ARNO AKA EINZELKIND
Arno aka Einzelkind has been putting his name to top class house and techno for over a decade now. The owner of a number of well-respected contemporary labels including Pressure Traxx (as well as the similarly revered La Peña and Harlo imprints), he is now firmly recognized as one of electronic music’s most exciting and consistent musicians. Arno’s passion and love for music has resulted in a host of well-regarded collaborations, with Ricardo Villalobos, Giuliano Lomonte, Markus Fix and Dana Ruh among those he’s shared a studio with. A prolific producer, he has also released music under a range of different aliases, the most recent of which is Implosive Inc, a project formed in conjunction with fellow producers Robin Scholz and Marcel Storandt, which is indicative of his dedication to classic-sounding house sounds. Another collaboration of note is Hot City Orchestra, a shared project between Arno and long-time studio friend, Simon Birkenfeld. Founded in conjunction with Frost in 2012, the aforementioned Pressure Traxx has quickly earned a reputation for its unconventional and striking approach to house and techno, all the while maintaining an aesthetic that’s part old-school, part minimal—and always cutting-edge. Revolving around a musical philosophy that never follows trends or formulas, it’s become one of the scene’s foremost imprints courtesy of a string of high-class releases and stunning aesthetics. Arno’s output aside, the label has also featured music from a diverse array of astutely chosen musicians, with Ricardo Villalobos, Barac, Nail and Vinyl Speed Adjust among those who’s released on the label. As a DJ, Arno has left his mark on some of the globe’s foremost dancefloors, including Offenbach’s Robert Johnson (where he’s been a resident for the past decade), Tokyo’s Vent, Goa Club in Rome, fabric in London and Amnesia in Ibiza. Closer to home, he is also a regular at Berlin clubs such as Club der Visionäre and Hoppetosse. 2019 looks set to be another momentous year, with the producer’s debut album coming at us via Dana Ruh’s Brouqade. Featuring twelve dancefloor-focused productions, the tracks brilliantly represent the many different shades of the producer’s interpretation of contemporary electronic music. A man at the forefront of contemporary electronic music, Arno is a truly prolific musician—and an individual who represents his sound with an impressive distinction.