The name is taken from the Italian version of the 80s toys/tv animation: Transformers - robots in disguise.
TRANSFORMER di Roboter was founded by Alex Kloster (also active in Chlorgeschlecht, Puppetmastaz) and Johannes Malfatti in 2002. Transformer is an electronic band from Berlin that has played over 300 shows all over Europe since 2003. Since the departure of Johannes Malfatti, Transformer live shows now feature entertainer and drummer Marco Barotti.
Since their live world Premier at the legendary "Automatenbar" (rip) in Berlin with no one less than Modeselektor in 2002, Transformer has played over 200 shows across European clubs, live venues, music and art festivals as well as parties with artists as diverse as Jamie Lidell, DAF, LCD Soundsystem, Puppetmastaz, Robots in Disguise, TTC, Egotronic and many more. Transformer di Roboter shows are notorious for being energetic, spontaneous and extravagant.
First Transformer Ep s and a mini-album were released on WMF-Records Berlin and Deco Records Paris. Planet-Mu, Diamondtraxx, Lado, L'age d'or, Whitelabel, Basserk and Metrohead are some of the labels on which Transformer have made compilation contributions. More recently Transformer has had some attention from influential Music blogs in North America, Europe and Australia.
Transformer music is accompanied by a Video show concepted by Dutch video artist Arno Coenen.
Aside from various official and white label remixes, the members of Transformer are also involved in projects such as Puppetmastaz, Dånzen Jetzt (Klangkrieg), Ensemble (Rephlex/Fat Cat/ ).
Alexander is also active in an electroaccoustic noise project named Chlorgeschlecht (Deco) which has earned "Honorable Mention" at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2004.
Currently Alexander is said to be working with Berlin based Puppetmastaz. This includes Theatre work as well as producing and singing a few Songs on the Puppetmastaz album. A collaboration with Electrosexual calles Faster Disco is to be released in 2013.
Works for animation film as well as sound installation art are other playing grounds.
Booking: Transformermail@unyoga.com for more photos, press quotes, videos, visuals etc.
Remix collaborations have included:
Octet, Teamtendo, Justice, Metro B, Tom Deluxx, Electrosexual, Scream Club, Leonard de Leonard, Zingone, DJ Maxximus, Gangpol & Mit, Yeah Left, Patric Catani, Xeum, Q.G., Puppetmastaz, Kaptain Cadillac, Hem and others.