In the first installment in a series of fresh releases, TOYS Berlin founder and George FitzGerald protégé ASA 808 delivers two floor ready DJ tools, filled with gnarly analogue synths, impelling percussion and heavy-hitting grooves.
“Demise” with its inexorable groove and relentless, roaring DSI Prophet synths is the perfect building track into a harder moment of a night, while “Regression” bursts with tension when the angular acid Moog hooks pierce through the swirling, moody surface and swiftly evolve the tune into a sweeping and infectious peak time floor filler.
Ansgar Rudolf, better known as ASA 808, started making music at the age of six, first learning classical piano and guitar, later specializing in music theory and composition, jazz and improvisation. In 2008, at the age of 19, he released a 5 track EP with his first solo project Hasta la otra méxico!, of which especially ‘Túrána hott kurdís’ attracted a lot of attention, hitting almost 1 million views on vimeo & youtube. Driven by his love for electronic music, he started producing and DJing as ASA 808, releasing on George FitzGerald’s ManMakeMusic, Soundspace, Blank, Yarn Audio and his own TOYS imprint.
Pushing the boundaries of techno, house and bass elements, ASA 808 combines classical instruments with analogue synths and drum machines. Featuring DJs such as Avalon Emerson, Breach, Christian Löffler, Dauwd, Ejeca, Frits Wentink, Huxley, Locked Groove, Shenoda, The Golden Filter, Throwing Snow, Tom Demac, Trikk and Youandewan, ASA 808’s TOYS parties in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Düsseldorf have become a must go for all lovers of forward-thinking electronic music in Germany. ASA 808’s latest releases got heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM, Flux FM, Le Mouv, FM4, Couleur3, BIS/WNYU
01. Demise (Original Mix)
02. Regression (Original Mix)