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elektrabel

live electronic project & producer

Elektrabel, real name Tomas Hartl, is a part of the top of Czech electronic scene. Native Břeclav dictates many years the hardest, but the most intelligent way of electronic music for listen. To date, he played almost in all clubs and festivals in the country, even a few respectable places in the world like Tresor Berlin or Tokyo Womb. The first time he gave known about himself was through the Czech Virtual Label, which was published in 2001, his debut Untitled. Two years later he succeeded with unprecedented. His production saw Jeff Mills, who later on the sub-label of Axis Records 6277 gave Tomas the first foreign vinyl MISSION 01 - Elektrabel EP. About two years later came the further cooperation and the next release Crocks, marked the forthcoming LP For Various Reasons, released as MISSION 04 which had success with critics and the general public too. Later that year, issued the fifth Mission - Trefa, which only confirmed his strong position on the top. Followed by Edensonic, Pohjola and Antiritmo, which later added other smaller or bigger labels, where he is releasing at the present. His sound is still characterized by hard-hitting rhythms and hypnotic synthesizers loops, but recently also with dense pads and slower minimalistic beats, when one or another part of the production he plays based on the character of the event.

Elektrabel, vlastním jménem Tomáš Hartl, patří ke špičce české elektronické scény. Rodilý Břeclavák diktuje už řadu let tou nejtvrdší, a přesto nejinteligentnější elektronikou, jaká je u nás k poslechu. Do dnešního dne si zahrál takřka v každém klubu a na festivalu v republice, i na pár úctyhodných místech ve světě, jako jsou berlínský Tresor či tokijský Womb. Vůbec poprvé dal o sobě vědět prostřednictvím českého Virtual Labelu, kde vyšla v roce 2001 jeho prvotina Untitled. Dva roky nato se mu podařila na české poměry nevídaná věc. Jeho produkce si všiml sám velký "Wizard", Jeff Mills, který mu posléze na sub-labelu Axis Records 6277 vydal první zahraniční vinyl MISSION 01 - Elektrabel EP. O další dva roky později přišlo na další spolupráci a příští release Crocks, předznamenal příchod LP For Various Reasons, které vyšlo jako MISSION 04 a sklidilo nebývalý úspěch jak u kritiků, tak i laické veřejnosti. Ještě týž rok vydal v pořadí pátou Mission - Trefa, která jen potvrdila jeho silnou pozici na tehdejším techno výslunní. Následovaly Edensonic, Pohjola a Antiritmo, ke kterým později přibyly další menší či větší labely, kde vydává i v současnosti. jeho zvuk se stále vyznačuje údernou rytmikou a hypnotickými syntezátorovými smyčkami, ale v poslední době i hutnými plochami a pomalejšími beaty, kdy tu či onu část produkce hraje dle charakteru dané akce.

Jeff Mills about ELEKTRABEL.
„Composing Electronic Music for just a few years, Elektrabel is no new-comer to a unique knowledge of composing music with rare and uncompromising emotion. The sounds of Elektrabel are pure and they are precise. A purity that immediately caught the mature ears at Axis Records as soon as they heard his fi rst demo sample cd. As one-time miracles are common at this avant garde level of the music industry, being able to succeed and show further promise beyond that initial stage are what most of today’s Techno producers are never able to achieve. The unique formula of Elektrabel is not hard to understand, it involves vision, an objective and a logical mental structure to materialise such ideas and then, a sense of measuring what he has done in the past and what he needs to do in the future. Even at the early days of Electronic Music, there has always been a common desperation to locate those that excel. Elektrabel is relevant and here to be consumed. With what he has created thus far, it is clear that he has a long and adventurous future ahead of him, a supression of such talent would be nothing less than tragic.“

Releases:

Elektrabel EP (12"), Virtual Label, 2001
Mission 01 EP (12"), 6277, 2003
Crocks (12", S/Sided), 6277, 2005
For Various Reasons (2x12"), 6277, 2005
Trefa (12"), 6277, 2005
Exchange Vol. 1 (digital), Edensonic Records, 2005
Toinen Runo (12"), Pohjola, 2006
Smash Live! (digital), Antiritmo, 2007
Smash Piece (digital), Edensonic Records, 2007
Vatan (digital), Chemical Records, 2007
Malibrook (digital), Chemical Records, 2007
ForFree (digital), Chemical Records, 2007
dsds (digital), Chemical Records, 2007
25-20 (digital), Chemical Records, 2007
Qakot (digital), SETA Label, 2008
99Hellbel00 (album, digital), Chemical Records, 2008
Robojazz (album, digital), Bandcamp, 2009
Bkomplex (EP, digital), Bandcamp, 2010
Chemicat mixes (EP, digital), Bandcamp, 2010
Kupa EP (digital), Le Galassie Di Seyfert, 2010
Interstellars Geometrics Systems (digital), UTCH, 2011
Elefoutika (LP, digital), Bandcamp, 2011
Pankolovrat (EP, digital), Kidz Luv Tekkno, 2011
Instigator (EP. digital), Naked Records, 2011
Symphony for one bassdrum, one sample and tapedelay (single, digital), Bandcamp, 2011
One (EP. digital), Naked Records, 2011
Bradafaak Remixes EP (digital), UTCH, 2012
1980 EP (digital), Ketra Records, 2012
Missing (digital), Bandcamp, 2012
Daje EP (digital), Subsist, 2013
Turing Test EP (digital), Cicuta netlabel, 2013
Ctool (digital), Bandcamp, 2013
Missing.2 (digital), Bandcamp, 2014
Embrace (digital), Dirty Corner Rec., 2014
DESPAIR/PAJ EP (digital), K-84 Records, 2015
Radar EP (digital), UTCH, 2015
HALL OF MIRRORS EP (digital), Unaffected Records, 2015
COLORFUL NOTES (digital), Tropical Underground, 2015
Falling Up (digital), Tropical Underground, 2016
Fragments (digital), Dirty Corner Rec., 2016
Velodrome EP (digital), Trabet Rec., 2016
Lacus Somniorum (CD/digital), Diffuse Reality, 2016
Missing3space (digital), Bandcamp, 2017
Tonatyk EP (digital), Fresky, 2017
Next EP (digital), Music Is The Drug, 2017
Hyu EP (digital), Music Is The Drug, 2017

Tracks Appear On:

TechEx 001 (12"), E-ggs, TechEx, 2001
Future Sound Of Dance World (CD, Comp), Dataloo, XMAG, 2004
Nová Krev Vol. 02 (CD, Comp), 17 Leafs, XMAG, 2004
Best Of 2005 (CD, Comp), Ampule, XMAG, 2005
The Mission Objective (CD, Comp, Mixed), Count To 10, Lash, Per..., 6277, 2005
World Service 2 (2xCD, Comp, Mixed), Crocks, Resist Music. 2005
Come To Prague, We Will Be Friends (CD, Comp), Schodek, X Publishing, 2006
F.O.E.M. Presents: Electronic Youth Vol. 15 (digital), 007, FOEM, 2007
Piilotetut Runot Pt 1 (digital), IWL, Pohjola, 2007
Svine Na Grilu EP (12", EP), Naschod, Beat Butchery Recordings, 2007
Edensonic Compilation (digital), Popip, Edensonic Records, 2008
Setalon-or (digital), Wattson, SETA Label, 2008
Bohemian EP (digital), Greb, sologroove.com, 2009
UTCH COMP 001 (digital), AmelCE, UTCH, 2009
Against Incidents EP (12"), 022, Subsist, 2010
Earthquake Utch Techno Series 002 (digital), Fullon, UTCH, 2010
When The Sky Fell Into The Mine (digital), LTH, UTCH, 2010
The atlantis reconstruction (digital), UTCHVA004, 2011
Austral Winter (digital), Ctiry, Mola, Prototypes rec., 2012
Tamashi EP (digital), Fervent, 2012
Axaminer Sampler Vol​.​2 (digital), Gate1, Axaminer004, 2013
Voices from another planet EP (digital), Glab, Slough, U.F.F. Records, 2015
Techno Flight Sequence Vol 1 (digital), Coordinator, Music Is The Drug, 2017