Zero One maakt deel uit van deze act.
Dutch underground acid-techno band Random XS started out in 1991, when DJ Zero One (Sander Friedeman) joined forces with a school-mate Arno Peeters to perform live on a small party in their hometown Utrecht. A tape with trax from that gig was send to the then new Djax-Up-Beats label. Soon after, their first 12" 'Give your body', with the 12 minutes long title track, was released. This marked the start of a long international career.
The track 'Fading Away' from their second 12" was picked up by Sven Väth, who invited them to play in his legendary Omen club in Frankfurt. In 1994, Arno Peeters left Random XS. His place was taken over by Frank de Groodt. More 12" releases followed, and in 1997 the full album/cd 'Braincloud' was released, also on Djax-Up-beats. Random XS performed in clubs in cities like Paris, Cologne, Basel, Glasgow, Brussels, Munich, Vienna & Chicago. They featured on major raves and festivals like the Berlin Love Parade, Mayday, Nature One & Mystery Land. However, they always tried to remain 'underground' and didn't sell out. Despite their commercial success, they kept playing on illegal parties and squatter raves also.
Random XS live developed a unique style: dark and deep, yet very intense and in-your-face. The vintage Roland X0X series of drum machines and analogue synthesizers plays a key role in their live sets. Unlike many 'live' dance acts, Random XS performs 100% live, without laptop or backing tapes. Thus providing a completely random factor. Rhythms are programmed on the fly, ingredients are replaced all the time. No two Random XS gigs are alike. The live atmosphere adds a new and unpredictable dimension: a random excess! And this time they will definitely be going back in time