“If there was a checklist for success, Spektre would have crossed off everything by now. Played gigs all over Europe – done, produced lots of strong releases & remixes – done 10 so far this year to be precise, topped the Beatport sales chart – done, got support from all the big techno guys, Sven Vath, Dubfire, Stephen Bodzin & Laurent Garnier – done, won the respect of their peers – done” – Mixmag
“Spektre’s productions consist of solid techno that really remembers the rave. Music that is cool but also fun and highly danceable. These guys are just going to get bigger” – James Zabiela
“The home-grown producers tipped to give Berlin’s techno crowd a run for their money” – DJ Mag
“Spektre have been one of the most consistent and solid production outfits in recent memory and I, for one, have become a huge fan and supporter of their sound. Whether they are producing mad, peak time bombs, or setting dancefloors on fire with their awesome live sets, these guys are definitely ones to watch and a bright shining light for the shape and sound of techno to come!” – UMEK
SPEKTRE weaves an intrepid, complex web amongst underground dance music’s elite. The techno brainchild of DJs/producers Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox, the dark duo was formed through a shared passion for driving electronic music and a mutual desire to push sound boundaries using the most cutting edge technology available. The fusion of their combined experience in the studio allows them to construct dark, sinister sounds mixed with twisted, haunting vocals and unnerving, atmospheric foundations.
Always innovative, their sinful sound draws inspiration from early looping Detroit techno from the likes of Joey Beltram and R&S releases, combined with an amalgamation of much more recent production masterminds such as Dubfire, Martin Buttrich, Trentemoller and Stephan Bodzin. High rulers in the underground scene, their live shows feature rave-inspired, melodic, razor-sharp beats and their menacing releases hold the key to packing out hot, sweaty, dance floors every weekend.
Spektre’s web is a permanent fixture nestling snugly in the corner of the studio. As producers they more often than not hover comfortably in Beatport’s top 10 listings, with their tracks being released on prestigious labels such as Respekt, Great Stuff, 1605, Blufin, 303Lovers and GU, plus remixes on Craft and Spectrum amongst a whole host of others.
In addition, their tracks have featured on Renaissance and Umek compilations and their ‘Live at Glade Festival’ album was released via VeryVeryVeryWrongIndeed in 2009.
Spektre’s production is supported by some of techno’s biggest pioneers including Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and James Zabiela. They have had recent features in Mixmag, DJ and IDJ magazines, with DJ mag dubbing them “the home-grown producers, tipped to give Berlin’s techno crowd a run for their money.”
On the road, Spektre pack in a very hectic itinerary, wowing Spektre hungry crowds worldwide in countries including Mexico, the United States, Ukraine, Spain, Greece, Israel, Romania, Germany, Austria, Portugal and the Netherlands. On home turf, they’ve notably been booked by London’s Matter, Ministry of Sound and the SW4 festival official after-party with Eric Prydz – Spektre’s dedicated following is growing at an unstoppable ace.
The newest silk thread to be concocted and brought into Spektre’s web is their critically acclaimed debut studio album ‘Casting Shadows Without Light’ released on their own ‘Respekt’ imprint. A fresh and exciting new label concept that will serve as a platform for exclusive Spektre productions as well as a breeding ground for upcoming talent. The album has been hugely supported by Techno’s big hitters, plus gaining rave reviews from the likes of IDJ Mag (9/10), Data Transmission (8/10), Tilllate Mag (8/10) and many more.
Data Transmission sum up with; “they’ve found a distinctive sound for themselves, one that few others are really attempting – and with it, they might have just booked their lucky ticket into the big leagues. Impressive.”
As they carefully weave their way, carving out a name as leaders of dance music’s underground pack, the gruesome twosome promise unrivalled aural delights in the coming months and, as they say “EXPEKT THE UNEXSPEKTED”