Insect O.

Insect O.

While standing on top of Hong Kong’s “The Peak” and looking down to Central, you will see big
birds flying circles over the city’s skyscrapers. This is a typical inspiration for Insect O.’s hypnotic techno.

Beside his music, Oliver shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. New Zealand,
Thailand, China, Australia or Bolivia are some inspiring places for him, where he played live or dj-sets and shot some video clips for his music. Together with Melbourne’s Echo Inspectors he recorded Bourne Dub which has been released on australian Primary [Colours] imprint in July 2015. In Bolivia he found the name for his first upcoming full length: Atacama. It will be out in spring 2016. Somebody call his music travel techno.

The roots of his music are somewhere between dub and detroit techno, inspired by artists like Basic Channel or Maurizio. His goal is to transform dub and detroit techno in an up-to-date audio frame, ranging from spheric and hypnotic to rough and driven. Most of his music has been released on his own Etui Records imprint. It´s also a growing platform for artists from around the world.

In the studio he combines modern production techniques with old analogue flavour. The studio table is full of black boxes from Elektron, an Eventide SPACE pedal and some other sound boxes. To capture the analogue flavour in the mix down process, he works with plugin emulations by Universal Audio. Always on the look to enhance his art of music production and to dive deeper into the process he attended to FELD workshop with Ulf Langheinrich at ICAS festival 2015.

Insect O. is an old hand in Dresden’s electronic music scene. Enthusiastic about the radio show “electronics” on East German radiostation DT64 in the early nineties he started buying records and making music at the age of 14. In the late 90s he was co-promoter and even resident dj of Dresden’s famous techno club Flugzeugwerft. Nowadays he is member of DAVE festival board
with focus on music production workshops.



Insect O. – Flugzeugwerft EP – Etui Records
Insect O. – Reflections – Etui Records
Insect O. & Pro.Ton – Connecting music – Etui Records
Insect & Matschiste – Dschoänna – Etui Records
Insect & Matschiste – free me – Etui Records
Insect & Matschiste – Kassesnsturz  – Etui Records
Alex Carbo & Insect O. – Science Fiction Summer Movie  – Etui Records
Insect O. & Mr. Bizz – Roads Return Off – Atypical Farm
Insect O. – Sleepless In Striesen – Etoka Shapes
Insect O. – Birds Over Hong Kong – Etui Records
Insect O. – Bondi Dub – Etui Records
Echo Inspectors & Insect O. – Bourne Dub – Primary [Colours]
Insect O. – Floating Markets – Biotop Label
Insect O. – Kondor (Etui Winter Camp 3)

Mentalic – Prague (Insect O.’s Late Nite Dub) – Etui Records
Alec Troniq – Passengers [Insect O.’s Galerie Daylight Dub) – Etui Records
Echtzeit –  Four (Insect O.’s Striesen Re-dub) – Melted Recordings
Helly Larson – Dubcreatours (Insect O.’s Striesen Re-dub) – Etoka Shapes
Anton Lanski – Kill Me (Insect O. Remix) – Etoka Records
Monomood – Absolute Control (Insect O. Remix) – Abstract Animal
Alessandro Crimi – Space Cocktail (Insect O. Remix) – Etui Records
Matthias Springer – Inner Gap (Insect O’s Inner Tube Remix) – Diametral
Matthias Springer – Shadows Of The Past (Insect O. 90’s Rave Remix) – Diametral

V.A. – Etui Summer Camp – Etui Galaxi
V.A. – Etui Summer Camp 2 – Etui Galaxi
V.A. – Tombola der Freisinnigen – Etui Records
V.A. – Mancha Electronic Edition – Mancha Recordings
V.A. – Sklandu rauši – Phonocake
V.A. – Fern – A Summer Night´s Dream – Phnocake
V.A. – Tombola Der Freisinnigen 2 – Etui Records
V.A. – Etui Summer Camp 3 – Etui Records

some events / venues he played at:
Fusion 2013, One22 Sydney, The Loop Melbourne, Basement Hong Kong, Treehouse Koh Phangan, Climax Institut Suttgart, Sektor Evolution, Moxxom Festival, Electronic Valley Festival


Featured Video:
Helly Larson – Dubcreators (Insect O.’s Striesen Redub)

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