Born: October 10, 1970
August Engkilde is a composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and sound-designer. August plays the bass, the keyboards and twists the computer knobs on more than 32 jazz, latin, electro, dub, hip hop, break beat, and other electronic/experimental releases. This includes among others “Kaotic Brain | Beautiful Noise” (Brumtone, DK), Band of Inner Urge (Storyville, DK, Police Beat Box (Cheap, AUT), Mobile (Cheap, AUT), E.P.O. (~Scape, DE), “Warum sollten wir angst vor großen Tieren haben” (Musicsystem, DK, Elektrazz (Musicsystem, DK), Pole (Mute, UK) and Señor Coconut (Multicolor, DE).
Further, he delivered tracks for a number of compilations on various labels among others: Kitty Yo (berlin), Cheap (Vienna), Air France (France) and ~Scape (Berlin). As a sound designer he made Tool records for the label and production group Musicsystem, which he founded together with the art- group Superflex. August as well made the music for the 8 hour long art movie The Wake by Christian Lemmerz and Mikael Kvium, in collaboration with composer Dror Feiler and Dj Wunderbaum.
“He's plainly a sick man worth tracking down”. - Richard Hector-Jones (Jockeyslot) June 2000
“vielleicht die Standards der next generation”. - WESTZEIT - 2004
so don't waste your money on dropping acid, just buy this instead. *** (Echoes June 2000)
EPO is actually the name of the music collective founded by Engkilde who all step up to the plate and bring a polished, cohesive sound that only a good ensemble could produce. 7.5/10 (Raf Katigbak) montreal Mirror
And sounds - compared to so many others - never just like an update of the usual sounds but completely peculiar. DW - Grooves Magazine - Berlin June 2008.
Wilkommen im Club für gute Musik. - Manou - DeBug - Berlin 2008
Kaotic Brain / Beautiful NoiseHiatus
Electronic Panorama OrchestraHiatus
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Bass Composition Live Electronic Music Logic, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Kontakt
As a performing artist/ multl-instrumentalist I am very experienced in improvising using both Electronic ( Synth, Computer, sampler, effects...) and acoustic instruments. The interplay between the electronic and acoustic sound universe in what I have been researched the last 16 years.