Klaws (Pangea Productions, Pure Perception Records) – Greenville, SC / Romania
Klaws’ sound, which he has named ‘liquid funk,’ is a combination of deep techno, minimal, and dub all wrapped together in a floor-pleasing funky mixture. With music festival, DJ, and production experience stacking up Klaws is certainly a name to watch in the electronic dance music scene.
Klaws first got exposed to the sounds of electronic music in his native country Romania. Since then, his passion for driving, cutting-edge music only became stronger. He lived in France for several years, where he came in contact with a thriving music scene.
He later moved to the U.S. and shortly found himself selected to be part of the Red Bull Music Labs workshop in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by Lauren from Bassnectar, the lab instructed Klaws in the nuts and bolts of music production techniques and software such as Reason and Ableton Live. Soon Klaws had made his first released track which appeared on the Red Bull Music Labs compilation from 2005. Klaws has now has played parties throughout the SouthEast US, France, Romania, and beyond as well as co-organized numerous Pangea Productions events and one of area’s fastest growing and most diverse electronic music festivals, “Welcome to Pangea” in its’ 8th year.
With releases on Pure Perception Records and Release Musiq, Klaws is constantly pushing the boundaries of electronic music to create driving, hypnotic, atmospheric dance music. Styles range from minimal techno to dub-laced tech. Influences come anywhere from funk to jazz, Detroit melodic techno to harder European minimal sounds, always keeping it deep, spacey, and with a driving groove. He is also half of the Kinetic Phonix (Kameleon + Klaws) duo, with deep dub-infused tech/house productions released on the Pure Perception Records label.
You can also tune in and listen to Klaws every second Friday of the month on the highly rated electronic net-radio www.di.fm on the minimal channel from 12-2pm EST. The show, “Technological”, is hosted by Klaws and brings you the best in today’s techno and minimal.