Techno was created and developed far away from the mainstream. The underground sound got its deserved popularity in the past few years but there is a lot of movement in sound with sub-genres and a lot of talent you may not hear about.
We believe underground producers and labels deserve special recognition, so we will be dedicating our new feature series to this cause.
This week we will have a look into a rising name on the underground scene, Johannes Schuster.
Johannes Schuster started playing some House tunes at the age of 15 in the area of his hometown around the Lake of Constance. He immediately gained interest in vinyl and established a collection soon.
Within the years, his passion and style developed to Techno.
When moving to Cologne in 2014 his musical focus intensified and was set. His style can now be seen as an on-point mixture of dark, industrial tunes, EBM, Acid and old school grooves – up to 150 BPM!
Five years ago, Johannes Schuster started illegal raves in the abandoned, industrial suburban areas and in the woods of Cologne together with his crew as Fundament.
His home base is the Cologne club Artheater where he is resident of the 303-event series since 2017.
Alongside producing his own tracks (with releases on Labels like Soma, NineTimesNine, RND Records, Märked and many more), he lately has started a new project called Plaintiffs together with his buddy Strokr. Where he released some tracks on some serious labels like Emerald.
Featured image credit: Le Hai Linh