Since the start of the 1990s, Michel Amato aka The Hacker has been one of the French electro scene’s most stylish, but also most discreet, figures. This pioneering artist, passionate about avant-garde techno, has weaved his influences into a unique sound that can best be described as a walking homage to the power of the synthesizer.
One minute, as a solo artist, he is the past-master of cold, calculating and relentless techno. Yet the next, when he teams up with Miss Kittin, he is leading the charge for the electroclash movement, effortlessly channelling the carefree spirit of New Wave.
The Korg MS 20, the TR 808 and the SH 101, without those, there’s no ‘The Hacker sound’ for sure.The Hacker
Following a stackload of singles released on labels such as Sativae, White Noise, Tsuba, Infiné, Correspondant and Tigersushi, the launch of his own label ZONE in 2011 and release of his last full album “Love/Kraft” in 2014, The Hacker is back. In 2015 we were treated to a fresh EP of lost demos, cut with Miss Kittin on the American label Dark Entities. And 2016 promises to be busier still, with one new maxi-single on Cititrax and two more in the pipeline for Dark Entries, as well as several remixes and his latest collaborations with Luke Eargoggle and DJ Overdose.
Michel Amato’s new live project sees the enigmatic artist go back to his roots, performing a 100% analogue set directly inspired by his first true loves of New Wave and dark, powerful techno.