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Konrad  Black  has  always  had  a  thing  about  music  with  robots.  It started out as a kid in Vancouver, freaking out to the futuristic vocoder  intro on Boney M’s Night Flight To Venus and it’s stayed with him ever since,  on  a  journey  that  currently  finds  him  holding  down  a much  coverted residency at Berlin’s legendary Panorama Bar. 
 
Time has  accelerated  ten-fold  for Konrad over  the  last  three  years  in particular,  since  the  dark,  shadowy  tones  of  Draconia  and Medusa Smile enveloped dancefloors around  the globe, not only  christening his influencial Wagon Repair label in style but also establishing him as a  highly  innovative  producer  and  much  sought  after  remixer  (just check out his work  for Tiga,  Snax, Audion  and Martini Brös  if  further proof is required). 
 
His  relocation  to Berlin  has  also given  him  the opportunity  to express  himself more  regularly  as  a DJ, resulting in a fast expanding reputation for sending crowds into a frenzy wherever the call of duty takes him.  Konrad  knows  it’s  about  living and  breathing  the music,  it’s  not  just  a  question  of  turning  up, spinning a few tunes and then disappearing back into the night, it’s about getting to know  the people, understanding  what  makes  the  club  tick  and  always  delivering  a  night  of  memorable  tracks  and seamless transgressions.  
 
In hindsight Vancouver’s laid back way of life was the perfect environment to patiently prepare for the whirlwind his life has now become. Free from the restraining influences of established scenes and trends, Konrad  was  able  to  develop  his  own  individual  take  on  dance  music  under  the  guidance  of  Patti Schmidt’s Brave New  Waves late night radio show. Digging through the junk bins in Vancouver’s coolest record  stores  -   Basics & Odyssey  Imports  -  also unearthed  hidden  gems  from  artists  like  Tikiman  and Maurizio,  along  with  early  Klang  and  Perlon  releases  that  had  been  shamefully  overlooked  by  the uninitiated.
 
Although his  initial instincts had  led him  in a Drum and Bass direction,  it wasn’t  long before he began transplanting his ideas into a 4/4 context. Hooking up with Swayzak in 1998 had a large part to do with this and led to a string of releases on 240 Volts including the Busting Down The Door With A Shotgun EP and  the  inspired  Swayzak  / Headgear  collaboration  on  In  The  Car  Crash  in  2002. During  this  period Konrad  also  relocated  to  London,  producing  both  Drum  and  Bass  for  Ed  Rush  and  Optical’s  Virus Recordings, and Techno (together with March 21st) as Headgear including a remix of In A State for James
Lavelle’s U.N.K.L.E. project.. 
 
On returning home, Konrad  finally met up with  fellow Vancouverian Mathew Jonson who was already having massive success producing on his own It Is What It Is label. Together with Graham Boothby and Jesse Fisk  they  founded Wagon Repair, basically  “to do whatever  the hell we wanted  to do’’ and  in  a   relatively short space of time it’s developed into one of the most respected labels around. Konrad’s own approach  to music basically  sums  up  their original mandate  –  “It’s  important  to  let music mature  and resonate. It’s important to know who you are and to embrace the things that drive you  forward even  if
they seem strange to others’’. 
 
...like  dreaming  darkly  on  a  sunny  day.  There’s  certainly  a  Byronesque  quality  to  Black,  a  perpetual struggle between external  light  and  inner darkness  that unearths moments of beauty  in  the darkest corners of our collective consciousness. But fortune seems to favour the brave and  it’s with this firmly in mind that he leads the crowd through the night towards another Berlin sunrise.
 
 
 
Discography
 
Releases:
 
Nails (12")                 
240 Volts   
2002
 
 
Scrawled In Blood Across Your T-Shirt (12")         
240 Volts   
2003
 
 
Draconia (12")                 
Wagon Repair   
2005
 
 
Medusa Smile (Don't Look Back...) (12")         
Wagon Repair   
2005
 
 
Brown & Black EP (12", EP)            
Volt Musik   
2006
 
 
 
 
Appears On:
 
240 Volts 001 (as Conrad Black)    
Greyscale For Slow Building  
240 Volts  
2000
 
 
Two Hundred And Forty Volts Vol. 2   
White Cigarettes    
Swayzak Rec.   
2002
 
Fabric 11 (CD)         
White Cigarettes    
Fabric    
2003
 
Fabric CD Series 2002-2003 (Promo)   
White Cigarettes    
Fabric               
2003
 
 
U60311 Comp. House Division Vol. 2    
Busting Down The Door ...   
V2 Records  
2003
 
 
iFUNK           
Busting Down The Door ...   
Cocoon   
2004
 
 
Circoloco At DC10 Ibiza :    
Jefferson & Braeside     
Four:Twenty      
2005
 
 
Don't Look Back (CD)       
Medusa Smile     
Ultra Records   
2005
 
 
Fabric 23 (CD)         
Jefferson & Braeside     
Fabric (London) 
2005
 
 
In The Mix - Green & Blue (2xCD)   
Medusa Smile    
Cocoon   
2005
 
 
In The Mix - The Sound Of The Sixth Season 
Medusa Smile     
Cocoon   
2005
 
 
Inthemix.05         
Medusa Smile     
Tinted Records  
 
 
 
The Underground Sound Of Ibiza (CD)   
Draconia       
IDJ     
2005
 
 
U60311 Compilation        
Medusa Smile (Don't Lo...  
V2 Records   
2005
 
 
Bar Live After Music | Vol.2 (CD)   
Medusa Smile (Don't Lo...  
Not On Label   
2006
 
 
Honkytonks: The Last Dance (2xCD)   
Bill Deburg Group     
EQ / Stomp   
2006
 
 
min2MAX         
Ginkgankgonk     
M_nus     
2006
 
 
Relax Your Body (2xCD)     
Draconia       
Lasergun   
2006
 
 
She's A Dancing Machine (CD)     
Coma Couch Surfing, Co...   
M_nus     
2006
 
 
Spaceships And Pings (12")     
Coma Couch Surfing    
Items & Things   
2006
 
 
 
 
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min2MAX Part 2 (12", RE)     
Ginkgankgonk     
M_nus     
2007
 
 
 
Remixes:
 
Community Recordings      
Electrotech    
Totem Music     
2004
 
 
Villeneuve        
Graceland    
Different, PIAS France   
2004
 
 
Heim           
Zombie Party    
Crosstown Rebels   
2005
 
 
4th Anniversary Label Compilation: Hidden Tracks & Mixes (Part 1/2) (12")   
Mandarine Girl  
Get Physical Music   
2006
 
 
Heartthrob         
Baby Kate    
M_nus       
2007
 
 
Body Language (CD, Maxi)     
Body Language  
D:vision Records   
2007
 
 
TG          
Cave The Speakers    
Four:Twenty Rec. 
2007
 
 
Snax          
Honeymoon's Over  
Terranova Records  
2007
 
 
 Maertini Bros        
From Buleaux    
Poker Flat Recordings   
2007
 
 
Troy Pierce         
Konrad Gets Lost On The Way to DC10 
M_nus       
2007
 
 
Matthew Dear        
Mouth To Mouth (Whorenando’s Couch to Couch Mix)        
Spectral Sound   
2007
 
 
Will Saul & Tam Cooper     
Sequential Circus  
Simple Records   
2007
 
 
 
 
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