Astral People and Handsome Tours are proud to present the much-anticipated return of Germany’s Pantha Du Prince. Alongside eagerly awaited performances at Hobart’s MONA FOMA and Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival, Pantha du Prince will be coming to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Sunday 22nd January for a dazzling headline performance.
Look forward to Pantha Du Prince’s certain brand of blissfully disturbing minimal techno, tempered with a somber ‘knisterpop’ approach: a totally unique combination that has earned him the respect of critics and dancers around the globe.
Pantha Du Prince is the moniker of Hendrik Weber who experienced techno and British pop for the first time in the isolated German city of Kassel. Inspired by these evocative sounds, Weber poured his unique brand of creativity into techno’s straight bass drum, where a philosophical and romantic view on electronic dance and no-dance music is king.
Pantha illuminates his live sets for an audience of soul-searching party-goers. His sounds create beautiful and blissfully disturbing minimal techno with a melodic approach, to happily rave away to – accompanied by his own self-programmed lucid video projections. As well as getting praise from Michael Mayer and Richie Hawtin to Martin L. Gore, Pantha Du Prince has remixed everyone from Depeche Mode, Bloc Party to Animal Collective, and earlier this year released The Triad, a fine piece of fragile techno folklore, via Rough Trade Records.