Roger Semsroth aka Sleeparchive, grew up in East Berlin, but he did not belong to the GDR born and raised kids that embraced Techno as soon as the Wall came down. His first love were Post Punk electronics of the darker kind and EBM, but those soon surpassed being mere references when he first made his name with the widely acclaimed projects Skanfrom and Television Set. But he felt in love with Techno in the mid 90s, as the sound had already outgrown the raw disarray of its pioneering days. The sounds that attracted him to the proceedings were much more refined, reduced, and intense, produced by artists like Jeff Mills, Mika Vainio and Richie Hawtin. When the first Sleeparchive 12“ hit the shelves of Berlin’s seminal Hard Wax record store institution in 2004, its success and impact on the international club scene seemed sudden at first, but well deserved as well. The run of subsequent releases in the following years fulfilled every early promise with aplomb. It established an impressive career that lasts to this day, and will most certainly continue for quite some time to come.