Tea at the Zoo

# 003 | Patrick Arbez [Live]

It’s Tuesday March 18 2014 – this is the third TEA at the ZOO! Today we are very excited to present Patrick Arbez from Vi Två Records | Berlin to you. He is the first live act in our young series of podcasts, and he has brought the hell of a set for us. Of course, that didn’t come as a surprise as we have discovered his sounds at Magdalena (Berlin) earlier this year.

Born in Henningsdorf near Berlin, his uncle, a musician, inspired him to become a musician himself in 1995. Since then, Patrick Arbez has travelled a long musical journey until 4 years ago, when he decided to specialize on Live Acts only. For those, he uses a laptop, novation remute sl and a variety of Virtual Studio Technologies.

Beside his residency at Unsichtbar, a celebrated Techno Club in Saarbrücken, Patrick Arbez gets booked by renowned Clubs all over Germany, like Tresor (Berlin), Magdalena (Berlin), Panoptikum (Kassel), Finca (Stuttgart), Juicy Club (Hamburg), and many more. His last gig at Magdalena (Berlin), was one of his all time favourites. “There“, he told us, “everything was just right.“ And let us assure you – it was!

In early 2014 Patrick released his second Album (Treibstoff – Vi Två Records) which went straight into the Beatport Top 100. And he keeps himself busy: two new vinyl releases on Delude Records are already under construction.

Patrick Arbez is always trying to build his very own, memorable sound. His style could be described best as a mix of dark minimal and melodic techno, although he is experimenting beyond genres as well. At the moment, he gets inspired by drum n bass, a style that has always fascinated him. If it fits, he will release something under a different alias.

Catch Patrick Arbez playing one of his bleak, dry, and shoving live sets: Friday April 18 at Magdalena (Berlin), Sunday April 20 at Gladhouse (Cottbus), Saturday April 26 & Friday May 02 at Arena Club (Berlin), Friday May 09 at ESP (Stassfurt), Saturday May 17 at Panzerwerk (Ziesar), Saturday May 24 at Unsichtbar (Saarbrücken).

– Larry