In 2005, the djs/producers Yannick Labbé and Daniel Becker team up as Trickski and tour the world with an original, raw, soulful and musical sound. Their first Releases fill the DJ bags of acclaimed artists like Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, DJ Hell or Peter Kruder, and thus kickstarts their musical career. Trickskis‘ unique mixture of playful amateur-jazzyness combined with their willful interpretation of electronic music makes many of the House/Techno/NuJazz/HipHop, etc.-dogmas look very pale.
In order to give a home to their own definition of clucmusic, the guys quickly found their “Member of the Trck“, a sublabel for the Berlin-based label Sonar Kollektiv. Artists like Solomun, Skwerl or FBI get a temporary home on MOTT.
In mid 2008 Sonar Kollektiv slows down, and with it Member of the Trick. Frustrated with this abrupt ending Tricksi do... nothing, except djing a lot. Their dancefloor-mixture of slow house, disco, soul and a bit of techno takes them around almost the whole globe. And this gives them inspiration. An inspiration that Trickski don‘t exclusively get in the penumbrous same-same of the clubs of this world. But also in the exhausted unreality of the streets on the day after playing.
Since then, their sound has solidified towards a slowed-down suspense funk with lots of dirt in between kick and snare. New cooperations with labels like DIYnamic, Stilove4music, Future Classic and Delusions of Grandeur led them towards a new home: Suol from Berlin, where they release their first album.
A boring proverb says: Travel broadens the mind. In this case, it shaped a sound.
Trickski - Unreality. Out now. Purchase here