WTF?! Artist Highlight – Robot Koch
I don’t want to just ride this stereotype, but I’ll do it anyway… Germans are known to be phenomenal engineers. In keeping with this cultural trend, Berlin producer Robot Koch shines bright on the international dance scene as a producer, creator and engineer of lush, glitchy, exfoliating beats. Reminiscent of the familiar sounds of FlyLo or Shlohmo, Robot Koch is known for his extraordinary ability to infuse organic sound clips into deeply layered electronic music.
Since listening over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly found myself in the discussion about how to accurately pronounce the name – Robot Koch. It is worth noting, koch in German means cook or chef. In this way, the man is literally a digital beat making machine – a Robot Cook. I had the distinct pleasure to get some face time with Mr. Koch a couple months back when he was in Seattle at Nectar Lounge. Of course, I had to ask…
“It’s pronounced Robot Koch [Kaa-ch], like the mayor of New York City, Ed Koch”, states RK.
Now that we’ve got that squared away, let’s get into the music. Many know Robot from his hit tune “Hard to Find” for which there was a viral youtube video featuring imagery of Rain Deer eating the quintessential magic mushroom, Amanita Muscaria. More recently he’s gained attention for his releases with the label Project Mooncircle based in Berlin. His tune “Jupiter” has gained major reach after being shared as a free download on XLR8R.
Check out his music below and be sure to catch his set at What The Festival?! coming up next weekend at Wolf Run Ranch, just south of Portland, OR. See y’all at WTF?! We’ll be up late…
Posted on June 12, 2014, in Ganjaology and tagged Hard To Find, Jupiter, Project Mooncircle, Robot Koch, Robots Don't Sleep, robotsdontsleep, What The Festival?!, WTF?!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.