Pantha Du Prince

From15 December 2018to 19 January 2019

Pantha Du Prince

https://www.songkick.com/artists/318700-pantha-du-prince/calendar

is a producer, composer and conceptual artist hailing from Bad Wildungen, West Germany born in 1975. Since his debut in 2005, he has released four albums and become as well known for his art exhibitions as he is for his pioneering work in minimal techno.

Hendrik Weber is nothing if not a prodigy. The kind of artist who epitomizes both the aural and the visual senses of the word, he debuted as Pantha Du Prince in 2002 with a 12” four track E.P called “Nowhere”. The record was released on the Hamburg based electronica label Hide, whom he had a solid working relationship with until 2010. The E.P enjoyed massive critical acclaim but Weber wisely decided to take his time with the follow-up, waiting until 2004 to follow it up with his debut album, “Diamond Daze”. With its combination of minimal techno influences and sounds taken from early 90’s shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine, this was the record that made Weber a name outside of Europe. However, Weber wasn’t going to follow it up quickly, instead of releasing two 12” records in 2005 and 2006, along with a smattering of singles under his own name.

Since then, Weber has remained one of the most acclaimed artists in German techno, cemented by switching record labels in 2010 from his home on Hiding to the British indie legends Rough Trade. His mastery of the avant-garde even extends to the conceptual art exhibitions he’s been featured in since 2004 and he remains an influential name in the world’s techno scene to this day, able to work with the likes of Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem and !!! on the same album to name but a few. After over a decade in the business, he’s still innovating and inspiring, for that, he comes highly recommended.

Saturday 15 December 2018
Pantha du Prince
Yes Basement, Manchester, UK

Saturday 19 January 2019
Pantha du Prince
Barbican Centre, London, UK

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