A trans-continental voyager through the bins of African, Caribbean, Latin and tropical recordings both ancient and new, Reuschl is an acknowledged connoisseur and digger of rare and exotic rhythm cultures.
During formative years listening to industrial and experimental electronic music, it was Eno and Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts that planted the first seeds of polyrythmic interest in Hans Reuschl. After time working for Bpitch Control records in Berlin and producing his own breakbeat and bass tracks, his passion for worldly grooves blossomed in the early 90s and frenzied collecting of Afro musics began. In 2000 he met Hunee who also shared a predeliction for afro, disco, hip hop and ragga and they formed the Triple A Soundsystem, playing together in club contexts before Reuschl launched a full and still vibrant party called Vulkandance, and a spin off label dedicated to sounds with a global accent. Now plugged into a growing circuit of similar afroheads, he finds receptive audiences all over the world for his selector's talents. An interest in creating polyrhythms with drum machines, after constant requests from Dirk Leyers to collaborate, gave birth to Africaine 808 in 2002. The duo's declarative manifesto takes off from Reuschl's catholic taste: “No Boundaries. No Rules. No Bullshit. All Styles.”
Joining the Berlin-themed stage outside on Saturday, Reuschl will unleash a globally-tuned arsenal of tracks as part of a lineup already challenging the city's techno/house orthodoxy.