Insect O. is a electronic music artist based in Dresden. He creates and performs ambient and dub techno music. With “Sandstones” he presents a new 3 track vinyl EP of his handcrafted dub techno sound. But there is always more to discover.
Beside his music, Hartmann shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. At the Atacama desert he found the inspiration for his first full lenght released in 2018. With Melbourne’s Echo Inspectors he recorded Bourne Dub and Bribie Dub which has been released on australian Primary [Colours] imprint.
The roots of his music are somewhere between dub and detroit techno, inspired by artists like Basic Channel or Maurizio. His goal is to transform dub and detroit techno in an up-to-date audio frame, ranging from spheric and hypnotic to rough and driven. Most of his music has been released on his own Etui Records imprint. But that´s not all.
In the studio he combines modern production techniques with analogue gear, modular synthesizers and field recordings.
Always on the look to enhance his art and skills he attended to FELD workshop with Ulf Langheinrich at ICAS festival 2015 and several other workshops.
In 2022 he started studying Media Technology / Media Informatics (B.Sc.) at IU – Internationale Hochschule.
Insect O. is an old hand in Dresden’s electronic music scene. Enthusiastic about the radio show “electronics” on East German radiostation DT64 in the early nineties he started buying records and making music at the age of 14. In the late 90s he was co-promoter and resident dj of Dresden’s famous techno club Flugzeugwerft. As the clubd had to close it’s doors, he founded Etui Records in 1998.
Nowadays he is member of DAVE festival board with focus on organizing workshops about music production. Together with video artist Highpitchedblack he also invites artist to bring their sound and video maschines for DAVE Live Jam concert.
Insect O. – Sandstones – Etui Records
Insect O. – Ushuaia – Etui Records
Insect O. – Landscapes, Loops & Lowpass Gates – Etui Records
Insect O. – Bondi Dub – Etui Records
Insect O. – Birds Over Hong Kong – Etui Records
Insect O. – Reflections – Etui Records
Insect O. – Flugzeugwerft EP – Etui Records
Insect O. & Pro.Ton – Connecting music – Etui Records
Echo Inspectors & Insect O. – Bourne Dub – Primary [Colours]
Echo Inspectors & Insect O. – Bribie Dub – Primary [Colours]
Alessandro Crimi – Jericho – Etui Records
Echtzeit – Four (Insect O.’s Striesen Re-dub) – Melted Recordings
Helly Larson – Dubcreatours (Insect O.’s Striesen Re-dub) – Etoka Shapes
Anton Lanski – Kill Me – Etoka Records
Monomood – Absolute Control – Abstract Animal
Alessandro Crimi – Space Cocktail – Etui Records
Matthias Springer – Inner Gap (Insect O’s Inner Tube Remix) – Diametral
Matthias Springer – Shadows Of The Past (Insect O. 90’s Rave Remix) – Diametral
Insect O. – Kondor (Etui Winter Camp 3)
Insect O. – Forest Of The Monkeys (Etui Winter Camp 4)
Insect O. – Fin Del Mundo (Etui Winter Camp 5)
Insect O. – Der Blaue Komet (Etui Winter Camp 6)
Insect O. – Konneritz – Made Of Concrete
Insect O. – Drifting On Water – insectorama
some events / venues he played at:
Fusion 2013, DAVE Festival, One22 Sydney, The Loop Melbourne, Basement Hong Kong, Treehouse Koh Phangan, Climax Institut Suttgart, Sektor Evolution, Moxxom Festival, Electronic Valley Festival