Benjamin fehr, the berlin based producer, Dj and head honcho of catenaccio records is permanently working on the development of "groove noir".
Benjamin fehr, the berlin based producer, Dj and head honcho of catenaccio records is permanently working on the development of "groove noir". Basses well under the radar, buzzing sounds, subtle darkness and stumbeling grooves grow together to the special irritating and hypnotizing idea of catenaccio, that is also brought to you through the special weird artwork of the covers. You will find catenaccio tracks in charts and cases of magda, ritchie hawtin, dinky, luciano, zip, jeremy caulfield, karotte, mia, chloe, jennifer cardini and many others. Numerous national and international bookings followed (like panoramabar, init, wmf, watergate, bar 25, club der visionäre -all in berlin, pudel club hamburg, lounge hamburg, sushi bar paris, kunsthalle innsbruck, arttheater cologne, arma 17 moscow, harry klein münchen, vrstck dortmund......). After some experiences in running a pirate radio station in frankfurt (with sascha benedetti) since 1994, he played regulary in several radioshows (rdl freiburg, dj night & twen arena on radio x frankfurt...). from 2004 to 2010 he had his own monthly show that was called "catenaccio - the radioshow" on radio x. In his adapted home frankfurt am main (while studing arts and grafics) he was an activist in organizing illegal parties in hidden places and buildings in frankfurt and offenbach. In 2002 he run the charming, illegal, one year existing club kiosk (schutzkontakt.com), that invited lots of famous and beloved people like ricardo villalobos, zip, roman flügel, closer music, akufen, lawrence, luciano, stl, dandy jack, sasse or benno blome in a personal and familiar surrounding. In 2004 benjamin fehr started his label catenaccio. Since 2005 benjamin fehr lives and works in berlin. Since 2008 he has a regular "groove noir night" at "club der visionäre", the best summer location in berlin, where he and his guests are going deep into dark electronics. In the last years he produced besides on his own imprint catenaccio on labels like foundsound, brouqade, lowmidhigh lmtd, tic tac toe, nervmusic, adjunct and many more. Since 3 years he is working also on his project "the result" that is a coproduction with falko brocksieper (sub-static, karloff, contexterrior, tuning spork). Inspired to create a laid back environment between improvisation and restriction, the two are exploring ways to join their different views on shared passion for deep, dark and organic and abstract techno. Soon there will be out releases or remixes on eminor, nervmusic, suena hermosa, 3117 records, leet and for sure mean records.