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    We are in the second season with Hyte at Amnesia on Ibiza. I am enjoying that this year I am playing even more dates, mostly in my beloved Main Room, but as well on the terrace ...

    August 08, 2016

    We are in the second season with Hyte at Amnesia on Ibiza. I am enjoying that this year I am playing even more dates, mostly in my beloved Main Room, but as well on the terrace. The terrace definitely has a special vibe to it and that makes at least me want to play a little differently than "normal". Then again, what is "normal"?! Anyways, I did a lot of music digging and editing in order to create, what I think, is my take on the terrace floor. What some of you might not know that in my early beginning years of DJing electronic music, I actually played a lot of house. I was part of SOAP Records and Noosa Heads and we even had a remix released on Strictly Rhythm for Planet Soul. With my Partner back then, Andre Walter, we even managed to produce a track with the mighty Marshall Jefferson ("Move Your Body") back in 1996, called "Mushrooms" , which some today still say became an all time classic. If you have not heard it you might wanna check it out. On a side note, according to Marshall, it was a true story that I recorded, him telling us back then in our studio on the countryside outside Frankfurt. So playing vocals and house is sort of natural to me, it just has to be the right vocals and it has to have a certain vibe to it. So playing on the Amnesia terrace gave me the opportunity to bring out the (how about we call it) "nugroove funky house techno" in me. (By the way, last year I called it "new romantic house", but that is so last year ;)). Anyways, let´s get to the night itself, Bambounou opened the floor followed by Loco Dice and I played the end. If that wasn't already enough of a challenge, we used only one setup, which meant a lot of moving equipment and that is always kind of a hassle. Additionally to that we used a different mixer, which turned out to be faulty and produced the occasional distortion effects that you can sometimes hear on the recording. Good thing about this is, 25 years of DJing give you a little bit of comfort and routine in situations like this and after a kind of rocky start, I managed to really enjoy my time on that Wednesday night on the terrace. Which leaves me thinking that in the future, I might add even more nugroove funky house techno to my sets. Who knows :)
    What you hear on this week´s AM/FM is the second part, the final hour and a half of my set on the Amnesia terrace for Hyte on the last Wednesday in July 2016. Hope you also enjoy the rest of it and hope to see you soon, somewhere on the dance floor! Cheers, Chris

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