[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant house
every 1st Saturday at The Endup
featuring from Frankfurt, Germany
::: D.DIGGLER :::
(LevelNONZero, Raum...Musik, Resopal)
and from Hamburg, Germany
::: KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE - LIVE! :::
(Connaisseur, Diynamic, Cocoon, Soma)
with [KONTROL] residents:
::: CRAIG KUNA :::
(Mothership, Platform, ESDJCO)
::: SAMMY D :::
(Pillow Talk, Dirtybird, Classic)
::: NIKOLA BAYTALA :::
(S.W.A.T., Robsoul, Junior Boys Own)
Andreas Muegge, born in 1975 in Hanau (a city near Frankfurt), developed his interest in music at the age of 3, mainly inspired by his father, who was a member of a well-known local Jazzband for many years. At three years old, he began to drum on his first own drumset. 1985 he played even together with that combo of his father in the concert-hall of the castle â€œWilhelmsbadâ€ in Hanau before scarcely 800 humans and inspired the raving quantity.
Always on the search for people he could share his interest in music with, he found that it would prove as very difficult to find people of the same age with which he could divide such a pronounced interest in music. Also with him at that time, his brother, not less in music, with whom he already made a lot of jam-sessions with guitar and drums at their parentÂ´s home.
With 15 years (1990) he had his first contact with electronic music. Records such as â€œStakker Humanoidâ€, â€œOrbitalâ€ or â€œ808 Stateâ€ and after visiting Frankfurts legendary Clubs like Dorian Gray, Omen and various events such as â€œMaydayâ€ and â€œLoveparadeâ€ (1990/91/92), his interest and fascination to produce electronic music increased steadily. Briefly after the purchase of two Technics, he scratched together last savings, sold his drumset and begun to buy piece by piece midi-equipment in order to train to work with this nevertheless for the beginning much complicated subject like Sampler, Synthesizers, Midi and Mixer. After practicing for many years, and dj-ing in the parental house, he met Christopher (Julian) Smith for the first time, who had staged several events at that time in Hanau and made the 1st place in entering a Malboro DJ contest.
1994 there were first parties: â€œMygge vs. Smithâ€ in various outlying buildings around and in Hanau. Legendary was the party in the former â€œOrangerieâ€ in the â€œPhilipsruhe Castleâ€, that place, where today the â€œLandesgartenschauâ€ took place. 800 guests had come, and although the parties were always illegal, there were only rarely serious problems with the police. Those followed many small and large parties, the â€œmusicenforcementâ€- team organised together. Most well-known was the tunnel-party-series (1995-2002) in one of HanauÂ´s motorway underpasses, which counted up to 900 visitors.
Andreas had first â€œofficialâ€ gigs in the Club â€œOstparkstrasseâ€ in Frankfurt. Among others he played with Heiko Laux and Laurent Garnier. Gigs in the â€œMTWâ€ in Offenbach, various radio appearances and one evening in the U-bar of the â€œU60311â€ followed. Over the years Andreas developed its own style, DJing and also his productions (at that time not yet published) always provided with a certain musical marking. The structure, the warmth of similar sounds and the emotions play a basic role until present.
In 1997, as a result of record purchases in Frankfurt/HanauÂ´s â€œFreebaseâ€, he became acquainted with Olaf Zern, the owner of Freebase. Olaf looked for local acts for his new label â€œRaum...Musikâ€. After he had heard through batch tapes, he found 4 suitable tracks. The track â€œBoogiemonsterâ€ became immediately a small hit and HR XXL, a local radio station, took it up for airplay-rotation. Short time later he was taken up to Sven VÃ¤thÂ´s booking agency â€œCocoonâ€. Not least owing to co-operation with Pauli Steinbach.
â€œD.Digglerâ€ was the starting signal. The name, inspired by the trashy movie â€œBoogie Nightsâ€, was well-known rapidly and you could find many of his tracks in various DJ-Charts and playlists of famous DJs. Until today he published innumerable 12" on different labels, incl. Episode, Planet Vision, Raum...Musik, Resopal, Force Inc. etc, as well as several remixes. After 2 successful longplayers, his last one, â€œSounds Fictionâ€ appeared in the autumn 2002. Once again a mixture of House, Techno, Dub and Minimalism.
There are many 12â€ Releases since this time and many gigs around Europe and the USA. The long awaited new album â€œEM.Pulseâ€ was released in 2006/2007 with Remixes from Dapayk, Pascal Feos, Johannes Heil and Robag Whrume on Resopal Schallware. A lot of new stuff will be released in late 2008 and 2009 in cooperation with â€œLevelNonZeroâ€, â€œMaschineâ€, â€œResopal Schallwareâ€ and othersâ€¦
When Nico and Christian of Kollektiv Turmstrasse start working the crowd, itâ€™s like somebody dumping a bucket of energy on the dance floor. For more then ten years now, these two have spread their good vibes from Reykjavik to Moscow and further to Tokyo with no plans of slowing down. Some call the duo Berlinâ€˜s new wonder-boys, but actually they come from a small town on the Baltic Sea, and have been residing in Hamburg for some time now.
Kollektiv Turmstrasse draws a lot of influence from the people around them, so living in Hamburg has greatly influenced their music. However, these guys canâ€˜t be easily classified: Kollektiv Turmstrasse makes music for the moment and for eternity, for indoors and for open air, for the soul and for the dancefloor, for you and for me. Along with releases on Connaisseur, Diynamic, Cocoon and Ostwind, Kollektiv Turmstrasse has also been working on their very own label Musik Gewinnt Freunde, which they started in 2006.
With their big tunes â€žTristesseâ€œ and â€žGrillen im Parkâ€œ, the guys had already played themselves into the hearts of their permanently growing fanbase. However, their big breakthrough came in 2009, with the â€žKollektiv Turmstrasse Let Freedom Ring Rmxâ€œ for Federleichtâ€˜s â€žOn The Streetsâ€œ.
In November 2010, the duo presented their long-awaited first longplayer â€žRebellion der TrÃ¤umerâ€œ (Rebellion Of The Dreamers), which came out on Connaisseur Recordings. On this album they reflect their progress of the last years and another great site of what they are doing. A lot of love, time and passion left their marks on that album for it to reach your heart and head and to take you on a musical journey.
Furthermore, Kollektiv Turmstrasse released remixes of "Rebellion der TrÃ¤umer" by Jimpster and Robag Wruhme on Connaisseur Recordings in June 2011.