Freakclan, formally known as RenKen, consists of Techno DJ Kenny Dark (Kenny Szarka) famous for the Masters of Art events in ancient Guggelmann area in Roggwi, resident of the underground Freakclan Parties and long-term guitarist René Ammon of the hardcore band Wounds left Deeper, who has sucsessfully toured Europe. This is RenKen.
That’s how two friends of completely different music spheres came together to make this electronic music project. They started their first music production together in november 2011. At the end oft that year they’ve debuted their new live set in a little club in Derendingen. Following this they performed in clubs in Langenthal, Burgdorf and Berne.
Searching for new challenges RenKen concentrated on their live act and producing their own. In their acts they use APC20, APC40 and the Midicontroller UC-33, well known synthesizers like Korg MS-20 and Audio Axiome 49 with DAW of Ableton. RenKen draw their influences from regular Techno events in „Rohstofflager“ in Zürich at the end of the 90’s and the well known Dj’s like Deetron, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Kaiserdisco, Rush, Namito, Adam Beyer, Cari Lekebush, Dee tree-9.
Their passion is to work with old school techno of the 90’s and create a new sound. Now they have an established fan base and in February 2013 they released the track «Ontuku» which went at number one on the Internet music plattform Myownmusic in the techno charts. The track up to yet has 5000 downloads and has been in the top 100 of the techno charts for several weeks.
In January 2013 followed a live set on Berner Kulturradio RaBe. Up to yet RenKen have been playing in many clubs and underground parties for instant the regular sold out downstairs parties in market hall in Berne or underground parties of Freakclan.
Since Mai 2014 RenKen are under contract with the Swiss electronic label „Leeloop Records“ and will bring out soon their first release. RenKen is planning to play live performances in selected clubs in foreign countries and to expand its fan base in the future.