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2007: Electronic Dance Music dominates the urban club culture since more than 15 years. Between many highs and lows techno music has proven, that it is here to stay. Not many techno artists managed to do that in the same manner. Bremen based recording artist and DJ Oliver Huntemann definitely belongs to the few activists, who kept on holding up the torch since the beginning. Brought up in the funky northern german countryside, he soon found himself heavily infected by the fascinating world of music. He started taping radio shows, buying vinyl maxis and experimenting with his first pair of turntables Ð all due to the massive wave of innovative American youth culture and music that was invading Europe since the late 70ies, practically speaking: Rap music, break dancing and graffiti as e.g. shown in the movies Beat Street or Wildstyle or recorded by Africa Bambata, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow or Whodini, to name just a few. It didn't take long until Huntemann started spinning records on parties and it soon became clear, what he wanted to do with his life - yeah, right Oliver .. heard that before, so you're going to be a big ass DJ touring the world and so on... somebody bring me an Espresso please...
To calm his parents and get some "real and serious" education, Oliver joined the german navy forces for six years and learned how to be an electrician. Ahoi!
But all the military drill and discipline couldn't keep him from spending all of his money for records and going to parties.
When Acidhouse invaded Germany in the late 80ies, Oliver immediately knew that this was his thing - he was totally electrified and stoked! He started organizing his first own techno parties and got to know Gerret Frerichs, who was running a club and a small recording studio, where they created the project Humate alongside the Jazz musician H.G. Schmidt ! Their first record was released in 1992 on the cult label MFS...fffd...
Huntemann is now, although he has been producing music for over 10 years, one of Germany's hottest electronic acts... most recently because of his releases on his own 1995-founded Confused and Dance Electric labels, Anthony Rother's Datapunk and the extremely profilic Berlin-based Gigolo Records, which put out his last album "Fieber" in collaboration with Confused. His "perfectly balanced tracks sitting somewhere between Chicago, electro and minimal disco" (Groove Magazine) lead him - alongside his studio partner Stephan Bodzin - to the noble honour of doing a remix of Depeche Mode's all-time classic
"Everything Counts", which has turned out to be a massive tune! Confused Recordings is totally dedicated to his own productions and the style he plays when he's djing, which perfectly displays the very personal approach of the label. He simply knows that electronic dancemusic is and will always be about renewing in terms of styles and influences and easily manages to keep his very unique and special touch alive.
His latest strike is "PLAY! 01": With a recording of his extensively celebrated set at D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Huntemann kicks off his new mix compilation series. The D-Edge is simply one of the best clubs worldwide. It has the perfect size and a mind blowing light installation - not to mention the insane sound-system. Its Brazilian spirit is incomparably euphoric. As a special dedication to the club Huntemann included the bassmonster Sao Paolo, which was exclusively produced for this CD. It will also be released on the PLAY! 01 vinyl.
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