Techno and house have always been about imagining the future and feeling the excitement of change and discovery. If anyone has lived up to this aspiration in recent years, it is Stefan Goldmann. With every new release or project he has brought a new edge to the table, creating some of the most memorable tracks of recent years. The dirt of “The Maze”, the melodic craze of “Sleepy Hollow” or the off-center choirs of “Lunatic Fringe” have injected new excitement into dancefloors and shown new directions to DJs and producers alike.
Macro, the label Stefan Goldmann operates with Finn Johannsen, has been called “the leading avant-techno label.” Thus it is no wonder he has crossed over massively into art music too with an approach that is so essentially techno: he has investigated grid rhythm, sampling, vinyl culture or digitization down to their very cores. Creating special works and one-off performances for festivals and institutions has become as much part of his presentation as DJing in clubs or at Macro label nights in Berlin, London, Paris, New York or Tokyo alongside label mates like Elektro Guzzi, Finn Johannsen, KiNK or Peter Kruder. For Berlin’s Berghain club he has conceived the Elektroakustischer Salon nights, writes a bi-monthly column for the club’s program flyer and can occasionally be seen DJing at the legendary Sunday afternoon sessions at Panorama Bar.
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