Founded in 2003, Herrmutt Lobby is a collective of musicians, handymen, and programmers. Since 1997, they have had numerous releases on various labels [DUB, Studio !K7, Vlek, Eat Concrete, Thin Consolation, Catune..]. Their ever-changing musical universe grows from their encounters with musicians from very diverse horizons like recently Stéphane Mercier, Belgian jazzman and UK’s hip-hop sensation Lord Rao.
Their primary objective is to develop both hardware and software aimed at live performance. Their devices are intended for direct interpretation, producing movement-driven music in real time. Their know-how and experience in that matter had been largely acclaimed by the musical community. Their « Beatfader » software was recommended by no one else than the Ableton Sound Designer Team and the “Sound & Recording” magazine in Japan.
In 2013, they released an iPad MIDI controller builder called ‘Beatsurfing’. It was featured several weeks in a row on the Apple store and was reviewed by TheNextWeb, XLR8R, VICE / Motherboard, FASTCO.
They are currently developing an IOS musical platform called « Playground » which will allow music lovers to interpret the music of renowned musicians of the global electronic music scene through an evolutive and playful interactive multi-touch interface. The aim of that innovative platform is to share the pleasure of real-time musical expression with as many people as possible.