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Mathias Schaffhäuser

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2015 so far:


New album in March & April: "RE:4 - Selected Remixes Vol. 4" (BluFin Rec.)
Mathias' fourth collection of remixes was released in March and April 2015 in an exceptionally lavish way. Two vinyl EPs, each with an additional CD, will be released 4 weeks apart. The vinyls will feature the clubbiest tracks, which also will be on the CDs (some of them in uncut original versions), flanked by a handful of more subtle and experimental tunes, making 17 tracks in all.

GROOVE Magazine, March / April 2015:
„On two ambitiously packed vinyl-EPs each coming along with an additional CD ... one finds over and over again something simply grandiose. Though lasting for more than twenty years now, one somehow always has the feeling that Schaffhaeuser’s sonic urge to discover and playful inventiveness will for a long time not be outtold.”


DJ-Feedbacks:

- Timo Maas: “The remixes for Signal Deluxe and Pawas are dope.“
- Someone Else (Sean O'Neal): „A lot of good stuff on here! Great selection! I think, 'Fossile' is my favorite.“
- Ruede Hagelstein (Watergate, Upon You Rec.): „I'd like tol take the Barnes track for my album podcast. And the 'Future-Jazz-Remix' is also classy.“
- Arjun Vangale (Traum Rec. / India): „Amazing release. Congrats.“

The new and unreleased track “Pivot” appears on a mix CD in the January edition of DJMAG RUSSIA to celebrate the mag's 3rd birthday. The CD was mixed by Mikhail Kobzar (Minim.all).

Upcoming EPs and remixes on Compost Black, Snork Entertainment, Kes Records, Treibjagd, Minim.All u.a.



2014


The album: „Angular“ came out on Mo's Ferry Productions in January. Great reviews in MusikExpress, Intro, Groove and others, DJ support by Berk Offset, Patrick Zigon, Rampa, Angel Molina, [a]pendics.shuffle, Someone Else, Nadja Lind, PFIRTER and many others.
Axel Bartsch: „ow, pretty cool LP with a crispy sound, very unique.“

The “Angular Remixes”, a vinyl + digital EP with Remixes by Nicolas Masseyeff & Jorge Ciccioli of 2 album tracks was released in early may.


More releases in 2014:

- Josia Loos – Heating Machine / Mathias Schaffhäuser Remix (BluFin Rec.)
- Various Artists - Noughts And Crosses Vol. 3 feat. „We Start Again“ by Mathias Schaffhäuser (Tic Tac Toe Rec.)
- Fanatico – Dazed & Remixed / feat. remixes by Kink, M.in, Lady Blacktronika, Citizen Kain, Martin Eyerer, Hans Nieswandt, Jack The Box and many more (remix album, Yellow Tail Rec.)



2013


August saw Mathias' debut on Mo's Ferry Productions, one of his favourite labels of the last decade. His EP „Brummer & Hammill“ received nice feedback and reviews, f.e. In Germany's GROOVE magazine and from DJs like Someone Else, youANDme, [a]pendics.shuffle, Davide Squillace and Mr. Statik.

Fanatico, Mathias' project together with Jorge Socarrás, released its album “Dancing Daze” in July, and two remix EPs with mixes by Martin Eyerer, Jeremy P. Caulfield, Citizen Kain, Jack The Box, Hans NIeswandt and C.G.P. All records were released on Yellow Tail Rec., the “2000 Light Years” EP was no. 18 in the german DCC charts. The album was well reviewed, supported and played by MusikExpress, Groove, Honey Soundsystem, DJ Johnny Dynell, Klaus Walter, Kölner Stadtanzeiger and many more.

More releases 2013:

- Kaiser Souzai – Fog - gy / Mathias Schaffhäuser Remix (Yellow Tail Rec.)
- Indoor Life – Archeology / M. Schaffhäuser Redux & Clubmix (Compost Rec.)
- Mathias Schaffhäuser – Nice To Meet You / Maceo Plex Edit (!k7!)
This track appears on Maceo Plex' “DJ Kicks” Compilations for Studio !k7!
- Various Artists - Noughts And Crosses Vol. 3 feat. „We Start Again“ by Mathias Schaffhäuser (Tic Tac Toe Rec.) ... Dec. 2013



2012:


Released in May 2012, “Tessio” (Ware 94) is the first single by Mathias’ new project FANATICO. Composed and released by Luomo (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay) in 2000 on Force Tracks, this song was always one of Schaffhäuser’s favourite minimal house tunes. Gomma records' boss MUNK about it: “Superb release. The Kink remix is already featured in my new mix. Bomb! But also the original.”

Also released in June on NOICE!: the “Nuevo Romance EP” feat. outstanding remixes by SEPH and SERGEY TROTZKOPF.

In March 2012 Warenkorb # 6, the new WARE label compilation with 4 tracks by Mathias Schaffhäuser was released.

2012 started with the release of the UTOPIA EP on LEBENSFREUDE REC.. with remixes by the fabulous KRAUSE DUO. Ruede Hagelstein says: „Refreshingly crazy.“



Some highlights from the last years:


In 2011 Schaffhäuser’s first live album called „In Concert“ was released as a free download gift to all fans and long time companions. Listen + download here:

www.ware-net.de/inconcert

The live set includes hits in new versions like „Nice To Meet You“ and „Hey Little Girl“ (as a personal bastard version in combination with the Schaffhäuser/Güntner track „Confusion“) and lots of live elements like vocals, percussions, harp, melodica and much more. Also you’ll find new pictures of Mathias, the story of this live album and many more infos there.

2010 ended with an exclusive track of Mathias on the current „Balance 017“ compilation, mixed by Timo Maas. The track „The 1st Thing“ will also be released on vinyl on Timo’s label Rockets & Ponies in December.
In June Mathias Schaffhäuser released his debut on the danish label Tic Tac Toe, which was one of his favourites for years.

Last but not least, Mathias released his 9th album called „Re:3 / Selected Remixes Vol. 3“on the 11th of March 2010 with his mixes for acts like the legendary german Kraut-Rock band Faust, for Nooncat, disco legend and no-wave inventors Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras and dutch newcomer Philogresz, just to name a few (please check the album info sheet for more details, press and dj feedbacks, tracklist and more).

One year back in March 2009 Mathias released his album called "Unequal Equality" which features 10 collaborations between him and various artists, including Ware acts like Benjamin Brunn, And.id, Markus Güntner and Ziggy Kinder, Schaffhäuser’s long time hero Alex Smoke, but also new ones such as Lucy or Xhin from Singapore (both with releases on Meerestief Rec. and Stroboscopic Artefacts).



More facts + highlights from the past:


Mathias Schaffhäuser’s around in the techno, house and minimal scene since 1994. Past releases of Mathias appeared on Mo's Ferry Productions, Tic Tac Toe Rec., Adjunct, Resopal Red, WIR Recordings, Lebensfreude, Force Inc., Multicolor, Definitive Records (house sub-label of Plus-8), Blaou Sounds, Frisbee Tracks and many others. In 1997 he started his own record label WARE which released 95 EPs until now (as of November 2013).

2001 saw his massive club hit "Hey Little Girl", 2002 "Musik ohne Bass" entered the clubs (Force Inc.). In April 2005 he released his album "Coincidance" (Ware CD 14/Ware 52). The title track was remixed by Trentemøller and by Dapayk (Mo’s Ferry Productions, Dapayk & Padberg). December 2005 saw his 12 inch "Lost Vox" with a remix by Pan-Pot, in Febuary 2006 the next remix 12" "more alternatives" was released with a mix by Audio Werner.

On the 11th of Febuary 2008 the jubilee EP "10 Jahre Ware" / "10 Years Of Ware" appeared on the scene with 2 epic tracks, one by Ziggy Kinder and the other by Mathias. Both tracks reflect the Ware history by using samples of the the label’s past 10 years + fit them together with new + unique ideas to 2 new exciting monster tunes.



Remixes:


Mathias has produced remixes for Steve Bug („Lover Boy“), Luomo („Tessio“), Faust („T-Èlectronique“), [A]pendics.Shuffle („No Reductions“), Goldfrapp („Twist“), Kaiser Souzai ("Fog - gy"), Pan-Pot ("P.O. Box"), Nooncat („Yoji“), Indoor Life ("Archeology"), M.in feat. Chriss Vogt ("Walking Away"), J.C.A. („I Begin To Wonder“), Leigh Morgan („Play Misty To Me“), Misc. („The Magic Number“),Northern Lite („Trusting Blind“), Dapayk & Padberg ("Use Your Arms") and many many more.



Live:


Mr. Schaffhäuser looks back on a veritable and never ending live tour which led him to Buenos Aires, Rostock, Singapore, Offenbach, Chelyabinsk, St. Gallen and Trieste. What combines these more or less illustrous places, you may ask? Everywhere it was absolutely super cool, doesn't matter if the city was incredibly huge or at the country side. Schaffhäuser’s set kept throwing audiences off the curve. I mean, who squeezes minimal sounds, spontaneous vocal performances, crude cover versions and melodica solos into a one-hour set, without constantly staring at a computer screen? But, from nothing nothing comes. Even before 1993 (does anyone remember this?) Schaffhäuser sang and played guitar in several bands, so he knows how to rock the house. And that works even better with a big enough stage and wireless microphones! Though another fine house track is never far, after all, Schaffhäuser wouldn’t neglect his traditional Ware style, no matter how much he rocks.



DJ:


Schaffhäuser’s motto at the turntables is: Purism sucks! The quality of the music is what’s important, not sheer functionality and a perfect mix. That is: at times his sets can be rather varied from his very own style, dirty + dark house, thumping techno and sexy booty house. And more and more often Schaffhäuser uses his microphone and croons some evergreens to his records.


All releases, remixes, music, facts + fotos on
https://www.facebook.com/mathiasschaffhauser

Fanatico:
https://www.facebook.com/fanaticomusic

More music and DJ mixes here:
http://soundcloud.com/mathias-schaffhauser