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Frankfurt born producer Michael Klein has fully emerged in 2016. Having released on labels like Pan-Pot’s Second State, Micro.fon and Perplex, this year saw him announce the launch of his own imprint, the underground techno-focused platform BLK DRP.
As the former techno capital of Germany, Frankfurt’s early sound shaped and inspired Klein’s output today. Dark and brooding techno taken straight from the German underground forms the foundation of his releases, but riveting grooves and deep dub nuances pinpoint his unique sound. Michael Klein has forged a glowing reputation for his ability to weave together a thoroughly mesmerising set with unique selections, faultless rhythm and unrelenting energy.
Having garnered support from heavyweight artists such as Laurent Garnier, Chris Liebing and Danny Tenaglia, Michael Klein has become a worldwide artist. Playing at impressive venues like Watergate and Kantine in Berlin, Pacha Barcelona and Labyrinth Belgium, Michael Klein is set to continue on his rapid upward trajectory in 2017 with another busy schedule in front of him.
As mentioned, earlier this year Michael Klein revealed the launch of his new imprint BLK DRP. He’ll be inaugurating the label with two new original productions, featuring remixes from fellow Second State artist Amelie Lens and Truncate duo Raíz. BLK DRP is being launched for Michael Klein to showcase collaborations and productions from artists who are constantly inspiring him, whilst providing a platform for his own releases demonstrating his unique style of underground music.
Here at Watch The Hype, we caught up with Michael Klein ahead of the label debut Signal Response EP. He’s provided us with tracks that have shaped and inspired the BLK DRP label, including a textured, intricate soundtrack he created for an exhibition in his hometown of Berlin. Dark, hypnotic grooves and raw sounds make up his selections.