Lecture: Rashad Becker (Tokyo, 2014)
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. These days, he works out of his own Clunk studio in Kreuzberg, where he also created his compelling debut for the PAN label, 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 that stick and twist in your mind. Find out how (and why) Becker creates music this chewy and complex, and how you can mix, master, and manipulate your sounds to do the same.