Cassegrain
Prologue | Infrastructure NY | Based in Berlin, Germany
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BIOGRAPHY

In techno circles, Cassegrain shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. With a label résumé that includes, among others, Prologue, Infrastructure New York, Killekill, and Ostgut Ton — as well as highly regarded performances at Berghain, Village Underground, and Output — they’ve more than stamped their name on the scene. Alex Tsiridis and Hüseyin Evirgen — the two artists behind Cassegrain — formed the project after a chance meeting at the Redbull Music Academy in Barcelona. In the years following, they collaborated remotely via email, sending stems back and forth before making a move to Berlin where they currently share a studio.

Back in May 2016, the duo folded a former secret alias and launched it as a label under the same name, Arcing Seas. The first release was ARCS-01, an intense and varied three-tracker of warped beauty. A second release will be out in a few months, followed by a third shortly after—a testament to the duo’s relentless work ethic.

Although Tsiridis and Evirgen obviously have an affinity for collaboration—the pair also work alongside Tin Man, a relationship that has delivered a handful of EPs and standout live shows—they are also now stepping out as solo artists. Evirgren’s first record as Magna Pia was released via Counterchange at the beginning of September, and in a couple of weeks, Tsiridis will release as Rhyw on Rotterdam’s Tar Hallow.
(by Luke Cheadle, XLR8R)

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

2015

Korridor – Dyson Sphere (Cassegrain Swarm version), 12” vinyl & digital, Hypnus Records (HYPNUSZODIAC)

Korridor – Dyson Sphere (Cassegrain Stellar version), 12” vinyl & digital, Hypnus Records (HYPNUSZODIAC)

Jeff Derringer – Ballorama (Cassegrain Dub), 12” vinyl, L.A.G. (LAG004)

2014

Centres Of Distraction, 3×12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRGLP007)

Blood Distributed as Pure Colour, 12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG036)

Tiamat Remixes (Inland, TM404, Mike Parker, Svreca), 12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG035)

Co-ops Vol. 1, “Nam-Shub”, 12” vinyl, Counterchange (COUNTER004)

Tiga – Dance Action: “Sex Kit” with Tin Man (from Killekill 015), CD, MIxmag (MIXMAG 10/14)

Advanced Human – Grinding (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl & digital, Dynamic Reflection (DREF020)

Federico Albanese – Carousel #3 (Rework by Cassegrain), 12” vinyl, Denovali Records (den208)

Mike Parker – Lustration Three (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG037)

Damaskin – Kaona II (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl, Concrete Records (CLTD-003)

Edit Select – Asperity (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl, Selected Edits (SELECTEDEDITS 04)

2013

High & Low EP (with Tin Man), 12” vinyl & digital, Killekill (KILLEKILL015)

Tiamat, 2×12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG030)

Krake 001, “Serpent”, vinyl, CD, digital, Krake (KRAKE001LP / KRAKE001CD)

DJ Nobu ‎– Crustal Movement Volume 01 – Dream Into Dream: “Skin” (from Coptic EP Prologue PRG025) CD, Tearbridge Records

Charlton – The Road to Emptiness (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl & digital, Mord (MORD002)

Alexander Kowalski – Dircksen (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl & digital, SCR Dark Series (SCR-D 001)

2012

Carnal EP (with Tin Man), 12” vinyl & digital, Killekill (KILLEKILL008)

Plate EP, 12” vinyl & digital, Modal Analysis (MA01)

Painter – Palette EP, 12” vinyl & digital, M_Rec Ltd (M_REC LTD 11)

Coptic EP, 12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG025)

Nonnative 04, “Sennit”, 12” vinyl, Semantica (SEMANTICA NNN 03)

Killekill Megahits compilation, “Athletic” with Tin Man, 3×12” vinyl, Killekill (KILLEKILL010)

Minuszwei – N1 (Cassegrain remix), 12” vinyl & digital, Wall Music LTD (WMLTD003)

2011

Mikrowave 5 years, part 3 (Sigha, Giorgio Gigli remixes), digital, Mikrowave (MWAVE14)

Dropa EP, 12” vinyl & digital, Prologue (PRG021)

2010

Cotton EP, 12” vinyl & digital, incl. Perc remix, Mikrowave (MWAVE13)

NEWS

Following recent releases as Cassegrain & Tin Man on Ostgut Ton, and Inland and Function’s Infrastructure NY imprint, Cassegrain have been busy with gigging and first-rate mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor. Be sure to check out their recent live set for Boiler Room Berlin alongside acid heavy-weight Tin Man.

DATES

22 Jul Live w/ Tin Man @ Gem Fest, Ankalia
26 May UNDER Festival, Riga
12 May Village Underground, London
08 Apr Loopy, Hangzhou
07 Apr Headquarters, Singapore
01 Apr Vent, Tokyo
31 Mar Live @ Vurt, Seoul
24 Mar w/Tin Man Live @ Villa Rouge, Lattes
17 Mar Live @ Six Dogs, Athens
18 Feb Live @ IFZ, Leipzig
11 Feb Live @ Serendipity, Foligno
10 Feb Live @ Hooked On, Vilnius
03 Feb Live @ Le Vauban, Brest
28 Jan Staub, Berlin
13 Jan w/Tin Man Live @ Warehouse Alternative, Paris

2016

09 Dec w/Tin Man LIVE @ MeetFactory, Prague
03 Dec LivE @ MS Treue, Bremen
26 Nov Live @ Ex Dogana Lab, Rome
12 Nov DJ @ Tresor, Berlin
04 Nov w/Tin Man LIVE @ Union, Los Angeles
14 Oct Live @ Symthetic, Thessaloniki
07 Oct Live @ Pulse Msc @ 1988 Live Club, Rennes
24 Sep w/Tin Man LIVE @ Village Underground, London
16 Sep LIVE @ ESCH @ Griessmuhle, Berlin
10 Sep Live & DJ @ Output, New York
03 Sep w/Tin Man LIVE @ Killekill Showcase, Paris
01 Sep w/Tin Man LIVE @ Space, Ibiza
20 Aug LIVE @ Afro Banana Republic Festival, Cyprus
23 Jul LIVE @ Bassiani, Tbilisi
10 Jul EXIT Festival, Serbia
18 Jun DJ @ Berghain, Berlin
11 Jun w/Tin Man LIVE & Dj @ Contact, Tokyo
10 Jun LIVE @ Vurt, Seoul
08 Jun w/Tin Man LIVE @ Dommune, Tokyo
04 Jun LIVE @ TBA Warehouse, Dallas
02 Jun LIVE @ F8, San Francisco
29 May LIVE @ Movement After Party, Detroit
27 May LIVE @ Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, USA
21 May LIVE @ Nocturnal, Denver, USA
20 May LIVE @ Aphotic, New York, USA
14 May DJ @ Container @ Trabendo, Paris
04 May LIVE @ Music From Exo-Planet Label Night, Nimes
15 Apr LIVE w/Tin Man @ Nitsa, Barcelona
09 Apr DJ @ Goethebunker, Essen
02 Apr LIVE w/Tin Man @ Transport, Rotterdam
17 Mar LIVE @ The Block, Tel Aviv
05 Mar DJ @ Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen
19 Feb LIVE @ IPSE, Berlin
13 Feb DJ @ MMA, Munich
23 Jan DJ @ Berghain, Berlin
02 Jan DJ @ Bassiani, Tbilisi
01 Jan LIVE w/ Tin Man @ TBA, Amsterdam

2015

05 Dec LIVE @ About Blank, Berlin
04 Dec LIVE @ Rendez-Vous Sauvage, La Rochelle
23 Oct LIVE @ Alchemy, Rome
17 Oct DJ @ M-Bia, Berlin
03 Oct LIVE @ Studio 80, Amsterdam
02 Oct LIVE @ Lux Frágil, Lisbon
27 Sep 4D LIVE @ Today’s Art Festival, The Hague
26 Sep LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Today’s Art Festival, The Hague
23 Sep LIVE @ Decibel Festival, Seattle
20 Sep LIVE @ Mount Analog at Medusa Lounge, Los Angeles
12 Sep LIVE @ IBoat, Bordeaux, France
11 Sep DJ @ Arena, Berlin
05 Sep DJ @ Input, Tbilisi
04 Sep DJ @ Corsica Studios, London
04 Sep LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Corsica Studios, London
22 Aug LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Culture Box, Copenhagen
07 Aug LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Krake Festival, Berlin
18 Jul LIVE @ Siroco, Madrid
11 Jul LIVE w/ Tin Man @ K-Town Festival, Kortrijk
20 Jun 4D LIVE @ 4D Sound, Amsterdam
24 May DJ @ Au Garden, Paris
23 May DJ @ Fuse, Bari
20 May LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Boiler Room, Berlin
16 May LIVE w/ Tin Man @ Berghain, Berlin
09 May LIVE @ Oktave at Smart Bar, Chicago
08 May LIVE @ Flash, Washington DC
03 May LIVE @ Movement Festival pre-event at Tangent Gallery, Detroit
01 May LIVE @ Motor at Kremwerk, Seattle
25 Apr LIVE @ Institut Für Zukunft, Leipzig
18 Apr DJ @ Kosmonaut, Berlin
21 Mar LIVE @ Stattbad, Berlin
14 Mar LIVE @ Grelle Forelle, Vienna
13 Feb DJ @ Romy S, Stuttgart
31 Jan LIVE @ Sound Department, Taranto
18 Jan LIVE with Tin Man @ Concrete, Paris
09 Jan LIVE @ Harry Klein, Munich

2014

31 Dec LIVE with Tin Man (debut) @ Griessmuhle, Berlin
14 Dec LIVE @ Le Sucre, Lyon
13 Dec LIVE @ Le Baby, Marseille
29 Nov LIVE @ Projekt Lab, Poznan
21 Nov DJ @ Batofar, Paris
01 Nov LIVE @ Berghain, Berlin
17 Oct LIVE @ Sector, Cologne
03 Oct DJ @ DV1, Lyon
27 Sep LIVE @ Pravda, Moscow
13 Sep DJ @ Goethebunker, Essen
10 Sep LIVE @ Social Club, Paris
10 Aug LIVE @ Aurora Festival at Guendalina, Lecce
18 Jul LIVE @ KB18, Copenhagen
12 Jul DJ @ Tundra Festival, Lithuania
15 Jun DJ @ Praxis, Amsterdam
30 May LIVE @ Get Horse, Nantes
24 May LIVE @ Stattbad, Berlin
25 Apr April – LIVE @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris
12 Apr LIVE @ Flux, Vienna
22 Mar DJ @ Reaktor, Amsterdam
08 Mar DJ @ Golden Pudel, Hamburg
07 Mar LIVE @ Tresor, Berlin
01 Mar LIVE @ Fasma Festival, Athens
13 Feb LIVE @ GOA, Rome
10 Jan DJ @ About Blank, Berlin
01 Jan LIVE @ Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg