Info o Channel X
It was in 2005 that mutual friends first introduced André and Mirko to each other. Soon after, the two enthusiasts decided to start producing music together and thus formed Channel X.
As André Quasar, André has been a regular DJ since 1996, playing a mixture of deep house and minimal techno in clubs like the renowned Casino. A DJ first and foremost, he only started to produce in 2003. Mirko, on the other hand, has been experimenting with the production of electronic music since 1996. He is a producer at heart, a precise technician redefining his set of possibilities with every technical advancement, while staying respectful to his musical roots, which range from Hip Hop, Jazz and Electronica to deeper and harder techno sounds like those of Alexander Kowalski. Their different approaches to the planet of techno are a genuine source of inspiration for both. Mirko started to DJ through André and André has focused more on his production skills thanks to Mirko’s motivation.
This unique combination resultant in a powerful mixture of clicks, effects and pumping grooves is at the heart of the boys’ energetic live sets. Equipped with a machine park consisting of two laptops, a sampler, midi controllers and effects units, CHANNEL X have been rocking clubs around Germany, showing off their perfect technical know-how, stage wisdom and ability to adapt to the mood of the crowd. After many live shows around Berlin, 2007 saw the release of their first EP on the minimal label Kassette Records. Hailed by ravers and charted by DJs like Pan-Pot, Jeremy P. Caulfield or Afrilounge, the busy DJ Oliver Koletzki – amazed by Channel X’s energy and skills – signed them for a release on his ever-growing label Stil vor Talent.
While their track Hangover marked the already 100th release on Stil vor Talent in the middle of 2013, which had advanced to become a kind of second home meanwhile, another highly anticipated milestone of their musical development followed with the release of their EP Time Machine on Marcus Meinhardt’s imprint Heinz Music. Their newest EP Satellite on the label 303 Lovers, conducted by Manuel De La Mare, Alex Kenji and Luigi Rocca has to be mentioned here, which currently conquers the shelves of record stores in Europe and across the globe. Because no matter if on festival stages in Europe or in the hottest clubs around the world, as it seems, there’s no way around Channel X anymore.