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August Engkilde

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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.

August is educated at the New School of Contemporary Music in New York and on Cuba by the Buena Vista Social Club bass-player Cachaito Orlando Lopez and the percussion-player José Alfonso. At the moment August is involved in following live band projects: “Brum From Denmark”, The Surface Constructors, Elektrazz and Ljiljana Petkovic Orchestra.

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”Next-Level-Teo-Macero” - DW - Grooves Magazine - Berlin June 2008.

“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”

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Bass Composition Live Electronic Music Logic, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Kontakt

Clinic/Workshop Information

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.

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