Moritz von Oswald is a classically trained percussionist and former member of the 1980s German post-punk band Palais Schaumburg. In the early ’90s, von Oswald became a central figure in Berlin’s nascent techno scene, which revolved around the now legendary and still operational Tresor nightclub. Through his production work for Tresor’s record label, along with Thomas Fehlmann (who also played in Palais Schaumburg), von Oswald established crucial relationships with Detroit techno innovators such as Juan Atkins, Robert Hood and Jeff Mills. Von Oswald also co-founded the seminal production duo and label Basic Channel with Mark Ernestus, pioneering the dub techno and minimal techno subgenres in the process. This evening, von Oswald performs his new live show, titled Akklamation. DJ Matt McDermott opens the night.

Moritz von Oswald plays with DJ Matt McDermott at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 at Zebulon.

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