AREA 303 LAUNCHES ITS OWN UNDERGROUND TECHNO LABEL

Area 303 Live Techno PA

Wilf Libgott and Larry Kleinke aka AREA 303 launched their new label AREA 303. The imprint will feature a host of techno/acid releases, not only from themselves, but also from other very well respected producers in the game such as ROMAN ZAWODNY who recently signed two EP’s for the label. Kleinke also releases under his solo guise COMPUTER CONTROLLED.

The sound of Area 303 can be described as classic techno, often made with hardware. Libgott and Kleinke have a small arsenal of gear at their hands which includes prime pieces as the Korg MS 20 Mini, Electron Analog Four and Octatrack, Two Microbrutes, The complete Korg Volca Collection, The best Korg Electribes, Modular synths, and various pieces from the Roland TR collection,

The first releases are a fact, and include: Area 303 – Akamasi EP, Area 303  – ? Are You Telling Me, and Computer Controlled – Snake Bite.

Computer Controlled Snake Bite

Kleinke’s sound is heavily influenced by the old school Midwest Acid sound of DJ ESP Woody McBride and DJ Hyperactive. As well as labels like Communique’, Drop Bass Network, Direct Drive, Industrial Strength, Harthouse, Contact, TRAX, etc… Also the early Minimal stylings of dbx, Todd Sines and Hyperactive.

Under his solo guise Computer Controlled he has released records under the following labels:

Area 303Communique’ (USA)
Assimilation Recordings (USA)
Acid Allstars (USA/Europe)
Acid Jack Recordings (Germany)
Acid Revolt Unit (France)

Arrêt d’Urgence (France)
Revival Recordings of Sweden (Sweden)
Urbanground Records (USA)
Napalm Enema (Canada)
Alien Imprint (USA)
Future:Komp (USA)

Libgott is originally from Amsterdam and grew up in a time filled with Todd Terry classics, Jeff Mills pounders and Joey Beltram masterpieces.

As founder of www.hammarica.com he has interviewed all the greats from the world of techno, including Detroit originator Juan Atkins, early house adopters Fierce Ruling Diva and founder of legendary label R&S records Renaat Vandepapeliere among many others. He joined Kleinke in AREA 303 to form a live act with the music he loves most!

All artwork for the label is done by Larry Kleinke. Besides music, Kleinke has a strong interest in photography. His pictures are often dark and gritty and form the perfect addition to the feel of the Area 303 label. Rusty trains, dark gear, a night shot of the city and more grace the covers of the label.

Connect:

https://www.facebook.com/Area303music
www.area303.com
https://soundcloud.com/computer-controlled
http://www.hammarica.com/

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