PORTER RICKS (DE)
Along with artists such as Monolake, Substance and Vainqueur, Porter Ricks defined the sound of dub techno in the mid 1990s with their static hum and fuzzy beat work.
Porter Ricks is the sound project of Thomas Köner and Andy Mellwig. Their legendary releases on Chain Reaction and Mille Plateaux just got complemented by Anguilla Electrica released on Tresor Records.
Köner has been working extensively as a sound designer and artist – exhibiting at among other places the Centre Georges Pompidou and The Louvre. Mellwig’s other projects include collaborations with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine and Pete Kember of Spacemen 3. Porter Ricks is undoubtedly the central item in their musical careers, setting a high-water mark for experimentally tinged pulsating techno. The so-called ‘dream team of techno sound design’ has spent a lot of time in the studio preparing brand new material for this special live performance.
The performance at PHONO is proudly presented in collaboration with The Goethe Institute.