German DJ Black Lotus will introduce her hi-octane brand of hypnotic techno in Chennai
Before Black Lotus rocked dancefloors at festivals like Exit (Serbia) and Forte (Portugal), she pursued medical instrument engineering. The enigmatic artiste, who prefers that people always use her moniker as opposed to her real name, also dabbled in several other creative fields like acting, art direction, sculpting and photography. However, the multi-faceted composer, behind underground anthems like Aether, admits that she’s always loved science and technology.
“It all starts with my father being an electrical engineer,” shares the Berliner, elaborating, “He taught me a lot when I was a kid and we used to build small robots and create interesting electronic gadgets. Later, I followed that path by studying medical instrument engineering.”It’s apparent that the 20-something-year-old vinyl enthusiast grew up to organically combine all of these stimulating interests to create modular ‘handmade’ techno—that’s best described as deep, hypnotic, relentless and intense. Early last year, she celebrated her 12-inch disc debut titled Resilience.
“Releasing my initial record on vinyl via (Austrian artiste) Florian Meindl’s label Flash was definitely a magical milestone,” states the DJ, who is now a regular fixture at KitKat Club and Suicide Circus Berlin—venues that are widely considered to be the cornerstone of Germany’s techno scene.
Nonetheless, Black Lotus isn’t a producer who likes resting on her laurels. The DJ recently embarked on her very first world tour, with stops across Europe and Asia. In fact, just before landing in India, she launched her very own vinyl-only imprint called Luminal Rec.
“My vision with Luminal Rec is to create timeless quality music and support young talented artistes. Vinyl records are here the medium of choice—in a time where thousands of tracks get released every single month—I want to create something you can hold on to, something physical, a piece of art, if you will,” concludes the Omnipresent producer.
From 8 pm on November 16.
At The Leather Bar, Chennai.