With over a dozen releases on labels ranging from Trapez and Traum Schallplatten to Manual Music, Nicolas Bougaïeff has firmly established himself as a unique talent in the techno scene today.
By day, he’s designing cutting-edge music software for clients as diverse as Bjork and Orbital with business partners Richie Hawtin and Daniel Miller. By night, he’s making and performing some of the finest melodic techno around: hedonistic, cosmic jams evoke the savage and the beautiful in equal measure. Always carefully framed by a balance of influences, Bougaïeff draws upon his classical education for structure and technical expertise, using custom-made software to embolden his palate of sounds.
Such a level of dedication to his craft hasn’t gone unnoticed. Scene heavyweight, Max Cooper collaborated with Bougaïeff for an EP in 2013 (Movements EP). Marc Houle delivered a blistering remix for the ‘Pulsar Nite’ EP in 2014. That was before Maceo Plex dropped ‘Pulse Train’ during a Boiler Room set earlier this year and ears began to prick from further afield.
With ‘Spaceships’ released on Trapez in August 2015 to considerable acclaim amongst contemporaries and critics, Bougaïeff’s reputation in the genre goes from strength to strength.