The Techno Marching Band MEUTE fills in a gap you never knew existed: combining hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music, freeing electronic music from the DJ desk and overhauling the image of marching bands. Just drums and brass, no computers involved, this is all they need to revolutionize techno music and bring it back to its roots at the same time. Be it on the streets or in the club, with or without electricity – MEUTE runs.
MEUTE exploded onto the scene in 2016 through the viral success of their debut video “REJ”, from Berlin electronic duo Âme. Two years after their inception in Hamburg St. Pauli, the eleven full-blooded musicians in their iconic red jackets have managed to spread their love for hand-made electronic music all over Europe as one of the continent’s most booked festival bands.
A successful release of their album TUMULT, a sold out tour with more than 20 shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and a noteworthy spring season with further concerts in France, Luxemburg, Germany and the USA; this is how MEUTE is launching the festival season 2018, taking to the stages of the finest European festivals such as Hurricane/ Southside (D), Solidays (F), Sziget (HU), St. Gallen (CH), Boomtown Fair (UK), BBK (ESP), Les Ardentes (BE), Strøm (DK) and many others.
The idea to perform excellently selected tracks from the house, deep house and techno scene live with a brass band has been warmly received by the press and the original artists.
“One of the most exceptional and successful new music projects from Hamburg.” ZEIT
“I LOVE it!!!! Such a great arrangement.” Trentemøller
“Amazing.” BBC Radio 1 Essential
“The party’s most unforgettable moment.” Resident Advisor
“So who says germans don’t have the funk???” Âme
“MEUTE is doing in music what the Elbphilharmonie is doing in architecture.” Tom R. Schulz, spokesman Elbphilharmonie
“It doesn’t get more German than this!” Telekom Electronic Beats
“EXCELLENT …….. LOVIN IT. U guys are Genius.” Laurent Garnier
“Best Remix yet!” Dixon
“The crowd erupted.” The Austin Chronicle