We are proud to announce the following featured festival artists for GATF 2013!

For full details of when and where to catch each artist, please see the program guide

Jeff Mills (Chicago, IL)

Jeff Mills Jeff Mills is considered one of the most brilliant DJ and producers of techno in the World. He is the most recognised representative figure of the Detroit Techno, where he began his career as a DJ on the WDRQ radio in 1984. He has created with “Mad Mike Banks” the collective “Underground Resistance”, which became a reference in the electro sphere. In 1992, Jeff Mills created his own label “Axis”, he could keep his artistic independence and produce his own timeless electronic music compositions, inspired of science fiction.
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Lusine (Seattle, WA)

Lusine Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott’s imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. His last, critically acclaimed album, A Certain Distance, was released in 2009, and a follow-up compilation of 12” tracks and remixes, Lucky Numbers, was released soon after in 2010.
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Bruno Pronsato (Seattle, WA)

Bruno Pronsato With his heady, intricately woven tracks and ominously funky live performances, Bruno Pronsato is one of techno’s most intriguing artists. His sound is full of contradictions: abstract but organic, sexy but drab, and though most of his records could easily stir a dance floor, they exist purely for themselves, never compromised for club potential. In music, as in life, Bruno likes to get weird, and the suspense that permeates his music often earns him the title of “minimal.” But it’s the deeply emotional moments—the warm, amber tones of tracks like “What We Wish,” “At Home I’m a Tourist” and “The Make Up The Break Up”— that point to Bruno’s true objective: as he blurted out to an Italian journalist last year, “I just want to make romantic techno.”
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Kyle Geiger (Fort Wayne, IN)

Kyle Geiger Hailing from a region known for its basketball and corn, the emergence of an artist from Indiana such as Kyle Geiger is marked as seldom at best. He certainly is no stranger to the international techno arena, with releases on heavy hitter labels such as Drumcode, Soma, Perc Trax, and Droid. Refusing to rest on his laurels, Kyle continues to push the boundaries of his sound through the creation of his own label known as Cubera. Being his brainchild, Kyle has been able to push new musical concepts free of any outside limitations with the end objective being to create a more moody and memorable collection of productions.
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Brendon Moeller aka Echologist (New York, NY)

Brendon Moeller When it comes to post-Basic Channel dub techno, Brendon Moeller is one of the go-to guys. Since leaving his native South Africa for New York City in 1993, the dub technician has been proudly laying down his musical legacy on labels like Astralwerks, Mule Musiq and Six Degrees Records; working with revered vocalists like Paul St. Hilaire, Mikey Dread and Mutabaruka and fomenting relationships with scene institutions like fabric, Berghain and François K.
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Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium (Queens, NY)

Fred P Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium has been involved with music since childhood.

Growing up in Flatbush Brooklyn Fred has been exposed to a wide variety of music such as the R&B/Funk and Rock and Roll of the 70’s, Electro/Hip-Hop, Reggae and Disco of the early 80’s as well as House music of the mid-80’s early 90’s.

This has been the soundtrack playing in the back ground of his life past to present.

Coming from a musical family it’s no stretch of the imagination why Fred is a artist, however not in the traditional sense. Science and philosophy play a large roll in his approach to music and life itself. Choosing to present rawness over the pristine, substance over style and vibe over formula is the very definition of the projects he brings to life such as his music under his Black Jazz Consortium. guise .
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Hipp-E (Denver, CO)

Hipp-E A native of the golden West, Eric a.k.a. Hipp-e began his DJ career at the tender age of 16. After years of parties and inspiration from other DJ’s and Producers, Hipp-e decided to take the next logical step and start creating his own music. Transplanting to San Diego, Hipp-e partnered with Siesta Music, and began producing his unique “West coast” blend of house for SOMA in Glasgow; label giant Hooj Choons, and East coast legends Yoshitoshi. As a result, he drew the attention of the world to the self-contained music industry of the West coast.
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Drumcell (Los Angeles, CA)

Drumcell Drumcell is the founder of Droid Recordings and co-founder of Droid Behavior along with the Vangelis and Vidal Vargas of Raíz. Since the mid Nineties Drumcell has been a firm believer in the power of techno and over the past decade become one of Southern California’s greatest champions.

As a graduate of the Musician’s Institute, a veteran performer at parties, and longtime recording engineer Drumcell harnesses a strong musical background with a gifted sense of technological intuition. The delicate balance keeps him pushing the limits of his gear continually as a way to develop his artistic express.
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Raíz (Los Angeles, CA)

Raiz Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. Their father also exposed them to cutting edge progressive acts Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, planting early seeds for aural exploration. By the mid ’90s they were sampling LA’s underground club scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances.
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Truncate aka Audio Injection (Los Angeles, CA)

Truncate Since being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90’s, David has been hooked. At the age of 15 he started DJing and playing out at local underground events and raves around the Southern California area. You would’ve found him spinning various styles from house, acid, & techno to hardcore techno.

After a few years of DJing he then decided to learn to produce his own music, which landed him his first releases on labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, 4 Track & local label Droid Recordings. Since being associated with local event production group Droid Behavior in 2003, you can find him as a resident at the infamous Interface warehouse events as well as a regular producer for Droid Recordings. Over the years his music has gained worldwide attention and onto the playlists of many big players which eventually led him to gigs at some of the worlds biggest clubs including Berghain in Berlin and Fabric in London. He is also now regularly touring all over the world in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Central & South America, all throughout Europe and the U.S.A.
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Dean Paul (Los Angeles, CA)

Dean Paul A Los Angeles native and resident DJ/producer for Droid Behavior, Dean Paul De Leon incorporates the culture and diversity he experiences through travel and everyday life into his passion for music, photography and technology. Exposed to the electronic scene early on, Dean transitioned easily from part of the crowd to part of the movement. In the early 2000s Dean began creating and producing his own mixes, immersing himself in the world of techno music, familiarizing himself with iconic producers such as Aphex twin, Richie Hawtin / [Plastikman] and Jeff Mills.

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Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (Seattle, WA)

Ctrl_Alt_Dlt Ctrl_Alt_Dlt is a Seattle based DJ originally from suburban Detroit. He went to his first rave party in ’99 and was strongly influenced by the sounds coming out of the city. He started DJing in 2001 and naturally gravitated towards the Midwest’s dark, stark style of techno. Today, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt rides the fine line between techno and house, playing sets consisting of cerebral, psychedelic tracks that wring maximal power from minimal elements.
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Insideout (New York, NY)

Insideout Grant Aaron, aka Insideout, began DJing in 1997, mainly influenced by the striped down sounds of Daniel Bell, Plastikman and Mike Ink. It didn’t take long for those influences to move him from behind the decks to the studio. His exploration into production initially focused on ambient and experimental, then evolving into 4/4 based electronic music. In 2000, Grant created the multimedia net label, Lifeform Project, which involved several producers from his hometown of Atlanta, but that was just the beginning.
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Andrew S. (Los Angeles, CA)

Andrew S Bringing the best in progressive, techno, house, downtempo, and breaks to the LA underground since 2000.

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