Stefan Goldmann (Macro, Perlon)
Techno has always been about imagining the future and feeling the excitement of change and discovery. If anyone can claim to have lived up to this aspiration in recent years, it must be Stefan Goldmann. With every release and project, he has brought a new edge to the table, creating some extraordinarily memorable tracks along the way. The uninhibited dirt of ‘The Maze’, the melodic craze of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ or the free-floating choir samples dominating ‘Lunatic Fringe’ has provided genre-shifting role models for countless DJs and producers. Macro, the label Stefan Goldmann operates with Finn Johannsen, has been called “the leading avant-garde techno label” and its roster includes Elektro Guzzi, KUF, KiNK, Oliver Ho, rRoxymore, Patrick Cowley and Vladimir Dubyshkin.
From this position, he has crossed over into art projects with an approach that remains essentially techno: investigating grid rhythm, sampling, vinyl culture, and digitisation down to their very cores. Commissioned works and special format performances – ranging from intimate solo encounters at iconic venues such as Kyoto’s Honen-in Temple, Los Angeles’s LACMA or Buenos Aires's CCK, to large-scale compositions for music theatre, film, ensemble and dance – have become as much part of his presentation as DJing at clubs, festivals or at Macro label nights in Berlin, London, Paris, New York or Tokyo.
A special relationship has formed between Stefan Goldmann and Berlin’s Berghain club since his debut at Panorama Bar in 2006. He conceived the 'Elektroakustischer Salon' nights, opening up the club to experimental formats, and writes a regular column for its program flyer. He is also a co-author of the Berghain book and his own book 'Presets' was published in 2015, investigating automation and industry aesthetics in digital music production. While playing around with the boundaries of art and science, this techno renaissance man still feels most at home between two decks, communicating with the crowd through the beats he creates and mixes.
Jin is a Taipei, Taiwan based DJ. Her music mixes elements of ambient and techno. Her performances focus on creating artistic abstraction through the use of experimental sounds and analog noises, in order to provide her audience with a deeper perception of music.
Suzanne began a serious interest in music as a drummer in punk, goth, black metal bands at an early age. In 2010 he moved to Bologna, where he worked for Decadence. During this time he got in touch with the Darkwave, EBM, Industrial, Minimalwave, Synthpop.
In the end of 2013 he moved in Berlin where he was introduced to the world of techno. Listening to Drumcell and Subjected, brought him to this dark space so he decided to buy his firsts turntables, cdjs and mixer and start to produce his own music.
He is currently resident & CO organiser of INTERZONE party based in Berlin.