Santé

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Biography

  • Santé, hailing from Berlin, is part of a new school of artists championing musicality, skillfulness and creativity over mindless loops and endless repetition.
    Santé, hailing from Berlin, is part of a new school of artists championing musicality, skillfulness and creativity over mindless loops and endless repetition. His productions, like those on his record label AVOTRE, ooze character, charisma & humour, feelings so often overlooked in the realms of house music. Looking to the year ahead, Santé’s 2018 calendar is already filling up with key events such as festival bookings throughout Europe and key Ibiza dates. Continuing to push boundaries with his electrifying live shows, Santé has become a resident for the newly launched ‘CAVE RAVE’ event concept, breaking ground at Liverpool’s Arts Club in March of 2018. Incorporating 3-D projection and an altogether deeper sound, ‘CAVE RAVE’ is set to make a return this year with a series of yet to be announced summer dates. It all started when Santé bought an Akai MPC-2000 aged 16 and set the ball rolling for a life entrenched in electronic music. “I was totally into sampling and house”, he recalls of those early days of button bashing and experimentation. He left his hometown when he was 21 to immerse himself in the dance music mecca that is Berlin. A studio internship blossomed into a full-time career, with the emerging talent spending six years producing jingles and ad music and nurturing his passion for house music at any opportunity. Nothing was released, however, until one of his demos found its way to Matt ‘Radio Slave’ Edwards. His first ever release came out on Edwards’ acclaimed REKIDS imprint, setting the bar incredibly high and garnering him a lot of high-profile attention in the process. The next major stepping-stone for him was meeting Tiefschwarz. “They were looking for a new engineer and hired me to oversee all projects for their label Souvenir, where I got the freedom to release my music and a platform to experiment” he explains. This fruitful, intense relationship lasted three years, a time Santé describes as being “a fantastic experience”. After working on many of Tiefschwarz’s releases, including remixes for Richie Hawtin and Grace Jones, Santé decided to fly the nest in search of new pastures. His subsequent release schedule spells out what a diverse producer he is and how far his popularity ranges - from bastions of techno like Cocoon to the kings of big room house Defected, through to underground darlings like Desolat and Supernature, all the way to acclaimed remixes for huge stars like Depeche Mode. Few producers can claim such a breadth of imprints to be associated with at any one time. When you ask Santé to describe his musical style, he says he doesn’t really know how to - which goes someway to explaining his widespread appeal.
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    Selected discography

    Santé "React" on Black-Chrome Records Santé "Supervision" on Rekids Santé "White" on Souvenir &ME "F.I.R." Santé Remix on Keinemusik Santé "Intense" on Siam Santé "Dambalaa" on Souvenir (27.07.2009) Santé "Vacation" on Noir Santé & Re.You "B" on Souvenir Adam Port "Enorelehu - Santé Remix" on Liebe*Detail Spezial Diskographie Santé 2009 React Le Bin el mal Supervision Rekids You Souvenir White Souvenir &Me F.i.r Santé Rmx Intense Siam Intense Siam Gorge Rmx Vaction Noir Dambala Souvenir Music Dambala Dub Souvenir Music Kalden Bess Je Taime a Mort (Santé&Re.you Rmx) M.in Capetown Riverboating ( Santé Rmx) Adam Port Enoralehu LiebeDetail ( Santé Rmx) Santé & Re.you B Souvenir Music Santé & Rampa Aura Souvenir Music 2010 Sebastian Lutz Rangpur Suchtrefelx Santé Rmx) Basti Grub Oma Vovo Suara ( Santé Rmx) AdamPort & Santé Own Rockets and Ponies AdamPort & Santé Faire des Siennes Rockets and Ponies OnnO Chants Souvenir Music ( Santé Rmx) Maple Island Ground Factroy Domy Dance Bouq. (Santé Rmx) Santé & OnnO Vannessa Souvenir Plus Santé & Adam Port Anyway Souenir Plus Santé & SaschaSibler CeLoca Be Chosen Santé & SaschaSibler Loug Be Chosen Santé & SaschaSibler Roma Be Chosen AdamPort & Santé Own Rockets and Ponies Riva Starr Rmx AdamPort & Santé Faire des Siennes Rockets and Ponies Mutant Clan Rmx Amir Cadaques Trapez Ltd (Santé Rmx) AdamPort & Santé Solano Rockets and Ponies Mutant ClanTotally Wet Rockets and Ponies (Santé Rmx) Ever Since Souvenir Music Mrs. K Souvenir Music Work It Souvenir Music U&I Souvenir Music Some People Souvenir Music Lost My XXX Souvenir Music Ruede Hagelstein Embezzle Me lebensfreude records (Santé Rmx) Ruede Hagelstein Embezzle Me ebensfreude records (Santé Dub Rmx) Ruhit & Dualton Black Market Be Chosen ( Santé & DosDos Rmx) Pascal Feos Makina Level Non Zero (Santé Rmx) 2011 Upcomming Santé & Thomilla That way Bouq. Santé & Thomilla No Sleep Bouq. Santé & Thomilla Got You Bouq. Santé Com Ci Com Ca Topmodel Records Santé Com Ci Com Ca ( Alex Dolby Rmx )Topmodel Records Santé Backyard Topmodel Records Santé feat, Meggy Rescue Me Souvenir Music (CD) Santé Piccadilly Circus Bouq. Santé Piccadilly Circus (Santos Rmx) Bouq. Co Producer & Ghostwriter Diskographie Tiefschwarz 2008 Emad Parandian Kamanche Souvenir Music ( Tiefschwarz Rmx) Ruede Hagelstein The Modest Theme Souvenir Music ( Tiefschwarz Rmx) 2009 Tiefschwarz Best Inn Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz On&On Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Deininger Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Yeah Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Voodoo Viva Music Tiefschwarz feat. Seth Troxler Trust Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Roads Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz PowPow Souvenir Plus 2010 Riz Mc Don´t Sleep Crosstownrebels (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Tiefschwarz Fall In Cocoon Recordings Tiefschwarz Keep On Cocoon Recordings Fuse From our Minds To yours Plus8 (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Daniel Steinberg Lucky Sauce Front Room (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Tiefschwarz feat. Cassy Find Me Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Cassy Find Me (Dub) Souvenir Music Audiofly Sweeter Than Supernature (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Tiefschwarz 12AM Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Accordage Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz ScherbenbringenGlück Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz the wistler Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Daniel Wilde Stones Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Cassy Find Me Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Babel Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Seth Troxler Trust Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Bon Voyage Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz What you Want Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Dave Aju I can´t resist Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Black Tick Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Legends Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Kralft Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Daniel Wilde Home Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz feat. Daniel Wilde Home Intro Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Great Plains Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Release Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Hornet Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Give It To Me Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Oberton Souvenir Music TiefschwarzPalast Souvenir Music Tiefschwarz Phiba Souvenir Music &me One Day Keinemusik (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Jens Bond & Guido Schneider Youme Level Non Zero (Tiefschwarz Rmx) Ruede Hagelstein Embezzle Me Lebensfreude (Tiefschwarz Rmx)