Kode IV

Kode IV is an electro-industrial band formed in San Francisco by Hans Schiller and Peter Ziegelmeier.

Hans Schiller and Peter Ziegelmeier began releasing rhythmic sample-laden industrial dance as Kode IV on Belgium’s KK Records in 1990. Their signature sound was the extensive use of samples layered upon heavy drum machine loops in each song. The samples were used not only to create a good dancey track but also a distinct message and theme in each song. Hans Schiller passed away on May 27, 1994, but Peter Ziegelmeier continued the band, developing it into its current goa trance style without the dominant use of samples. He is also the founder of Ceiba Records, based in San Francisco.