Dystopian Rhythm Podcast 085 – Gene Hoffmann
Gene Hoffmann has been a passionate and active part of the world techno fraternity since the mid 90’s. He is best known for his dynamic multichannel DJ sets that blend a broad range of techno that appeals to both the mind and feet. He’s also noted by some for his oddball sense of humour and for his infectious enthusiasm for techno music in general.
Since 1997 Gene has given his all as an underground techno DJ and occasional promoter. He has shared the stage with almost every international techno heavyweight, and has appeared at countless festivals, underground parties and club nights, including the spiritual home of techno – Tresor. He regularly travels across Australia, Asia and Europe to make noise and drink as much beer as possible.
Gene is a passionate controllerist and music gear junkie, and has been since digital DJing was in its infancy. After learning his trade on turntables for the best part of a decade Gene progressed on to Final Scratch in 2004. The possibilities of digital control, combined with a turntabilist’s ethos, has helped Gene scape his sound and find his niche.
Gene has been a driving force behind techno brands including Billion Underground, Jesus Horse and Panic Stricken Bovine. He lives in the Australian bush outside of Melbourne and loves nothing more than mixing at home with his mates in his studio. He doesn’t seek out weekly gigs anymore, but feels very privileged to be invited to play occasional good quality local, interstate and international techno events, and to share his music to the world techno community via podcast appearances and Soundcloud uploads.