Robosonic

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Biography

  • Golden Era House, Hi-Tech Soul and HipHop Hybrids Producer & DJ.
    Cartoon life - At six years old, CORD LABUHN had his first real career aspiration : becoming an ‘inventor’. Or space traveller. At least working in some kind of laboratory. Hence he became a producer of beats, tunes, records, imagery & merch - and toured the whole planet to play music for the most spaced out... Earlier, when the ghost of Jimi Hendrix jumped out of his parents record collection and passionately promoted the guitar as the weapon of choice for a leftist punk, folk, if not eurodance infected teenager of the 90s, the piano and his sister’s drumset would have to step back for a while. A few years later when TV was still the thing and gaming consoles like PS1 were battling N64, Cord the Beatmaker was rather staring at tiny AKAI S2000, MPC and CRT displays, head-nodding, turning the jogwheels, dreaming of a second turntable to complete his DJ setup - the true school, golden age hiphop way. Next mission - still as a school kid - was a self-released vinyl record with international distribution through a self-founded label – learning everything from scratch, only a few years before DJing went 99,9% digital, crazy fast and globalised anyway. Arriving in Berlin and founding the mashup label „BROKEN BOOTLEGS“ (with Exploited’s Shir Khan and Andy Szankay) was good sparring for more delinquent ventures in professional sampling culture. Musical diversion had found an anarchic playground, genre-bending seemed to be a welcome concept for a radical open mind. To date, his longest running project is ROBOSONIC, which was originally formed as a DJ-producer duo together with Sacha Robotti more than 10 years ago. Over the course of time it became Cords solo moniker in the dance music game, since his former partner had emigrated to the US for a fresh personal start. A while after the unconventional, free-spirited debut album „Sturm und Drang“ (2007) Robosonic took the world by storm with a string of popular tunes and remixes that went into the crates of tens of thousands of DJs worldwide and made it to top spots in the infamous Beatport charts (“Worst Love”, “The Edge” 2012, “La Fique” 2013, “House Music” 2015, “Rise” 2016). With releases on labels like Defected, Toolroom, Get Physical, Diynamic, Stil vor Talent, Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi, Nervous, Crew Love, Kittball or Mother Recordings, ROBOSONIC became an authentic figurehead for something dubbed “Golden Era House” (Juice Magazine). Not only because Cord was convincing real rap icons like Masta Ace, Jeru the Damaja and KRS-One to collaborate on house tracks, but also because ROBOSONIC remixed true legends like Todd Terry, Arthur Baker, Kerri Chandler and Eddie Amador. The house & techno driven sets and records under the R°° flag are internationally recognised and performances in 45+ countries (and counting) reflect the universal appeal of a trademark sound Robosonic unleashed into the world. North & South America, most European countries, South East Asia, China and Russia, Egypt down to South Africa, Dubai to Australia, Lebanon and Israel. Cord Labuhn has seen and pleased hundreds of stages, clubs and crowds over the last years. And with the string of new Robosonic releases through Defected, Kittball, Mother Recordings and more it becomes clear that he won’t stop shedding club sweat and tears.
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    Selected discography

    Singles: Robosonic, Rah Digga & Craig G - `The Shining´ (2020, OUTTAKES) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn Feat. Ashibah - `The Fool´ (2020, Armada Subjekt) Robosonic, Psycho Les & B-Real - `High Like´ (2020, OUTTAKES) Robosonic & Big Shug - `Ghetto´ (2020, OUTTAKES) Robosonic & EPMD - `For The People´ (2019, Armada Subjekt) Robosonic & IVA - `Bootycall´ (2019, Brockwild / SNATCH!) Robosonic, Ferreck Dawn & Big Shug - `Let Live´ (2019, Mother Recordings) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Vocal Edit] (2019, Defected) Robosonic & Masta Ace - `Good Old Feel´ (2018, OUTTAKES) Robosonic & Masta Ace - `Good Old Feel´ [Club Version] (2018, OUTTAKES) Robosonic - `Madman´ (2018, Simma Black) Robosonic, Psycho Les & Greg Nice - `Block Party Theme´ (2018, OUTTAKES) Robosonic, Psycho Les & Greg Nice - `Block Party Theme´ [Instrumental Version] (2018, OUTTAKES) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In Arms´ (2018, Defected) Robosonic & Ordonez - `Music Works´ [Y-5 Anniversary Pt.3 Compilation] (2018, Mother Recordings) Robosonic - `Spanked´ [Y-5 Anniversary Pt.1 Compilation] (2018, Mother Recordings) Robosonic & Jan Weigel - `Peach´ (2017, Mother Recordings) Robosonic - `Icke und Sie´ (2017, Mother Recordings) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn - `Nine to Phife´ [925 EP] (2017, Kittball Records) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn - `Were There´ [925 EP] (2017, Kittball Records) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn - `Old Dollars´ (2017, Spinnin Deep) Robosonic & Klangkuenstler - `Nuts´ [Mother Knows best 4] (2017, Mother Recordings) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning´ (2016, Get Physical) Robosonic & Jeru The Damaja - `1UP´ [Rap Version] [1UP EP] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & Jeru The Damaja - `1UP´ [Club Version] [1UP EP] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & K.E.E.N.E. & Raul Altamar - `Selva Del Mar´ [Selva Del Mar EP] (2015, Whatiplay) Robosonic & K.E.E.N.E. - `Fever´[Selva Del Mar EP] (2015, Whatiplay) Robosonic & KRS-One - `Free Flow´ [Rap Version] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & KRS-One - `Free Flow´ [Club Version] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & Purple Disco Machine - `Viel Fein´ [RPMD EP] (2015, Nurvous Records) Robosonic & Purple Disco Machine - `Geht Ab´ [RPMD EP] (2015, Nurvous Records) Robosonic & Thabo Getsome - `Juicy´ (2015, DFTD) Robosonic & Thabo Getsome - `Busted´ (2015, DFTD) Robosonic & STAG - `Wurd´ (2015, Armada Deep) Robosonic & K.E.E.N.E. - `Waters´ [Full Body Workout 13 Compilation] (2014, Get Physical) Robosonic - `Life is Like´ [Good Old Feel EP] (2014, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Dedicated´ [Good Old Feel EP] (2014, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Between Us´ [incl. Purple Disco Machine Remix] [OFF100 Compilation] (2014, OFF Recordings) Robosonic & Mat.Joe - `You On You´ [5 Years OFF Compilation] (2014, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Got Game´ [Macho Madness EP] (2013, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Macho Madness´ [Macho Madness EP] (2013, OFF Recordings) Robosonic & Stefano Ritter - `She Was On My Mind´ (2013, OFF Recordings) Robosonic & Laura Wieder - `Feldrecord im Zirkus´ [Feldrecord im Zirkus EP] (2013, Stil vor Talent) Robosonic & Laura Weider - `No Morals´ [Feldrecord im Zirkus EP] (2013, Stil vor Talent) Robosonic - `Over´ [Over/Edge EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `The Edge´ [Over/Edge EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Worst Love´[Worst Love EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Thankful´ [Worst Love EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `The Punchi´ [Punchi EP] (2012, BKI) Robosonic - `1(One)´ [Punchi EP] (2012, BKI) Robosonic - `Kaputt in Hollywood´(2008, BKI) Robosonic - `Die Verwandlung´ (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Der Ritt´ (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Kinder vom Kotti´ LP [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Blechtrommel´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Yasmin (Album Edit)´[Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Der Ritt´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Kaputt in Hollywood´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Sprachfehler´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die kleine Prinzessin´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `1984´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die unertraegliche Leichtigkeit des Seins´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Kabale und Liebe´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Traumnovelle´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Verwandlung´ [Sturm und Drang LP] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Yasmin´ [Yasmin EP] (2006, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Kinder vom Kotti´ [Yasmin EP] (2006, Diskomafia) Robosonic aka The Hedgehog - `Technologic Creeps´ (2005, Bootleg Vinyl) Remixed: Robosonic & EPMD ‎– `For The People´ [Chi Thanh Remix] (2020, Armada Subjekt) Robosonic & EPMD ‎– `For The People´ [Sonny Fodera Remix] (2020, Armada Subjekt) Robosonic & IVA - `Bootycall´ [Dario D’Attis Remix] (2019, Brockwild / SNATCH!) Robosonic & IVA - `Bootycall´ [Elliot Adamson Remix] (2019, Brockwild / SNATCH!) Robosonic, Ferreck Dawn & Big Shug - `Let Live´ [Roger Sanchez Remix] (2019, Mother Recordings) Robosonic & EPMD ‎– `For The People´ [Illyus & Barrientos Remix] (2019, Armada Subjekt) Robosonic - `Kabale & Liebe´ [O/Y Revision] (2019, Circles & Stones) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Meduza Remix] (2019, Defected) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Qubiko Remix] (2019, Defected) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Afterlife Remix] (2019, Defected) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Flyboy Remix] (2019, Defected) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In My Arms´ [Bolier Remix] (2019, Defected) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning´ [Djuma Soundsystem’s Tribal Dub] (2019, Get Physical) Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers - `In Arms´ [A-Trak Remix] (2018, Defected) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn - 925 EP `Nine to Phife´ [Guz Remix] (2017, Kittball Records) Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn - 925 EP `Were There´ [The Deepshakerz Remix] (2017, Kittball Records) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning Remixes´ [Djuma Soundsystem Remix] (2017, Get Physical) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning Remixes´ [The Cheapers Remix] (2017, Get Physical) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning Remixes´ [Chi Thanh Remix] (2017, Get Physical) Robosonic & Son Little - `Drowning Remixes´ [Cord Labuhn & Jan Weigel Remix] (2017, Get Physical) Robosonic & STAG - `Wurd´ [Chamelphat Remix] (2015, Armada Deep) Robosonic & STAG - `Wurd´ [Want More Remix] (2015, Armada Deep) Robosonic & Jeru The Damaja - `1UP´ [Genhis Clan Remix] [1UP EP] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & Jeru The Damaja - `1UP´ [Nick Olivetti Remix] [1UP EP] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & K.E.E.N.E. - `Fever´ [Sascha Braemer Remix] [Selva Del Mar EP] (2015, Whatiplay) Robosonic & KRS-One - `Free Flow´ [Low Steppa Remix] (2015, Simma Black) Robosonic & Laura Weider - `Feldrecord im Zirkus´ [Channel X Remix] (2013, Stil vor Talent) Robosonic & Laura Weider - `Feldrecord im Zirkus´ [Nu Remix] (2013, Stil vor Talent) Robosonic - `Worst Love´ [Doctor Dru Remix] [Worst Love EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `Worst Love´ [Fritz Zander Remix] [Worst Love EP] (2012, OFF Recordings) Robosonic - `The Punchi´ [Antonio Olivieri Remix] [Punchi EP] (2012, BKI) Robosonic - `Kaputt in Hollywood´ [Deadset Remix] (2008, BKI) Robosonic - `Kaputt in Hollywood´ [Santiago & Bushido Remix] (2008, BKI) Robosonic - `Kaputt in Hollywood´ [Troublemaker Remix] (2008, BKI) Robosonic - `Die Verwandlung´ [Jesse Rose Remix] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Verwandlung´ [Christopher Just Remix] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Die Verwandlung´ [Jan Hertz Remix] (2007, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Yasmin´ [Oliver Koletzki & Florian Meindl Remix] (2006, Diskomafia) Robosonic - `Yasmin´ [The Coconut Wireless Remix] (2006, Diskomafia) Remixes: Phats & Small - `Turn Around´ [Robosonic Remix] (2020, Armada Subjekt) Butch & C.Vogt - `Desire´ [Robosonic Remix] (2020, Armada Subjekt) Robbie Rivera & S-Man - `Wake Up´ [Robosonic Remix] (2020, Undr The Radr ) Alex Preston - `Another Man´ [Robosonic Remix] (2018, Neon Records) Slam Dunk’d - `No Price´ [Robosonic Remix] (2018, Glitterbox) Finn - `Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough´ [Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic Remix] (2018, Defected) Those Guys - `I Walk Alone´ [Robosonic Remix] (2017, Big Love Music) Milk & Sugar - `Higher & Higher [Robosonic Remix] (2017, Milk & Sugar Recordings) Soulclap - `Timespent´ [Robosonic Remix] (2017, Crew Love Recordings) David Keno - `Black Betty´ [Robosonic Remix] (2016, Formatik Recordings) Eddie Amador - `Rise´ [Robosonic Remix] (2015, Yoshitoshi) Tube & Berger - `Dis Track´ [Robosonic Remix] (2015, Suara Music) Todd Terry & The Gypsymen - `Hear The Music´ [Robosonic Remix] (2015, Toolroom) Chiapet - `Tick Tock´ [Robosonic Warehouse Remix] (2015, Yoshitoshi) Format:B - `Chunky´ [Robosonic Remix] (2015, Formatik Recordings) Eddie Amador - `House Music´ [Robosonic Remix] (2014, Yoshitoshi) Deux Tigres - `Buttlerfly´ [Robosonic Remix] (2013, Moodmusic Records) Kerri Chandler - `Hallelujah´ [Robosonic Remix] (2013, King Street Sounds) Johnny Corporate - `Sunday Shoutin’ [Robosonic Rework] (2013, Defected Records) David Keno & HRRSN - `Sunshine´ [Robosonic Remix] (2013, Noir Music) Louie Austen - `Never & Never´ [Robosonic Remix] (2012, Monkey) Channel X - `Slowly Falling Leaf´ [Robosonic Remix] (2012, Stil Vor Talent) Daniel Dexter - `Berlin´ [Robosonic Kreuzberg Remix] (2010, Whirlpoolsex Music) Deo & Z-Man vs. Marcus Carp - `Lipstick On A Quarter´ [Robosonic Remix] (2010, Elektronik Milieu) Computer - `Trophy´ [Robosonic Yuno Remix] (2008, Discomafia) Alexander Robotnick - Addio Addio [Robosonic Remix] (2008, Maurizio Dami) The Coconut Wireless - `Get The Fuck Up´ [Robosonic Remix] (2007, Moonbootique) Malti & Jazz.Co - `Stay´ [Robosonic Remix] (2006, Discomafia)