Nicolas Bougaïeff (DE)

He studied classical violin as a youngster, and then electroacoustic composition as an adult — two building blocks for the melodic and conceptual aspects of his music today. And if that wasn’t enough, he completed a PhD in 2013 on the topic of minimal techno, analyzing the music and live performance methods of business partner Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live tour from 2010-2011. While his music is now firmly entrenched in dancefloor grooves and slamming mixdowns, he often starts his day playing Bach keyboard music or minimalist improvisations, thus keeping a strong link to his first musical love and demonstrating a rare level of dedication to the craft.
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