RenKen



Freakclan, formally known as RenKen, consists of Techno DJ Kenny Dark (Kenny Szarka) famous for the Masters of Art events in ancient Guggelmann area in Roggwi, resident of the underground Freakclan Parties and long-term guitarist René Ammon of the hardcore band Wounds left Deeper, who has sucsessfully toured Europe. This is RenKen. That’s how two friends of completely different music spheres came together to make this electronic music project. They started their first music production together in november 2011. At the end oft that year they’ve debuted their new live set in a little club in Derendingen. Following this they performed in clubs in Langenthal, Burgdorf and Berne. Searching for new challenges RenKen concentrated on their live act and producing their own. In their acts they use APC20, APC40 and the Midicontroller UC-33, well known synthesizers like Korg MS-20 and Audio Axiome 49 with DAW of Ableton. RenKen draw their influences from regular Techno events in „Rohstofflager“ in Zürich at the end of the 90’s and the well known Dj’s like Deetron, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Kaiserdisco, Rush, Namito, Adam Beyer, Cari Lekebush, Dee tree-9. Their passion is to work with old school techno of the 90’s and create a new sound. Now they have an established fan base and in February 2013 they released the track «Ontuku» which went at number one on the Internet music plattform Myownmusic in the techno charts. The track up to yet has 5000 downloads and has been in the top 100 of the techno charts for several weeks. In January 2013 followed a live set on Berner Kulturradio RaBe. Up to yet RenKen have been playing in many clubs and underground parties for instant the regular sold out downstairs parties in market hall in Berne or underground parties of Freakclan. Since Mai 2014 RenKen are under contract with the Swiss electronic label „Leeloop Records“ and will bring out in October 2014 their first release. RenKen is planning to play live performances in selected clubs in foreign countries and to expand its fan base in the future. In Summer of 2016, RenKen won the Young Talent Contest in the Sun, Moon and star`s electronic Festival in Germany and playing Live Set for more tausend People. It followed several small Shows in regional clubs of the Bern. In April 2017 coming the next big performance at the We Love Techno Festival in Bern. RenKen performt in the supporting program of Sam Paganini and Dubfire yours live set. In August 2017 followed a radio show at the cultural radio LoRa at the Streetparade Warmup 2017 in Zurich. In the same time RenKen released for the first time on the Zurich label Stahlplatten Records another Realase and was able to assert itself within a short time in the Top 10 label charts on Beatport. As a result, RenKen has been able to steadily expand its fan community with its live performances to this day.

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