Better known under the pseudonym Dimbiman and Zip, German artist Thomas Franzmann began his exciting musical career in the mid-1980s while singing in the experimental group Second Voice and by collaborating with Bigod 20 in the early 1990s. Following his vocal exploits, he has concentrated on his role as DJ and producer, composer, and interestingly enough, talent promoter. Incidentally, in 1997 he founded the highly respected Perlon label with Markus Nikolai. Since then, he has participated in numerous artistic collaborations like the audiovisual project Pile (also with Markus, and graphic designer Chris Rehberger), Pantytec (with Sammy Dee) and Narcotic Syntax (led by James Dean Brown). Along with Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin and Akufen, he also formed the temporary improvisational laptop collective Narod Niki—initiated at the finale event for MUTEK 2003, and resurrected the following year in Berlin during Popkomm, a co-presented by Club Transmediale and MUTEK.Through very profound moments, while some more joyous, the sound of Dimbiman is always marked by a particular utilization of voices passing in and out of a flurry of rhythms. Moreover, it usually comes laced with funk, bringing a characteristic groove and a festive spirit to his productions. Settled since 2001 in Berlin, where he regularly organizes Perlon events at Panoramabar, Dimbiman’s artistic background offers more than enough motivation to pay close attention to the novelty sounds he seeks to share.