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EN.

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.


CZ.

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.“