Let us introduce the Berlin-based live-act duo CHANNEL X: It was in 2005 that mutual friends first introduced André and Mirko to each other. Soon after, the two enthusiasts decided to start producing music together and thus formed CHANNEL X.
Their different approaches to the planet of techno are a genuine source of inspiration for both of them. Mirko started to DJ through André and André has focused more on his production skills thanks to Mirko’s motivation. But differences apart, it is far more important what brings the two together: Producing bouncy music that fluctuates between their different influences, from Mirko’s deeper lounge sounds to André’s minimalistic house approach.
This unique combination resultant in a powerful mixture of clicks, effects and pumping grooves is at the heart of the boys’ energy-laden live sets.
After many live shows around Berlin, 2007 saw the release of their first EP on the minimal label Kassette Records. Hailed by ravers and charted by DJs like Pan-Pot, Jeremy P. Caulfield or Afrilounge, the busy DJ Oliver Koletzki – amazed by CHANNEL X’s energy and skills – signed them for a release on his ever-growing label Stil vor Talent. The Bug in Coffee EP was a massive success for both label and CHANNEL X, receiving great press and airtime by big names like Laurent Garnier, Jesse Rose, Karotte or Jamie Jones.
Since then, many important releases followed on Stil vor Talent. The two boys, however, show the most passion for their live gigs. And what better way to express that love than to present it to a wide audience