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Digits Music Style:
Psychedelic Trance & Progressive House
Vyn Digit, a child of the early 70s. At the age of four he discovered his fathers LP collection. And when he got his first portable turntable, in its plastic case, he realised quickly what kind of effect the right music at the right moment has on an audience. His first music experience he remembers to this day... as he placed Fleetwood Macs "Oh Well" on his turntable.
Already in the 70s Vyn's father introduced him to the first, and influential electronic music and musicians, amongst them "Kraftwerk", "Klaus Schulze", "Richard Vimal", "Jean Michelle Jarre", "Tangerine Dream", "Pink Floyd", "Eroc", "Vangelis", "Allen Parsons Project".
In the 80s electro titles like Herbie Hancocks "Rockit" or Kraftwerks "Music Nonstop" found their way into Vyns LP collection. At this time he began playing music at friends parties. Whenever he got a chance, he occupied the turntables and tapedecks. At home he recorded tapes for his friends and school mates in a chaos of radios, tapedecks, record players and adapter cables. It was always his intention to take the listener on a musical journey. Whenever Vyn listened to music and sounds he loved to close his eyes and imagine the soundtrack to the movie in his head. Using his limited equipment, he chopped and mixed sounds, music and audio books to make his own musical collage.
In the mid 80s Vyns musical taste was radically influenced by Iron Maidens LP "The Number of the Beast". Bruce Dickinsons fantasic lyrics and the phenomenal guitar duo Dave Murray & Adrian Smith blew away everything he had heard before and left a deep impression in Vyns musical memory until this day. As a result Vyn founded the five piece band "Small Tales", with himself on bass guitar and backing vocals. The "Tales" produced just two releases, "Anyway" & "History". The two other permanent members, Markus Hendricks (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Olaf Merkert (lead guitar) had a significant influence on the bands musical style. During the three year history of "Small Tales" various band members came and went, and the group was often joined by guest musicians. During this period Vyn also worked on other projects outside of the group, with various combos and musicians.
During the 80s Vyn was influenced by, amongst others, "The Cure", "Pixies", "Pearl Jam", "Soundgarden", "Jimi Hendricks", "The Doors", "Tom Waits", "U2", "Seal" and "Peter Gabriel".
At the beginning of the 90s Vyns brother, who lived in Nuremberg, brought him in contact with the Break Beat scene, which had crossed the Channel from the UK and was now a big thing on the continent. This experience would change Vyn's life significantly...
Back in Cologne Vyn began to free his mind from the restricted musical perception he had produced through listening to rock music. He searched for new directions and means of expression. The band was unable to move in the same, new direction, and eventually split.
Fascinated by titles like The Prodigys "Outer Space" Vyn stumbled into the "Warehouse" club in Cologne, where he changed his mind another time. Vyn became addicted to Techno, mainly because of two releases by Sven Väth, "Accident in Paradise" & "Harlequin, Robot & Ballet Dancer" which Väth produced with Ralf Hildenbeutel. These two concept albums he still calls "Best of Techno".
For Vyn, the 90s was THE Techno decade: Sven Väth (with Ralf Hildenbeutel), Laurent Garnier, Air Liquid, Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, The Future Sound Of London, Der 3. Raum, The Prodigy, Orbital and Underworld...but to name a few...all had a profound influence on him.
At the beginning of the 21st century Vyn discovered his love for Open Air Parties, with an appropriate background sound. His style of music was influenced by Goa as well as ethnoligic induced sound, natural sounds and percussion.
Vyn has turned the mixing of natural sounds, voices and melodic sound carpets with beats and butt kicking bass lines into his credo. His goal until now is to create dynamic sets with soul and story line, fantastic and coloured jouneys travelling through a wide range of emotions.
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