Corvin Dalek is a pioneering electronic music producer and DJ.
He is well known for always bringing
creative originality and skill to his work.
He is the owner of the innovative label Fummelerum Company.
He has also been responsible for a large and diverse
back-catalogue of releases and collaborations around the World.
His DJ schedule has taken him to the craziest corners of the Planet.
Come out from behind those sofas, because here’ one Dalek that’ not going to exterminate you. This Dalek – Corvin Dalek, to be precise – has got nothing to do with impossibly long-scarved doctors, robotic dogs and police boxes. He is, in fact, the originator of the post-techno phenomenon, know as Wet & Hard and his style is described as ‘the throbbing pulse of the pornoground’. More ‘Matron!’ than ‘Doctor!’ don’tcha think?
Born and bred in beautiful Budapest, young Mr Dalek has come a long way, he’ had his fingers in all the pies, so to speak, playing his trade as a DJ, Producer-Remixer, Designer and Promoter. It was in 1999 that Corvin started to make a name for himself, co-producing and mixing the seminal ‘E for Europe’, which won rave reviews for its inventiveness and humour. In the following months, he was asked to mix the third Assorted Compilation. He chose the theme of Berlin in the future. Entitled ‘Stadtansichten’, it presented a selection of musical styles and was dedicated to the ‘trummerfrauen’ of Berlin (the girls who rebuilt the city by hand after World War II). The beginning of 2000 saw Corvin taking up residency at the notorious Excess club in Kreuzberg, in 2003 at the KitKat Club for Insomnia at the Bessemerstrasse. He was also resident for MFS-Nights @ (old) Tresor. Dalek’ hip-thrusting drums and powerfully pumping basslines added fuel to the fires of the frisky Fritz and encouraged the return of the infamous Berlin decadent scene, with wet & hard as its soundtrack.
Corvin established, together with Mark Reeder, the MFS sub-label Flesh, created to concentrate on exploring new music from the European underground of the 2000 years. Using this to develop the wet & hard sound, Flesh released a no- holes-barred musical form – thrilling, blatantly sexual and stylish.
His wet & hard sound let him flow over the Cuckoo’s Nest and around the world as well, he became in 2001 residency for The Gallery @ Turnmills in London, Godskitchen, Promise and @ The Arches in Glasgow. He was headliner for Creamfields Festivals in UK, Czech Republic and Poland.
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Corvin has remixed artists, like New Order, Faithless, Shannon, Dr. Motte & 3Phase, Blank&Jones, Mismoplastico, Da Hool, to name the major few. He’s released the first wet & hard album on Flesh called, appropriately, ‘HotKunst’, one year later the Wet&Hard compilation, then in 2002 the Lovetoys. In 2003 came out his first Lp, the ultimate wet & hard definition, titled I am a Dalek (MFS/Flesh).
In 2009 Corvin founded the netlabel Fummelerum Company and released over 35 EP’s yet. In 2014 Factory Records Benelux released finally on Mark Reeder‘s Collaborator album the original first Crystal mix with Bernard Sumner (New Order). It’s 20 years now, as the wet & hard scene spreaded across the Globe; it was inevitable that this crazy Hungarian with the sci-fi surname was about to made a huge impact on dance music..
In 2017 Corvin launched his IDM-Techno project 3ToN (3ToN-ArT.CoM).