Off the back of a jam-packed 2019 touring schedule that’s already taken him down the eastern USA coastline, across Europe and through the vibrant Asian scene, Henning Baer is finally gracing Australian shores once again following his memorable 2016 visit. An expert manufacturer of progressive, no-holds-barred techno, Baer’s meticulous sound is one of an artist with the highest of standards.Having recently enlisted the help of industry heavyweights Helena Hauff, Tham & Stranger in celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his now well-renowned Grounded Theory night, MANHIGH label boss Baer’s validity as a key influence on the scene is nigh undeniable. With demand only rising for his services, this year’s performances include the closing of the Boiler Room in Belgium in July, an invitation to support Len Faki at ADE and recurring Berghain Klubnacht appearances.
Fortunately, Baer’s hiatus is soon to finish, as he and his infectious take on music make their long-awaited return to Australia for two dates.
As the senior resident DJ of Grounded Theory, one of its founders, curator of its celebrated agency and events, and a DJ of worldwide renown for ability and tastes, Henning Baer forged his enviable résumé with his own hands. Directed with acute vision and unerring judgment, Henning’s long years at the front lines of electronic music remains diverse and cutting edge. Henning Baer’s DJ sets combine music from different eras and areas, remaining rooted in techno while shedding light on sounds less frequently heard on Berlin dance floors: forward UK music, experimental electronics, and underground techno names from across the globe, both new and established.
The launch of his own MANHIGH imprint buttresses the foundation of his own work, to be built up alongside a select few whose productions meet the curatorial acumen of one of techno’s finest ears. After esteemed releases on Sonic Groove, K209 and elsewhere, fans worldwide have much to look forward to from a label whose standards match those of Grounded Theory. Already a respected artist, Henning’s diligence has transported him from the counter to the shelves of Hardwax and from the floor to the booth of Berghain in regular appearances. Now he is building further upon these impressive accomplishments, profoundly shaping contemporary techno from recent memory into the foreseeable future.