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-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 like Elektro Guzzi, KiNK 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 program flyer. His first book, “Presets”, appeared in 2015 and he has been invited to hold lectures and workshops by universities and institutions in 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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