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Frederic.

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Frederic.

Maturity is a word often used to put an adjective onto a persons age. A simple way to add life to what is only a harsh number. Yet it feels only appropriate to describe the music of [Selected]-founder Frederic.exactly this way. Mature.
Born and raised in the Berlin, the city’s musical landscape grabbed hold of him from a very young age. This ripened into a fully grown love for Techno and electronic music and led to him beginning to make music himself. But as a lot of people know, in this concrete sea it can be difficult to get your head above water. This was no deterrent for Frederic. however, it was more of a motivation. The solution was the foundation of what would be known as [Selected]. The party series at the now defunct Arena Club would grow from simply being a stage for a group of friends, wanting to cut their teeth on the wheels of steel, to a household name known for a specific type of groovy, old-school sound that Berlin’s Ravers were clearly thirsting for. 
And nothing stood more for this sound than the closing sets that saw Frederic. share the Decks with his friend and labelmate Gutter.
This friendship would grow into what is now known as the collab project TRQ-30, where Frederic and Gutter create the sort of sound together that they developed. Over their steadily growing back-catalogue, punching kickdrums & bouncing 909-hihats meet the sort of soaring pads & chords that would make a Detroit native jump with joy. Pair all that with occasional nods to 90s Acid and you arrive again at concluding their sound in one word : mature. More than a lot of today’s Techno is.
With the growing name of [Selected] the logical next step was to turn it from being only a party series into a label project.Providing, once again, a platform for young, upcoming and incredibly talented artists. Be it old friends, or new accomplices, the label shows a growing roster and a hunger to bring the next generation of techno into the scene.