2012 - 02.22

Given what a vibrant and dense electronic music scene Berlin has, it’s not easy to make yourself stand out from the crowd as a producer and to break out of the city’s insular musical bubble. But such widescreen, mind-bending and sophisticated techno as that of local hotshot Sebrok was never going to go unnoticed on a wider scale.

Steadily rising through the ranks of the techno fraternity, Sebastian’s ascent began in 2004 when he founded his own label PASO Music with fellow Teutonic talent Marc Miroir. He soon found his records getting love from electronic royalty such as Laurent Garnier, DJ Hell and Sven Väth, and as techno gradually came back into favour with crowds around the world over the next few years, his increasingly impressive productions started to pop up in more and more high profile places. David Squillace’s MiniSketch label, Dubfire’s scene-leading Sci+Tec, Nic Fanciulli’s Global Underground compilation – all undoubted hallmarks of quality and cool. After years of grinding away and a risking everything (he ditched his successful job at MTV Networks to work on his creative passions) his gamble has quite clearly paid off. Alongside his role as one of the founders of hugely successful fashion label German Garment, he is widely recognised as one of the world’s most talented up and coming techno producers.