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This Saturday April 27th AREA 303 Will ROCK Seattle’s Electric Tea Garden with a set of LIVE techno & acid with support from BANKIE PHONES & JOE BELLINGHAM


AREA 303 stands for the best in live techno and acid performances. In an era where laptops are the norm, AREA 303 members Larry Kleinke and Wilf Libgott stay true to the oldschool sound utilizing an array of analog synths, drum machines, mixers, stomp boxes and the latest sampling groove machines.

Machinedrums, Roland TR drum machines, TB 303 clones, Electribes and more are hooked up together to bring a raw and intriguing sound. Since they have control over every single note played, they have the ability to directly interact with their crowd and tweak to perfection.

657 DJ AgencyAs one of the few techno artists, they host a WEEKLY VIDEO CAST on ITV LIVE The DJ Sessions. Fans are able to download the video cast directly from iTunes and experience the performance right from their iPhone or iPad.

Kleinke’s sound is heavily influenced by the old school Midwest Acid sound of DJ ESP Woody McBride and DJ Hyperactive. As well as labels like Communique’, Drop Bass Network, Direct Drive, Industrial Strength, Harthouse, Contact, TRAX, etc… Also the early Minimal stylings of dbx, Todd Sines and Hyperactive.

Under his solo guise Computer Controlled he has released records under the following labels:

Area 303Communique’ (USA)
Assimilation Recordings (USA)
Acid Allstars (USA/Europe)
Acid Jack Recordings (Germany)
Acid Revolt Unit (France)

Arrêt d’Urgence (France)
Revival Recordings of Sweden (Sweden)
Urbanground Records (USA)
Napalm Enema (Canada)
Alien Imprint (USA)
Future:Komp (USA)

Libgott is originally from Amsterdam and grew up in a time filled with Todd Terry classics, Jeff Mills pounders and Joey Beltram masterpieces.

As founder of he has interviewed all the greats from the world of techno, including Detroit originator Juan Atkins, early house adopters Fierce Ruling Diva and founder of legendary label R&S records Renaat Vandepapeliere among many others. He joined Kleinke in AREA 303 to form a live act with the music he loves most!


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Shameless Seattle

Doors open at 10pm / 21+ / Party goes late!

Electric Tea Garden
1402 E Pike St


Shameless – Keeping it weird since 2003.

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