The music of the Kitbuilders can be described as Electro with SciFi-Punkrock-Energy and a grebo edge. A remarkable element in the tracks are the vocals of Ripley. In the Kitbuilders-cosmos you will also find the Sparks in their Moroderphase, Chris and Cosey, Neu and Devo, but their music is no 80s retro stuff. After a handful of 12" singles and compilation appearances on labels like Elec-trecord, World Electric, Vertical and Ersatz Audio , "Wake Up" is the debut full length from the Co-logne-based duo. The US magazine "XLR8R" called it "...an excellent hybrid of the past and pre-sent". Alongside American outfits like Adult. and Fischerspooner, Kitbuilders are at the forefront of the worldwide electro revolution. Equal parts Moroder and Liquid Sky, the duo of Benway and Rip-ley fluctuate between adrenaline-rush bpm 909 beats, fluttering sci-fi arpeggiations and tense, sinister moodiness. Recent realeases are the slyder 12" on World Electric and the "Bad Girl" 5 track 12" on Breakin´Records. The Jockey Slut wrote: "Like Adult. on crack, Kitbuilders attack with an EP en-compassing bonkers electro pop, dark and hard electro
Electro with guts, pop with personality, the Kitbuilders demand your attention". The last releases were an exclusive track on the "Misery Loves Company" Compilation (Ersatz Audio/Detroit,) the "In The Year 2525" 12" on Television Records, a split 12" on Art Of Perception with John Starlight aka Zombie Nation) a re-mix of the Lectronix track "Motorbike" feat. Man Parrish (Throb Rec.NY) . The next releases in-clude a remix for Sold Outs "I Don´t Want To Have Sex With You" and a special rerelease of the "Wake Up" album with two extra tracks on Kinetic Arts (Miami) Video artists like Bibi Abel (Co-logne), Eva Vasquez (Spain) and John Dawson (Dawsonix/UK) created great video interpretations of Kitbuilders trax. Check out the Bad Girl video by Dawsonix (www.kitbuilders.de). The "Wake Up" video(will be shown at the Oslo shortfilm Festival) by Eva Vasquez won a lot of awards at interna-tional film festivals. Check out the Bad Girl video by Dawsonix. You will soon be able to see animations of "Wake Up" by Eva Vasquez and "Get Out" by Bibi Abel.
Other Kitbuilders activities include the collaboration with artist Eric Robert Parnes The Kitbuilders did a lot of kicking live shows including the SONAR 2000 Festival in Barcelona; Fun/New York, Circuit Cabaret/San Francisco, Roskilde Festival (Den), Alive Ferstival (B), WMF Club/Berlin, Haywire Sessions at Turnmills and Fabric/London, Eurosonic Festival/Groningen (NL), Dedbeat Festival/Norfolk (UK), Turbo/Helsinki, Bergen/Norway, Oslo, Loft/Barcelona, Dynamo Dvash/ Tel Aviv etc. Benicassim Festival/Valencia, Standart Festival/Madrid. »kitbuilders