The Berlin based artists Christian Witt and Takis Kouretsidis are Boot Slap – a fascinating live act duo with releases on Mangali Music and Rhythmetic Records. Their live set is a mix of real electronic instruments like keyboards, synths, percussions, and drums coupled with Takis’s soulful vocal treatments.
Christian discovered the muscular, loop based, dance floor electronics of Josh Wink, Daniel Bell, Moritz von Oswald in the mid ‘90s. Impressed and immediately fascinated by these sounds and by Berlin’s unique club-culture, including legendary clubs such as Planet, E-Werk, Ostgut, WMF and Bunker, Christian increasingly deepened his involvement in the scene. In 2008 he established his label „Perplex Recordings“ and accompanied „OFF Recording‘s“ creative foundation together with owner André Crom. He is also known as Charles Widmore who made his mark as a remixer, i.e. for Mr. Statik, Anthony Rother, Mirco Violi and Toby Dreher. He recently released his second EP on Rrygular.
Takis, however, driven by his greek roots contributed notably to hiphop culture – from graffiti and breakdance to songwriting as a self taught artist he acquired skills in playing the keyboard, various guitars and the drums. He made his debut in the electronic music scene as a vocalist along with Siopis on the track “Really Love Ya” and also sang on Smash TV‘s „I Need“, both released on Get Physical.