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Soloaction Records represents the german based music label launched in 2004 and run by Shed.

You simply cannot pinpoint the moment in history when Techno established itself as a new genre in dance music. Not anymore, anyway. Go ahead and try telling the story "the migration of the bassdrum". You'll realise quickly that all you get is a very pale picture, watered down by not-to-be-trusted records of oral history from the cities, which played a major role in Techno. Historic developments are overshadowed by local characteristics and gossip.


Shed is one of them. His background is as classic as his music. Born in Frankfurt/Oder in 1975 – grown up in Schwedt/Oder, he was fascinated by the new music played on the radio in the early 90s – a very typical thing for anyone from this generation who grew up in Berlin or its surrounding counties. DJ’s as diverse as Marusha or Monika Dietl mixed styles and genres into a musical encyclopedia. While everybody around Shed focussed on HipHop, he himself was addicted to the sample-based sound of UK-hardcore. Then there was a quick liaison with Gabba and through the back catalogue of Djax Up, he finally discovered Chicago and then Detroit. Deep inside the ever-fascinating triangle of beats, breaks and samples, he today identifies 1996/97 as the most important time in Techno for him, although he hit the brakes straight afterwards. While the mainstream did what it could to commercialise the music, Shed closed the door on the Love Parade, cheesy? remixes and mega raves. Between 1998 and 2002 he did not buy a single record.

However, he never lost the love for the music which had changed his life. He used these years to focus his own productions. Around 2000, he had finished some tracks, which combined and contained everything close to his Techno heart, things which were almost extinct in the real world. “I’m a techno-kid, through and through”, he says and laughs. When he started shopping his demos around, the idea of his own label was already lurking behind the door. “I suddenly realised how important it was to really do it all by myself.”

Sublabel: Subsolo Records.

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