Patric Catani lives and works in Berlin.
He got involved with electronic music after discovering the computer game music of the Commodore64 games, Bomb the Bass (Beat Dis), Public Enemy and other Electronic, Dance + Rap music of the mid- late 80s. After a passionate time of ripping his favourite music out of games, he moved on with using the old homecomputers for programming and sequencing his own sounds. Always being fascinated by unusual sounds, melodies and scratching, his way went straight to the early Techno, Breakbeat and Acid Hardcore Music which got played on certain Rave Parties like e.g. Cosmic Orgasm at that time.
In the age of 16 he released his first record produced on the Amiga 500 computer under the name E de Cologne. Still living the annoying life of a frustrated teenager he woke up by the attention he got for his live sets. He came to the decision to travel the world and use his music skills to escape the unpleasant, boring concrete no-vision which Cologne had to offer him. Releasing a few records on the Cologne based label Monotone, Titanium Steel and Fischkopf from Hamburg, he quickly got reputation all over the place and moved on from Rave to Rave with his two Amigas in a sports bag.
Coming to Berlin the first time in 1993 he immediately fell in love with the city but it took a while and a few further stations until he finally moved there in 1995. The AK-78 DAT for DHR in the pocket he went to play the Bass Terror night in the Eimer Squad Berlin and despite the really annoying sound engineer, the Night was the ignition of a new music movement that rapidly spread all over the globe. The DHR crew slowly started to grow together and with his old Music friends Dj Moonraker and Joel Amaretto he lived in the outer suburb called Spandau doing track by track by track .. Right after his move he found with Gina V. D´Orio (Cobra Killer) the band EC8OR and lived the 90s Haze in full effect.
A few months later the EC8OR LP was already finished and a time of heavy touring and excess started. EC8OR did 3 LPs and several Eps and side releases, one Album and two singles were licensed by the Beastie Boys for Grand Royal Records and they toured the States, Japan, opened up for The Prodigy in Tokyo EC8OR left their mark wherever it was possible. Besides that Patric still did Hardcore and more experimental Records for different Underground labels and even started the Label Spite with M.Z. In 1996.
In 1997 he produced “The Horrible Plans of Flex Busterman” and did many Solo Releases. He got involved with Mille Plateaux / Force Inc around that time and they released a few of his songs on some of the Electric Ladyland Compilations.
While the situation on DHR got more and more unpleasant for everybody involved, Catani produced with the Rapper Paul PM the massive, monumental doom Soundtrack Comic Rap project called Steve Hive. A few tracks got released on Wordsound / Black Hoodz from New York. The Puppetmastaz started to do their first shows, Collaborations with other Musicians and Rappers like Chilly “Entertainist” Gonzales, Max Turner, Angie Reed and many more followed. Candie Hank was introduced to the World, Patrics new side project that let him shake off the shadows of the often so narrow minded Hardcore Scene.
With Candie Hank he could create his own musical isle and even started to play shows secretly in the beginning not telling people that it´s him. Playing the first Concert in Berlin with Daelek and Angie Reed at their regularily self promoted Audio Chocolate nights, people were wondering where Patric went.. This way he could manage to get a new open minded circle of listeners and it turned out to be the ace up his sleeve.
By now Patric Catani is involved in the production of about 80 releases and he never stopped exploring new fields of music and sound art.
The last Candie Hank + Patric Catani releases came out on the label Sonig from Cologne besides many remixes for artists like Kap Bambino, Ladytron, Jean Jacques Perrey and other side projects on various labels and compilations. His range of styles could possibly be described as an intense mixture of Electro, Swing, Rap, Hardcore, Bounce, Soundtrack, Chiptune, Cumbia, Acid, Surf, Bass…. But actually no one really knows..