mixed by C-ROCK
WOWSER, i've just found a lost mix of mine that I recorded back in 2009 at one of my nights at the infamous COCOONCLUB Frankfurt. All oooooldskooool and so phaaaaat! Stay tuned for more... this one will be hosted by the nice guys at WIR MUSIC. Take this for now...
Frankfurt/Main in the very early nineties. What wannabe-philosophers from today’s capital of Germany years later polemized as the „Raving Revolution“, was just under way. However the Hessians preferred to party in Clubs like the Omen and Dorian Gray or organized small illegal open air parties out in the woods rather than giving advantage to gigantic industrial ruins. An innocent naiv era that still today is inspiring. It’s mind child is Carsten Schuchmann alias DJ Meat.
Affected by countless Frankfurt-nights since 1990 and finally persuaded in summer 1991 through the mythical love parade Meat became one of the signboards of the city of capital. Gettings his merits on playing on unlawful parties in closed motorway service areas, ruins of houses and under bridges he emerged from a backyard-DJ to a real professional. Meat is the weight-bearing column under the famous Freebase Records shop. Founded in 1994, the store swung soon itself from a small backyard shop up to the prime address and since then it belongs to the irrefutable constants in this unstable business even far beyond Germany and the electronic scene. A few years later Meat compiled the splendid "ELECTRO FIELDS" CD for the Hamburg Density label and founded the in-house label Below which deals with everything in-between House, experimental electronic and minimal attempts. In these interfaces DJ Meat also finds himself.
Equipped with old-school-traits he has both, the forever sharped blades of the past days plus an undelusive instinct for essential novelties. With his mother’s milk he sucked in Straighten Techno and the basics of Chicago and Detroit which goe perfectly together with the minimized housy sounds of nowadays. This load of craftsmanship doesn’t remain without consequences.
Meat was one of the style guiding resident DJs at the earliest incarnation of the Frankfurt down town club “Monza” and jointly responsible for the legendary nimbus of this place. From there on he grooved Sven Väth’s colossal future vision “Cocoon”as a resident before he initiated together with selcted guests and freebase staff the monthly “Freebase Night” at holy Robert-Johnson Club. Up till now his steady home base in the Rhein-Main-area.
Besides, the passionate socker fan (who else would place a TV in his record shop during the world championship) hops around throughout Europe with growing success. On one of those trips someone might have sold him an extra power-battery that provides him with surplus supernatural energy. Plus all these activities as a DJ, label generator and record shop owner he recently doesn’t only buy special and world’s best records but produces them by himself. Together with Einzelkind he released the smashing first productions “Meat is Murder EP” and a worthy successor called “Words from The Frontline” on the well known label "Get Physical".
Next stop in his producer career was the very succeefull "La Pena" label where he released with Einzelkind together.
After a couple of tracks on various compilations Meat and some remix works he did some collaborations with "Reboot" as the remix project "Lakeof" and with his new studio partner Chris Wood with whom he released 2009 two Ep's on his own label Below and Kindisch.
(check out the Discography or http://www.discogs.com/artist/Meat )
2010 will pop up with a new ep of the duo infernale Meat & Chris Wood called "Back Down Ep" which will be out end of february 2010 on the london based label Murmur.
After a relaxed summer and a couple Remixes for Jacuzzi Boys and some other well known Artists , Meat & Wood are back on the homeprint Label Below with their VH2010 ep.
And if this wouldn't be enough he started in 2010 with the Frrebase Radio every 1st and 3rd friday each month on BigCityBeats (http://www.bigcitybeats.de/ )whith a lots of interested guests and music.
....a tasty tasty murder!!!
Deeply influenced by the Frankfurt sound of the early 90s, Chris Wood’s interaction with electronic music quickly developed from passion to profession. It is via his work at Delirium Frankfurt Record Store and the “Delirium House Division” that had developed from it, that Chris suddenly became one of the sought-after Frankfurt Locals.
After completing his studies as audio engineer, Chris Wood got to know the DJ and producer, Pascal FEOS, and started working for his network, GEM/Elektrolux.Since 2003 Chris was working as label manager for levelNONzero, the label wich was founded by Pascal Feos. Since then there is almost no club in the Rhein-Main-Area which did not rock to his combination of Deephouse, Techhouse and minimal Techno.
Since 2004 Chris proceeds also as successful producer and remixer. By now, there are a couple of numerous releases and remixes under his hand. He released for example on labels like Souvenir, Below, Kindisch, MurMur, be_chosen or levelNONzero. (look up discogs) 2009 Chris started working with his friend Meat (Carsten Schuchmann) from Freebase Records Frankfurt. Since then they released a couple of tracks and remixes on different labels and they DJ a lot together at clubs around europe. There last EP on Souvenir records was played by big names like Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and many more. Since 2012 Chris and Meat run the store Freebase Records together.
Across his long time residency at Monza he became well known beyond Frankfurt borders and has played his sets at national and international clubs and events such as Penelopé and Space (Ibiza), Robert Johnson (Offenbach), Kristal (Rumania), Coccon Club (Frankfurt), Harry Klein (Munich), Rave on Snow (Austria) a.o.
In a world of ever recycled trends, Tiefschwarz (deep black) is that most classic of shades. Its timeless style is testament to its staying power, and with a DJ and production career spanning over 14 years, this German deep house duo have proven just how apt a moniker can be.
Born and bred in Stuttgart, brothers Ali and Basti Schwarz’s passion for techno and deep house flourished their initial experience as DJs in the early 90’s at the now legendary clubs that Ali ran in their home town, ON –U and Red Dog. This led to the formation of Tiefschwarz in 1997, from which they found rapid success with their debut single ‘Music’ (on Francois K’s Wave Music label) and album Ral 9005. By 2001, this had been licensed to the London label Classic Recordings from where they springboarded to international recognition. They decided to make the move to Berlin, at the time fast becoming the epicentre of a true electronic music renaissance, from where they pursued a hectic touring schedule and remixing the likes of Cassius, The Rapture, Missy Elliott, Kelis and their personal heroes Masters At Work. They then scored a double whammy with their all-conquering crossover hit remix of Spektrum’s ‘Kinda New’ and the single ‘Isst’ off their 2005 long-player, ‘Eat Books’. This was also the year that electrohouse dominated the charts and minimal the clubs, but Tiefschwarz have never allowed themselves to be tied down to a certain sound, staying true to their love of melody as demonstrated on their contribution to the Fabric mix series that year.
A series of high profile mixes in 2006, including Depeche Mode, Madonna, Roxy Music, Booka Shade, Phonique, Plastikman, dOP, and many others saw them continue perfecting their distinctive sound. Yet this was also the year in which Ali and Basti gravitated back to Berlin to found their own label, Souvenir. Basti explains “We like the idea of seeing music as a souvenir, an impression you take from somewhere. Something intimate that you remember”. They haven’t let this slow down their impressive production workload though, with a ten year anniversary compilation and a 2010 follow up album ‘Chocolate’ made in collaboration with Santé, and featuring Cassy, Seth Troxler, Dave Aju amongst others. At a perfect time to take stock of their career, the brothers are proudly contributing the ninth installment in the Watergate mix series, and have chosen a number of tracks that simultaneously pay homage to the tracks that shaped the beginnings of their career whilst also remaining very much forward looking. After years of constant touring, however, their Souvenir label has allowed them to lay down more permanent roots back in Berlin. It’s a place to foster talent, both young and old, not only in a sense of releasing records but also as a platform to share mutual experiences within a common network, a close core of artists work together including Ruede Hagelstein, Maher Daniel, the brothers Santé and Re.You, Ali & Basti at the helm. With plenty more artists on the roster as well as a digital only subsidiary, Souvenir Plus, and a debut LP from Hagelstein on the horizon, there is promise of plenty yet to come for the Schwarz brothers’ imprint.