Four Heroes: Chymera
From Tin Tin to Metallica ? It all makes perfect sense really...
Chymera hails originally from Cork, Ireland and after spending time in Dublin, Costa Rica and Barcelona is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Throughout his teenage years he was heavily immersed in various forms of guitar based music. Around the turn of the century his ear was drawn towards sounds of a more electronic nature and he quickly started collecting records and learning how to DJ.
In 2002 he made his first steps into production and over the following years gradually honed his skills. His productions often fit comfortably in between house and techno, and range from deeper cuts to epic, big-room tracks, all with a keen sense of melody which has become a trademark of his productions. After a number of compilation appearances on Irish labels and a self released debut album in 2005, he had his first international releases in late 2006 which brought him to the attention of the wider world.
Since then he has released on various diverse and respected labels such as Delsin, Ovum, Connaisseur, NRK, Cocoon, Figure and Komplex De Deep. Also a live performer for almost as long as he has been making music so it's no surprise that his energetic live set is highly sought after and has brought him to many of the world's top clubs throughout Asia, Australia, America and all over Europe.
Earlier this year, Chymera's new album "Death By Misadventure" iwas released on Connaisseur Recordings. A proper 'album' experience from start to finish, it showcases a more introspective and wide ranging side to his musical oeuvre. We chatted to the man himself for some background on his Four Heroes that helped put this album together. We've also got a DJ set & live set linked below to get you in the mood for his show at Twisted Pepper this Saturday.
Recording of Chymera DJ set in Wilde Renate, Berlin on October 6th. The night is called Voyage Voyage and focusses on house and disco. Made with 2 CDJ 2000s, an Allen & Heath mixer, some whiskey and a nice crowd.
For a flavour of what to expect when Chymera drops in to the Twisted Pepper this Saturday, check out the following live mix of his from the We Love Summer Festival in Regensburg back in August.
Tintin was my favourite thing to read when I was a kid, and still is to this day. At first I only looking at the pictures and then when I learned how to read it opened up a whole new world. I've probably read each book about 20 times.
Metallica are the reason I make music. When I was 13 I heard them for the first time. I was hooked. Immediately I started learning how to play guitar which led me down the road eventually to electronic music
Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor is probably the single most influential and inspiring individual in all aspects of his career. I've been a huge fan since the early 90's and remain so to this day
I first heard the music of Reich about 4 years ago and it blew me away. This documentary is a fascinating insight into his life and work.
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