Rodhad caught his big breakthrough in the 2012, as he was featured and interviewed as “Break Through Artist Of The Year” on the paramount website for electronic music, www.residentadvisor.net. Tours in Japan, Australia and international bookings every weekend followed. First time in Serbia, raising techno star will perform at Belgrade’s techno cathedral Drugstore on the 24th of April. Follow event on FB. Local support will be provided by Kristijan Molnar and Filip Xavi.
At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.
In 2009, he launched his own regular club night with himself as resident: DYSTOPIAN. Such legendary locations as the Arena Club, the Tape Club or Horst Krzbrg in Berlin have been witness to these intense club nights.
Around 2010, the Berlin club Berghain recognised Rødhåds craft. His sound and his style of mixing fit neatly to the philosophy of this place, and he got booked there. Also he started playing regulary places all over Europe, such as Trouw (Amsterdam), Concrete (Paris), Rex (Paris), Lux (Lisbon), Fuse (Brussels) and major scene events such as Awakenings, Weather Festival or Melt Festival.
In 2012, he released his first record on his label DYSTOPIAN. Rødhåd’s tracks immediately received praise by Robert Hood, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Luke Slater, Laurent Garnier, Sven Väth, Dave Clarke. Also labels such as Token, CLR & Cocoon became aware of the young producer.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.