Efdemin aka Phillip Sollmann (born 1974 in Kassel) is a German DJ, producer
and musician based in Berlin. Known for his deep, psychedelic, and
idiosyncratic take on both house and techno, he has released numerous 12“s
on various labels, including three albums on Dial Records. In 2018 he
completed a hybrid mix CD / seven-EP colossus, co-released on both his own
Naïf imprint and Curle. A longtime resident at Berghain and Panorama Bar, he
has also recently turned his attention toward experimental and microtonal
composition, including last year’s Panama / Suez EP with Konrad Sprenger and
Oren Ambarchi, 2017’s Harry Partch-inspired Monophonie (performed with
Ensemble Musikfabrik at the Ruhrtriennale and Berlin’s Volksbühne) and the
collaborative LP Gegen die Zeit, released on Dial sublabel Sky Walking.
His most recent album, New Atlantis (out via Ostgut Ton February 2019) was inspired by Francis Bacon’s unfinished 17th century novel of the same name, which describes a fictional island devoted to social progress through the synthesis of art, science, technology and fashion. The album sees Sollmann fusing for the first time his left-field dancefloor productions as Efdemin with his sound art and avant-garde music projects.