Contagious is Sabine Ercklentz, Andrea Neumann, and Mieko Suzuki. The trio was founded in summer 2018, and creates a constant tension between club-oriented, danceable, and experimental music.
Turntablist Mieko Suzuki has been active in Berlin’s club scene since many years and hosts the collaborative, multidisciplinary music event KOOKOO at OHM Berlin, among others. Ercklentz and Neumann are innovative voices in the city's experimental music scene. Together, through mutual contagion, they seek to discover new aesthetic spaces. They plunder one another’s musical spheres, appropriate them, and switch roles: in fragile sound textures, pulses become audible. Groovy beats implode in noisy fragments, which build into a trance-like stream. Autonomous sound becomes danceable—beat become transparent.
Their eponymous debut album was released in November 2019 on Morphine Records, recorded and produced by Rabih Beaini.