Monkeytown, 50 Weapons / DE
FJAAK, the Berlin-based trio of hardware heads, have been constantly making a name for themselves over the last half a decade. The trio first cut their teeth in the electronic music scene by organizing illegal raves in and around Berlin, which eventually led them to run their own techno series – Machine Vibes. Based on all hardware setups and vinyl only sets, the series took them not only to clubs beyond the German capital’s borders but all over Europe, steadily growing their reputation and fanbase. 2014 marked the turning point of FJAAK’s career when 50Weapons bosses Modeselektor decided to take the young trio under their wings. The start of a promising collaboration which saw them release five critically acclaimed EPs on the label within one and a half years, whilst incessantly traveling the world.
FJAAK combines the energetic peak-time sound of the trio’s acclaimed Techno singles like “Unten / Oben” with sophisticated breakbeat arrangements and atmospherically dense Ambient textures. They’ll be at Sónar Istanbul to deliver what has become their trademark: raw, naturally crafted techno!