ULTRASTATION

  • Labels Mary Black, Discos Átonicos
  • Based Utrecht, The Netherlands
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If Happn for musicians only existed, this duo would’ve met way before they finally bumped into each other in Utrecht’s night life. For years, these two music aficionados danced until dawn to the same beat at local venue Tivoli Oudegracht, only a few feet apart. Years later, the stars finally aligned: that’s when the hypnotizing techno of Nuno Dos Santos clashed into the thumping electro kicks of Ben Spaander (aka Cosmic Force). The duo found each other either on the dance floor and in the studio: a new musical collaboration was born. Ultrastation’s electrifying dynamic expresses itself through a hybrid live setting in which dj set and modular synth performance seamlessly merge into each other, creating a comet rain of techno, 909s with amplified low ends and vocoder-improvs, all on top of exquisitely mixed tracks. A formula more inflammable than a rocket’s bottom: festival sites in vortex and clubs in ecstasy (Wildeburg, Drift and HÖR Radio being excellent proof) set a new standard for live techno, all before the Ultrastation mothership sets off for another destination. With a total experience of 50 years in night life, these two local charmers from Utrecht are completive like yin to yang, Han to Chemie or Kirk to Spock. Ultrastation stuns, bedazzles, spaces out and zones in: they are the living proof of the sum of parts. To infinity and beyond.

After years spending hidden in their Telsa feeder Laboratory sending out all possible waves into the cosmos, here they are to present their music in form. Trippy techno, spaced out electro, quirky acid and everything between solidified channels is all to be expected from these two Dutch icons.

The first release will appear on Mary Go Black and a second one will be released in march 2019 on Discos Átonicos. Turn on, tune in, fly out.

31 Dec TBA, TBA
09 Dec TBA, TBA
22 Oct Melkweg, Amsterdam
09 Oct Thuishaven, Amsterdam
01 Oct BASIS, Utrecht
03 Sep Lief Festival, Utrecht
23 Jul Welcome to the Future, Amsterdam
24 Jun Renate, Berlin
10 Jun De Marktkantine, Amsterdam
28 May Luxor Live, Arnhem
14 May De Havenloods, Utrecht
27 Apr Cartel at WesterUnie, Amsterdam
09 Apr Tivoli, Utrecht
27 Mar Bret, Amsterdam
18 Feb Tivoli, Utrecht

2021
15 Aug Ultrastation at Bret, Amsterdam
07 Aug Have a Nice Day, Borculo
30 Jul Tivoli, Utrecht

2020
23 Dec Helling, Utecht

2019
31 Dec Ekko at De Nijverheid, Utrecht
07 Dec ART MACHINES at De Nijverheid, Utrecht
23 Nov Herfstdrift, Nijmegen
17 Oct BRET X Something Happening Somewhere, Amsterdam
10 Aug Paradigm Festival, Groningen
03 Aug Thuishaven, Amsterdam
14 Jul Wildeburg, Kraggenburg
22 Jun Melkweg, Amsterdam
26 May Thuishaven, Amsterdam
19 May Colorado Charlie, Scheveningen
16 Mar Melkweg, Amsterdam
02 Mar Mantis Festival, Utrecht
08 Feb Grasnapolsky, Groningen
11 Jan Sugar Factory, Amsterdam