Cologne-based Robert Babicz’s music displays a level of honesty and soul that possibly sets it apart from so much of today’s disposable mass music production line. Here he once again reveals his talent and skill as possibly one of Europe's most essential techno producers, with three new creations for Bedrock.
Launching with the energetic acidic attitude of the aptly titled ‘Rave Angel’, there’s also the gut-wobbling bass of ‘Wonderland’ which then opens the door to the darkness of ‘Shifting Reality’ for a finale.
Babicz moved to Germany from his native Poland in 1980 and began making dance music in the early-1990s, when acid house was at its peak of popularity. His career has thus already spanned more than two decades.
A much-respected connoisseur of sound design and production, his services as a mastering engineer are apparently in demand all over the world. He is also well known as an exciting live performer, utilizing a host of synths and live equipment to enhance the improvisation in every set he plays. But Babicz's art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything, later editing the images together as a visual accompaniment to his audio. His short films capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips and, in turn, these then also have an effect on his music, colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.
If you like what you hear and want to dig a little deeper into the Bedrock back catalogue to check out Robert Babicz’s previous adventures on the label, you could start with 2010’s ‘Pink Trees’, his remix of Pete Heller’s ‘Nu Acid’, ‘Welcome To The 90’s’ from Bedrock 12, ‘Eastside’ from Bedrock 14 and ‘Rabbit Clouds’ from the Underground Sound Of Miami Series 3. Check it out below, it’s out 4 August.