BERK OFFSET - live
[9volt-musik, Musik Krause, Mo's Ferry Productions][Jena, Germany]
It seems to be more than difficult to bundle all the interests and activities of this friendly German guy, because Rainer Maria Silke has too many faces to do so. Playing live with his massive digital/hardware gear and dj-ing exclusively with vinyl since end of the 90’ies all across Europe he had the chance to form and discover the sweet lil facettes of electronic music. From hidden sound scape projects (esp. the worldwide connected nekton falls project) over his techno and break core dj project “error” to the well known live act “cannibal cooking club” he is the man for the freaky and innovative side of danceable music. Always searching for a way to combine reduced, slow but heavy pumping and lumbering techno with his beloved Brighton sound now he founded a style he calls “Phrikkel” or “Fehlerfunk” which can be heard on many of Offset’s releases and during his high energy live and dj sets.
To have a constant playground for him and his mates in 2006 he founded together with his friend and project partner the nonstandard techno label 9Volt-Musik, where he releases next to labels like Musik Krause or Mo’s Ferry Prod. His definition of glitchy ecstatic dance music. After remixing for Dapayk, Plastikman,Leafcutter John, Aka Aka, Sven Laux, Storlon, Alicia Hush, Andrés Marcos, Demas and others the near future will also bring releases on Unoiki, Konque, Klangscheiben, Doma Musique and Frucht plus a very exciting collaboration with Miro Pajic for an upcoming vinyl release.
Loving cooperation Berk is also one half of the weird technoid glitch duo “Phööptärt”, a project he started together with Tanaka Hideyuki from Tokyo/Japan in 2007. Thought as a spontaneous completely virtual music excitement this project kicked the synapses and brought 9000 tons of fun! So it keeps going on and on and on ond an ano dn onn ao doa nn...
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