aufnahme + wiedergabe was established in 2011 by Philipp Strobel in Berlin. Gabriel Brero joined the label in the same year, followed by Julia Meusel in 2013. In 2016 label manager Chloé Lula joined aufnahme + wiedergabe. Tonight the label returns to our home for a platform night with selected top guests. Oliver Chesler aka The Horrorist is one of the best known and loved electronic musicians. Recording since 1989 he and has released over 80 12″ singles and 3 full length albums. In 2001 he had a Number 1 hit on the German Dance Charts with the song “One Night in NYC” and in 2004 his album “Manic Panic” went to Number 1 on the German Alternative Chart. The scope of his music catalog is huge and he has recorded for every major label and all the best known techno labels including our own label Tresor. His vita is so long and detailed it would be best to simply experience this chameleon artist yourself. The Horrorist is a sensational live act who plays a mixture of industrial attitude and punk style with synth-techno music all over the world. His set goes from minimal or new wave all the way to hardcore and everything in between – there is something for everyone. But the biggest thing about The Horrorist‘s sets is the interactivity that comes with having a live performer that a crowd is capable of understanding. Returning artist Blush Response is Joey Blush, a Berlin-based, Cuban-American artist and sound designer. A fascinating, vibrant new artist, he frequents the outer realms of post punk, industrial, techno, you-name-it and has a plethora of releases on cd, vinyl, digital and even cassette tape format to date on labels like Sonic Groove, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, Ant-zen, and Total Black. Blush Response’s music is characterized by a modular synth heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths to create a sound that blurs the lines between electronic genres.Philipp Strobel is founder of aufnahme + wiedergabe and also co-founder of Endorcism and DEATH # DISCO, Berlin-based institutions in the modern era of industrial musc and EBM. [a + w] recently rose to notice in Berlin clubs on the strength of releases by artists like Phase Fatale, Blush_Response,, Ancient Methods, SΛRIN, and others, but the label has a strong catalogue going back to 2011 that evidences Strobel‘s unflinching dedication to the continued pursuit of all things dark, hard and mysterious in modern music. The push out of the industrial niche towards techno dancefloors came at the time when many artists were exploring similar crossovers, but [a + w] has stayed true to its roots even as its roster continues to evolve. Exactly one year after his last gig in our home, we welcome Philipp back to the decks. Imperial Black Unit is an EBM/ Industrial technoïd duo formed by Lapse of Reason (Pablo Bozzi) and Templer (Thomas Chalandon) in 2017. Their sound is characterized by a blend of early EBM/ Industrial vibes with today’s sensibilities. By using an anti-establishment attitude and militaristic esthetic on top of hard rhythms, screams and sharp synths, Imperial Black Unit creates an intense fusion of the past and the present. In the +4Bar: Los Angeles-based producer Greg Broussard is the man behind pioneering hip-hop/electro fusion artist the Egyptian Lover. His records didn’t start appearing until several years after the New York and Miami electro scenes were already in full swing, by the mid-’80s Egyptian Lover cuts like “Egypt, Egypt” were standards among club DJs, particularly in the breakdance scene. Early cuts such as “Computer Love” and “Dance” were among Egyptian Lover‘s most experimental, with the material appearing through the latter half of the ’80s increasingly flirting with full-blown rap by adding more vocals and melodic hooks. Also a member of Uncle Jamm’s Army and the force behind a half dozen labels including Freak Beat and Egyptian Empire. After nearly a decade, Egyptian Lover released the digitally edited compilation “Pyramix”, then hit the studio again and produced new tracks in the same funky electro style for the album “Back From the Tomb”. Juan Ramos is a Puerto-Rican American DJ/producer of off kilter house and techno, 1/2 of GreenVision and also manager of Cocktail d’Amore in Berlin. His style centers loosely around a house format that caters for references to the rich palette of influences which have fueled his path through music. His first release “The Mariner” released with San Francisco-based label Friends With Benefits garnered positive reviews and featured on XLR8R. Juan Ramos’s texturally rich and eclectic selection has gained him the support and attention of some of Berlin’s more interesting circles. And VCO joins on the +4Bar decks, a regular @ the Same Bitches events that nightcrawl in the very underground Ohm space, found in the Tresor Club complex.