Interstellar lands in Kuala Lumpur this March with Finnish techno pioneer Kim Rapatti/ Mono Junk and their resident Atika Altar at UNDER9 KL on 16 MARCH 2018.
Interstellar is known as South East Asia's forefront for electronic dance music through parties, club nights, outdoor gatherings and artist touring. Connecting cutting edge music with otherworldly concepts, they have brought legendary acts like Robert Leiner, µ-Ziq, Eat Static, Marcus Henriksson, Bandulu, Shifted, Marco Shuttle, Patrik Skoog, Ø [Phase], Neel & Gayle San to the region as well as organizing one of Asia's largest alternative outdoor festival to date, the Eclipse Festival 2016
Mono Junk LIVE (Dum Records/ Skudge Records/ Music Man Records/ Sähkö) Finland
"'raw analogous minimal icy dark techno woven together in an experimental and hypnotic stone cold form".
It wasn’t just Daniel Bell, Basic Channel & Robert Hood who paved the way for the current minimalistic raw techno that emerged during the 90s. Dum Records played a very important role in this. In 1992 he started the label Dum Records where he had a platform to allow his own input.
Together with Sahko, Dum Records were the first techno labels from Finland. His music can be defined as 'raw analogous minimal icy dark techno woven together in an experimental and hypnotic stone cold form', keeping in mind the seemingly endless winters in Finland. Kimmo is responsible for some of the earliest techno productions ever emanating from this very special region of Europe, known for its remarkably high quality music scene.
Ever since then, Kimmo Rapatti continued producing and (re)-defining the sound of electronic music as a dedicated pioneer, being responsible for many renowned and beloved classics.
His most famous track “Melody Boy 2000 - Monotonous Fantastique” is considered by experts and tastemakers as one of the best Finnish techno tracks ever made. Up until present times, Kimmo never used any software programs for his productions, and he swears he never will - which is why he's known to be called "Analogue Junkie". After a small hiatus, Mono Junk is back, making credible appearances on the labels Forbidden Planet and Skudge Records, while also intensely working on his live performance.
In both his dynamic performances and productions, his signature sound is a deep, dense mix of noticeable influences from Detroit, Chicago.
Featuring for the night: Atika Altar (Interstellar - SG), Notion A - Official (Plus Records & Agency/ SoulMatters Recordings) & Edycted (Technologue)
: Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Admission: RM30.