KiNK Breaches the Gap Between Audience and Performer in Stone Techno Festival Debut

Luca Rizzello

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KiNK Breaches the Gap Between Audience and Performer in Stone Techno Festival Debut

KiNK fired up the debut edition of Stone Techno Festival with over two hours of texturally rich, varied, and rocket-fuelled house and techno. Taking place at UNESCO World Heritage site Zeche Zollverein – a massive former industrial site and coal mine in Western Germany – Stone Techno also featured the likes of Dax J, Ellen Allien, D. Dan, and more.

KiNK - Stone Techno 2022 - @ARTE Concert

Hailing from Sofia, Bulgaria, KiNK brought his characteristically interactive live performance to the festival. Amongst his dizzying array of live equipment is a remote that he swings through the air and occasionally hands over to members of the crowd. With each swoop, a percussive sample is released through the speakers, bringing an explosive level of energy.

According to KiNK, it was one the most challenging sets he’d ever played, as the strong sunlight made it impossible for him to read his gear. Nevertheless, the incredible vibe and electric atmosphere never dipped.

KiNK ascended the ladder of the music industry without a support network, campaign, or any media hype, but through his music alone – both live and in the studio. He first gained recognition in 2008 with his collaborative releases alongside Neville Watson on Amsterdam’s Rush Hour imprint. Later, an unassuming video of KiNK tweaking a drum machine at home led him to a slot at Berlin’s iconic Panorama Bar, which was followed by years of global touring.

Catch KiNK at a torrent of upcoming festivals and clubs this year, including Sonus Festival in Croatia, and Contours Festival in Paris.

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