Patrick Mason's fierce approach to his life, music and art has helped burn his name into the hearts of all who have caught Berlin’s ‘Techno Extravaganza’ in action. His unrelenting energy, lethal selections and specta- cular poses slay crowds and re-purpose the role of DJ — reminding everyone that clubs are for dancing
Blending Hypersonics, Hyperactivity and Hyperreality into a singular dimension Patrick Mason is kicking in the fourth wall and closing the divide between dancefloor and DJ booth. All singing all dancing DJ’s? Why not? Isn’t DJing a performance art? The Belleville 3 we’re making music for school dances and Detroit’s futu- re, one doesn’t exclude the other — but fuck history, the future is now and Patrick Mason is riding it like a bitch.
Born cutting shapes on the dance floor at Berghain, graduating to ripping the roof off Panorama Bar, Pa- trick is now burning up clubs from Buenos Aires to Ibiza, leaving clubbers hypnotized. Whether tearing up Awakenings, DC-10, Amnesia, Fuse, Printworks or Tomorrowland with his hybrid sets of techno and house (as seen on Arte Concerts, HÖR and UWS/ UNITED WE STREAM) Patrick Mason has designs on your feet, your nights and the future of clubbing.
Patrick, who studied graphic design, art direction and fashion design already exhibited his second year se- mester fashion collection at Berghain and is fast be- coming a bona fide fashion icon himself: and he’s not just a pretty face having collaborated on projects with a growing number of partners including Masion Margie- la and cult footwear designers, Trippen. In 2020 Patrick became the first out of house creative designer given complete control at Ray Ban, where he reinvented their State Street frame, designed the unique case and pa- ckaging, overhauled the marketing and took the super brand into the luxury segment of the market for the first time. The frames and their Alien egg inspired ‘purse’ sold out in Dover Street Market, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo within the first week of launch.
Born to a green-eyed Bavarian mother and African American GI father, in a conservative corner of Ba- varia, Patrick has spent much of his life subverting perceptions of black masculinity and finds creati- ve empathy with musical coevals Yves Tumor, Myk- ki Blanco and Frank Ocean — as can be seen in ‘Black on Black‘ a techno-gothic hybrid short film di- rected by Sergei Rostropovich (Elliot Sumner, Red Axes) the twisted, vac-bed isolation film now seems like a nightmare premonition of life during lockdown. Now fresh from a six-date tour of Latam and with slots at Time Warp in Sao Paolo, Tomorrowland, Glitch Festival, Riverside Festival, and a slew of key club dates ahead Mr Mason is taking things to the next level in 2023.