Jeroen Search – HD Substance – Flug26.08.2018
Dutchman Jeroen Search is one of techno’s most influential producers, but is also a well-kept public secret. Putting out consistently high quality music since the mid nineties, he is always right at the sharp end of the techno spectrum. Keeping him there are the slick beats he releases on his own genre-defining label Search, as well as those on Figure, Dynamic Reflection and many others.
Named by many as a source of inspiration, Jeroen Search embodies a clear and honest interpretation of techno. His tracks, while continually evolving, always remain true to that typical Search-sound. Given his always refreshing output, he has seen no need to completely reinvent himself and instead keeps on putting out his always timeless techno, much to the delight of fans everywhere. With strong support from major names like Len Faki, Jeroen Search continues to tour the world. Spellbinding audiences with his expertly crafted DJ sets and truly inspirational live sets, and claiming his space at the table of the absolute cutting edge of techno.
Luis Rozalén has been into electronic music since almost forever, it was 1981 and he was
11 year old when a 7” from Depeche Mode came into his hands and that fact was pivotal
in what was going to happen next. He spent his teenage years in a musically surrounded
environment. At some point he got a drum kit as christmas present when he was 15 and
started playing in several bands and projects until he discovered the power of drum
machines and synths by the age of 17.
His first electronic output came in the form of synth pop, then evolved into EBM and
industrial sounds in the late eighties and after a travel to London in 1990 he discovers in
real time the acid house and rave phenomena. Those were the days when some guys fron
Sheffield started Warp Records and inmediately his ears switch to IDM and Detroit techno
via the Biorythm and Retrotechno compilations. Mid nineties and he is completely into
what we now call techno, releasing his first track as Hd Substance in Esplendor
Geometrico’s label Geometrik Records in 1995. In 1996 his first album ‘ Eleven’ see the
light in another cult imprint, Stereophonic Elephant Dance Recordings, as well as a
bunch on vinyl Ep’s and the second album in 1998 called ‘Cancer Pop’. By that time he
was a regular in all local festivals like Sonar, Benicassim or Festimad sharing this touring
action with a residence at Soma Experimental Club from 1996 to 2000. Meanwhile he
studied journalism in the University and in 1993 founded the first spanish specialized
electronic music magazine ‘Undersounds’. The new century starts with his project Atlas
Records where he team up with another producer releasing 10 records that soon came
into the handsto the most prominent players of the scen. The story ended abruptely, bad
partners killed the vibe and the main distributor collapses.
Disenchanted with how things are evolving in the music industry he starts exploring the
digital side, releasing four complete albums in several netlabel platforms like Miga
Records, dissapearing from main media, digging deep in the underground and focusing in
his residence at Cassette Club in Madrid. In 2009 he resurfaces with another full lenght
album called ‘Hardware’, the record somehow reached a Detroit record store and the LP
goes into the right hands resulting in his first gig in the motor city club The Works in 2010,
becoming since then a regular there, playing live in 2012 at the Movement Festival with
his project Distric 909 alongside Detroit legend Tim Baker.
Never is too late and in his 40’s he start travelling the world regularly playing Germany
China, Korea, France, Sweden, Finland, Russia and in 2015 finally reaching the infamous
Berghain Booth as well as Tresor Club.
2018 marks his 30 year aniversary in electronic music and he keeps on playing techno all
over the world, releasing techno in a constant basis, teaching techno at The Bass Valley,
writing techno for Beatburguer.com, Clubbingspain.com, Pole Group or Falling Ethics and
releasing other people’s techno in his own label SUBtl.
If you want a solid act in your club, experience is a must and Hd Substance is nothing but
miles in the Booth and the studio. An all in one techno man.
Flug, as his name suggests, allows his audience to take a trip back to their roots, back to their inner self and what it is to really feel techno. In venues such as, Space Ibiza, Arena Club Berlin, Rex Paris, Moog Barcelona, Hyte Amsterdam, and MAYDAY, Dortmund to name a few, the Argentinian´s definition of techno has been clearly demonstrated not only through his DJ sets that are as devastating as they are uplifting with his serious kick drums, use of hi-hats and reverberating basslines, but also through driving his own organically produced techno forward with an EP released on CLR – ‘Sincrodestino’, and remixes for SOMA – Slam Reverse Proceed Remixes, only to scratch the surface, cutting his industrially chizzled sound with melodical rythms both elegant and almost eloquent in nature.
His music is now recognised and played worldwide having artists such as, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer, Len Faki, Dave Clark, Ben Sims, Speedy J, DVS1, Pfirter and Joseph Cappriati, among many others, as supporters of his work.
Flug´s unrivaled and brutal self-discipline in the studio, his humbleness in approach, his fierce passion for and overall dedication to the cause, as well as having grown up living and breathing electronic music, have given Flug, real name Sebastian, a long and welcoming insight into what it really means to be a DJ and producer in today’s techno world, which in his opinion, means keeping it real.
Having a solid carrer in what he truly loves, Flug now plans to start his own record label early next year with his new album ‘The Man Behind the Artist’, already in the pipeline to be edited and released on one of Berlin’s record labels, Enemy at the end of 2015. The album, when finished, will be by far his most personal and reflective piece of work, as it is, in his words, “statement of freedom”.