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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Heron & Tim Grothe - Unsichtbar Podcast #001 (10-07-2012)

Something about Heron: Many times, biographies of techno acts start by singing their praise of an extremely early, extraordinary talent on synthesizers and other electronic devices. In Heron’s case, things are different: Because Martin Spittel has been shaped musically since his childhood, the influences were as diverse as music can be. On one side, there was his grandfather, who played various instruments, and to whom young Martin related closest to and whose influence still lasts until today. On the other side there were his cousins who were not much older than himself, enthusiastic about AC/DC, and band members themselves. Over the course of the following years, he explored the diversity of Black, Death and Trash Metal, EBM and Industrial, right up to Detroit Techno.
Ever since then, Heron's environment served as compensation to fierce parties and expanding his musical horizon. This symbiosis from the love of nature and the musical influences from his early childhood are a direct reflection of Heron’s entire life. Following the scream of the waders (limicoline birds), he moved to picturesque island Norderney in 2005. There, exploring the island’s national park, he decided to live up to his enthusiasm about nature by going to study landscape ecology at the University of Münster. It turned out: The relocation to Münster was the initial spark for his career; the months in Norderney were inspiration for the name of his label “Limikola” which was founded in late 2008 and now enjoys enormous support by both DJs and fans.
After launching his now very successful °Schaltkreis-parties with four friends in mid-2007, everything went quickly: His first own radio show “The Grasshopper Warbler”, contacts to prominent players like Someone Else and Heartthrob, and finally the moment in early 2008 during the season’s opening at Time Warp, when Richie Hawtin played all three tracks from Heron’s Retro EP. It was merely his second EP, released on a netlabel (Minisome), and it became immediately successful. A knightly accolade. The two have been in touch regularly since.
The journey that Heron started lead to his bombshell track “Welcome to the Adventure Club” that charted in the Beatport charts in 2008, and continued with remixes and releases for Synewave, Supdub, Swap, micro.fon, Prosthetic Pressings and Sleaze Records. In 2010, it culminated with a tour across North America during the summer.
In 2011 his label Limikola started getting bigger - including a huge support by remixers like Troy Pierce, Heartthrob, Miro Pajic and lots of more.
Something about Tim GrotheMusic just fell into his lap- this is probably the way to describe Tim´s way into electronic music. Thanks to a neighbor he came in contact with a record player and his first vinyl in 2007- it was love at first sight! The pile of vinyl grew quickly and both- his flat mate and his girlfriend had quite a few sleepless nights because of the never-ending music sessions. His love to this black, round treasure still persists and so he always arrives heavily laden and without laptop-bag. After a short phase of orientation - passing DnB- Tim found his style quite quickly- he simply loves the dark, pushing sound of Techno. 2010 was and is a really exciting year for Tim. In 2009 he came across an old barrack and started to reconstruct it in a long period of hard work into a club- the UNSICHTBAR was born. After the first couple of parties this small place became more and more famous and favored. During this time Tim fell in love with the sound of techno. Despite the lack of time due to his regular job and his club he started producing his own sound and a couple of his first tracks- developed from a collaboration with his friend Heron- will be released on an the long-established technolabel “Synewave” in autumn/ winter 2010. Tim definitely belongs to the newbies in the electronic music scene but he is packed with ideas and totally keen to get it rocked!
Artist: Heron & Tim Grothe
Tittle: Unsichtbar Podcast #001
Rls date: 10-07-2012
Genre: Techno
Source: WEB
Type: Set


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