Driving Forces Labelnight featuring
Driving Forces Recordings is an underground based Austrian
Technolabel founded by Sutter Cane, Mark Domine and The
Spell. State of the art and far beyond, without missing the roots
and the spirit of Techno music, that's the sound of Driving
Modern Techno for the peaktime is what you get and let's you
forget the hype about short life electronic music. Next to the
Austrian local heroes, some big names of the international
Techno circus were signed and so a good and diversified start of
the label was programmed.
After an amazing year 2009 with fantastic and heavy supported
releases by Eric Sneo, Chris Hope & Andre Walter and Virgil
Enzinger, the label was ready for another awesome year full of
Hailing from Italy’s techno capital Napoli, Sasha Carassi gained major recognition in 2010 for his outstanding releases on not only his own imprints Globox and Phobiq but also on other prominent labels such as Drumcode, Harthouse, Sleaze, Respekt Recordings, 8 Sided Dice , Driving Forces.. . With numerous remixes and collaborations with artists such as Joseph Capriati ,Adam Jay, Brian Sanhaji, Spektre and Virgil Enzinger, he has also enjoyed major support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Slam, Fergie, Alex Bau,The Advent, and Alan Fitzpatrick. With no let-up in his busy schedule, 2011 looks set to be another huge year for Sasha Carassi. One of the few remaining dj’s still using vinyl decks combined with a laptop, his dj sets are likened to his production work. With powerful grooves and infectious techno sounds, expect to hear ‘Big Room Techno’ at its best.
Owner of the wellknown brand Globox Recordings,in 2009 Sasha founded with Rosa Cecconi, the ambitious Phobiq Recordings using an excellent team of international producers who share their love for music and for the detail.
From the age of 10, in 1991, Sutter Cane was heading towards his ambition of making Electronic Music. Influenced by the young rave sound, his passions soon shifted towards Techno and the scene around it.
Now Sutter Cane has become one of the main and leading figures of Austria’s Techno scene. Next to his work at Vienna´s cult dj & recordstore „Friendly House“, he’s the founder of the Driving Forces artist agency, promoter of a monthly techno club series, called BOINK! and head of the successfull and international & national respected label Driving Forces Recordings.
In the last few years Sutter pushed boundaries by raising the amount of locally possible gigs to the max which made him play gigs each and every weekend at nearly all important Austrian clubs
and major-events, like Sakog, Cembrankeller, Cave Club, Dom im Berg, Arena, the legendary Gazometer event series, Urban Art Forms Festival, or Paradise City to name but a few.
Next to all these national events, Sutter Cane also performed on international shows such as Mayday Budapest, Nature One Camp 2009 and Paradog Festival, followed by various club dates in Germany, Italy, France, Slovakia, and Croatia.
Between 2009 and 2010 Sutter Cane was finally able to invest much more time on his studio sessions and music production in general. Already his very first officially released tracks and remixes caught the attention of some leading international and national Techno artists, following and supporting his works. Meanwhile Sutter was able to establish as known and requested remixer, which made him work for or with artists like Space Djz, Virgil Enzinger, Pfirter, Gayle San, BCR Boys, Raiz, Dj Arcane, Niereich, Woo York, Logotech, Glitchfxxx, Roland Wiesinger, DavidChristoph, Dr.Hoffmann, Mark Domine, The Spell…
Stay tuned for his first solo EP releases coming up in 2011 on Driving Forces Recordings, Impact Mechanics and Nachtstrom Schallplatten!
André Walter started his career as a producer in the early eighties. Influenced by bands like Skinny Puppy, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb and the artist Isao Tomita, André started to to experimentalize with his first audio tools (Atari 1040ST) and tracks. During that period, he made the acquaintance of folks from Giessen like Toni Rios, Marco Cannata and Tommy Bingel, the director of the record store Downtown Records. From that time on he evolved to a frequently requested producer supporting various musicians, dj’s and artists. Andrés first releases were published on the famous labels Harthouse (as “Holocube”), Eye-Q (as “Aquaform”), Kick Down, Fucking Loud and Universal Prime Breaks.
In 1994 André ran into Chris Liebing at the popular record store Downtown Records in Giessen, where famous dj’s and acts had their meetingpoint. Visitors during that period of time were Pascal F.E.O.S., Toni Rios, Frank Lorber and several other namable acts. From that day on, every Chris Liebing Release was influenced and produced by André Walter. To create a stage for his own tracks and productions, André Walter, Tommy Bingel, Toni Rios and Chris Liebing launched their own label SOAP Records. Andrés pseudonyms were “Noosa Heads” (in cooperation with Chris Liebing) and “E.H.R.” (featuring Chris Liebing and Toni Rios). Besides the well working cooperation with Chris Liebing, André also produced tracks with Monika Kruse, Thomas Krome, Moguai, Umek, Marshall Jefferson, Massimo, Gayle San, Al Faris, Marco Cannata and Frank Lorber. In 1998 André began to intensify the coproduction with Chris Liebing besides the SOAP project. Within a short period of time the newly created labels AUDIO, CLR and CLAU advanced to “most-wanted-brands” and global players like Primate, Intec or Ground were hiring the duo to produce songs and remixes for several artists. André’s disposition for the deep and gloomy and his passion for horrormovies had a deep impact on the AUDIO follow-up-project STIGMATA, which has played a major role in the development of modern techno. With STIGMATA André could not only show his almost endless pool of creativity, but also his passion for myth and cabalistic writing.