toktek (NL) and Simon Berz (CH) battle it out in supercharged music sessions. Playing their self-made electronic instruments/interfaces, they turn pure human emotion and body language into sound that results in a spasmic, sweaty conversation between toktek, Simon and their machines.

Over the years, toktek has mastered the art of sampling anything that makes sound. Nothing is more entertaining than watching toktek build up his palette of sounds from random musical objects and then blissfully play them on his controller. He’s like a modern day Robinson Crusoe enjoying his castaway life in electronic music wonderland.

During his professional drumming career, Simon Berz has invented new ways to communicate with his drum kit. By using DIY analog electronic devices, his drum kit creates feedback and communicates back to him. The ensuing dynamic exchanges range from loud arguments to the whisper of sweet nothings.

toktek and Simon first met each other during a tour in Switzerland in the winter of 2010. Scheduled as two separate solo performances they soon had the urge to combine their powers. Thanks to the great outcome of this collaboration they are now touring as a duo.