whole new techno generation.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin created a unique techno sound, which is regarded as synonymous with the city of Detroit. That sound, electro house, is very minimal, yet highly danceable. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.

Robin Tasi

Dortmund-based Robin Tasi is one of the founders of the Podcast series and party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno party called “Sectæ”. Learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011, he was influenced by many different subgenres from the last thirty years of electronic music history.

Sedef Adasi

Sedef Adasi is in her mid 20s and a resident DJ of Blitz Music Club. In her sessions she bounces in between euphoric Techno, ruff House classics, space Disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. With HAMAM Nights, a monthly club night taking place at City club in Augsburg, she has fostered a welcoming home for the likes of DJ Stingray, Tama Sumo, Boris or Perel, thereby taking the nightlifes’ choices of the city to a whole new level.

Tommy Four Seven

Tommy Four Seven is considered a pioneer of uncompromising techno and is renowned for pushing the limits with powerful DJ sets, fierce broken rhythms and razor sharp sound design.
For over 17 years, London born, Berlin-based Tommy Four Seven has been on a sonic pursuit of forward-thinking electronic music and rose to international prominence after forging an innovative sound as a DJ, music producer and record label owner.

Valerie Ace

The freshest act on SPFDJ's esteemed label Intrepid Skin - Valerie Ace - is an electronic music producer, DJ and sound artist from Düsseldorf. With her stand out debut EP Valerie shows her high level of curiosity and attention to detail in her sound and makes her entry into the scene of contemporary techno music.

Vladimir Dubyshkin

If you list the currently most promising faces in the electronic music cosmos you won't be able to come along Vladimir Dubyshkin. TRIP's youngest family member quickly gained the recognition of not only his companions but also of a lot of nerdy music lovers and solid ravers. Especially his last few releases on e.g. Nina Kraviz's imprint shows his passion to experiment with genres which makes him so admired.

The Line-Ups for the After Show Parties at Salzlager and Halle 12 will be announced soon.

The Line-Ups for the After Show Parties at Salzlager and Halle 12 will be announced soon.

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09.07.2022 | 12:00 – 22:00

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Kokereiallee 71, 45141 Essen | DE

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09.07.2022 | 22:00 – 07:00

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10.07.2022 | 22:00 – 07:00

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09. – 10.07.2022 | 12:00 – 22:00

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About

Stone Techno

At Zeche Zollverein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ruhr Museum and The Third Room have brought together the past, the present, and the future in an unconventional project called Stone Techno.

Moving mountains and sampling, following in the footsteps of 150 years of the highly industrialized mining of 300-million-year-old black coal. The mining history in Germany’s Ruhr District goes back a long way and now presents Generations Z and Alpha with tasks for a lifetime.

Techno Music stands for upheaval and modernity, while coal is the symbol of the Ruhr Area. We will lend with this unique project audibility to the ongoing process of transformation in the cultural and natural history of this region. Science and museums crossing paths with contemporary music culture.

Stone Techno is a collaborative project of the Ruhr Museum and The Third Room. Its curators are Dr. Achim G. Reisdorf and Ahmet Sisman.

Arte Concert

A five-hour Stone Techno concert was recently recorded at the Ruhr Museum for Arte Concert and has set new standards in the matter of combining music, art and science for a wider audience.

Releases

The Stone Techno Series & Festival is a new kind of multidisciplinary experiment and brings different aspects together. Sampling, creating and releasing music made out of stones and initiating a new festival at the biggest coal mine in Europe. The first Stone Techno Series 2021 consists of 16 internationally renowned and upcoming artists split up into four EPs (limited 180gr marbled vinyl).

For the 2022 Series we have recorded and produced a new sample library created by no-one else than the sampling-king himself: Matthew Herbert. Stay tuned for the next series of releases with a fine selection of pioneering, emerging and boundary pushing artists.

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