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.