Mind Against

Mind Against

Expressing a musical venture which draws from the combined roots of IDM, house and techno, Mind Against are the Italian-born, Berlin-based duo of Alessandro and Federico Fognini.

Their gift for creating emotion through the synths and percussive instruments in their studio translates uniquely onto the dancefloor, where their slick, moving take on techno makes for a special kind of peak in the club. They draw from the psychedelic hooks of 1980s soundtracks and from modern dance music’s emphasis on sound design to create a distinctive and immensely powerful sound.

In 2013, Mind Against released their first EP ‘Atlant’ on breakthrough label Life And Death, pioneering a new sub-genre with a singular style that still inspires young producers today. Then came essential collaborations with ‘Tale Of Us’ and ‘Somne’ for the same label and compilation appearances on Cocoon and Recondite’s label Plangent.

Through a string of remixes, Mind Against leant their touch to the work of, amongst others, Art Department, Ro isi n Murphy and Green Velvet. More recently also for SHDW & Obscure Shape, SCB and Hakimonu, inspiring a remix EP of the latter’s ‘Insular Realms’ through a masterstroke club edit.

All the while, they have become consumate and globally in-demand DJs, dazzling at many of electronic music’s leading clubs and festivals.Their understanding of each other plays out in the dynamism of their joint DJ sets, where a refined selection and intricate mixing forms a journey like no other. Case in point: their revered Essential Mix from 2016 and 2021.

Mind Against’s discography has grown with standout releases for Tale Of Us’ Afterlife label and Scuba’s Hotflush, including further collaborations with Locked Groove and Aether.

Seb & Rodrigezz

Seb & Rodrigezz

Two music enthusiasts, both residents of Pralnia club. Over 20 years of dj and organizing experience. Their sets are a cross-section of house/tech house and techno music, served in the eclectic form. They combine vinyls and digitals while playing. Truly explosive mixture.

SEB
Behind the decks for over 20 years now, since the very beginning moves in the deep-tech-house style. As a resident of many Wrocław clubs he collaborated longest with ‘Droga do mekki’ where he was responsible for musical setting and launched the Stay Dirty! Import cycle where such artist as: Antonelli Electric, Jeff Milligan, Narcotic Syntax, Lawrence aka Sten, Apparat, Noze, Swayzak, Deadbeat or Aril Brikha appeared. Invented, created and managed LOG:IN club, has organized loads of events and concerts, now still responsible for the musical setting in many clubs in Wrocław. Currently co-runs radio show ‘Wieczór Klubowy’ aired on the academic radio LUZ.

RODRIGEZZ
Animator of culture, promoter, founder of the IMPULSE OF TUNES. Currently manager of the ‘Pralnia’ club. Since 2001 plays only from vinyls. His sets are a mix of house/tech house, techno and minimal. Responsible for inviting to Wroclaw many excellent figures from the electronic music scene. Pokaż mniej

Trikk

Trikk

Trikk is an internationally acclaimed producer and DJ, originally from Porto (Portugal) and now based in Berlin. His work with Dixon & Âme’s Innervisions label together with his busy touring schedule have launched him onto the global stage as part of the next gen of underground house music.

With a consistent drip feed of biannual releases since 2011, Trikk has avoided the pressures of social media, rather focussing on a carefully considered output. This creation of space between producer and audience encourages the flow of new ideas, giving freedom to steer clear of the latest trends and expectations. With each release he aims to demonstrate his development as an artist, taking the time to properly digest influences and inspirations.

This approach also carries through to his DJ performances. He has been winning over audiences around the globe with sets that showcase his unique perspective, free from outside pressures and conventions.
His sets are patient with a delicate sense of timing, well-formed musical selection, flawless harmonic mixing and dynamic storytelling.

Since his relocation to Berlin, the hub of Europe’s electronic music scene, he has been able to reach a wider audience with access to some of the best clubs and festivals in the world as well as increasing his worldwide appearances. He’s also a staple on the Innervisions label showcase events and has fast become a favourite with fans.

His musical output has also garnered attention. Since his first EP for the label, “Florista” a playful rhythmic experimentation with hypnotic synth lines, he has continued to release music that resonates both with fans and artists.

His 2017 double EP “Mundo Ritual” expands on the use of African rooted percussion with more powerful electronics. Pristine production, attention to detail and the careful use of silence creates a dramatic release that exhibits a clear progression from his earlier productions.

In 2018’s “Vilara EP” Trikk shifts his focus from rhythm to crescendoing melody in a pair of synth driven compositions. Clearly designed with specific pinnacle moments in mind, he adds to a carefully crafted and steadily evolving discography that reflects his experiences and journey as an artist as it continues to grow.

With four years of close affiliation with the Innervisions team, Trikk has become an integral part of the label’s lineup and is helping to shape the sound of the next wave of artists. With more releases in the pipeline, we can expect new original work, exciting collaborations and performances to follow.