Snork100 | Syntax Error | Future is Human

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100 times Snork. 100 times yellow & black. 100 times genuine underground techno. Who else could honor this anniversary release better than label owner Christian Schachta aka Syntax Error himself. For more than 20 years, he has committed his music career to the underground scene. As he has seen many others come and go, he himself remained a constant member of underground techno. And his sound has always been one that you would recognize in the middle of hundreds.

In 2019, while others are busily discussing whether future is female, male, diverse, vegan, non-plastic or cosmopolite – Syntax Error’s answer comes loud and clear: Future is Human. The name of his new release and live set is a statement against the omnipresent hype – pleading for less talk and more drive. It is a call to let go from time to time and let techno do its job, which is in fact to create a neutral space where politics, gender, religion and other stigmatism need no signs – whether to forbid nor to unite them. They are simply as they are and you can talk about it or not. And you don’t have to be perfect, politically correct or cool. Drink your vodka redbull or your green smoothie. A lot or a little. Just do it and let go. Because future is human. Future is loud. Future is many things. And whatever else it is, one thing is safe, future will come – already tomorrow.

Having premiered in classic underground locations, this live set has proven more than club-compatible and the new tracks made of tight bass-lines, tricky sound arrangements and a powerful attitude are ready to enter the whole scene.

As a special anniversary gift to himself, he has asked one of his most liked fellow artists to contribute a bursting remix to this release. And Oliver Chesler aka The Horrorist was happy to do that in his very own merciless style.


Exactly this world of the deep and groovy techno music is the well-known territory of Syntax Error. Having started as techno DJ in the late 90ies, he soon found his very special sound favoring deep wobbly bass-lines, harsh snares, FM tones and drones, deep bass drums and tricky percussion. Like a syntax error, he breaks with commonplace regularities and creates a wholly new sound experience that is highly recognized within the techno scene.

Up to 2019, he has produced over 20 different 12” releases on the labels Snork Enterprises, Feinwerk, Relax2000 and UNDERtheGROUND Records. Each of his releases is an authentic, passionate creation of sound always mirroring some experience from his personal life – whether it’s from his adventures as scuba diving tycoon, as sonar operator or as DJ and producer enthusiastically roaming the techno club scene in Germany and abroad. In 2018, he finally realized his dream and went on his first Japan tour performing amongst others in the well-known Contact Club in Tokyo and live on air on the famous Japanese media platform Dommune.


The Horrorist is one of those unique artists that only come around once in a while. Recording since 1989 he and has released over 80 12″ singles and 5 full length albums. He had a Number 1 hit on the German Dance Charts (DDC) with the song „One Night in NYC“ and his album „Manic Panic“ went to Number 1 on the German Alternative Chart (DAC). The scope of his music catalog is huge and he has recorded for every major label (Universal, Sony, Warner, etc…) and all the best known techno labels (Tresor, Gigolo, Industrial Strength, Neue Heimat, Credo, etc..). The Horrorist has worked with the biggest names in techno including Chris Liebing, Ben Sims, Frankie Bones, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Rush and many more.

His ability to make song structured music work on the dance floor is a big key to his success. His vocal technique is quite original and unique. He also refuses not to stick in one genre so on any given record expect styles from indie new wave, electro, EBM, techno, to synthpunk.

The Horrorist is a sensational live act. A mixture of industrial attitude and punk style with synth-techno music. The show is comprised of Chesler’s in your face vocals, video projection and live drum machine and synth. The Horrorist performs regularly around the world and has played in every major nightclub and for most major event organizations.


It’s a distinct sound diving deep down into the spheres of genuine underground techno where bass-lines surround your mind and the fascination of a gloomy yet groovy world of sounds inevitably enters your head.

Founded in 2004 by techno DJ and producer Christian Schachta, known as Syntax Error, Snork Enterprises is a base for modern underground electronic techno music. It’s not at all about being pretentious or arty for the sake of it. It’s about real depth on the dance floor. Short and sweet: very snorky! It’s a journey with friends such as Cristian Vogel, Phil Kieran, Jens Zimmerman, Daze Maxim, DJ W!ld and other big names from the techno scene having dedicated themselves to an uncompromising, stunning beat to go even further on a trip to the instantly exceptional, experimental sounds, ranging back to various roots of electronic underground.