“The new innocence”, DIE SELEKTION’s self description, is the first of many enthralling contradictions raised by the young band. Fast beats, cutting bass lines, bleak and subcooled synth layers, and then - the most unusual instrument for this genre: The trumpet. The plain brilliancy of how this works out leads to one question only: Why has no one done this before?
It doesn’t happen often that a new, young act finds such a good reception like these fledging boys from Southern Germany. Already their very first demos caused a lot of attention and euphoria - a rare achievement in nowadays “dark scene”. Ever since “Du Rennst”, their first dancefloor hit in the clubs, DIE SELEKTION is a breath of fresh air in the dusty and often narrow minded world of dark electronic music. Maybe their youth is the secret to their self confidence and fearless approach, they overcame their idols easily and present the best possible emancipation from giant groups like DAF, NITZER EBB or DIE KRUPPS.
Since their formation, DIE SELEKTION gained a lot of reputation with three sold-out releases and numerous live performances all over Europe. They quickly grew from an insider tip to an alternative act to be reckoned with. After the highly anticipated release of their very first album in 2011 and a recent lineup change, the boys are preparing a new single, to be out in July 2013, followed by the long awaited, second album later in the year.
Die Selektion are
Luca Gillian / Lead Vocals & Synthesizer
Hannes Rief / Trumpet & Vocals
Samuel Savenberg / Bass & Electronics