It's a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing..
We all know that not everyone understands House Music but even Jack himself couldn't have wished for a more spiritual, body and soul shakin duo to spread the word. You don‘t exactly have to dive into Robosonic's numerous releases to instantly hear that the classic House Music template - laid down all those years ago in Chicago and New York - was always the most popular game for this Berlin based duo.
It has been 9 years since their first album „Sturm und Drang“ and more than double that since these boys adopted mixtapes, crates and bootlegs as their daily nourishment. They've been hard at work in the studio ever since, squeezing more groove out of their tracks than an industrial juicer.
Following their genre-defining Beatport Deep House chart toppers “Worst Love” and “The Edge” Robosonic cemented their place as front runners on the international House scene. Those tracks propelled the boys into a string of high profile releases and collaborations that hasn't let up since!
Original jams and tracks from bona fide House legends alike get rebooted and fly straight into the charts while keeping their original vibe, when these two give em a lick of their unique talent for beats and low frequencies. For instance, their remix of Eddie Amador's classic “House Music” on Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi imprint quickly hit #1 on the Beatport Deep House Chart (Overall #4) – but also the rework of Johnny Corporate’s “Sunday Shoutin'” on Defected, a remix for Todd Terry on Toolroom and their very special version of Kerri Chandler's classic “Hallelujah” released on NYC house label King Street Sounds continue to make waves on dancefloors around the world. This year, Yoshitoshi invited the guys back to raid the archives, which has resulted in 2 new remixes this summer. First a jackin’ techno infused remix of Chiapet “Tick Tock” and then back to Eddie Amador again with a reboot of his most successful track to date, “Rise” (UK Charts topper in 2000)...
But the guys are no retro junkies! They have love for all music, which finds its way into their own productions. This is infectious when working with other DJs and producers: you can literally hear the fun they had in collaborations like the „La Fique EP“ with the Adana Twins on 2DIY4 (Beatport Indie Dance #1 for a month), the „Juicy EP“ with Thabo Getsome on DFTD, or the „RPMD EP“ with Purple Disco Machine on Nurvous Records.
While many in the scene have moved toward the darker reaches of Techno and Tech House as genre crazes seem to come in waves, Robosonic have re-focused back on the essential groove and swing of the music that got them into all this in the first place.
„We‘ve always been massively influenced by the sounds of US Hip Hop & Soul“ confirms Cord, „and even though, having a German / Belgian / Italian heritage and growing up with Techno, it always needs to have that injection of funk to make it work“, says Sacha, adding: „that doesn’t mean we can’t play a tough afterhours set or bang it when we feel like it or the dancefloor needs it“. Playing for 10 years in Berliner clubs and being massive fans of Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, DJ Funk, Josh Wink, DJ Koze also left a mark on their versatility.
On the international plateau, Robosonic are most well know for their Hip Hop infused House - and argueably, no one plays that game better than them, not only when it comes to sampling from records of the past, but also to promoting Hip Hop legends. Dubbing what they're doing as „Golden Era House“ (as opposed to the term G House, which they're not fond of), recent years have seen the Berlin beat junkies collaborate with none other than 90's legends Masta Ace, Jeru The Damaja and KRS-One, who trusted them enough to record original material for them – a huge honour and dream come true! Fruits of these labours „Free Flow“ and „1UP“ are set to come out on the hot UK label Simma Black this Autumn, which is owned by fellow Hip Hop head Low Steppa.
But it‘s not all studio sweat… Robosonic love the sun and the travel, they speak 7 languages in between them, and they’re very approacheable people! So it’s no surprise that they‘ve built a true fan base stretching far and wide to every corner of the globe, as they play every weekend relentlessly: within one month, they may DJ in Paris, London, Dubai, Moscow, Berlin, Basel, Bogotà, Bangkok, Mexico City – spreading their good vibes and a message of love.
„Free Flow“, Robosonic & KRS-One [vinyl + digital] – SImma Black 2015
„Selva del Mar EP“, Robosonic & K.E.E.N.E. [vinyl + digital] – Whatiplay 2015
„RPMD EP“, Robosonic & Purple Disco Machine [digital] – Nurvous Records 2015
„Dis Track“, Robosonic & Tube & Berger [digital] – Suara 2015
„Juicy EP“, Robosonic ft. Thabo Getsome [digital] – DFTD / Defected 2015
„Wurd“ ft. Stag [digital] – Armada Deep 2015
„Between Us“, Robosonic ft. Ashibah [vinyl + digital] – Off Recordings 2014
„Waters“, K.E.E.N.E. & Robosonic [digital] – Get Physical 2014
„Good Feel EP“, Robosonic ft. Masta Ace [vinyl + digital] – Off Recordings 2014
„One For The X“, Adanasonic (aka Robosonic & Adana Twins) [vinyl only] – Dikso 2014
„You On You“, Robosonic ft. Mat.Joe [vinyl + digital] – Off Recordings 2014
„Macho Madness EP“, Robosonic ft. Mat.Joe [vinyl + digital] – Off Recordings 2013
„She Was On My Mind“, Robosonic & Stefano Ritteri [vinyl + digital] – Off Recordings 2013
„La Fique EP“, Robosonic & Adana Twins [digital] – 2DIY4 2013
„Feldrecord Im Zirkus EP“ [vinyl + digital] – Stil Vor Talent 2013
„Over The Edge EP“ [vinyl + digital] - Off Recordings 2012
„Worst Love EP“ (with Dr. Dru, Fritz Zander remixes) [vinyl + digital] - Off Recordings 2012
„The Punchi EP” [digital] - 0001 2012
„Sweet and Nuts“ [free download mixalbum] – No Label 2012
„The Sweetness” (with J. Phlip Remix) [vinyl + digital] - Jackmode 2011
„Derrick“ [digital & CD compilation] - Sweat It Out 2012
„Sturm und Drang Remixes” [digital] - 0001 2010
„Kaputt in Hollywood“ (incl. Deadset and Santiago & Bushido Remixes) [vinyl + digi] - Diskomafia 2008
„Die Verwandlung“ (incl. Jesse Rose & Christopher Just Remixes) [vinyl + digi] - Diskomafia 2008
„Yasmin“ vinyl (incl. Oliver Koletzki & Florian Meindl and The Coconut Wireless Remixes) / [vinyl + digi] - Diskomafia 2007
„Sturm und Drang“ [CD-Album + digital] - Diskomafia 2007
Eddie Amador – Rise (Robosonic Remix) – Yoshitoshi 2015
Chiapet – Tick Tock (Robosonic Warehouse Remix) – Yoshitoshi 2015
Slam Dunk'd (aka Arthur Baker) ft. Chromeo & Al-P – No Price (Robosonic Remix) – Columbia Rec 2015
Todd Terry & the Gypsymen – Hear The Music (Robosonic Remix) – Toolroom 2015
Format:B – Chunky (Robosonic Remix) – Formatik 2015
Eddie Amador – House Music (Robosonic Remix) – Yoshitoshi 2014
Deux Tigres – Butterfly (Robosonic Remix) – Moodmusic Records 2013
Kerri Chandler – „Hallelujah (Robosonic Remix)“ – King Street Sounds 2013
David Keno ft. HRRSN „Sunshine (Robosonic Vocal Remix + Club Dub)“ – Noir Music 2013
Johnny Corporate „Sunday Shoutin‘ (Robosonic Rework)“ – Defected 2013
Channel X feat. Natalie „Slowly Falling Leafs (Robosonic Remix)“ [vinyl + digital] – Stil Vor Talent 2012
Louie Austen „Never And Ever“ [digital] - Monkey Music 2012
Wir Sind Helden „Was uns beiden gehört“ („Ein Kuss ist ein Kuss“ Remix) [digital] - No Label 2011
Deo & Z-Man „Liptrick On A Quarter“ (Robosonic Remix) [digital] - Elektronik Milieu 2011
Daniel Dexter „Berlin“ (Robosonic Kreuzberg Remix) [vinyl + digital] – Whirlpoolsex Music 2010
Alexander Robotnick „Addio Addio” (Robosonic Remix) [CD + digital] - Hot Elephant Recordings 2008
Radio Marelli „Il Califfo“ (Robosonic Remix) [vinyl + digital] - Gasoline Records 2008
Fix „Dope Computer“ (Robosonic Reboot) [vinyl + digital] - Nightvision 2008
Jan van Lier „Deeprush“ (Robosonic Remix) [digital] - Definitive Recordings 2008