Pan-Pot, Oliver Caine
645 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
A ‘pan-pot’ is a simple, functional dial that governs the left and right axis of the stereo field, useful but unremarkable; mobilee’s Pan-Pot is an entirely different roposition, a duo whose mastery of audio principles allows them to turn conventions on their heads, casting functionality aside as they plumb the deep, uncharted depths of pitch-black techno.
Since their inception in 2005, Pan-Pot have become a dominant presence in modern techno, an ascent mirrored in the rise of their home label mobilee records to the top tier of electronic music.
Tagging themselves as “the dark side of the force,” Pan-Pot have melted minds, warped perceptions and reinvigorated the dancefloor with their heady, northodox sound; within their work, subtle pitch manipulations square off with wall-of-sound distortion, the dark stomp of 4/4 is tamed by intricate sound design, and inimalistic frameworks duel with throbbing bass lines, epic builds, and murky, off-kilter melodies.
Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix met at Berlin’s SAE, and their studies in the production and manipulation of sound aided them in identifying Pan-Pot’s verarching sound aesthetic. The duo booked Anja Schneider for an ill-fated party in 2005, but the unfortunate circumstances helped forge a fortuitous connection with Schneider and her then-fledgling mobilee imprint.
Within weeks, mobilee’s second ever release was Pan-Pot’s official debut, „Copy and Paste“. The steady stream of original tracks and remixes that followed on mobilee and Einmaleins, charted the duo’s unwavering commitment to precise, undulating and kinetic grooves.
The defining moment of Pan-Pot’s career came in 2007 with the release of their debut artist album, Pan-O-Rama. The aptly named long-player offered a 360-degree view of techno at its most twisted, balancing somber atmospherics with a lightness of touch, and spawning the overground hit “Charly”.
More recently “Confronted” and “Captain My Captain” have demonstrated their classic, strong and timely production style, presenting them as the most consistent purveyors of techno around.
Pan-Pot are ceaselessly working and endlessly inventive. When not in the studio writing original material or remixing tracks by a myriad of artists, they can be found
on the road, touring. Their DJ sets reveal a keen understanding of the dancefloor’s needs, and they are unconstrained by boundaries, traversing techno, house and
everything in between.
Pan-Pot may have taken their name from an unexceptional element of studio equipment, but as with their music, they have rewritten notions of form and function through their own idiosyncratic language; once you’ve experienced Pan-Pot’s colossal, haunting soundscapes you will never forget them. Their vision, passion, and love of music continues to drive Pan-Pot — and the extended mobilee team —in all that they continue to do, and all that will come.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Oliver Caine found a passion for music at a very early age. Eventually saving up enough for a bass guitar at age sixteen, and later on the drums, Oliver was soon playing in bands in the D.C. and Virginia area. It wasn't until 1999 that he fell in love with electronic music and never looked back. By 2003 he had purchased turntables, practiced relentlessly, and began to play out at various venues in the D.C./VA area. After moving to South Beach in 2004 and gaining exposure to Miami's underground Dirty House and Tech scene, Oliver soon began spinning at numerous clubs and afterparties in Miami, VA, and D.C., perfecting his signature blend of dark, underground, House and Techno.
Today, Oliver Caine resides in Virginia, and is a regular in the D.C. and NYC club circuits. He continues to perform across the United States and abroad. With notable gigs and stellar performances at Coco Maya during the BPM festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico; and in Detroit during the famed DEMF(Movement) festival. Oliver’s momentum and fan base continues to grow while playing alongside such greats as Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Victor Calderone, Paco Osuna, Carlo Lio, Pan-Pot, Marc Houle, Sian, Timo Maas, Steve Rachmad, Adam X, and countless others.
Other activities include being selected as a featured artist on the Underground Movement Show(UMS) with a live webcast and interview on ElectronicRhythm.com, guest DJ spotlight and mix on Clubbers Guide New York(CGNY), podcasts for Auricle Records, Fnoob Techno Radio, GMB, feedtheraver.com, and Dusk til Done; frequent appearances on WRIR radio, and a slew of other podcasts and gigs around the U.S. and abroad.
Being a true veteran now of 15 years in the underground House/Techno scene. Oliver Caine has definitely played an integral role towards curating, crafting, and promoting the underground music scene as a whole. Always adapting to his environment and the mood of the party, Oliver is comfortable spinning deep and minimal sounds in small lounges, or banging out big room Techno in the largest super-clubs.
Arriving right on time for the very first installment of “Chasing Sundays”. We welcome power forward, Oliver Caine to the rooftop terrace! Live and direct with rich track selections, Oliver always aims to deliver. There’s no tricks. No gimmicks. Just true unadulterated vibes…hidden, hungry, and ready to take you on a journey like no other!
$8.00 - $15.00