Stimming

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Biography

  • “I´m neither afraid of showing my emotions nor afraid to include them in my music.” Few people bring a truly original sound to House music. It’s all very well making some nice grooves and working the dancefloor, but when it comes to longevity and le..
    “I´m neither afraid of showing my emotions nor afraid to include them in my music.” Few people bring a truly original sound to House music. It’s all very well making some nice grooves and working the dancefloor, but when it comes to longevity and leaving an indelible mark on the genre and the wider musical sphere, you’ve got to bring something new to the table. At a relatively young age, Hamburg’s Martin Stimming did just that. “I want people to see me as an evolving artist, where you never know what exactly it is that you’ll get - but you know that it’s Stimming.” Stimming already played the violin, piano and drums at the age of 10. Aged 16, he began producing music with a computer – something he soon realised was his “destiny”. “I think if more producers would include their own mind and feelings into their music the whole scene would be much more flavoured and diverse which would be good for all of us - at least in an entertaining way.” With his future path clearly in mind, Stimming moved to Hamburg at age 19. In 2006 he met two guys named Solomun and Adriano, who just set up their label Diynamic Music that same year, on which Stimming soon started releasing. His breakthrough hit, 2008’s “Una Pena”, made the electronic world sit up and take notice. 2009 saw him release his immaculate debut album “Reflections” to great acclaim, fortifying his reputation as one of the most exciting new producers of his generation and scoring him an ‘Ibiza DJ Award’ in the category of ‘Best Newcomer’. Stimming’s productions are filled with a multitude of his own unique, charismatic field recordings, of which he never uses the same sample twice. Nothing is sacred; sources of sound have included a coffee machine, children’s toys, loose change, a vinyl pressing plant, a 22.000 HP ship engine and an Ikea pizza cutter. “You just can’t get that type of material out of a synthesizer. And depending on how much I tweak it afterwards it can be a very natural 'on this earth' kind of feeling, or the exact opposite.” Stimming’s second album “Liquorice” eschews the normal kick-clap/snare template by and large to explore more interesting and progressive territories, but always with that trademark sense of texture, emotion and discovery. Before the release of his third, self-titled longplayer, Stimming did something quite remarkable: Together with a friend he reworked his “November Morning” track into a classical arrangement and had the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester perform and record the new version. LP number four is called “Alpe Lusia” and has been produced in a secluded alpine hut in northern Italy. In order to refrain from distractions and present-day influences, Stimming isolated himself for a month to create the first, real conceptual album of his career. And innovation kept coming: Stimming recently played multiple performances on the 4D sound system – one of the most forward thinking sound systems worldwide. It allows him to move individual sound sources in all four dimensions in real time while the audience stands inside the music itself. In the future he will continue to perform his special sets on a regular basis. Stimming performs all over the globe on a regular basis too, from large-scale music festivals to the most intimate club settings. All continents have seen his eclectic live sets. Its worth mentioning a special bond that exists between Stimming and South Africa, where his frequent visits have earned him an extremely loyal fan base. Although Stimming wouldn’t embellish himself with it, his numerous live performances worldwide, his various releases and his remixes for the likes of Claude VonStroke, Nina Kraviz, Stephan Bodzin and Robert Babicz, to name but a few, have further spread his influence amongst the discerning House and Tech community - and cemented his reputation therein.
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    Selected discography

    Releases: 2006 Vorsprung durch Technik EP - Modus  2006 Aus Liebe zum... - Modus  2006 Solomun EP - Diynamic Music  2006 Do It Yourself EP - Diynamic Music 2006 Nachrichten EP - Diynamic Music 2007 Dishes EP - Modus  2007 Dedicated EP - Electric Avenue  2007 Feuer und Eis EP - Diynamic Music  2007 Funkworm EP - Diynamic Music  2007 1000 words in autumn / Four Seasons EP - Diynamic Music  2008 Trilogy EP - Diynamic Music  2008 Liebe EP - Terminal M  2008 The Remix Sessions 02 - Diynamic Music  2008 Kleine Nachtmusik EP - Buzzin Fly  2008 Tout va bien EP - Liebe*Detail 2008 Mesdames EP - Diynamic Music  2008 Una Pena - Diynamic Music  2008 Saturday I´m In Love - Diynamic Music – Compilation 2008 Short Story EP - Freerange Records 2009 Reflections – Album – Diynamic Music  2009 Buxton Pipes - Audiomatique Recordings  2009 Gaensebluemchen - Green  2009 Stormdrum EP - Diynamic Music  2009 The Remix Sessions 03 - Diynamic Music  2010 Bright Star EP - Buzzin´ Fly Records  2010 Change EP - Diynamic Music  2011 Liquorice – Album – Diynamic Music 2011 Cheesecake EP - Green  2011 Challenge Everyday EP - Diynamic Music 2012 Window Shopping EP - Diynamic Music 2012 5 Years Diynamic Charity Compilation - Diynamic Music 2012 November Morning - 2DIY4 2013 Stimming - Album - Diynamic Music 2013 H.O.S.H. presents Forever Young Episode 1 - Diynamic Music 2014 The Southern Sun EP – Pampa Records 2015 Stimming & Johannes Brecht – Stekker EP – Diynamic Music 2016 Renato Ratier feat. Stimming – Filosofia – D-EDGE 2016 Alpe Lusia – Album – Diynamic Music Remixes: 2008 Simon Flower - Deep Blue (Stimming RMX) - Little White Earbuds  2008 Dan Berkson and James What - Keep On (Stimming RMX) - Dessous  2008 Lee Jones - Safari (Stimming RMX) - Aus Music  2008 Manuel Tur - Vabanque (Stimming RMX) - Freerange Records  2008 Karotte - 3 Days In Kazachstan (Stimming RMX) - Alphabet City  2008 Michel De Hey - I Do Not Like Wuerst In My Soup (Stimming RMX)  2008 7th Heaven - Why Can´t We Live Together (Stimming RMX) - D6 Records  2009 Jim Rivers - Tessio (Stimming RMX) - Global Underground Ltd.  2009 Alexander Kowalski - Puesta De Sol (Stimming RMX) - Factor City Records  2009 Rasmus Faber feat. Emily McEwan - Never Figure Out (Stimming Dub) 2010 Robert Babicz - Come Closer (Stimming RMX) - Systematic  2010 Dave Seaman - Falling Masonry (Stimming RMX) - Global Underground Ltd. 2010 Ost & Kjex - Continental Lover (Stimming RMX) - Diynamic Music  2010 Karizma - In From The Cold (Stimming RMX) - Strictly Rhythm  2010 Wally Lopez - Come Closer (Stimming RMX) - Global Underground Ltd.  2010 Pezzner - Blacklist (Stimming RMX) - Freerange Records  2010 Claude VonStroke - Storm On Lake St. Claire (Stimming RMX) – Dirtybird 2011 Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Stimming RMX) - Mau5trap Recordings  2011 Stefan Bodzin vs. Marc Romboy - Hyperion (Stimming RMX) - Systematic  2011 Sascha Funke feat. Nina Kraviz - Moses (Stimming RMX) - BPitch Control  2011 Tom Novy feat. Michael Marshall - Your Body (Stimming RMX) - Kosmo  2011 Blagger - Mine To Keep (Stimming RMX) - Perspectiv Records  2012 Pool - Don´t Call My Name (Stimming RMX) - 2DIY4  2012 Liquideep – Feel It (Stimmix RMX) – Deeper Shades Records 2012 Eduardo Cirillo – Viva Jujuy (Stimming RMX) – Desmo Records 2012 Cockney Lama - Losing Like A Man (Stimming RMX) - Monique Musique  2013 Aufgang - Kyrie (Stimming RMX) – InFine 2013 Yoko Duo - Close These Curtains (Stimming RMX) – Fauxpas 2013 Ian Pooley - Kids Play (Stimming RMX) - Pooled Music 2013 HVOB - Lion (Stimming RMX) - Stil Vor Talent  2015 DrewxHill – Bullets (Stimming Remix) – Born Electric