Despite releasing only a small handful of records since his eponymous white-label debut in 2011, Objekt has quickly become one of the most consistently lauded producers of recent years. The Berlin-based artist has garnered an enviable reputation for attention to detail, evocative arrangements and inventive, effervescent sound design, coaxing sonic features from the most unlikely of places.
His singles, from the Objekt #1-#3 white label series (2011-2013) to Hypnagogia (his 2014 split 12” with electro legends Dopplereffekt) and 2012’s Cactus/Porcupine on Hessle Audio, pointedly flout techno conventions while maintaining an unfaltering club focus. His output draws as much from Autechre, golden-era Warp and brittle, frenetic electro as it does from classic and contemporary house and techno, early dubstep, noise and experimental electronics. Flatland, his debut album, was released on PAN in 2014 and pushed further into sonic and structural experimentation than his club records were able to, without losing the musicality and physicality that made his singles so compelling. The quality control of his output has been reflected in its critical reception, Flatland for example featuring widely in the 2014 end-of-year album lists, and Ganzfeld (from Hypnagogia) scoring an unlikely #1 in Resident Advisor’s top tracks of 2014.
In parallel, Objekt has built up a reputation as not only a technically skilled but also regularly surprising and well-informed DJ. His sets, while broadly focused on techno, frequently duck and dive between the hypnotic and engrossing, incorporating off-kilter broken beats, breakneck electro, acid, noise, house, EBM and anything else necessary to illustrate his version of events, sometimes taking large jumps in tempo and drawing fully from the last 30 years of recorded electronic music.
September 25th, 2015
TJ Hertz’s music as Objekt is constantly in flux, ...
September 29th, 2014
Dopplereffekt's "Delta Wave," taken from the H...
September 9th, 2014
Excited to announce the release of Objekt’s debut ...
August 7th, 2014
FACT Magazine debuts Objekt's "Ganzfeld," take...
March 27th, 2014
The new VA release from Power Vacuum features a br...
January 27th, 2014
After another great year for our acts in 2013 ...
October 22nd, 2013
The eagerly awaited # 3 in Objekt 12" series i...
October 10th, 2013
Littlebig (in cooperation with THESE GUYS) con...
March 2nd, 2013
Another cold and dark winter in Berlin comes t...
February 1st, 2013
Objekt drops a new split 12" with Cosmin TRG out o...
October 2nd, 2012
Relentlessly stomping his way through 2012, TJ...
August 13th, 2012
We're incredibly excited to announce our full line...
Objekt @ Kablys - Vilnius, LT
Objekt @ The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
Objekt @ iboat - Bordeaux, FR
Objekt @ Bloc - Minehead, UK
Objekt @ Studio 672 - Cologne, DE
Objekt @ Hidden - Manchester, UK
Objekt @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge - Paris, FR
Objekt @ Uebel & Gefährlich - Hamburg, DE
Objekt @ Mondo Disko - Madrid, ES
Objekt @ Compagnie des Rivages - Nantes, FR
Objekt @ Twitch - Belfast, IE