To begin our love affair with Kvarteret this summer we invite a complex, mysterious musician with eclectic sound and diverse artistic influences – Trikk. One of Porto’s finest exports, a city that is gathering a reputation as a great incubator of underground movements and the ultimate inspirational city for musicians of the most obscure sub-genres.
HIGHTS presents Trikk [Innervisions]
A familiar and reliable face across Europe and Scandinavia, Stockholm-based DJ & producer TOKI represents a fierce leader in the city’s growing techno scene and evolving club culture. His melodic signature sound tells a unique story with a captivating rhythmic voyage, channelling subtle influences from oriental folk music, Baile Funk and groove-induced melodic techno. As a founding member of the HIGHTS collective, brand and record label, their expertly curated nights have taken high calibre electronic music into a series of exciting and well-composed showcase events. Progressively pushing the boundaries of today’s standards towards defining tomorrow’s.
One of Porto’s finest exports, a city that i’s gathering a reputation as a great incubator of underground movements and the ultimate inspirational city for musicians of the most obscure sub-genres. Trikk was praised as a young talent and embraced by so many as new star to look out for. After releasing on labels such ManMakeMusic and Lossless and remixes for Hotflush Recordings, Pets Recordings and more, nothing was left to prove.
As a personal challenge, he moved to London where he now spends his days producing music and djing. Trikk explores mainly house aesthetics in complex tracks, wisely composed. Trikk is fast, slow, rough and smooth all at the same time. Young, courageous and unique: a true member of today’s underground.
An up and coming Stockholm based producer with a finely tuned progressive techno affection. His sound is characterised by atmospheric melodies, dark throbbing baselines and something of the unexpected. Already boasting several heavy releases under various aliases, Layer J started producing at a young age. Now spending his waking hours fully developing and refining the forthcoming 2019 catalogue. A cool-headed rock of a sound engineer and one to look out for in the nearing future.