Aera alias Ralf Schmidt was born in northern Germany in the mid 80's, in a small, grey town just in between the Baltic and the North Sea. In the early 90's, when one of the first waves of house and techno swept the suburbs, young Aera was right there in the middle of it.
Fast forward some years, skip past the hours and hours spent in record shops and working for a record distribution, past countless days and days hidden away in the studio.. and arrive in 2010, when Aera started his own label Aleph Music. Apart from his releases, Aera has made a name for himself with his intense and versatile live sets. But he is also a knowledgeable and versatile DJ, with a deep record collection and skills to match.
There is also his side project Goldwill, a production and sometimes dj duo with releases on Wandering // Mojuba and their own imprint Socalled, among others. This time, he didn't release them on Aleph Music, but instead decided to send out the first demo of his life, to only a handful of people…