SLOTERDIJK - Integration CD press release
File under: SPACE ROCK
SLOTERDIJK (a Dutch word meaning "endpoint") aka Mike Burro first began performing electronic space rock music in 1988. In 1993 he became a part-time resident of the Netherlands.
SLOTERDIJK is a project which developed in 1996 as a direct result of Burro's exposure to the Dutch trance scene. He says, "Once I saw all these awesome Dutch DJ's spinning, I thought to myself...I'll do this tuff myself live. I decided to try and fuse space, rock, and "electronica" into my most ambitious studio undertaking ever" Other influences Burro cites are Eno, Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, Hawkwind, and Marc Bolan.
In the last years Sloterdijk performed at several festivals such as "The New Jersey Spacerock Invasion" and the US' premiere space rock festival "Strange Days" which featured such stars as Nik Turner Helios Creed, Anubian Lights and Bionaut.
In the eyes and ears of the European listener Sloterdijk represents a new generation of psychedelic space music which seems to bring together audiences and genres which the Old World's music scenes are keeping divided so strongly: the ambient trance & tribal raves, the space rock hippies, the kraut noise heads and the concrete music, industrial noise connoisseurs.
Thus The LollipopShop as a local promoter was proud to present Mike Burro's SLOTERDIJK in Berlin, after concerts in Belgium (e.g. Liege/La Zone with Hungarian group Masfel) and the Netherlands (e.g. Psychedelicatessen Radio Show in The Hague/Den Haag) in December 1999 and in May 2000 shortly before his „controversial“ appearance at the North German Hawkfan Meeting.