Cristian Vogel (CL)
NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT Among the first generation of South American ex-patriots to rise to prominence in European avant-garde techno circles, Chilean producer Cristian Vogel has been releasing compelling experimental electronic music since the early 90s. Vogel built his early reputation with groundbreaking releases on progressive German labels like the legendary Tresor and Mille Plateaux, before eventually making the leap to Novamute at the turn of the decade. A longtime friend of electro-soul troubadour Jamie Lidell, the pair joined forces to form Super_Collider in 1997. Under this guise, Vogel channeled futuristic-funk that was equal parts James Brown and glitch-techno, a telling precursor to Lidell’s releases ever since. Vogel has remixed the likes of Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Maximo Park, Juan Atkins, among numerous others. Recently, he has returned to his core interest in electro-acoustic experimentation, creating soundtracks for Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin’s dance company, which has resulted in the 2007 release, Music for the Creations of Gilles Jobin.