Axefield (NL)


Axefield makes and plays music in order to speak to people on a deeply personal level. He is focussed on capturing his own feelings and expressing his own reality. He makes his absorbing music all the more intimate by often using his own field recordings. Along with heavy basslines, these anchor his sounds in the real world and lace them with genuine emotions. Despite this serious approach, he is also a DJ who likes to have fun, to join unlikely sounds together and keep crowds guessing as to where he might go next.

When crafting his tracks, Axefield carefully designs and synthesises every sound source. This lends his melodies a unique quality whether making techno, rave, ambient, trap, breaks, indie electronica, or UK bass. All of this is exemplified in standout EPs such as 2020's Keep Talking, and sublime tracks like the deep acid trip of 'Ostrich Ride To Other' and mind-expanding synthscapes of 'SNY.' Most recently he contributed the ‘Slug’ track to a VA release on Intercept that was a real rollercoaster ride which moved from techno to rave, electro and on to gabber all in one track.

Axefield also runs the Who's Susan label. It is all about visceral, direct techno tracks with influences from the UK as well as electro, breaks and techno. But the label also serves up pensive ambient laced with spoken word monologues, has its own clothing line and hosts an annual party in Bielefeld, Germany.

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