16PAD NOISE TERRORIST is a project by Candy Schlüer-Otto, who has been active in the experimental and electronic music scene since the early 90s. In 2010 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST's first album "Utopia" was released on the renowned German Industrial label Hands. Since then, Candy has released three follow-up albums under this monicker, the last installment being the fantastically unique 2018 release "Eunoia".
Stilistically, 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST can accurately be described as Drum 'n' Bass, but, as it is heavily influenced by the Industrial sound, rather as an ominously experimental and dark style of Drum 'n' Bass rather than the liquid, "sunshiny" side of that genre. Candy mixes cutting-edge beats with distorted basslines and melodic synths in a rhythmic and emotional symbiosis, sequences of slow motion beats and ambient soundscapes transfer listeners to parallel sound universes. And yet there are clear influences from IDM, Punk and Rhythmic Noise molden into the music, which Candy himself describes as PostNuclearBrutalismFunk.