Alongside American outfits like Adult and Fischerspooner, KITBUILDERS formed the forefront of the worldwide electro revolution. Equal parts Moroder and Liquid Sky, the duo of Benway and Ripley fluctuate between adrenaline-rush bpm 909 beats, fluttering sci-fi arpeggiations and tense, sinister moodiness. The Jockey Slut wrote: “Like Adult. on crack, Kitbuilders attack with en-compassing bonkers electro pop, dark and hard electro …Electro with guts, pop with personality, the Kitbuilders demand your attention”. “Wake Up” was the debut full length from the duo. The US magazine „XLR8R“ called it „…an excellent hybrid of the past and present“.
The Kitbuilders did many kicking live shows at festivals like Sonar, Benicassim, Roskilde, Alive, Eurosonic, Arvika etc and clubs in London (Fabric), New York, San Francisco, Madrid, Paris, Oslo, Helsinki, Brussels, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Berlin etc. Their last album “You Trashed My Mind” (Vertical Records / Kompakt) features 15 trax of energy, love, weirdness and flow with varied influences and the typical Kitbuilders signature sound
The upcoming Kitbuilders album “You Trashed My Tracks” is a adventurous compilation of remixed Kitbuilders-songs (from the “You trashed My Mind”-album) by Ascii Disko, Terrence Dixon, Bob Humid, Bolz Bolz, Radioaktive Man, Salz, Ear Monk aka RA-X, Falko Brocksieper and others.