Robert Babicz

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Robert Babicz
Birth name Robert Babicz
Also known as Rob Acid, Acid Warrior, Department of Dance, Church Window, Atlon Inc, Sontec, Pumpgun Pro, Colone, Origin, Dicabor, Tannenhof, Twirl
Genres House, techno
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer, mastering engineer
Labels Babiczstyle, Mille Plateaux, Systematic Recordings, Bedrock Recordings
Website http://www.robertbabicz.de

Robert Babicz (born January 5, 1973 in Niemodlin, Poland) is a Polish music producer, mastering engineer and live performer living in Cologne, Germany. With a career spanning nearly two decades covering genres from techno to acid house to minimal, Babicz has also been known under the pseudonyms Rob Acid, Acid Warrior, Department of Dance and Sontec amongst many others.[1] He has released a number of very well respected records on labels such as Kompakt, Treibstoff, Bedrock,[2] Intec Digital and Steve Bug’s Audiomatique, as well his own labels, Junkfood and Babiczstyle. He is well known as a live performer, never a DJ, as he uses synths and live equipment and improvises in every set he plays.

Biography[edit]

Babicz moved to Germany in 1980 and began making dance music in the early 1990s, when acid house was at its peak of popularity. His first official release was as his Colone" persona with the record "Acid Science Trax in 1992. In May 1994, he founded his first label, Junkfood Records, with Michael Zosel {http://www.discogs.com/label/Junkfood+Records} and released many 12"s over the next decade. in 1999 he released his first ambient album using his real name, Robert Babicz on Mille Plateaux, completing another album for them only a year later.[1][3]

At the turn of the new millennium, Babicz strive to create new sound and thus began another label, Shortcut.[4] He also began to receive requests to do sound design for hard and software companies, and he did some sound design for Native Instruments at this time.[5]

Babicz's album A Cheerful Temper was released on Systematic Recordings in 2007. The record incorporates electronica, techno, minimal, house and classic house styles. He followed up this album in 2010 with Immortal Changes again on Systematic, and was described by DJ Magazine as a “marriage of organic grooves and glistening electronic melodies”.[6]

Since Immortal Changes, Babicz has released a string of singles on various labels such as Bedrock Records, Bang Bang and Treibstoff Recordings. Perhaps the most significant event of the last couple of years has been the founding of Babicz's new label 'Babiczstyle'. In his own words, "I do this to have a platform with the highest possible audio quality and have a place for me and my friends to release our music"[7] and he has thus far released 4 EPs and a compilation album of some of his earlier tracks.

Selected Discography[edit]

Albums
Babiczstyle EPs
  • "Remote Kiss EP" - 2010
  • "The Feeling EP" - 2010
  • "Nectar EP" - 2011
  • "What A Day EP" - 2011

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.