Morphosis aka. Ra.H aka. Rabih Beaini has been crafting away in the nether-regions of the techno underworld since the 90s. Initially as a DJ, it was a move to Italy in 1996 which proved the catalyst for him to start experimenting in the studio. And he really did experiment: few people craft the sort of emotional, imaginative techno as has Beaini for labels like Sistrum Recordings (Detroit), M>O>S (Amsterdam) and Styrax (Berlin).
Whilst his productions join the dots between raw, elementary electronica and jazz, for the last six years his label Morphine Records has released an equally avant guard selection of techno from the likes of Madteo, Hieroglyphic Being and Anthony ''Shake'' Shakir. Now back in Lebanon to continue his various musical projects in his homeland, including a new Upperground Orchestra album, Rabih Beaini continues to do what he does best... make electronic music with depth and intrigue. As such, keen followers of techno will already have heard some of the offerings from his most recent project, a new Morphosis album 'What Have We Learned', as both 'Android's Among Us' and 'Dirty Matter' were remixed by T++ and Newworldaquarium for a limited edition white label late last year.
The excitement surrounding that release was palpable enough, but get lost in a full length Morphosis experience (be it live in a club or via one of his own records at home) and you enter a whole new world of techno excellence...
Niels Luinenburg has been releasing music as Delta Funktionen since 2008. Content to go about his business quietly, the Detroit and Berlin techno; Chicago-licked house and distilled electro sounds he explores when DJing regularly get aired at clubs like fabric, The Bunker and Berghain/Panorama Bar… “My DJing is all about serious fun” he says. “Depending on the night it might be more serious, or more fun.”
Definitely more serious, though, is his music: it often has socio-political concepts attached to it and has so far found a welcome home on labels like Delsin, its sub-label Ann Aimee and Field Records.