Monday, May 18 2015 | 14:29

Dominik EulbergPart of the new generation of cutting-edge DJ/producers, Germany’s Dominik Eulberg studies biology, geography and sometimes works as a national park ranger alongside producing some very exceptional music indeed. As illustrated on 2004’s “Flora & Fauna” release and his “Diorama” album in 2011, his music and life are closely linked by nature.

Attempted by so many people vainly, Dominik Eulberg is the one who can claim for himself having reconciled ornithology and techno successfully. Dominik Eulberg, raving ornithologist from the Westerwald is both: an international booked DJ in spotlight and an observer of the domestic Flora and Fauna in quiescence – a master of reconciled contradictions. Since he released his first disc in 2003 on Traum Schallplatten, the superior producer disperses ecological expertise and the sound of chirping birds in his tracks. He uses nature as a contextual and dramaturgical source of inspiration for his productions since 1993.

A walk in the woods – this is Dominik’s Blueprint for exciting music, because “there you never know what is expecting you behind the next junction”. In the forest some rustle in the coppice can turn into a hookline: every single sound is important and endows the tracks with the necessary vitality the dancefloor needs. If minimum or maximum: Not giving a damn, the audience loves extraordinary character as much as a great Basedrum. Combining both, Dominik isn’t held in high esteem – which he usually savours in more blinkered clubs all around the world – wrongly.

“More flesh to the bones”, this is his motto. In times of skeletonised diet-techno this is an indispensable estimation more than ever. This is one of the reasons why the DJ, producer and remixer did more than just establishing reputation. Since many years he masters the situationally rocking on 12″-format just as the full-length of an album.

In 2007 Dominik was awarded the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” for his second album “Heimische Gefilde”, with which he achieved a lot for the generation-spanning acceptation of techno. It was released on Traum Schallplatten, which is run by its most important patrons Jacqueline and Riley Reinhold. He was voted for Newcomer and Producer of the year. Also his creations as DJ and his Remixes for various artists such as Hot Chip, DJ Hell, Tiefschwarz, Nathan Fake or Roman Flügel were awarded several times.

After that his album “Bionik” on the German label Cocoon followed which received huge feedback. Then after a full year of dedicated work Dominik Eulberg´s fourth album “Diorma” was released in 2011 on Traum Schallplatten which was followed up by album remixes from Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Hot Chip, Extrawelt, Gabriel Ananda, Rone, Stephan Bodzin, Petar Dundov, Ryan Davis and Jesse Somfay.

Dominik will continue to indulge his affectation for more emotionality in the beat-corset in future. The creativity of his musically work will stay complex and innovative, but remains always accessible due to the inherent down-toearthness. After all one wants to take his audience on a journey, not wanting to ditch it at the ticket counter.

Dominik Eulberg Top 10 May 2015:

01. Stephan Bodzin – Birth (Ja Mix) (Herzblut Recordings)
02. Love Over Entropy – Tucaroya Pt.1 (Something Happening Somewhere)
03. Dave DK – We Mix At Six (Kompakt)
04. Dominik Eulberg – Hühnergott (Traum)
05. John Talabot – Without You (!K7)
06. Robag Wruhme – Cybekks (Pampa)
07. Aaron Ahrends – Casiotone 401 (Dave DK) (Andmusic)
08. Clark – Springtime Linn (Warp Records)
09. Akkord – Typeface (Houndstooth)
10. Kurt Baggaley – Former Self (The Drifter remix) (Something Happening Somewhere)

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