Techno is more than a category of music, it is an attitude towards life. A generation experience, where personal backgrounds are not that necessary. That’s why “no info, just music” is the winged word of Berlin-based Michael Knop, whose latest project “Distale” is about to develop from an insiders’ tip to a vital component of the scene.


Inspired by his first extraordinary nights in 2006/2007, Michael felt deeply connected to the clear and uncompromising sound. Kick drums like cannon beats, pumping experiences emphatically into one’s mind and a not too highly accelerated tempo are determining for the dirty Distale sound today. Timelessness and an inevitable perfect acoustic, sober and reduced to the essential, but often with a loophole to honest and hugging emotions.


“No info, just music”, right. But music is Distale’s info. Something that not only the labels Senso Sounds, Upon You Records, Waveform Recordings and Paso Music internalized. Even the crowds on the dancefloors around always want to have the latest info. In other words: No techno tale without Distale.


In 2018 Distale joined the Kontrast Artists Agency alongside Oliver Huntemann, Carlo Ruetz, André Winter, Hatzler and Alex Stein. For more information please contact




13.03.2020 - Palais // München - canceled DUE TO CORONA

23.01.2020 - Renate // Berlin


21.07.2019 - Deichbrand Festival // Cuxhaven

24.05.2019 - About Blank // Berlin

24.01.2019 - Sisyphos // Berlin

16.3 - Uebel & Gefärlich // Hamburg

27.10.2018 - Römer // Bremen

13.10.2018 - Uebel & Gefährlich // Hamburg - Senso Showcase

08.09.2018 - Kafes // Istanbul - Senso Showcase

01.09.2018 - Birgit & Bier // Berlin

27.07.2018 - Mit Dir Festival // near Berlin

06.07.2018 - Feel Festival // Bergheider See

26.05.2018 - Sportfest / About:Blank // Berlin

28.04.2018 - Festival TIGRE'DELIK // Rennes / France

30.03.2018 - Void // Berlin

17.02.2018 - Hoppetosse / Members // Berlin

30.12.2017 - Birgit & Bier // Berlin

14.10.2017 - Void // Berlin

30.09.2017 - Secret // Hamburg

01.09.2017 - Kosomaut // Berlin

13.08.2017 - Wilde Möhre Festival



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Distale & Gunnar Stiller - Isolation on Upon You Records

Distale - Dedication freat. Michael Klein and Dejvid Kavazovic Remixes

The latest release on my label Foment out now:

Distale - Hooka // 5 Years of Senso Sounds


Distale has dropped a few excellent releases on Senso previously, and his 'Hooka' doesn't disappoint either - lazer sharp beats underlie layers of melodic and rhythmic washes. 


Distale & Dejvid Kavazovic - Syndrome EP incl. Torsten Kanzler Remix on TK Records

TK071 is on the way. PreOrder at Beatport is now online...

Distale mixed Distale PTII

After my first Distale mixed Distale, I decided to do a second one... I would love to play them all in a live setup, but with a 40h work week and a social it simply to time intense.

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