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From the East to the West, Henry Chow brings a fresh new sound to the international Techno community. Though he keeps his cool from the outside, Chinese-American Chow lets it rip – in the clubs and on vinyl. As well all know, Techno keeps progressing by way of innovative producers: Henry is one of these DJs/producers innovators as the excellent Ante Zenit 21 12" is a prime example of. Henry’s sound is basically a rougher, synthesized one, compressed with hypnotic multi-rhythms and extremely hard percussive / tribal influences. Add minimal repetitive melodies on top of it and there you go. You can hear his latest work already gaining support by the likes of Umek, Christian Smith, Danilo Vigorito, Oxia, Rino Cerrone, Tomie Nevada, Marco Carola, Stanny Franssen, etc. Notwithstanding his young age he is definitely no newcomer to the scene having been quite active in underground circles since 1996. Being influenced by the Hip Hop culture at an early age, Henry wanted new mix tapes to break-dance to so he found himself buying two turntables and a bunch of Hip Hop classics. After experimenting with Drum and Bass esp. House he eventually fully embraced Techno. Says Henry about his motivation, âTo me Techno has no boundaries. Being repetitive and minimal, it was no secret that Techno was made for manipulation. It’s all about manipulation: Manipulating the tracks and the crowd.â After about four years of writing and producing Techno music, Henry makes his debut on Marco Carolaâs Zenit Imprint with the âMaster Plan EPâ. Soon to follow was his track on the âFrom the East to the Westâ Compilation on Stanny Franssenâs Genetic Recordings Label. In response to the tsunami disaster in Asia, Patrik Skoog, Paul Mac, Bryan Zentz, and Henry joined forces with Dustin Zahn to release volume 1 of the Tsunami Aid Series on Abiotic Recordings. With his music in demand, Henry kicks off his Masterplan label with the “Form of Funk EP.” Keep your ears and eyes open for Masterplan 001 coming this Fall (2005).