Meet the MEAT MARKET daddy, mastermind behind the infamous Vienna party series: Gerald VDH. The Austrian techno heavyweight started his musical journey over a decade ago, and there is no end in sight. While his musical roots lie within the worlds of hardcore, punk and metal, his DJ sets are characterised by a well-balanced selection of different electronic genres – keeping the dancefloor busy, that’s the mission. And this mission is accomplished in every booth he sets foot in: Institut für Zukunft, MMA (R.I.P.), Grelle Forelle, and, of course, Berghain, to name a few. By launching his own imprint MEAT RECORDINGS in 2017, the musical universe and vision he has created expanded. Since then, 16 releases with uncompromising, heavy yet thoughtful techno have seen the light of day so far. As his MEAT MARKET parties are deeply rooted in the LGBTQI+ community, Gerald VDH seems like one of those tireless activists, who connects the techno and queer scene even more than they always have been. A true raver by nature!