André Vida (b.1974) is a Hungarian American saxophonist, composer, and lyricist living in Berlin. Vida has been at the forefront of several major developments in experimental music, including his membership in Anthony Braxton’s original Ghost Trance Ensemble, his world record 403 performances at the Serpentine Gallery responding to Anri Sala’s film Long Sorrow, performances with The Tower Recordings, and his extensive collaborations electronic music visionaries Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Kevin Blechdom, and Rashad Becker.
Around Berlin, Rashad Becker’s name is synonymous with sonic brilliance — a mastering engineer at Basic Channel’s Dubplates & Mastering studio, he put the finishing touches on over 1,200 of your favorite techno, dub, and house records. Following Basic Channel, Becker set up his own Clunk studio in Kreuzberg, where he created his compelling debut for the PAN label, 2013’s Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. 1. The record is a disorienting three-dimensional thrill ride inside Becker’s mind, full of overlapping layers, links, and elastic audibles.