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Techno house guru

Raphaël "Ripperton" Gros, who is among the most creative Swiss producers in the techno and house genres, was born in Lausanne in 1976 and started work as a DJ in 1993. In his nearly three decade-long career, he has released five albums ("Niwa" in 2010, "Lost In Colors" in 2011, "A Little Part of Shade" in 2013, "Sight Seeing" in 2018 and "Contrails" in 2019) for renowned labels such as Green or ESP institute as well as various singles on Border Community, Wagon Repair and the legendary Carl Craig’s Planet E. A tireless initiator of creative collaborations – with Mirko Loko (as Lazy Fat People) and Deetron (as Roots Panorama), as well as with Tobias, DJ Koze, Isolée, Alex & Stephane Attias – he has also produced successful remixes for Laurent Garnier, Radiohead, Beanfield, Jimi Jules and Joris Voorn.

Over the years, he has launched record labels of his own (Perspectiv Records, Tamed Musiq) that have contributed to introducing various talents of the Swiss electronic scene to the international stage. In September 2021, in further proof of his commitment as talent scout and promoter, he released the EP "Hey Kid" with Lausanne-based producer Claudya (aka Masaya). He is regularly invited to perform in Asia, Australia, and America, and is especially appreciated for his deep, melodic, and sensual productions.