TR-101 is the collaborative live project of DJ Pete and Sleeparchive

Dj Pete

If you want to trace the beginnings of DJ Pete’s status in Techno culture, you have to go back a very long way. He emerged as a DJ in the pioneering days of the Berlin scene during the late 80s and joined Hard Wax in 1991.

As a producer he made his name with the first release on Chain Reaction in 1995, a sub-label of the Basic Channel imprint, together with René Löwe aka Vainqueur as Scion. Scion also released the first commercially available CD ever produced with the then newly developed software Ableton Live in 2002 and later continued their collaboration as Substance & Vainqueur on the label Scion Versions. Substance, the acclaimed alias DJ Pete uses for his own productions has a back catalogue of highly influential solo efforts and an impressive string of acclaimed remixes for pivotal Techno artists like Juan Atkins, Regis, Kessell, Orphx, Robert Hood, Rhythm & Sound, Monolake or Shed, among many others.

DJ Pete earned similar respect behind the decks, combining highly individual yet refined mixing skills with both his vast encyclopedic knowledge of Techno history and an unquenchable thirst for new sounds that carry the potential to push all boundaries. Beyond that his energetic sets also incorporate elements of pure Techno, the Hard Wax tradition and powerful House tracks. His seemingly unlimited scope is informed by frequent Dynamic Tension nights at Tresor in the late 90s with Surgeon and his residency at Berghain since its opening, as well as countless successful gigs at the most crucial nights of the scene’s international circuit. He is also known to merge Techno with Dubstep and selecting Reggae, particularly while working the mighty Killasan sound system as core DJ member of the seminal Wax Treatment events.

DJ Pete’s lauded signature style also benefits from his numerous experiences as part of the cherished live acts TR-101 (an improvisational live act in collaboration with Sleeparchive), Scion (either with or without vocalist Paul St. Hilaire), and gigs with many other likeminded DJ innovators. A typical DJ Pete performance is always delivering an array of programming, sequencing, layering and live effects that goes well beyond a mere presentation of tracks. True to Techno’s original claim, innovations in sound and technology are intuitively employed to achieve a floor sensation that manages to involve the crowd on as many levels as possible.


Roger Semsroth aka Sleeparchive, grew up in East Berlin, but he did not belong to the GDR born and raised kids that embraced Techno as soon as the Wall came down. His first love were Post Punk electronics of the darker kind and EBM, but those soon surpassed being mere references when he first made his name with the widely acclaimed projects Skanfrom and Television Set.

But he felt in love with Techno in the mid 90s, as the sound had already outgrown the raw disarray of its pioneering days. The sounds that attracted him to the proceedings were much more refined, reduced, and intense, produced by artists like Jeff Mills, Mika Vainio and Richie Hawtin.

When the first Sleeparchive 12″ hit the shelves of Berlin’s seminal Hard Wax record store institution in 2004, its success and impact on the international club scene seemed sudden at first, but well deserved as well.

The run of subsequent releases in the following years fulfilled every early promise with aplomb.

It established an impressive career that lasts to this day, and will most certainly continue for quite some time to come.

He soon joined the staff of the store that helped him to get recognized, and as other Hard Wax affiliated artists, he chose to keep his public profile low.

But his profile as producer did not remain low at all.

It soon became very obvious that the idea of Techno Sleeparchive pursued would not succumb to the trend imperatives of the scene.

It was steadily dwelling on the initial enthusiasm for the music, whilst determinedly developing a signature sound further on with every new track, or remixes of likeminded other tracks, thus forming a body of work that is pure consequence, a whole canon of systematic studies in kicks, bleeps and loops, its frequencies and atmospherics bleak enough to not divert from anything you hear, and move to.

Soon enough dues were not only continuously paid by DJs and music enthusiasts all over the world, but also by those who inspired him, and he became a genuine key figure of Techno himself.

Thankfully Sleeparchive did not remain a non-visible studio entity for too long.

And just as his music became an integral part of the international Techno soundtrack, his live performances followed suit, either on his own or as TR-101 with fellow Hard Wax colleague DJ Pete aka Substance.

For years now he was invited to unleash his sounds at nearly every major club and festival of the worldwide Techno circuit, carefully restructuring and redefining released and unreleased tracks in the process, meeting his deep concentration at work with crowds propelled to work even more.

This archive offers few distractions, fewer compromises, and not much sleep.



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Festival Forte 2019


Festival Forte 2019

Festival Forte 2019

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