Ostgut Ton producer, Berghain resident Answer Code Request is just the kind of musician we see sparks in the future of techno.
Both as a DJ and a producer, Patrick Gräser aka Answer Code Request has honed a hybrid musical approach that stands out in a world of uniform 4/4 techno. Melding pad-driven harmonies, intricate breaks and an industrial sonic palette, Gräser has occupied a unique space within the Ostgut Ton cosmos since debuting on the label in 2012 and becoming a Berghain resident shortly thereafter. His various releases and remixes for Ostgut Ton, MDR, Dolly Deluxe and Monkeytown Records continue to be highly sought after. As a DJ, he has taken his bass- and breaks-heavy techno to clubs and festivals around the globe, while remaining an integral part of the Berlin scene.
Touring he's current album Gens, an atmospheric twelve tracker of deep lush melodies that is more in the realms of ambient, IDM and jazzy breaks, very classy stuff. Some tracks were beatless with pure synthwork, painting a broody soundscape to the listener. From an album like that, one can imagine the width and depth of his soul in DJ sets. Take his set for Taiwanese techno label and promoter Smoke Machine recorded last year in 2017 clearly hinted what the upcoming album is going to sound like from the tracks he was digging.