Chymera

Kompakt | Connaisseur | Ovum | Based in Berlin Germany

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BIOGRAPHY

Producing electronic music since 2002, Irishman Chymera first started gaining wider recognition in 2006. His track “Midnight at the Aquarium”, sitting neatly at the juxtaposition of house and techno, forcefully announced his arrival on the international scene. He followed this up with several key tracks on heavyweight labels like Ovum, Delsin and NRK and further solidified his intensely personal brand of melodic techno and house.

Adept at performing his own music, he’s honed his playing style over the years to the point where he can rock any stage, big or small, reinterpreting his favourite tracks for the audience and utilising various pieces of hardware in addition to his trusty Ableton setup. His energetic sets have brought him to almost every continent and some of the finest clubs and festivals in the world such as Panorama Bar, Today’s Art Festival, Womb, Output, Nachtdigital, Rex Club and more.

As well as releasing his introspective album “Death By Misadventure” on Connaisseur, notable tracks like his house hit “Curl” on Dirt Crew Recordings and emotional techno epic “Pump” on Cocoon, have found their way into the hearts of many DJ’s and fans around the world. It’s no wonder that he’s been personally approached to remix tracks by Moby, Funk D’Void, Alex Niggemann and Hunter/Game among others.

To this day he’s stayed true to himself, combining his love of Detroit techno and Chicago house into a thoroughly individual and distinctive mix. 2016 will see fresh EP’s on both Ovum and Cocoon, as well as a brand new ambient album under his alias Merrin Karras.

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

The Divided Self EP – Ovum Recordings 2016

Daso & Pawas – No Lead (Chymera Remix) 2016

Other Worlds EP – My Favorite Robot 2015

Rainbow Brite – Cocktail d’Amore 2014

Tidal/Moot Point – Ovum 2014

Under The Slip – Kompakt 2013

Disc EP – Dirt Crew 2013

Death By Misadventure LP – Connaisseur 2012

For The Lonely EP – Komplex De Deep 2011

Dreamrunner EP – Outpost 2010

Curl EP – Dirt Crew 2010

Ghosts EP – Connaisseur 2010

Pump 10″ – Cocoon 2010

Sumatra EP – Figure 2009

2 Below/Saphiron EP – NRK 2008

Ellipsis EP – Figure 2008

Caprica Burning EP – Connaisseur 2008

Wish EP – NRK 2007

Shadowdancer EP – ORK 2007

Umbrella EP – Ovum 2007

Arabesque EP – Tishomingo 2007

Hundulu EP – Delsin 2007

Midnight at the Aquarium EP – Mezzotinto – 2006

Remixes

Moby – The Last Day Feat. Skylar Grey (Chymera Remix) – Little Idiot Records 2014

NEWS

Chymera has being hard at work in recent months and the fruits of this labour are now becoming clear with his excellent EP “The Divided Self” having just dropped on Ovum. He has a collaboration with Aril Brikha on the way as well as 3 track EP on Cocoon due out in July. He will also release an ambient album under his alias Merrin Karras on “A Strangely Isolated Place” in June.

DATES

18 Aug Output, New York
29 Jul Gem Fest, Anaklia
08 Jul Urlaub Festival, Bilzen
19 May Chalet, Berlin
23 Jun Kater Blau, Berlin
28 Apr Wilden Renate, Berlin
25 Mar Over & Out at The Tao Terraces, Bangalore
25 Feb Suicide Circus, Berlin
18 Feb Ohrwurm, Kuala Lumpur
17 Feb Kilo Lounge, Singapore
11 Feb Garito Club, Palma
30 Jan Tresor, Berlin
20 Jan Sweat Lodge x About Blank, Berlin

2016

03 Dec Lanna Club, Gijon
02 Dec Studio 76, Madrid
22 Oct Wilden Renate, Berlin
03 Sep Monchrome, Herzliya
27 Aug Suicide Circus, Berlin
15 Aug Sage Beach, Berlin
09 Jul Schon Schon, Mainz
04 Jun Chocolate Festival, Lausanne
21 May Watergate, Berlin
12 May Café Berlín, Madrid
06 May Piaf, Antwerp
30 Apr Dampfzentrale, Bern
16 Apr Alles Los, Amsterdam
05 Apr Boudoir club, Dubai
18 Mar Tresor, Berlin
12 Mar Grenswerk, Venlo
15 Jan La Chaufferie du Moulin Rouge, Paris
04 Jan Tresor, Berlin
03 Jan Kater Blau, Berlin

2015

12 Dec Weyde³, Berlin
28 Nov Musikbunker, Aachen
25 Nov Watergate, Berlin
21 Nov Corsica Studios, London
20 Nov SíDúBí A HOSTEL TAKEOVER, Kerry
14 Nov Welcome to the Future at Elementenstraat, Amsterdam
17 Oct NGHTDVSN ADE at Het Sieraad, Amsterdam
16 Oct Connaisseur x La Reve Showcase at De Balie, Amsterdam
16 Oct Ovum Showcase at Westerunie, Amsterdam
15 Oct Sweat Lodge ADE at Club NL, Amsterdam
14 Oct SoHaSo x Correspondant @ Feijoa Cocktailbar, Amsterdam
10 Oct Wats, Belgrade
25 Sep La Terassa, Barcelona
05 Sep Astropolis, Brest City
08 Aug Luft & Liebe 2015 Kultur-Festival, Berlin
01 Aug Harry Klein, Munich
31 Jul Moog, Barcelona
04 Jul Trossen Los! Boot 1, Amsterdam
21 Jun Superdiesel, Antwerp
20 Jun The Arch, Brighton
19 Jun Prægewerk, Berlin
12 Jun Vitamin Cubes, Tbilisi
04 Jun EOS Festival, Erding
30 May Radion, Amsterdam
29 May Gewölbe, Cologne
23 May Terminal, Lyon
09 May Stereo, Montreal
07 May Spy Bar, Chicago
06 May Couture, Los Angeles
01 May Rex, Paris
30 Apr Arena, Berlin
18 Apr Watergate, Berlin
11 Apr Tao Terraces, Bangalore
11 Apr Goethe Institute, Bangalore (Workshop)
05 Apr Electron Festival, Geneva (Workshop)
21 Mar Ruigoord Church, Amsterdam
20 Mar The Beaverworks, Leeds
13 Mar Katerblau, Berlin
28 Feb Gloss, Milan
27 Feb Villa Nova, Hamburg
21 Feb Re:Publik, Waterford
20 Feb Opium Rooms, Dublin
17 Feb BobBeaman, Munich
07 Feb Studio Martin, Bucharest
31 Jan Artheater, Cologne (night)
31 Jan WesterUnie, Amsterdam (day)
23 Jan Village Underground, London
17 Jan Watergate, Berlin
04 Jan Panorama Bar, Berlin
03 Jan Skala, Bielefeld

2014

31 Dec Origami, Treviso
06 Dec Chalet, Berlin
19 Oct Canvas @ ADE, Amsterdam
16 Oct Elementenstraat @ ADE, Amsterdam
04 Oct Verboten, New York
06 Sep Papaya Beach, Tulum
23 Aug Kuns Festival, Amsterdam
26 Jul Stekker Festival, Utrecht
11 Jul Bara Magnus, Gothenburg
28 Jun Sr Ming, Rosario
27 Jun Creed, Buenos Aires
14 Jun Day n Nite Fest at Penthaus, Erding
13 Jun Watergate, Berlin
11 Jun 2Ovum Sonar at Boulevard, Barcelona
07 Jun Uberhaus, Beirut
25 May Output, New York
24 May Monarch, San Fransisco
23 May Spy Bar, Chicago
17 May Soenda Festival, Utrecht
10 May myu:zik at Schlachthof, Krefeld
30 Apr Greissmuehle, Berlin
18 Apr Cabal, Toronto
17 Apr Habitat Living Sound, Calgary
04 Apr Revier Club, Zurich
28 Mar Story Roof Top Lounge, Dubai
22 Mar Schon Schon, Mainz
16 Mar Weekend, Berlin
15 Mar Next Mondays Hangover, Amsterdam
08 Mar Whippoorwill, Oviedo
07 Mar Moog, Barcelona
01 Mar Sfinks700, Sopot
31 Jan Rolling Stock, London
25 Jan Tresor, Berlin

2013

20 Dec Panorama Bar, Berlin
14 Dec Toffler, Rotterdam
14 Nov Darwin Club, Birigui
09 Nov Klang, Rio de Janeiro
08 Nov Club 88, Campinas
07 Nov Bar Secreto, Sao Paulo
02 Nov Tresor, Berlin
01 Nov Bootleg, Tel Aviv (to be rescheduled)
26 Oct Wilden Renate, Berlin
20 Sep Habitat Living Sound, Calgary
13 Sep Ritter Butzke, Berlin
07 Sep Manoir de Martinrou, Brussels
06 Sep Disco Zwei, Mannheim
17 Aug Griessmuehle, Berlin
11 Aug Groen als Gras, Amsterdam
03 Aug Nachtdigital Festival, Cavertitz
27 Jul Somewhere in the Woods, Croatia
26 Jul Somewhere in the Woods, Croatia
22 Jul Holy Pink, Tilburg
19 Jul Prince Charles, Berlin
14 Jul Chalet, Berlin
11 Jul Cookies, Berlin
06 Jul Club Autonomica, Munich
29 Jun ARTheater, Cologne
28 Jun [mie] @ NuSpirit Club, Bratislava
19 Jun White (DJ), Ibiza
18 Jun Sankeys (LIve), Ibiza
24 May Chalet, Berlin
18 May Civic, Sydney
17 May Brown Alley, Melbourne
10 May Silbergold, Frankfurt
04 May Mongo Festival, Dublin
30 Apr Katerholzig, Berlin
14 Apr Greifmuele, Berlin
30 Mar Fiese Remise, Berlin
17 Mar Weekend, Berlin
15 Mar Loftus Hall, Berlin
09 Mar Albeniz, Gijon
08 Mar Moog, Barcelona