Hybrasil learned his craft working as a house engineer at Temple Lane and Grouse Lodge Studios, where he recorded and produced music on NEVE and SSL Consoles across genres such as Blues, Jazz, Folk Music, World Music and Prog Rock. After many years of honing his skills as a sound engineer with a variety of different artists from different backgrounds, work on the Hybrasil live and studio project began.
In 2005 he took up residency as a radio DJ, presenting a late-night 3 deck mix show inspired by The Wizard on WJLB Detroit. It wasn’t long before Hybrasil was picked up by Irish National Radio. A broadcasting career that eventually spanned a total of twelve years.
The Hybrasil live project debuted in 2016, on the Dublin leg of Sven Väth’s World Tour. What followed was a series of digital/vinyl releases on his own eponymous label and a number of key performances at festivals and clubs across the continent. His most ambitious project took five years to develop. For this, he wrote a live show entitled ‘Spaces’, performed before Jeff Mills & the National Concert Orchestra at Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre.
Shortly after moving to Berlin in 2018, he was welcomed into the Rekids family by Radio Slave, debuting on the label with the ‘Afra EP’ in May 2019, which was duly picked up by a number of key players in the techno scene. Since then he’s been working as a technical consultant for the SRVD Live show and has earned a number of mixing credits on Rekids.
In late 2019, as a result of his time spent in Berlin, Hybrasil released his debut LP ‘Embers’ on Rekids. Of his debut album, Hybrasil states: “It’s inspired by the people I have met here in Berlin and my experiences in the city. It is written, produced and mixed for the Panorama Bar / Berghain sound system and the people who dance there.” Following the album release Hybrasil was invited to play at Panorama Bar in February 2020.
Experimentation and improvisation are at the core of the Hybrasil concept. In 2020 Hybrasil delivered his first audio visual collaboration ‘We Don’t Flip’ with Tom Hodgkinson of Bristol based design studio ‘Shop’. ‘We Don’t Flip” was released on Rekids (July 2020).
As Hybrasil’s career trajectory steepens… the way through the woods widens… the hard work is paying off.
In 2006 Matt Edwards set in motion a movement that would creep deep into the cracks of the underground techno and house scene. Driven by determination and guided by innovation, Edwards would shape Rekids into one of the most prolific and respected labels of the coming decade – and beyond.
With a proven track record for realizing artistic potential, Matt, perhaps better known as Radio Slave, has been driving talent to the forefront ever since. Some of the industry’s biggest influencers and style icons have emerged from the Rekids vision. Artists like Nina Kraviz and Peggy Gou, whose music caught the ears of Matt and Rekids. In fact, it was Rekids who hosted Nina’s first live show in Rex. Mr. G and his genre-defining album ‘Retrospective’ found a home on Rekids alongside quintessential releases like SRVD’s ‘ELEVATE’, Radio Slave’s “Feel The Same’ and of course Nina’s ‘Ghetto Kraviz’, all of which have become synonymous with and contributed to the spirit of Rekids.
Diving into the back catalogue is like a techno encyclopedia, Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, Gerd Janson, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Rodhad, Len Faki, Mike Banks (Underground Resistance) and many more have all released music under the Rekids banner, gaining a highly devoted following. Residencies in iconic techno havens like Rex and Panorama Bar and showcases on multiple continents continue to inspire and spread the Rekids energy worldwide. It’s no wonder why or how Rekids got to where it is today, hard work defined by dedicated principles and a talent for artistic vision tends to attract success, however you measure it.
Rob Rox is a german music producer, songwriter, mixing and mastering engineer. After attending the German Pop Academy for audio engineering and music composition, he started to work for well-known artists in Europe.
In 2011, he made his way to Los Angeles where he worked with industry successes such as Lupe Fiasco, Banks, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding… He co-wrote and co-produced Banks 3rd Single “Beggin For Thread” from the Album “Goddess” which hit No. 20 on the Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the Billboard Independent charts. Since today, it’s her most successful song with more than 100 Mio. streams on Spotify. The song went gold and platinum in the US.
His fresh mixing talents have helped a huge and diverse array of musicians achieve household name and status. He is focused in electronic music and therefore he works with well-known DJ’s & artists such as Seven Lions, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Paper Diamond, WhoMadeWho, Klingande, GusGus and Kungs.
Kungs Album Layers received gold status in many countries and three-times diamond world wide. Klingandes single „Pumped Up“ went gold in 7 countries in europe.
Max Wild is a German-born, Zimbabwean-raised multi-instrumentalist, producer, and educator, classically trained in London and New York as a jazz saxophonist. Max toured internationally with various jazz and world-music acts before turning his focus to electronic music eduction. He is one of the founders of 343 Labs, New York’s fastest growing music production school and electronic music community.
In July 2020, 343 Labs opened it’s second location at the iconic Riverside Studios in Berlin, making 343 Labs the only school with locations in both electronic music capitals, Berlin and New York. 343 Labs prioritizes community, and offers free weekly online and offline events, such as masterclasses, networking events, feedback sessions, and performances, besides providing a broad range of high-level music production classes. With some of the world’s most accomplished producers and artists on its teaching roster, students can expect an exceptional educational experience.
Henne Müller is a Berlin-based songwriter and producer who is part of the unique artist collective at Riverside Studios Berlin.
Trained classically and deeply rooted in independent music, he is a fan of pop music and loves to blend genres.
Starting his career as drummer & percussionist for different projects (classical, reggae, Pop), he found his passion in music producing of his former band ABBY.
Henne is a member of the electronic music group “Gheist”, which is signed to Solumun’ s label and booking agency Diynamic. Alternating between a full-on live performance and hybrid DJ sets, him and his band are residents at Berlin’s landmark venue “Watergate”. Co-Founder of electronic label “radau records” and independent pop label “unfug recordings”.
Henne’s select credits include writing, mixing, composing and producing for artists such as:
ABBY, Chris James, Nosoyo, James Hersey, Graham Candy as well as collaborations with Apparat, Pan-Pot, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Nena and Robot Koch.
Amanda Martikainen is a composer and sound designer from Sodankylä, Finland, based in Berlin. She composes music for film and television, and provides audio for game development.
Martikainen has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Leipzig.
She recently collaborated with such companies as Oper Leipzig, Schauspiel Leipzig, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Düsseldorf, Admiralstadtspalast Berlin and the Maxim Gorki Theater. Also her work vita includes working with directors such as Philipp Preuss and Sasha Marianna Salzmann.
In parallel with her passion for live performance art, Martikainen has been invested in developing a network of Berlin based musicians. In doing so, she has produced and managed Elektrik Sessions. Elektrik Sessions focuses on bringing Berlin based artists together to collaborate and produce music, trying out new song ideas, getting perspective in what works out in a live situation with real musicians in a relaxed space of an old Berlin establishment.
Amanda is also passionate about educating the next generation of female musicians, providing guidance in composition and vocal performance. Her students have succeeded in nationwide competitions such as “Jugend Musiziert” ,and are currently studying music at University of Wisconsin and Universität der Künste Wien.
Amandas personal experience is mirrored in her cultivation of sounds. She is passionate about nordic folk music, early baroque music, middle eastern soundscapes and Berlin electronic music scene.
Currently Amanda just finished a stage music composition for a dance music company “Kipuna kollektiivi” and is working on her upcoming EP.
Parcels seem constantly to be battling with modern mentalities and old school traditionalism, a tension you can feel in their debut album. They wanted an album that could sound like anything but they also wanted an album that felt like a piece, like the classic albums Parcels adore. They found their thread with a mission ‘…mainly it all came together through our desire to create meaningful pop music.’ And this search for meaningful pop music has become their core drive. ‘Disregarding the modern taboo of the word, pop music for us is something which really makes you feel. It’s pure emotion. We’re coming at this from a vaguely musical background and with varied influences, but in the end we’re just trying to unlock the raw feeling of each track. Something that everybody can feel.’ And feel it you can, as the band travels the world charming live audiences with their potent combination of being impressive musicians who give heartfelt performances with the kind of choruses that you find your self singing along too as you throw your hips around like nobody is watching. Its their new world of music, but their parents probably feel like its a little familiar.
AISLING BROUWER is an ambient classical composer, producer and pianist who specialises in writing music for visuals.
Aisling has an extensive background in music for film and TV. Her signature style combines classical piano with electronic production and cinematic soundscapes.
Having lived and worked in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, London and Berlin, Aisling has written scores for BBC, Channel 4, as well as for films that have been screened at the Sundance, Tribeca and Berlinale Film Festivals. She’s written music for various advertising campaigns including most recently for Dior & ING.
Aisling is part of the cinematic instrumental duo AVA – her artist project with Anna Phoebe. Their debut album “Waves” was released 12th of July 2019 on One Little Indian Records.
The Berlin-Based Brazilian artist inhales and exhales music.
Highly respected as a VJ for many years, Any Mello is always looking further on her path and its creative evolution.
Seduced by electronic sounds since her early years, Any decided to take a new step forwards in her career, moving from VJ to DJ and Music Producer. Drawing on her wide experience as a visual artist, creativity and originality have become Any’s core traits in her new guise. Any embeds her true essence and personality into her music, as a unique mixed method artist she is known for manipulating her own vocals within her productions. Inspired by the Progressive Rock band Pink Floyd, her focus is on the minute details, the colours, the patterns and textures contained within the music, distinctive traits of an accomplished visual artist in the cosmos of sound.
Any has accomplished some impressive releases on solid labels such as Noir Music, Elevate and Sprout Music, her productions have caught the attention and gained full support of some big name players in the industry.
Her experimental ways of making music are one of a kind, her uncompromising drive to break boundaries and a cross-artistic medium is sure to create an imprint in the world of electronic music. That’s what she wants. That’s how she is – Restless, relentless and unstoppable.
BEC’s career in music may have only begun a short time ago, but in just a few years she’s accomplished more than most hope to achieve in a lifetime. Brighton born, London bred, and now Berlin based, by her early twenties BEC has rocked floors at top clubs from London, to Hong Kong, to Berlin and Barcelona to name but a few. Becoming a firm favorite with club crowds and the industries elite the world over isn’t an easy task, but with her infectious charisma and a vividly distinct sound spanning the vast spaces of grooving, cerebral Techno, BEC is able to do it with ease. BEC is just getting started and if her record thus far is any indication, we can expect her to be at the forefront of the scene for many years to come.