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Gilles Aiken, better known as Edward, is a Berlin-based DJ and producer producing tracks with a dark and surreal club sound aesthetic. With a strong interest in groove, his immersive sets border on the cosmic, lending a unique depth to his performances. Edward's techno is inspired by the style favored in the Berlin scene, peppered with metallic and organic percussion creating an amalgam of sound that is impossible to ignore. Oscillating between club music and sci-fi inspired sounds, his dj sets are progressive, moving from a psychedelic state of mind to unique and transcendent experiences.
Although he works primarily from house and techno templates, Aiken has plowed through countless old records to arrive at what we hear today. Aiken's music is largely based on samples and edits that he playfully manipulates to create a mix of psychedelic and ambient house. It is this uniqueness that has made him an important pillar of German labels such as Frankfurt's Die Orakel and Weimar's esteemed Giegling team.
This year at MUTEK, Edward offers a musical journey between dance music and science fiction in the heart of psychedelic darkness, creating unique and majestic experiences for the Montréal audience.
Gilles Aiken, aka Edward, is a Berlin-based DJ and producer producing tracks with a club sound aesthetic. With a strong interest in groove, dark and surreal techno, he creates unique and immersive sets bordering on the cosmic.
Die Orakel, Geigling, PAL SL, White (2), Fabric (2), thema, Assemble Music, No.19 Music, Cocoon recording, Trelik
Gilles Aiken has a unique practice, he never brings too much equipment for his live performances, because it allows him to play spontaneously as if he was mixing records.