- Release Date 2008-04-22
- Label Freak N Chic
- Catalog FNC027
Paul was influenced by electronic music, had his first turntables when he was 17 and started his collection of
techno, electro, tech house tracks. Now producing his own electronicmusic, he’s preparing with Offone his second
burning live set, more smashing and spiritual, in a minimal state of mind, with some more acid sounds during the
His first live set was more influenced by Techno. His compositions a rhythm, an harmony, a texture that only Paul
Ritch has, a sound that makes you feel great! He found the exact middle in between Minimal and the dance floor
temptations. You won’t get tired of listening to the live demo that we’re offering you.
It is understood that Paul Ritch has stricken the Minimal scene like a storm. After no morethan a year, he
succeeded into producing tunes for label such as: Get Physical, Paradigma Musik, Resopal or Minisketch.
His tracks have already been played by today’s hippest Dj’s and producers: Anja Schneider, Adam Beyer, Dan
Ghenacia, Jona, Dj T, mandy, Davide Squillace, Martin eyerer, Marko Nastic, Dj Misjah.. A new minimal techno
talent with his incredible and atmospheric live.
Whether it is Opening, Prime time or After show, Mathias’ intuition for the crowd and location, proves each time
again that he lives for his profession. His music is both, distinctly ambitious and refreshing. Following the House
music of the 90s, he works thoroughly to create new sound structures. For a while, he has been using different
types of percussion elements. The result is an enjoyable rhythm, which communicates with its audience in a very
particular way. In a playful approach, he creates an incredible repertoire of feelings that reproduces within the
crowd. Mathias’ various sets include the following sound features: funky, freaky, dashing, dub, slamming,
enriched by African and South American percussions.
Inspired and motivated by the first House & Techno DJs at Bioxultra in Gera he got his first turntables at the age
of 14. One could argue it is necessary to live wherever the sound rises at a particular time. However, Mathias
draws on his own strengths. Away from sated urban in- and output, he has always maintained the objectivity for
For 7 years, he has been the resident DJ of the well-known club Muna. He is not only DJing there, but he also
supports talented folks within the Fresh blood project. Additionally, he is jointly responsible for the Klanglauf
events at Kassablanca in Jena, as a DJ and organizer. Together with Marek Hemman, Mathias released 4 ep’s
on the label Freude am Tanzen and 4 own ep’s on Vakant. Amongst others, he also did remixes for Matthias
Tanzmann, Onur Özer, Dapayk, Anja Schneider, Daniel Stefanik and Trentemöller.
DJing and, later on, the production of electronic music have been his occupation for 13 years by now. With his
style of work, Mathias joins those, who refuse to produce and release music excessively. Thus, the necessity to
make records that will remain long lasting is one of the guiding motifs of his profession.
E P COMMENTS
The Title Track from Shonky’s debut artist album ‘Time Zero’ gets a remix package from two of the undergrounds
most in demand production talents - Paul Ritch and Mathias Kaden.
**Note – this is a remix package only – the ‘Time Zero’ original is available only on Shonky’s debut artist album
01- Time Zero Paul Ritch rmx– who has released on labels including Resopal, Paradigma, Get Physical and
Minisketch - holds down a steady and undulating, percussive groove that lets the spiralling effects of the original
loose mid-way, and then leads back into a rolling finish.
02- Time Zero Mathias Kaden Vas-y gamin rmx – who has released on Freude Am Tanzen and Vakant and
remixed the likes of Matthias Tanzmann, Onur Özer, Dapayk, Anja Schneider, Daniel Stefanik and Trentemöller -
strips it back and creates a beat laden take on the original, with some added irate synth detail…