Some questions with Hybral

When did you start producing techno and how did it come about?

It all started when I moved to Berlin five years ago. I went to my first raves and through that I not only developed my own imagination of the ideal raving set but also already observed the sounds and wondered how one produces them.

Although I already had my vinyl set-up built up, I had more of an urge to produce. I installed Ableton and tried to produce some beats. Everything got more serious when I attended a course on Music Production at my workplace, the Electronic Music School.

Since then, I have experimented with field recordings, sampling, an analogue synthesizer and a drum machine.

Which artists or labels have been important in your development and inspiration?

From the start until now, I think SNTS was and is my biggest inspiration. He combines the whole package of amazing sound design and quality, obsessive rave rhythms and deep atmospheres, detailed arrangements, dark energy and simply a good taste in sounds/ music. I can really emphasize with it – and since he said that he’s also a shy person, even more!

Other artists that inspire me regarding sound design are Swarm Intelligence, Restive Plaggona, Angel Karel, H880, Lesser Of, Öspiel, Vulkanski, Sekunde, Oake, Polar Inertia, Ayarcana, Hatelove, ROT, Neagles and Bermind.

In the beginning of my journey, I played a lot of stuff by Dax J, I Hate Models, Denise Rabe, Rebekah, Perc and P.E.A.R.L. and labels like Monnom Black, Nexe Records, Mord, Falling Ethics and SNTS.

At the moment, labels like SNTS/ Sacred Court, Pure Hate, Instruments of Discipline, Green Fetish Records, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, 47, Bite, Vast Perception and Askorn Records represent the hard, industrial, ebm-ish and noisy sound I like.