One of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt
's most celebrated aliases, Studio 1
is not so much a title but rather a series of ten influential records. Beginning with the Green
record in 1995, Voigt
began releasing one Studio 1
record after another, with each untitled record bearing only a different color to differentiate it from its predecessor. The records featured a unique style of ultra-minimal techno, characterized by a palette of bouncy beats at varying frequencies, intricately arranged into a spacious yet complex multi-layered rhythm. This palette of bouncy beats owed more to warm dub bass beats than crisp percussive bass beats, instantly differentiating itself from the traditional sounds of techno. Following the cult-like popularity of the ten records, Voigt
released a compilation album that featured edited versions of several tracks and continues to release the occasional Studio 1
record on his Profan label.