In his 1945 novel Star of The Unborn, Franz Werfel phrophetically described a scene from future , in particular, a style of dance, ".... supported by stubborn carpet beating, a compressed music..." if you will. A closer look at the text reveals to the willing reader that Werfel is in fact, depicting techno or house music! How he forsaw this style of dance and music will perhaps remain an enigma forever; In any case Ogris Debris have taken that idea of ’’carpet beating“ to heart.
Daniel Kohlmeigner and Gregor Ladenhauf met in 2003 at a creative music workshop in Austria. Both were working on thier own projects before they teamed up ’’just for fun’’ to make electronic dance music. By 2004 they were playing as a live act all around Austria. In 2007, following a two year break, they returned to dance music, making their first ever Ogris Debris track. Three tracks later, Compost boss Michael Reinboth called asking to sign thier first 12’’. With a growing catalogue of releases on labels like Compost Black Label, Rotary Cocktail and Estrela, Ogris Debris have found themselves being played by a diverse variety of big names such as Pokerflat chief Steve Bug, the BBC's Giles Peterson, Dorian Concept and many more...
Ogris Debris swing on, what they call "the sexy chair", which they use to oscillate between techno and house music... sort of. Actually they have a wholehearted love and enthusiasm for that special funk that is four to the floor. A lot of experience in various genres of electronic music plus an arsenal of wisely chosen musicmachines inevitably equals maximum euphoria on the dancefloor for everyone involved.
With a broad base of musical influences spanning rock, jazz, electronica and hip hop, dance music is just one element of thier many musical passions. They cite Hendrix, Autechre, Prince, Jacko and Miles as firm favorites, not to mention acts like Villalobos, dOP, whignomys and robag to name just a few.
On vinyl they lean emphatically towards stylistic experinmentation and innovation, while on stage their party attitude, excessive dancing and singing is contagious! Lyrically, urban fauna and flora (Miezekatze), the psyche of party people (G- Thong) and the body itself are highly welcomed as thematic playgrounds.
So far the boys have already been remixed by the likes of Dave Aju (Circus Company), youANDme (Ornaments), Dorian Concept and Brothers' Vibe