Patrik Skoog isn’t only one of the youngest veteran techno and house producers from Sweden, he’s also one of the most interesting and inspired. Though incredibly versatile, the sustained energy in his sets and productions are equally exceptional. Born in Malmo, Sweden, Patrik first started messing about with music making at around 15 years of age, originally influenced by early electro and industrial acts. His production efforts started to turn more towards techno and become more consistent when Headroom was formed together with A.FluX and H.Larsson in early 1997. In 1998 their first 12ä record was released on the Swedish label Loop records. Since then releases have followed on respected labels such as Evil Deception, Planet Rhythm UK, Synewave, Cloned, Template, Submissions, Compound and many more.
Aside from Headroom, Patrik began a solo project in 1999, slightly more towards dark tribal compared to his collaborations. Having worked for German and American labels he decided to set-up Native Diffusion Records, initially with a friend in Germany. This focuses mainly on own productions, but also showcases« remixes from the likes of Damon Wild, W.J Henze, Inigo Kennedy, Slobodan, Takaaki Itoh & Hardcell. Patrik has also DJed from the beginning of his career and has played praised gigs in the UK, USA and Europe.
From 2005 and on, he evolved into his deeper Agaric project, with releases on his internationally celebrated We Are label, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Truesoul & Mad Eye, Raum…Musik, Kontra Musik, Treibstoff and Liebe Detail. Besides his own stellar productions, collaborations with close friends Shonky, Ed Davenport and Beaner have also graced the Club Tracks series. International support came from leading DJs like Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Magda, Laurent Garner and Sven Väth, Above all, his productions were championed by Josh Wink, who went on to sign his album debut to his Ovum imprint. As a technical DJ with a magical sense for momentum and selection, he’s been playing worldwide for more than 10 years, while his equally as stellar Live sets are one of the few that can rock a crowd throughout its duration. Relocating to Berlin in 2007, he quickly established himself as a celebrated constant inspiration, be it for extended Bar25 after hour sets, or club nights in Watergate, Arena, and Berghain’s Panoramabar, where he now holds his We Are label nights. In the recent years Patrik has come full circle, probing anew the classic techno avenues that first inspired it all and releases the full length debut double 12″ album “Exit Earth” released on the UK label Third Ear. Furthermore in 2014 his new vinyl-only label “Sample & Hold” is launched and distributed via Rush Hour Amsterdam After more than 100 vinyl releases, Patrik Skoog can look back at quite a history: His harder Techno project Headroom on his label Native Diffusion, releases on Synewave, Loop and many more long forgotten underground labels in the 90s and early 2000s left his first mark for those who know.