We are happy to start 2018 with an interesting artist coming from Cologne, Germany.

For the 71st edition of the podcast series we have the pleasure to welcome Alex van Ratingen (Loots Recordings | Baile Musik). Be ready for 80 min of deep, melodic and groovy tracks. Enjoy ! 



Biography: A forward stepping 4 on 4 techno beat paired with organic and soft, even melancholic, synthesized vibes to carry emotions. This is how you would define Alex van Ratingen‘s latest productions.

Hailing from Cologne, Germany, Alex‘ deep affection for music shines through in his intelligent productions and ability to animate the dance floor. Beginning a musical career at the age of 16, playing in bands and mastering both drums and electric guitar, it wasn’t long before Alex began experimenting with electronic music. However the roots of these origins, the understanding of organic music, is still sensed in his electronic productions.

Playing clubs in Berlin, London and U.S. and focusing on his solo project in recent years, 2017 has been about breaking out of classic underground techno culture for Alex. He is now making music as part of the community – inspiring each other rather than pushing the solo productions. This has led to a creative collaboration with Australian artist Peter Cuming (alias PeterSea). With their track "Calling" (Loot Recordings) they won the award for best electronic track at the Australian Dolphin Music Awards in 2017. Remixes for international successful bands like POOMA (Finland) and several remixes for solo artists like Douglas Dare (UK) are planned for 2018.


Alex Van Ratingen

Cover photo credits:

Hiroki Yokoyama

Cover Art Design:

Juan Jose Terneus

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