DJ Wolfgang von der Ehe and music producer Dirk Hartl first met when they played together in the industrial band U.L.A.A.. However, after Dirk Hartl’s departure from the project both lost connection to one another for years. In 2014, they once again met to collaborate on the chillout, electro project Tomados de la mano. It was while they were working on this project that they both agreed to create Betriebsraum.


Longing for the sounds of Düsseldorf’s electro scene of the 70s and 80s, von der Ehe and Hartl have been on a rampant course of electronic domination since 2019. Partnered with Tim Blankenstein (cover art designer, singer on Betriebsraum) and Düsseldorf based record label Elektrostadt, the project released their self-titled, debut album in 2019. Six original tracks, one remix, and a cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday” completed the record and the solidification of the project.

Betriebsraum did not stay quiet for long, however, as their follow-up EP “The Storyteller” came out the same year as their self-titled debut. A brand-new single was paired with two remastered tracks, ‘Spaceball’ and ‘Tigger’.  2020 saw the release of two EPs, the two track “M.R.T.” EP and the three-track “Virus” EP, in February and May respectively. 2021 sees the release of Betriebsraum’s latest single ‘Zweifel’. 

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Betriebsraum Releases New Single 'Virus'
April 15, 2021
Brutal Resonance

Betriebsraum Releases New Single 'Virus'

DJ Wolfgang von der Ehe and music producer Dirk Hartl first met when they played together in the industrial band U.L.A.A.. However, after Dirk Hartl’s departure from the project both lost connection to one another for years. In 2014, they once again met to collaborate on the chillout, electro project Tomados de la mano. It was while they were working on this project that they both agreed to create Betriebsraum.


Longing for the sounds of Düsseldorf’s electro scene of the 70s and 80s, von der Ehe and Hartl have been on a rampant course of electronic domination since 2019. Partnered with Tim Blankenstein (cover art designer, singer on Betriebsraum) and Düsseldorf based record label Elektrostadt, the project released their self-titled, debut album in 2019. Six original tracks, one remix, and a cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday” completed the record and the solidification of the project.

Betriebsraum did not stay quiet for long, however, as their follow-up EP “The Storyteller” came out the same year as their self-titled debut. A brand-new single was paired with two remastered tracks, ‘Spaceball’ and ‘Tigger’.  2020 saw the release of two EPs, the two track “M.R.T.” EP and the three-track “Virus” EP, in February and May respectively. 2021 sees the release of Betriebsraum’s latest single ‘Zweifel’. 

Betriebsraum: Facebook | EverybodyWiki
Apr 15 2021

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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