Task Horizon – is an internationally acclaimed drum & bass act hailing from Switzerland. Despite having released seminal material on some of the finest labels over the years, they set up Evolution Chamber Recordings, which provides an independent platform for their music.

"Mad scientist producer/DJ meets (equally mad) music professor. Add two sound technicians and a renowned artist and label manager ...and the rest is history."

This would be the most accurate way to describe (in a nutshell) one of the most successful drum & bass acts ever to come out of rugged and rustic little Switzerland. Ever since striking out a decade ago on a rebellious path defined by uncompromising quality, artistic integrity and stylistic freedom, their covert sonic guerilla tactics orchestrated from within the remote alpine heartland have consistently placed them on the favourites lists of key players throughout the scene.

Upcoming
Events


    Past
    Events

    Sahara (Evolution Chamber)

    Welcome to the Sahara

    The third largest desert in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic, it covers an epic 9 million km² which is the same size as Canada or America. By day it can reach over 50° in heat. By night it can as cold as -6°. It’s vast, it’s foreboding, its geological history dates back over 4 million years, it’s one of the hottest places on planet earth… And it’s currently the inspiration of the latest sonic adventure from the formidable D&B quartet Task Horizon.

    Following the seismic ‘Like This’ with the legendary MC Killa P, ‘Sahara’ is the next record from Task Horizon in a whole slew of dispatches following their short break in releases following their almighty ‘Raised By Robots’ EP in September 2020. That was a time when the club and festival landscape was an actual desert due to Covid, now with dancefloors back and livelier than ever, they return to fire up the raves with all the heat of the iconic north African landscape itself.

    ‘Sahara’ is everything we need for this essential rave reboot: Powerful strings and yearning human textures create a filmic sense of theatre and tension in the intro before we drop into a turbine groove. Electrifying, high voltage bass tones. Funky, rattling percussion. Vigorous orchestral sweeps. Musical yet mighty, heavy yet uplifting, rooted to the dancefloor but with its mind in faraway lands, this is the sound of Task Horizon in 2022. Fully loaded and ready for adventure.

    Care to join them?

    Like This feat. Killa P. (Evolution Chamber)

    We rave ‘Like This’. We roll ‘Like This’. We vibe ‘Like This’

    FINALLY, 18 months since their ‘Raised By Robots’ EP way back in September 2020, long-standing D&B collective Task Horizon return to the Evolution Chamber mothership with an almighty bang. Get ready for ‘Like This’, an absolute barnstormer of a track featuring the one and only Killa P. Wicked to the core, ‘Like This’ sees the Swiss troop taking things back to drum & bass music’s most rough and ready roots. Pure fire and ice; ‘Like This’ is built up around an incredible grizzled-out turbine bassline, crisp synapse-snapping percussion and venomous one-liners from the legendary Roll Deep MC Killa P.

    No epic theatrical frills. No big moments of euphoria. No unnecessary drama. Just timeless tension, heaviness and good old fashioned gully grit. Whatever your chosen subgenre, whatever your technique, we guarantee this will complement your set because it’s raw, it’s honest, it’s straight up D&B mate.

    After such a long wait for new material, no one saw this coming. And there’s plenty more to come, too. It’s 2022: Task Horizon aren’t messing around here. They write ‘Like This’, they play ‘Like This’, they live ‘Like This’.

    Let us know if you like this, too!

    Raised By Robots EP (Evolution Chamber)

    Locked away in the Swiss mountains, Task Horizon have since delivered their biggest release of 2020. Comprising of four brand new tracks, their ‘Raised by Robots’ EP pulls together the talent which has made their sounds so easily identifiable. After spending years perfecting their craft, they’re about to unleash another set of tracks on Evolution Chamber and once again joining the ranks of Receptor and Magnetude, the label’s looking as one of the strongest contenders of this year. Its unstoppable release schedule is a testament to this. ‘Legacy’ stands as the EP’s starting point and on top of zapping bass stabs, plucked electronic strings and a climatic first breakdown, it pulls you deep into the world of Task Horizon. Following suit is ‘Shrink Ray’, with rolling drum rhythms and twists of sonic crackling beneath its percussion. ‘Mindfragger’ focuses more on the group’s chaotic side, drawing you in through its fluctuating note patterns and driving synthesis. Then finally the package is ended by ‘Drowning in Fire’, a track which goes for the jugular for another selection with cutthroat precision and chaotic drum sequences. The refined mechanics of Task Horizon ooze through the record whilst it ducks and dives through its jagged bassline across ‘Drowning in Fire’, showing their penchant for carefully orchestrated sonic chaos. The story of ‘Raised by Robots’ streams across both the EP’s music and artwork, which is a defining part of Evolution Chamber’s short history. It’s a label of epic and creative proportions; through artists like Task Horizon, they’ve been able to blur the lines between drum & bass and the sci-fi reality of their musical vision.

    Hack the Planet EP (Evolution Chamber)

    The full ‘Hack the Planet’ EP is about to drop from Task Horizon and it’s an explosive collection of tracks. Following their singles ‘Disintegrate’ and ‘Mekaneck’, which reaffirmed their place amongst the darker underground of drum & bass, they’re set to follow this with their brand-new track ‘Inner Worlds’. After launching their label Evolution Chamber alongside Anglo Russian pair Magnetude, as well as the ingenious musical mind that is Receptor, its quickly gained popularity due to their varied, yet cutthroat styles. ‘Inner Worlds’ follows this same pattern, refined through the type of production which Task Horizon is renowned for. Something which is instantly recognisable from anything that the Switzerland based four-piece put out.

    ‘Inner Worlds’ has already been doing the rounds online and it’s become heavily sought after following their set supporting Andy C in Zurich. It now finally gets a release and whilst it weaves melodies through their expertly engineered synthesis, its cutting drum patterns retain their sharp edges.

    Task Horizon prove their still masters of their craft throughout ‘Inner Worlds’ and it brings the ‘Hack the Planet’ project to a close. But this won’t be the last from Task Horizon for 2020 – there’s plenty of music which they’re set to drop in the coming months. This will be highly anticipated by a fan base which has steadily watched the ascent of Evolution Chamber and its expanding catalogue.

    Interlinked EP (EATBRAIN)

    Task Horizon return to Eatbrain with the four track Interlinked EP, furthering their hi-tech drum & bass sound following the release of the Overclocking Reality EP on the label in February of 2018. The titular Interlinked leaps almost immediately into overdrive, surging forth from the gate with razor sharp basses and speeding percussion. Featured next is the Immortality Protocol VIP, a reworking of their previous collaboration with Magnetude that maintains the original’s cinematic atmosphere whilst warping its bassline into a sinister & swarming sonic texture. Tacerface’s shocking syncopated rhythms impact with unparalleled power through their expression via devastatingly weaponised percussive elements. Closing the EP is Technosh!t, which moves with steady pace as shimmering melodics float atop its motive beat. With b>Interlinked, Task Horizon once more display the unique synthesis of skill borne of their four-part collaborative effort, displaying their tech-fuelled sound with continued devotion.

    Overclocking Reality EP (EATBRAIN)

    Task Horizon’s hiatus was a mystery felt throughout the world of drum & bass secluded within the mountains of Switzerland, their scrupulously engineered cuts once littered the sets artists across the genre’s spectrum. And for the New Year, they’ve delivered a five track EP of standalone tracks and collaborations for Eatbrain, a label who’ve taken dominion over the underground’s most vital corners.

    The foursome are about to unleash their technically orchestrated Overclocking Reality package onto the masses. Its title-track rolls out with a deceptive intro, one which begins to swell amongst rolling drums pads and ethereal synths. Up next comes a collaboration with German stalwarts Neonlight, delivering a melting pot of stellar musical aptitudes. Enigma Machine is fast paced, unforgiving and oozes with menace, whilst featuring orchestral undertones that nod to the expert musicality of both production groups. Magnetude also jump on board for Immortality Protocol, another sci-fi inspired record pumping with extra terrestrial samples and metallic percussion. Next up, M-920 Cain crashes forward with hollowed kicks and robotic vocal snippets, a dancefloor-lead anthem which is chaotic in its detonation. And finally, your aural synapses are snared by finishing track Flight Simulator. Each electronically keyed note and rattling hi-hat leaves you mercilessly submerged, before the record breaks down into growling bass riddims and fluctuating distortion. Task Horizon has resurfaced and with the platform of a formidable imprint. Beside Eatbrain, they’re marked to once again inject their vision into the DNA of drum & bass.

    Contact Task Horizon Management


    About Task Horizon

    Since the beginning, DJ/Producer Aaron von Schroeder, Jazz Pianist Tim Kleinert, Audio Technician Jean-Michel Thomet and Sound Engineer Florian Suter have been heavily influenced by the chaotic sonics of drum & bass. Born in Switzerland and known by their pseudonym Task Horizon, they drew on the long, dark winter months to help craft their music in sonic solitude. Within this backdrop, they’ve seen their reputation steadily grow from strength to strength with every technologically solid record they’ve released.

    Since their inception in 2004 and their combination of forward-thinking production and unrivalled imagination has landed Task Horizon a string of hits on tastemaker labels such as RAM Records, Eatbrain, Blackout, DSCI4, Timeless and Cause4Concern, to name but a few. Fast forward to the present, Task Horizon began a new chapter by launching their own imprint Evolution Chamber in late 2019 with legendary Russian pioneer Receptor and Anglo-Russian duo Magnetude, with an uncompromising goal to release music of the highest quality, and create a safe space for artists alike.

    Evolution Chamber has unearthed a new chapter and allowed the production quattro to unleash their full creative might, giving them total artistic freedom of both their music as well as its slick presentation. Their ascent looks to climb even higher for 2022… Already being held in such high esteem, Task Horizon are looking to hit legendary status.

    Administrative Contact

    TaskHorizon
    Jean-Michel Thomet
    Riedstrasse 3
    6330 Cham, Switzerland
    Mobile: +41 79 956 80 20
    Email: mail@taskhorizon.audio

    Programming and Hosting

    Devicenull Development
    Oliver Cermann
    Fon: +49 581 3891610
    Fax: +49 581 3891612
    Mobil: +49 171 158 00 77
    Email: oliver.cermann@devicenull.de

    Graphic Design

    Gregor Szabo
    Mobile: +41 79 777 74 60
    Email: gregors@ggaweb.ch

    Photographers

    David Oesch
    Mobile: +41 79 725 77 71
    Email: threehillsfilms@gmail.com

    Michael Shepherd
    Mobile: +41 76 342 50 77
    Email: info@michael-shepherd.ch

    Disclaimer

    The author reserves the right not to be held responsible for the content, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author due to damage of material or immaterial nature resulting from the access or use or non-use of the published information, misuse of the connection or technical disturbances are excluded. All offers are without obligation. The author expressly reserves the right to change, amend, or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice, or to terminate the publication temporarily or permanently. The author accepts no liability for the content of any comments published on the site.

    Liability for Links

    References and links to third-party websites are outside our sphere of responsibility. Any responsibility for such websites is rejected. The access and use of such websites is at the user's own risk.

    Copyright

    The copyrights and all other rights to content, pictures, photos or other files on the website belong exclusively to the specifically named rightholders. Reproduction of any elements requires the prior written consent of the copyright owners.

    Data Protection

    On the basis of Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the Federal Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz, DSG), every person is entitled to the protection of their privacy as well as protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these provisions. Personal data is strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on to third parties. In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we endeavor to protect the databases as much as possible against third-party access, loss, misuse or counterfeiting. When accessing our website, the following data can be stored into log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information about the operating system resp. Browser. These usage data form the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations, so that trends can be identified, on the basis of which we can improve our offers accordingly.

    VAT

    This company is according to Art. 10 paragraph 2(a) MWSTG Switzerland currently not subject to VAT.