Riley Reinhold aka Triple R is a man with many faces.
Starting as a DJ in 1984 he began to write for the Spex, then later for Frontpage magazine and founded the De:Bug magazine together with Sascha Kösch and others.
Riley plays worldwide as a DJ and has built up a reputation for himself as a DJ who combines different styles of techno and who nowadays also represents his labels Traum, Trapez and MBF in his sets.
He is famous for creating an explosive cocktails out of music and plays top clubs such as Berghain/Panoramabar, Tresor, U60, Weekend, Watergate, Batofar,Hive Club,Fuse Womb,etc..
He has releases about 10 records together with Steve Barnes Aka Cosmic Sandwich,Dominik Eulberg, Remute and has fort he last 3 years release solo on MBF ltd.
Hi record „Lights in my eyes, Sunset Sound in 2007 and 2008 and his recent record „Hawk“ have got brilliant feedback by the likes of: James Murphy (Lcd Soundsystem /DFA),Laurent Garnier, Markus Kavka, Hot Chip, Ivan Smagge (Black Strobe), Cloe, Dan Curtin, SLAM, with praise for his deep and moody style.
He has also release a remix for LCD soundsystem of their 45/33 LP and has remixed Sebastian Russel for his coming imprint „Souvenir“ on Men in Armour in february 2010.
Hi is the founder togther with his wife of TRAUM, TRAPEZ, MBF and TRAPEZ ltd and MBF ltd.
He is also the founder and co-owner of DEBUG magazine in Berlin for which he did ground work for the first 3 years, writing articles and reviews.
Riley's has recently been interviewed fort he techno DVD „We call it Techno“ by Slices and had major features in Groove and Raveline.
Steve Barnes released his first 12" on the English label Fat Cat under the name "Process", an abstract excursion into sound and space. Following on from this came the "Shape Space" album, highlighted by John Peel on his long running BBC Radio 1 show.
This theme was continued on the Hefty label of Chicago and Scape of Berlin.
At the same time the alternative sound of "Process" was introduced on the then newly formed Traum label of Cologne, producing numerous dance floor friendly tracks.
Since then he has continued to release regularly on Traum, creating and refining his individual take on minimal and atmospheric club tracks, as well as playing many times all over mainland Europe. Recently he has released records on Trapez and My Best Friend, the sister labels of Traum.
Again both these labels focus on dance floor sounds, Trapez more techno, My Best Friend influenced by house, techno and disco. To reflect the differing sound of these two labels Steve records under his real name, "Steve Barnes" and his other alter ego, "Cosmic Sandwich".
His productions have received wide support by a broad range of some of todays hottest DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Tobias Thomas, Ricardo Villalobos, Martin Eyerer...
Friends of Cosmic are Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Silent Jeff´s...