"Somewhere between UK techno and grime 2.0" (The Wire)
"It’s an anti-gravity adrenalin rush." (FACT)
"Floating in weightless space somewhere between Lee Gamble, Logos, Actress, Aphex Twin and Alva Noto." (Boomkat)
"Highly distilled tech-step pressure dynamics and swathes of virtual space on one of the better consciously fwd- electronic albums in recent memory" (2 Bridges, NYC)
"A young producer not just making techno but taking it apart, rearranging it, breaking it." (Pitchfork)
"An immaculate exercise in combining simple, common elements into unearthly, orbital textures and patterns." (NPR)
Chevel is the main pseudonym of Dario Tronchin, an Italian techno DJ, label owner and producer whose works range from hypnotic, minimalist floor-fillers to glitchy, intricately programmed experiments.
Hailing originally from Treviso, Italy, Tronchin moved to Berlin in 2008 where he spent a two years of his lifetime during which his sound changed drastically.
After this formative period and music released on Stroboscopic Artefacts and Non Series, Tronchin launched his own label Enklav, formed by a group of like-minded musicians and home for futuristic sound experiments – meanwhile DJing and performing live in clubs and festivals such as Atonal, Berghain, Concrete, Village Underground, De School, Nuits Sonores and roBOt, among others.
Chevel's highest-profile release to date came in late 2015 with the Blurse LP on Stroboscopic Artefacts, which featured more of a click'n'cuts sound reminiscent of labels like Raster-Noton or Mille Plateaux and got the attention of international press like The Wire, ResidentAdvisor and Pitchfork, to name a few, with the latest describing Tronchin as “a young producer not just making techno but taking it apart, rearranging it, breaking it.”
In early 2018 Tronchin releases his fourth studio album on the London-based label Different Circles where he shows his own take on the distinctive “weightless” sound, coming from a techno and house angle.
2020 sees Chevel coming back with a 6-track EP called ‘Elvine Unlocked’ and a sample pack containing a decade worth of sounds.