From their relatively humble beginnings producing simple but infectious top 20 Pop-Dance tunes to their more recent sophisticated top 5 Pop-Dance tunes, classic albums, film & TV scores and beyond, Orbital have crafted some of the most innovative yet accessible electronic music since their inception in 1989 whilst at the same time retaining great respect for their live work due to their extraordinary shows around the globe which pay as much attention to the live mixing of visuals and choice of imagery, as to the live sound itself. Perhaps, though, one of their greatest achievements is their longevity which is firmly based on a sound that is recognizably their own, coupled with a will to proceed at their own pace and on their own terms with little regard to the industry machinations that surround them or the musical fads and trends that come and go.
For over 15 years Paula Temple has been pursuing her own unique musical path. As a self-confessed noisician she specialises in a noisy, phantasmagoric techno sound, where the dial is rarely turned below 200% and every moment of silence seems deafening. Such refreshing high voltage music has placed Paula at the forefront of today’s techno scene.
R&S Records released ’Colonized’ EP in 2013, ‘Deathvox’ EP in 2014 and her remixes for The Prodigy in 2015. The track ‘Deathvox’ is regarded by her peers as one of the most original contributions to modern techno. Her most celebrated track ‘Gegen’ remains an anthem at festivals worldwide and was inspired by the defiantly loving queer community of Berlin. ‘Contact’ from her ’The Speck of The Future’ EP appeared on Jeff Mills’ Exhibitionist release, and she contributed ‘Oscillate’ to celebrate the final release series of Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons label.
Paula Temple has remixed avant-electronic acts such as The Knife, Peaches, Perera Elsewhere and Planningtorock. In 2015 she started a unique collaboration series called Decon/Recon on her label Noise Manifesto, working with several artists including rRoxymore, Aisha Devi, SØS Gunver Ryberg and Oni Ayhun. In 2016-2017 she co-produced with Karin Dreijer on the new Fever Ray album ‘Plunge’ which won the Swedish Grammy for Producer of The Year in 2018.
Her worldwide touring schedule has included stellar performances at Movement Detroit, Pitch Australia, Mutek Mexico, Katharsis Amsterdam, as well as being a regular contributor to the Berlin techno scene at Tresor, About Blank, Gegen, Berghain and the now defunct Stattbad.
An anonymous producer with a gritty, heads-down style of techno and a focus on vinyl, SNTS first surfaced in late 2012. He’s been behind two record trilogies, Chapters and Scenes, issued through his self-titled label, and also earned appearances on Horizontal Ground and Edit Select Records.
Solomun plays a major role in redefining European house music with productions, remixes and DJing by taking the very building blocks of House and deftly reconstructing them with a modern twist. A respected underground DJ and producer for a number of years, his stratospheric rise in popularity kicked off in 2012. The same year Mixmag Magazine voted him as „DJ of the Year“.
His Ibiza success story began in 2013, when he inaugurated his infamous “Solomun+1”-residency at Pacha, which instantly became the island’s go-to event on Sunday nights. 2015 saw the commencement of his second residency concept: “Solomun+live” is an outdoor daytime event with nothing but live-acts as his special guests. Solomun loves working in the studio, but his passion for DJing and performing is obvious to anyone who has seen him play anywhere around the world.
His infamous Boiler Room set from early 2015 is the fastest growing Boiler Room video of all time, with around 40 million views – and counting. He is not afraid of taking the audience on a journey.
About his style, where vigour, deepness and emotion go hand in hand in a very musical way, Solomun once said: “People have emotions. So why not on a dancefloor?” Running two successful labels, (Diynamic, 2DIY4) and Ibiza residencies (Solomun+1 at Pacha, Solomun+LIVE at Ushuaia) or the Diynamic Radio show, which is broadcasted in about 30 countries – it is all connected with Solomun’s passion for music. He does so much in the same way he manages the variety of influences on his music: with a soft touch, a little dance move and real honest commitment to “Doing It Yourself”.