Artist Bookings &
and Record Label
based in Rotterdam
Mind Express, Bitta, Polegroup, Semantica
Refracted’s music feels as fundamentally human as it sounds otherworldly. It is techno more as an idea and conduit, than as an easily- labeled sound. It is dance music where layered rhythms act almost on a neural, sub epidermal level, while moving and evolving soundscapes acquire a tactile, understated physicality. Paramount examples of this can be found on releases on Refracted’s own Mind Express label, and on celebrated labels like Bitta, PoleGroup, Semantica, Sublunar and Canadian ambient/deep-techno imprint Silent Season. With his path unraveling further, his sound has evolved beyond just techno, becoming a conduit for exploring the boundaries of experimental and drone music.
Spiritual, almost meditative, his sets also possess a strong kinetic energy when needed, which is a clear indication of a DJ who knows the fundamental role of dancing as part of the ritual. He wants to take us somewhere, the “where” being of our own choosing, the trail never being the most travelled.