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Michael Mayer

Among the essential statistics of Cologne, Germany’s electronic music picture, Mayer includes a durable popularity being a remixer, DJ, and manufacturer. He’s released many well-received combine CDs and singles, and a handful of studio room albums. Nearly all his tracks have already been released by Kompakt — the renowned techno label and distributor he assists operate with founder Wolfgang Voigt — and Kompakt-related brands like New Trance Atlantic (NTA) and Kreisel 99. His very own productions, whether dabbling internal or techno, have a tendency to end up being minimal with dubby flourishes — no two audio alike. Mayer was created in the Dark Forest, Germany in 1971 and transferred to Cologne when he was 20. He started working at an archive store known as Delirium along with Wolfgang and Reinhard Voigt, Jörg Burger, and Jürgen Paape. The complete group became instrumental in building the city’s techno picture through several brands and club evenings. Mayer released his initial two 12″s on NTA in 1997, before Kompakt was set up in 1998, merging numerous brands, the record shop, and event company. Kompakt Köln Präsentiert Michael Mayer, a combination album of monitors from famous brands Sanasol, Herbert, OM1, as well as the Modernist, premiered in 1998 by Neuhouse. Four years afterwards, Kompakt released Immer, another combine record. Tracing the advancements manufactured in microhouse/tech-house since Mayer’s prior mix, the disk highlighted materials from Carsten Jost, Akufen, Selway, and A Rocket in Dub, and it showcased an unrivaled knack for choosing and sequencing. At this time, Mayer became something of the poster son for Cologne techno. In 2003, he released a set of mixes. The 1st was among the 1st several produces in Kompakt’s Speicher 12″ series, as the second — a far more lively and melodic affair — was commissioned by London’s Fabric series. The next yr, Mayer released another Speicher mix and lastly shipped his long-promised debut recording of productions, Touch. Through the next couple of years, as he continuing to use Kompakt, he come up with Immer 2 and Immer 3, aswell as his second and third summary mixes from the Speicher produces. He also collaborated with Superpitcher as SuperMayer, which released an recording on Kompakt in 2007. Mayer held busy like a remixer (with Moby, Family pet Shop Kids, and Depeche Setting among his customers) furthermore to DJ’ing all over the world and carrying on to perform Kompakt. His follow-up to Contact didn’t arrive until 2012. That record, Mantasy, premiered in October. Pursuing another break from single productions, Mayer released a divide 12″ one with Reinhard Voigt in 2015. Then collaborated with Kölsch on the 12″ released by IPSO in 2016. Afterwards in the entire year, !K7 released &, Mayer’s third studio album, which highlighted collaborations with Miss Kittin, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Gui Boratto, and many others. Mayer’s installment of !K7’s long-running DJ-Kicks combine series found its way to 2017.

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