“I just can’t sit still when I hear harsh beats!”

… says the young Californian who has been living in Hamburg, Germany for a bit over 3 years now.

After leaving the U.S. as a “political refugee” when George W. Bush was re-elected in 2005, Shaolyn (otherwise known as Lynne Welton) came to the birthplace of hard electronic music: Germany.

“I chose to learn German in school, when everyone else learned Spanish and I have always loved bands like DAF. I have also always been politically active in California, so when Bush got re-elected I could not bear to live in that country anymore. So I literally left everything behind and came to Hamburg with nothing but 2 suitcases. At first it was very, very hard, because I had nowhere to stay and no job, but I coped and made it – and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else!”

Shaolyn successfully blends hard EBM basslines with techno, hardstyle and a sprinkle of powernoise to create a unique mix that is clearly a step ahead of the female-fronted electro competition.

“I love dancing and that’s why I make music that you can dance to. If it’s bouncy and powerful, nothing will keep me from getting onto the dancefloor – and my tunes are a reflection of that spirit …” says the young woman with a smirk.

Shaolyn really kicks the dancefloor’s ass!

Shaolyn Releases

01/2008 “Mono Man (Shaolyn Aggrotech Remix)” – on Faderhead “FH2.1″ (Accession Records)
10/2008 Shaolyn – “Face Down” (L-Tracks)
02/2009 “Face Down” – on Endzeit Bunkertracks IV (Alfa Matrix)
02/2010 “More Bass In All Frequencies” – on Endzeit Bunkertracks V (Alfa Matrix)

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