Back To Mine with Komfortrauschen

Berlin live band Komfortrauschen drop ‘K’, their much-anticipated debut album, on home label Springstoff. This acclaimed live outfit of Laurenz Karsten, Phillip Oertel and Tim Sarhan describe themselves as “three precision obsessed control freaks that have honed their craft to a German industrial perfection.” They have an uncompromising sound that welds together propulsive drums, unrepentant bass lines and searing guitars that cut through like acid.

Their hedonistic live techno is crafted in analogue fashion with traditional instruments filtered through an impressive array of pedals and effects. Since forming in 2014, Komfortrauschen has played regularly at cult venues like Sisyphos, Kantine am Berghain and Kater Blau as well as all over Europe and beyond. Now they are ready for the world stage as they drop this vital debut album.


Planetary Assault Systems – In From the Night

Planetary Assault Systems - In From The Night (1993)

Classic track with high energy and a no-bullshit-attitude. Luke Slater for the win!

Marcel Dettman – Viscous

Marcel Dettmann - Viscous

When I first heard this I was absolutely not into techno. But this track kind of started it all for me and got me really interested in electronic music and especially in Techno

Missing Channel – Onslaught


Got to know this because of the FJAAK remix. But the original from the 90ies is still kicking ass!

Theo Parrish – Heal yourself and Move

Heal Yourself And Move

Super soulful, groovy and funky like no other. Theo Parrish was and still is a big inspiration for us

Mark Broom – Wonky Workout

Mark Broom - Wonky Workout

Dancefloor Killer! We love what this guy is doing with his Elektron Octatrack. Really awesome!

Nine Inch Nails – All The Love In The World

All The Love In The World

As a musician who has played in a lot in bands, before I discovered electronic music I was strongly influenced by grunge and Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor’s work as an uncompromising mastermind with attitude, as a sound designer, as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer of beautiful filmscores is still a huge source of inspiration for me.

Modeselektor – Kill Bill Vol. 4

Modeselektor makes me want to bang my head against the wall! Whether it’s Moderat, Modeselektor, as remixers or label bosses: their work is raw, dirty, urban – beautifully melancholic at the same time, full of detail and surprises with taste.

Underworld – Born Slippy

Underworld - Born Slippy [Trainspotting]

Let the good times Roll! there not a lot to say about this one

Burial – Distant Lights

Burial: Distant Lights (Hyperdub 2005)

So much has already been written about Burial, so I’ll keep it short – simply a gamechanger!

Trentemøller – Polar Shift

What a great track! When I first heard it in 2006 I was just starting to dig into techno music. I was amazed how noisy and full of clicks and cuts a track can be and yet still sound so clean and balanced. Trentemøller is a master of frequencies. I just love the part with the backbeat starting around 3:02. Very groovy!

Plastikman – Glob

This is what a call a great bassline! And this is such a relaxed track I still love to listen to at home.