The Tunegirl (DE)
I dreamed of making music back in the 70s. At that me I was an absolute Hard Rock fan and I loved the
sound of Status Quo and AC/DC later on. I always wanted to play electric guitar and I kept bugging my
parents about it un l they nally bought me a cheap Strat copy and a small amp in a departement store.
I was then the guitarist in our school band. We played the songs of our idols and partly our own. No one
new notes, everything by ear. We were well known in our town and had a great me.
Then in the 80s funk and soul music made me sit up and take no ce. This driving groovy sound had done it
to me. I was by chance (in the early 80s) Djane in a small disco in our town and played the popular disco,
soul and funk hits of the 70s and 80s.
That was also the me when i rst got in touch with sythesizers. We s ll had our band and one day we had
a keyboard player. He had a Yamaha synth that caught my a en on. And then came the me of synth pop
with Depeche Mode, Human League, Duran Duran, just to name a few.
I don't remember exactly when I rst came aware of techno music. Ar sts like Je Mills, Robert Hood, Steve
Stoll, Richie Haw n, K.Hand etc. ashed me with their minimalist sound. The sound of the drummachines
that was so incredibly on point and those blubbing basslines and never heard before sounds and
rhythms...outstanding! That's what I wanted to do.
But I always torn between Techno (Detroit, Minimal, Acid) and House music (Acid house, Chicage, New York,
I put together a small setup with Atari computer, Steinberg Cubase, Roland D20, Juno 106, TR-707, Akai
S700 and various outboard, mixer and speakers. That's how it started with electronic music and ended in
1999. I sold everything, did nothing for 10 years. This was for family reasons.
In 2009 it started again, but only in the box. Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live and so on.
That was fun, but I was always dissa s ed with the results.
I can't do arrangements, that's horror for me. I love to jam and with so ware and controllers I didn't enjoy
So I bought hardware again. Elektrons, Volcas, Roland Airas and some more. But I wasn't happy with all the
I knew that modular synths and eurorack existed, but never believed that this would be something for me.
And then it happened: I watched a YT video in which someone was doing techno music with his eurorack
system. I was blown away and immediately excited, but I didnt know how it worked.
I had no idea about the individual modules and their func ons, because I didn't know how a synth is built,
not to men on synthesis.
So I rst bought a case. This stood unused in the room for one year, because I didn't know with which
modules I shoul start.
A er watching a lot of YT vids and tutorials, I've started with the construc on of the system. And I could
make sounds, but they were far from techno ;)
It was a very long way and I paid a lot of dues. But with the eurorack system I have found my ideal
instrument. I have my rst release on Assassin Soldiers Recordings in the middle of may and i am very happy
TUTUClub YOLO The Jungle Amsterdam 22:00 View Event
Camea, Edgar De Ramon, Gimenö, The Tunegirl Techno