Real Name:
Mike Erkau
the_empath, a.k.a. mike erkau, has been part of electronic music since 1993 and he started releasing his own work on cdrs in 1999. shortly after he began to do remixes for other artists and won the 2004 congress of media award in the audio category. the award was for his remix of 'no protection' (originally by utr). four years later he turned the tables by releasing the 'second earth remix project' which included remixes of his work by ab ovo, def, fractional, heimstatt yipotash, sunao inami and others (more info: at the same time as an media engineer and tutor, mike was able to acquire advanced technical skills in video technology. his live appearances are always combined with a video performance which is strictly balanced to the tracks (a good example is consider:noize and elektroanschlag or maschinenfest). since 2005 he has been working as a video composer and vj for xabec (aka manuel g. richter; who also mastered the_empath's first album on hymen records: meanwhile).


the_empath Discography Tracks


NR002, SML-1 the_empath - Subroom Message album art the_empath Subroom Message(CDr, Album) Noise Rendition, Subroom Medialab NR002, SML-1 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SML-3 the_empath - Annunaki album art the_empath Annunaki(CDr, Album) Subroom Medialab SML-3 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SML-4 the_empath - Homunkulus album art the_empath Homunkulus(CDr, Album) Subroom Medialab SML-4 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none the_empath - Masters Of Deception album art the_empath Masters Of Deception(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Promo) Subroom Medialab none Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SML-6 the_empath - Second Earth Remix Project album art the_empath Second Earth Remix Project(26xFile, MP3) Subroom Medialab SML-6 Germany 2008
NR005, SML-7 the_empath - At The Heart Of It All album art the_empath At The Heart Of It All(CDr, Album) Noise Rendition, Subroom Medialab NR005, SML-7 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
the_empath - Meanwhile album art the_empath Meanwhile (Album) Hymen Records Germany 2010 Sell This Version
the_empath - Trackology album art the_empath Trackology (Album) Hymen Records Germany 2015 Sell This Version
the_empath - Trackology Remixes album art the_empath Trackology Remixes (Album) Hymen Records Germany 2016

Singles & EPs

SML-2 the_empath - Stimulation album art the_empath Stimulation(CDr, EP, Ltd, Promo) Subroom Medialab SML-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
the_empath - Meltdown album art The_Empath / Arx Kaeli The_Empath / Arx Kaeli - Meltdown (Album) SEALT Russia 2011 Sell This Version
the_empath - Growing Unrest album art the_empath Growing Unrest (EP) Hymen Records Germany 2014