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 and 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 (after blazing a trail through releases for Perlon, Cocoon, Innervisions, Classic and Ovum), has been called “the leading avant-garde techno label.” Thus it is no wonder he has crossed over massively into art projects 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 such as Elektro Guzzi, KiNK, L’estasi Dell’oro or Peter Kruder.
For Berlin’s Berghain club he has conceived the Elektroakustischer Salon nights and writes a bi-monthly column for the club’s programme flyer. His first book “Presets” was published in 2015 and since 2012 he has been regularly holding lectures and workshops at universities and institutions across Europe and Japan. Besides pushing the boundaries of art and science, this techno renaissance man still feels most comfortable between two decks, communicating with the crowd through the beats he creates.
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