News | Pulsinger & Irl release 12″ EP Function Creep / Woodpecker


Title: Function Creep / Woodpecker
Label: Big Beak Recordings
Catalog-No.: BB003
Format: 12″ / Digi
Release Date: June 12th 2017

A Function Creep
B Woodpecker

All songs written, played and dubbed by Patrick Pulsinger & Sam Irl at Feedback Studio One, Vienna 2017.

Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.


Following their debut-album “Mud” (2016) and playing live-sets at clubs and festival such as Berghain / Panorama Bar, Sonar Barcelona, Sziget Budapest, Elevate Graz, Lighthouse Croatia, Rote Sonne Munich, Ars Electronica Linz, Zukunft Zurich and many others, they are set to release their new ‘Function Creep / Woodpecker’ 12″.
Both tracks evolve around looped and chopped up samples, percussive rhythms and deep basslines, accompanied by intricate elements of dub.


“Pulsinger & Irl” is the collaborative project between Austrian producer & techno pioneer Patrick Pulsinger and the Bavarian producer & sound engineer Sam Irl.

Their cooperation began a few years ago behind the mixing board of Patrick Pulsinger’s Feedback Studio in Vienna where Sam Irl started out working as his assistant recording engineer.
Hailing from different musical backgrounds they found a mutual connection between experimental techno, sample-heavy dub & jazz and their love for analogue machinery.

Their live-set aims at capturing the essential vibe of live-performed techno and house music, working only with drum computers, a MPC sampler, analogue synthesizers and a series of dub-heavy effects recalling the atmosphere of Jamaican dub culture, early Detroit techno and contemporary electronics.

For over 20 years Patrick Pulsinger has released his music on his own label Cheap Records as well as numerous international imprints such as R&S, M Plant, Disko B, Compost, a.o. and worked as a producer with artists like DJ Hell, Hercules & Love Affair, Elektro Guzzi, Fennesz and many more.

Sam Irl has released his music on labels such as Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings (together with Ritornell), Jazz & Milk, Sampling As An Art, Bonzzaj Rec. (together with Dorian Concept) and Frank Music.


Feedback Studio Vienna

Located in the 5th district in a quiet backyard the Feedback Studio complex hosts not only a spacious rehearsal room, but also 2 recording studios, a workshop and a garage. The studios are solely operated by their proprietors and not rented out. Please direct your inquiries to: