Steffen Kirchhoff is a musician throughout. At an early age he learned to play the guitar and performed in his school band. Later, he came in contact with electronic music, which led to the first steps in producing his own music on the computer and performing short live sets. During his years at university, he became friends with Christian Löffler and started to develop his unique style of deep house music.
For Steffen Kirchhoff it is very important that music, regardless of the genre, transmits a certain kind of atmosphere – let it be uplifting, dark or melancholic. He is also very keen on sound aesthetics and likes to experiment with different chords, layers and melodies while creating his own soulful and harmonic productions. Steffen Kirchhoff’s music is rarely intentional. Usually, he draws his inspiration from trying out new sounds in his home studio. Steffen’s Inside EP is his debut on Ki and was released in mid December 2009.
Christian Löffler / Steffen Kirchhoff - Baltic SeaKi-006
The second part of the Ki Split Series is a feature of our homegrown talents Christian Löffler and Steffen Kirchhoff. The two friends are part of the Ki family since the beginning (Löffler was responsible for the first release on Ki and Kirchhoff for the third).
Both artist have a close connection in sound aesthetics and atmosphere, since they still inspire each other every day. „The first people to listen to my unfinished tracks are my girlfriend, family and Christian Löffler“ says Steffen Kirchhoff about his process of making music. They are also both artists throughout: Christian manages to have different art projects running from music to painting and Steffen is also a very talented photographer. But what impressed the international audience lately were their live-sets, which they already performed all over germany and europe.
In this release everything comes together what these two exceptional talents learned on their journey so far. A remarkable aspect is the use of samples, which both seem to have discovered as a new passion in their process of making music. On the Ki Split Series 2/3 you can listen to Christian Löffler and Steffen Kirchhoff experimenting with beautiful samples and underlining the whole piece with their unique sound structure. Both in their respective very own romantic approach to deep, melancholic techno music.
The cover artwork and photography comes from Christian Löffler.
Steffen Kirchhoff - InsideKi-003
For the third release on Ki we’re going back into deep house with a four track EP by Steffen Kirchhoff featuring Christian Löffler. The boys from the far north of Germany have been coining a new wave of deep, melancholic house music for a while now and got us all impressed with their soulful and harmonic productions in the last year. Steffen Kirchhoff’s Inside EP definitely is another highlight in the yet small but very selected catalogue of Ki - featuring three of his very own tracks and a special collaboration with his buddy Christian Löffler.
On the A side, the EP kicks off with Volver – a track full of energy, raw percussions and beautiful melodies – Steffen Kirchoff is sure to get some of the industry’s attention after the release of this EP. Quickly followed by Haut-Parleur on A2, which demonstrates Steffen Kirchhoff’s undisputable talent for high quality electronic music. On the flipside we’ve got Inside – magnificently layered synthesizers and basslines whelm the listener with warm feelings. Into Dust featuring Christian Löffler is a slowly driving deep house track, giving a taste of what these two friends are up to in the future.
The magnificent Artwork comes from New York based artist Choichun Leung.