DJ, house & techno producer, live performer and label owner (Solenoid Records). His extensive musical background is the spirit behind his dance music. Based in Berlin since a
decade, his sound feeds off the emotional ruin, renovation, and energy of the city and its
people creating a sense of escape and ecstasy with its powerfully dynamic elements. Vinyl lover, dedicated to his craft and with an infectious personality Erta Ale’s touch is characterised by warm, propelling, researched sonorities which will lead you straight to his
tight hug made of sound.
His records label Solenoid is supported from: Marcel Fengler, Laurent Garnier, Dax J, Henning Baer, Rebekah, Tijana T, Marcel Dettmann, Dasha Rush, and many others…
Erta Ale also runs his independent project, Solenoid Radio with invited artists such as Eduardo De La Calle, Dele Sosimi, Hakim Murphy, Cortechs, Alinka, HEAR, Agent!…
His electronic music is released by:
Solenoid Records | Twirl Recordings | TrashEra | Elastic Beatz | De-Konstrukt | Deeplomatic | Ghetto Rhythms | Bullfinch | Mind Field Records | Bunk3r R3cords | Sub Records | Aremun Records | Mahaba Records | Sound of Square | Criminal Records | Kaze Records | iElektronix | Clonk Records | NuZone records | Picche records.
Sisyphos (Berlin) | Wilde Renate (Berlin) | Kit Kat Club (Berlin) | Tresor (Berlin) | AND Club (Johannesburg) | Modular (Cape Town) | Tell Me (Sofia) | Häkken Klub (Hamburg) | Radion (Amsterdam) | Jolly Roger (Pretoria) | Bakelit (Budapest) and many others…
The moment of truth. When a painter makes their first strokes on canvas; when a new rocket is T-minus ten seconds to lift-off; when a DJ cues up a record with no certainty it’ll fit the rest. Time stands still, every forehead-droplet a well of intense anticipation, melting into fear. A fork in the road to a multiverse: success, failure or total disaster.
If you’re ever looking for Erta Ale, chances are you’ll find him in this moment – tucked inside any one of Berlin’s most popular clubs. It’s a place the house and techno DJ and producer, live performer and label owner, is perpetually searching for – revelling in, in fact – for the thrill of spontaneity it delivers.
… in the End, Playing, for me, is sharing these kinds of emotions with my audience. Playing is to be surprised and sometimes even scared of what you hear. Playing is taking the fucking risk.” E.A.
on Soundcloud: @ertaale
on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ertaalelive/
on Resident Advisor: www.residentadvisor.net/dj/ertaale
Solenoid Records: solenoidrecords.com/
Thomas Bangalter – What to do [ Roulè ]
Erta Ale – SLN013B1 [ Solenoid Records ]
G. Martin – Mole People [ Mole People ]
Elektroids – Perpetual Motion [ Warp Records ]
DJ Glow – Psychometric profiling [ TRUST ]
Nino Sebelic – Jupiter [ Pomelo ]
Peter van Hoesen – Dead Man’s Catch [ Center 91 ]
Blue Hour – Common Ground (Mark Broom Remix) [ Blue Hour ]
Klon Dump – Specialist [ A Colorful Storm ]
Noleian Reusse – Beet Juice [ Bio Rhythm ]
Africans with mainframe – RB3 [ Bio Rhythm ]
Bodtrax – Twice Bitten [ Clone ]
Pangaea – More is more to burn [ Hessle Audio ]
Kid Unknow – Nightmare [ Warp Records ]
DJ HMC – Phreakin [ Decks Classic ]
Innerzone Orchestra – Bug in the Bass Bin [ Planet E ]