Paul Birken



Paul Birken Discography Tracks


Paul Birken New World Camcorder Soundtrack (Album) Not On Label (Paul Birken Self-released) US 2013
OTTO 003 Paul Birken Surfin´ Superior Vol.2(2xLP, Album) TSR OTTO 003 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paul Birken Surfin' Superior Communique Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Speaker Freakin' (EP) Communique Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Waite Park (EP) HiPass US 1999 Sell This Version
DBN056 Paul Birken SHiDDi MiDi(12") Drop Bass Network DBN056 US 1999 Sell This Version
POR.002 Paul Birken One Way Whammy EP(12", EP, Red) People Of Rhythm POR.002 US 1999 Sell This Version
Bob Brown And Paul Birken Bob Brown And Paul Birken - Immediate Conclusions Framework Music US 2000 Sell This Version
SAB 03 Paul Birken Nowhere Victim(12") Saboteur SAB 03 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Wire Stutters EP (EP) Tonewrecker Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
Tony Rohr And Paul Birken Present Professor Plurby And Doctor E-Tard* Tony Rohr And Paul Birken Present Professor Plurby And Doctor E-Tard* - It's Not A Tumor, It's A Way Of Life EP (EP) Tonewrecker Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
Paul Birken vs. Tony Rohr Paul Birken vs. Tony Rohr - Big Wheel Turf Wars (EP) Tonewrecker Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Dirt Data EP (EP) Jackstar Recordings UK 2002 Sell This Version
FW11.5 Bob Brown And Paul Birken Bob Brown And Paul Birken - Untitled(7", Ltd) Framework Music FW11.5 US 2002 Sell This Version
TEK006 Headroom vs. Paul Birken Headroom vs. Paul Birken - Time And Space EP(12", EP) Teknotik Records TEK006 US 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Degression Mode EP (EP) Don't UK 2003 Sell This Version
ESP* / Paul Birken ESP* / Paul Birken - Flapjacks Like Me Tonewrecker Recordings US 2003 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Looking Out Blindly Highball Music, Thrill Production Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Paul Birken Ebgagged E.P. (EP) Iron Oxide UK 2004 Sell This Version
IER-002 Paul Birken vs. Dustin Zahn Paul Birken vs. Dustin Zahn - Bringing God Down A Notch(12") Internal Error Records IER-002 US 2004 Sell This Version
tw0012 Paul Birken Junk Profanity EP(12", EP) Tonewrecker Recordings tw0012 US 2006 Sell This Version
Hallucidite HS 05 Paul Birken Hors Série 05(12", Ltd) L'Hallucidité Hallucidite HS 05 France 2006 Sell This Version
ATX008 Paul Birken Storm Serge EP(12") Audio Textures ATX008 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BF00 Paul Birken Memories Of Paul Birken(2x12") Back To The Future BF00 Czech Republic 2007 Sell This Version
PLATZHIRSCH LTD #5 Paul Birken Limitiert #5(12", Ltd, Ora) Platzhirsch Schallplatten PLATZHIRSCH LTD #5 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

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March 17, 2016
Best american techno producer ever a fucking legend and i love his music!!!!!!


January 8, 2011
I'm a very fortunate man to call Paul Birken a friend. he is a true family man a true gentlemen and a genius in the studio.
I'm honored to have worked with such a legendary producer.


May 19, 2008
Just thought I'd add my two cents here and show a little respect for the man. You just have to admire a guy who stays true to the music the way Birken does, still using hardware and still pumping out lots of great music. I'll buy his records on sight because I've never been disappointed by doing so. I can't help but be proud that someone from my little corner of the world is such an innovator and stands tall as a shining example of what underground music should be. No compromise, no selling out, just doing it for the fucking love of it.


July 10, 2007
edited over 5 years ago
Paul Birken is the man in my book. Anything he creates is of Interest, simply because his music works are REAL. Yes indeed---Real synthesizers---Real Composition---Real Magic---Real Improv---Real Techno---. Paul Birken has a huge track record, and within the U.S.A. is considered an Underground Experimental Techno Legend. The best part is he's more in the game than ever. Producing highly cutting edge trax. So striking is the fact that his spectrum of electronic sounds are different than most. The sounds are: hard-edge, home-made, sonically rich patterns, worked by someone who really loves creating Bomb-ass dance floor workouts. Paul Birkin is the REAL Deal Techno Innovator that takes the classic mid-west Hard-Techno banger style ride cymbol lump of coal, and shines it into a multi-faceted crystal clear diamond. My prediction is to look out for Mr. Birken because he's hotter than ever, and he's ripping sound systems currently with his Live Techno P.A.


December 17, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Definitly one of the true genuine underground techno militants outhere...and probably one of the most underrated too. His studio skills are outstanding, twisting and tweaking the sounds to the maximum level possible. -Much respect to one of the last real unerground activists in this corrupted money oriented techno scene-


May 31, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Paul is one of my hero's and one of the last underground soldiers left. Several of his productions have been truely ground breaking in the realm of underground techno and a have shown me the real potential of what techno music can be. A master of minimal sound and arrangement, numerous releases he has completed appear to be timeless in 2005. The speaker freakin' and surfin' superior never fail to control the dance floor, ever.


December 11, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
Paul is America's last great hope for underground techno. His associated works through Woody McBride's Communique imprint, made Paul a mid-west hero. His "Speaker Freaker" e.p. is one of the highest sort records by collectors and gets $100+ when available. The main cuts sample "Put Your Head In The Speaker, Come Closer" had a long life in the last days of the American scene. Paul still remains busy in the studio and has his own label Tonewrecker which is also worth mentioning. The first six releases, all excellent driving techno which defines the sound of mid-west techno, not Detroit, but North of Chicago.

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