A ‘pan-pot’ is a simple, functional dial that governs the left and right axis of the stereo field, useful but unremarkable; Mobilee’s Pan-Pot is an entirely different proposition, a duo whose mastery of audio principles allows them to turn conventions on their heads, casting functionality aside as they plumb the deep, uncharted depths of pitch-black techno. Since their inception in 2005, Pan-Pot have become a dominant presence in techno music. Tagging themselves as “the dark side of the force”, Pan-Pot have melted minds, warped perceptions and reinvigorated the dancefloor with their heady, unorthodox sound; within their work, subtle pitch manipulations square off with wall-of-sound distortion, the dark stomp of 4/4 is tamed by intricate sound design, and minimalistic frameworks duel with throbbing bass lines, epic builds, and murky, off-kilter melodies. Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix met at Berlin’s SAE (School of Audio Engineering), and their studies in the production and manipulation of sound aided them in identifying Pan-Pot’s overarching sound aesthetic. In 2005 they joined the label Mobilee Records and within weeks they released Mobilee’s second ever release „Copy and Paste“. The defining moment of Pan-Pot’s career came in 2007 with the release of their debut album “Pan-O-Rama”. More recently “Captain My Captain” (November 2010) has demonstrated their classic, strong and timely production style, presenting them as the most consistent purveyors of techno around. Their DJ sets reveal a keen understanding of the dancefloor’s needs, and they are unconstrained by boundaries, traversing techno, house and everything in between. Pan-Pot may have taken their name from an unexceptional element of studio equipment, but as with their music, they have rewritten notions of form and function through their own idiosyncratic language; once you’ve experienced Pan-Pot’s colossal, haunting soundscapes you will never forget them.
2014 – Pan-Pot – Grey Matter – Second State – 12″
2014 – Pan-Pot – Cells – Second State – 12”
2012 – Pan-Pot – White Fiction – Mobilee – 12″
2012 – Pan-Pot – Gravity – Mobilee – 12″
2011 – Pan-Pot – Captain My Captain Remixes – Mobilee – MP3
2010 – Pan-Pot – Captain My Captain – Mobilee – 12″
2009 – Pan-Pot – Confronted – Mobilee – 12″