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Paul Birken

For the last 17 years, Paul has been developing and exploring his love for the limitless potential that exists when you chain together synths, sequencers, samplers, and drum machines. From those early teen days with his old Commodore 64 computer and a few synths through the present (with an ever-changing studio and gear arsenal), the ability to create grooves and trax that you can get into and get down with has allowed him to branch into the techno/house/electro world.

Over the past 8 years, Paul has had the opportunity to put out solo releases and remixes on various, highly respected, electronic labels including Teknotik America, Communique, Drop Bass Network, Catalyst, Brooklyn Music, Sounds, Nu Futura, Spy vs. Spice, People of Rhythm, Tape, Flatiron, Head in the Clouds, Hi-Pass, Framework, Blueline, Fork Records, and Saboteur. Along with these projects comes the opportunity to work and collaborate with many other respected colleagues in the scene. Some of these times have involved working with artists such as Frankie Bones, Terry Mullan, Bob Brown, Oliver Lieb, Woody McBride, Bob Brown, and Tony Rohr to name a few. Now his own imprint "Tonewrecker Recordings" is keeping the Midwest strongly on the map with regular releases from producers around the world that feel the same level of passion for techno music in all it's forms.

While it's always a challenge and interesting to make trax in the studio for an album or remix, it is a constantly evolving process when creating live pa's. Since he doesn't spin records, Paul's live sets include everything from new trax that you'll never hear on an available release to last minute remixes of his own cuts, or even other artists trax that he wants to include in the 60-90 minute set. Each set is unique in that it gets erased after the event and won't be heard again. With over 175 unique performances at various parties and clubs all across the U.S. and overseas. The 100% live, bangin' funk pa's will hopefully show up somewhere near you soon. Have gear...will travel...make contact.

Paul Birken on Discogs
Tonewrecker Records

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