Producing music for more than fifteen years, Vienna’s Tin Man continues to evolve and invigorate with each and every release. Johannes Auvinen aka Tin Man is an artist in the truest sense of the word, exploring an ever-evolving sound palette. Most recently, the California-born producer and live act has been responsible for reinvigorating the acid scene with his unique and cerebral manipulations of Roland 303s. His tracks are laced with slow and subtly shifting pads and infused with a very real machine soul to exude captivating warmth. Taking influences from “Chicago as well as melancholic UK electronics and Sahkö”, Tin Man’s extensive discography also explores less sublime and seductive sounds on labels like Keys of Life and Global A. He is part of The Acid Symphony Orchestra (a live super group that features artists playing on ten 303, 707 and 808) and has turned out a standalone neo-classical and ambient work, Vienna Blue, which proves he does so much more than pure dance music. The modern acid master plays live on 303s, TR-8s and plenty more bits of hardware, always creating textured soundtracks on the fly using a range of FX and skills built up over the last decade. In recent years Tin Man has also attracted attention through collaborations with Cassegrain, John Tejada, Donato Dozzy, Josef K and Winter Son, AAAA as DOVS, Jordan Poling as Rolling Ones, Patricia as Ociya, and Gunnar Haslam as Romans.
Mystic Bill's move to Chicago in 1988 was crucial in the development of his DJ & Production
career. Growing up in Miami, he had been involved in various parts of the music industry, from
working at Flamingo Record Pool (run by Bill Kelly of WMC Fame), to playing guitar for the band
"Life In Sodom" (80’s Synth/Goth Band). His interest in both House & Industrial music inspired him to make his move to the Windy City, and as far as timing, it couldn't have been any better. Bill quickly became involved in the night scene with residency at clubs like Shelter Nightclub, Crobar, & Smart Bar. A key figure in Chicago’s second wave of House & Techno producers, he is considered a big influence by Dj's like Black Madonna, Kink, Axel Boman, & Matrixxman. His styles vary from current Detroit Techno & Chicago Acid, to rare House & Italo Disco tracks. Currently he frequents clubs like Panorama Bar in Berlin, and holds a weekly residency, as well as a monthly in Miami.
His studio work began with a remix of Kay Ladrae's “Lack Of Love” with Vince Lawrence, followed by a string of releases, including an LP on Trax Records. He has worked with numerous Chicago legends like Darryl Pandy, & Shay Jones (Ministry) to name a few. He has recently relaunched two record labels with a string of releases lined up till next year. His current releases include La Vida Sigue Igual EP on Dark Entries (Savage Hymn alias), a new EP for Chi Wax records, as well as several re-issues. Current remixes include Hannah Holland - Come Correct (Get Up Recordings), Kiddy Smile - Teardrops In The Box (Defected Records), Tres Manos - Can't Stop The Future (Cyclo Recordings), Clemm Abbot - Get More (Foreign Language Records), Lavish Habits - The Theme (Audiophile Deep), & Hieroglyphic Being - The Warning (Children Of The Box). More of his older and recent production/remix work can be found on Discogs.