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AREA 303 is a brand with the aim to showcase underground techno in the right environment. First conceived as a live PA act by Larry Kleinke and Wilf Libgott, it now consists of a record label, events, artists/bookings and more.
The events under the name ‘WAREHOUSE WEEKENDER’ bring back the spirit from the early days of house and techno. The opposite of ‘Disney’ like festivals, overly produced and overly commercial, Area 303 brings stripped down events with powerful, in-your-face sound, darkness and just enough lighting to make a room explode. The later into the night the better. The monotone techno vibes have a special quality and we strive to bring the best talent available, whether local or from other places.
The favorite locations for Area 303 consist of older buildings, preferably warehouses. Locations with attitude and grit. We strive to explore new locations when we can. More often than not, the events are by invite only. But of course you can become our friend. Add us and stay in the loop. Be the first to know!
AREA 303 Live, the project by Larry Kleinke and Wilf Libgott takes Live PA techno to the next level. They stay true to their roots; the oldschool sound! As they utilize an array of analog synths, drum machines, mixers, stomp boxes and the latest sampling groove machines, they assure their audience a raw mix of beats, effects and noise dedicated to dancefloor mayhem.
At AREA 303 shows, Machinedrums, Roland TR drum machines, TB 303 clones, Electribes and more are hooked up together to bring an intriguing sound. Since they have control over every single note played, they have the ability to directly interact with their crowd and tweak to perfection.
Area 303 Live
As one of the few techno artists, they hosted a WEEKLY VIDEO CAST on ITV LIVE The DJ Sessions. Fans are able to download the video cast directly from iTunes and experience the performance right from their iPhone or iPad. http://bit.ly/Area303vidcast
Kleinke’s sound is heavily influenced by the old school Midwest Acid sound of DJ ESP Woody McBride and DJ Hyperactive. As well as labels like Communique’, Drop Bass Network, Direct Drive, Industrial Strength, Harthouse, Contact, TRAX, etc… Also the early Minimal stylings of dbx, Todd Sines and Hyperactive.
Under his solo guise Computer Controlled he has released records under the following labels:
Assimilation Recordings (USA)
Acid Allstars (USA/Europe)
Acid Jack Recordings (Germany)
Acid Revolt Unit (France)
Arrêt d’Urgence (France)
Revival Recordings of Sweden (Sweden)
Urbanground Records (USA)
Napalm Enema (Canada)
Alien Imprint (USA)
Libgott is originally from Amsterdam and grew up in a time filled with Todd Terry classics, Jeff Mills pounders and Joey Beltram masterpieces.
As founder of www.hammarica.com he has interviewed all the greats from the world of techno, including Detroit originator Juan Atkins, early house adopters Fierce Ruling Diva and founder of legendary label R&S records Renaat Vandepapeliere among many others. He joined Kleinke in AREA 303 to form a live act with the music he loves most!
All artwork for the label is done by Larry Kleinke. Besides music, Kleinke has a strong interest in photography. His pictures are often dark and gritty and form the perfect addition to the feel of the Area 303 label. Rusty trains, dark gear, a night shot of the city and more grace the covers of the label.