Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
A young boy, faceless in the pallid light, entirely gripped by these machines, source of this brutal black noise. Dark, thundering bassdrums, distorted soundscapes and grooves start to emerge. He lives for the machines. The machines live for him. This is Subjected, an amalgam of darkness, distortion and aggression.
Anomity as a fuction, mystical without usual clichés. No hiding behing masks, no digging in the past, no techno purism, no strive for fame - SUBJECTED stands for distinctly deep, idenfitiable techno. Designed in the shadows, to be consumed in the darkness. A label. Music, and nothing more.
Born in Hoyerswerda in 1983, and brought up in the tristesse of Berlin-Hellersdorf, he was strongly socialised by the lower class suburb with its grey, oppressive tower blocks. The first musical attempts he made were in Hip hop and rap, but it wasn't long until he started to be aware of all the progress happening in Berlin in the mid 90's, and got infected by the early club nights in legendary E-werk and Tresor as well as mixtapes from local radiostations. All of this shaped him towards his own musical reinvention. Techno as a possibility of identification, allowed him to find himself. It's the monotony, the uniqueness of the synthetic sound, that enabled Subjected to express himself – starting as a DJ, since 2006 also acting as a producer. This resulted in various projects and the launch of Vault Series in 2010. Ever since their first major successes, Vault Series are a guarantee for dancefloor-oriented tracks, with highly distinctive concepts and structures of sound.