AM/FM BY CHRIS LIEBING

AM/FM BY CHRIS LIEBING

Germany

Chris Liebing is a Techno pioneer, DJ, producer, radio host and the driving force behind CLR. He has been one of the first DJs who fully embraced the digital age of music and since then he has never stopped working on his DJ and production setup to find the most direct and dynamic form of sonic expression. For 2015 he and his growing team of like-minded artists are looking forward to a variety of exiting events and residencies worldwide.

Episodes

am/fm | 091  

This week´s episode is the seventh hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. @Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for HYTE.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to Hyte, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. Next week you will find the last hour and a half of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 090  

This week´s episode is the sixth hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for Hyte.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to HYTE, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. Next week you will find the seventh hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 089  

This week´s episode is the fifth hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for HYTE.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to HYTE, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. Next week you will find the sixth hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 088  

This week´s episode is the fourth hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for Hyte on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for Hyte.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to Hyte, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. Next week you will find the fifth hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 087  

This week´s episode is the third hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for Hyte on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for Hyte.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to Hyte, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. Next week you will find the fourth hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 086  

This week´s episode is the second hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for HYTE.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour, it should already get better during this show. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that that whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to Hyte, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. And sorry that the voiceovers sound a little rough again, this time I had to record them on the roadside in LA before rushing to the airport. Next week you will find the third hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 085  

This week´s episode is the first hour of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for HYTE.
My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic.
When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go.
We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would rather only play you the set from 2h in, but I keep my promise at AMFM and offer you the unedited sets, the way they were played. So in case you don´t like the first hour, I kindly ask you to stay with me, knowing that things will get better. Maybe I am just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself.
All in all I can say that that whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to Hyte, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. And sorry that the voiceovers sound a little rough this time, I had to record them very quickly between flights on the airport. Next week you will find the second hour of our set….and remember, it always gets better…

am/fm | 084  

This week´s AM/FM is the second and last hour of my set that I played at Instytut Warsaw on September 30th 2016. Like I have mentioned before I updated my setup over the course of the last two months. Next to my playdifferently Model one mixer that I have been using since March, I play the music now through an antelopeaudio Orion 32+ soundcard, and I heard that some of you even notice a much improved sound to earlier sets. My latest addition though is the Machine Jam from Native Instruments and I am slowly finding my way with it. So this time I took my equipment to Warsaw to play at quite a spectacular venue, called the Instytut. It is a huge kind of industrial building, which is used for electrical experiments. You should check out the website here:
https://www.technoinstytut.pl/
Marcel Dettmann was playing an amazing and intense techo set before me, so after playing a bit more on the softer edge over the summer I thought it is the right time and place for some more techno, including the use of my new Maschine. I hope you enjoy the music. I definitely enjoyed making it. Thanks everyone again in Warsaw for that great night!

am/fm | 083  

This week´s AM/FM is the first hour of my set that I played at Instytut Warsaw on September 30th 2016. Like I have mentioned before I updated my setup over the course of the last two months. Next to my PLAYdifferently Model one mixer that I have been using since March, I play the music now through an Antelope Audio Orion 32+ soundcard, and I heard that some of you even notice a much improved sound to earlier sets. My latest addition though is the Machine Jam from Native Instruments and I am slowly finding my way with it. So this time I took my equipment to Warsaw to play at quite a spectacular venue, called the Instytut. It is a huge kind of industrial building, which is used for electrical experiments. You should check out the website here: https://www.technoinstytut.pl/
Marcel Dettmann was playing an amazing and intense techo set before me, so after playing a bit more on the softer edge over the summer I thought it is the right time and place for some more techno, including the use of my new Maschine. I hope you enjoy the music. I definitely enjoyed making it. Thanks everyone again in Warsaw for that great night. Next week you will hear the second and last hour.

am/fm | 082  

Sometimes time flies faster when having fun and somehow that applies to this summer. Is it already beginning of October? It has been an amazing ride and an intense tour schedule for me lately, and as you might remember from the set report of the first part of this recording, I sometimes even had difficulties to keep up with the delivery of my radio shows. But still, so far it has always worked out on time, also this week again, so here comes the third part of the recording of my set that I recently played at Flash Factory in NYC. It´s no secret that I love NYC and also this time I could rely on the great crowd in that city. Also I wanna mention that it was only the second set (Flash DC being the first) with my new setup. Especially the new Maschine Jam brings a whole new aspect to the sound, so does my soundcard from Antelope_Audio. Well, of course there is much room to improve my skills with the new Maschine, but I am quite happy with how it works so far, even though there is much more potential. Anyways, some of you might hear the difference, even though, yes, I agree, it is still some of the same tracks. Funny is that I still very much enjoy to play them. I also think some of the tracks that I play a lot, I understand better and better, so that I can mix them up with different stuff again and again. Well, the gig at Flash Factory in New York was special for many reasons, so I hope you also enjoy listening to the third and last hour of that set from September 16th.

am/fm | 081  

Sometimes time flies faster when having fun and somehow that applies to this summer. Is it already end of September? It has been an amazing ride and an intense tour schedule for me lately, and as you might remember from last week´s set report, I sometimes even had difficulties to keep up with the delivery of my radio shows. But still, so far it has always worked out on time, also this week, so here comes the second part of the recording of my set that I recently played at Flash Factory in NYC. It´s no secret that I love NYC and also this time I could rely on the great crowd in that city. Also I wanna mention that it was only the second set (Flash DC being the first) with my new setup. Especially the new Maschine Jam brings a whole new aspect to the sound, so does my soundcard from Antelope_Audio. Well, of course there is much room to improve my skills with the new Maschine, but I am quite happy with how it works so far, even though there is much more potential. Anyways, some of you might hear the difference, even though, yes, I agree, it is still some of the same tracks. Funny is that I still very much enjoy to play them. I also think some of the tracks that I play a lot, I understand better and better, so that I can mix them up with different stuff again and again. Well, the gig at Flash Factory in New York was special for many reasons, so I hope you also enjoy listening to the second hour of it! Next week you will get the third and last hour of that set from September 16th.

am/fm | 080  

Sometimes time flies faster when having fun and somehow that applies to this summer. Is it already middle of September? I am currently on a little weekend tour in the US. Played Thursday night in Washington DC at Flash, which again was quite a start of the weekend. So feeling Friday on my way to NYC as I would normally do Sunday nights, I realised that I didn’t prepare a new AMFM show for coming Monday. Usually I am quite organised, thanks to Benny’s help, who perfectly takes care of the podcast since the beginning of the CLR Podcast days, but somehow I thought there is at least another week until I need a new set. Well, it turned out that there isn’t. So here is now, what I think is definitely one of the freshest shows so far, as it is the recording of my set from last night at Flash Factory in NYC. It´s no secret that I love NYC and also this time I could rely on the great crowd in that city. Also I wanna mention that it was only the second set (Flash DC being the first) with my new setup. Especially the new Maschine Jam brings a whole new aspect to the sound, so does my soundcard from Antelope_Audio. Well, of course there is much room to improve my skills with the new Maschine, but I am quite happy with how it works so far, even though there is much more potential. Anyways, some of you might hear the difference, even though, yes, I agree, it is still some of the same tracks. Funny is that I still very much enjoy to play them. I also think some of the tracks that I play a lot, I understand better and better, so that I can mix them up with different stuff again and again. Well, the gig at Flash Factory in New York was special for many reasons, so I hope you enjoy listening to it! Next week you will get the second hour of that set from September 16th.

am/fm | 079  

This week´s episode is the third and last hour of my set that I played for HYTE at Amnesia on August 24th. HYTE on Ibiza has been going strong in its second season and was loads of fun so far. Yet this night was for me one of the best ones. Maybe because Radio Slave and Henrik Schwarz laid down fantastic sets before me or the crowd was just totally into it…. or .. most likely both.
It is end of August and I guess you can ask any DJs out there if they start to musically repeat themselves during this month. August is usually not the time when loads of new stuff is released and promos are send out, as everyone has no time to check and listen anyways, cause you are either on holiday and partying or working and DJing 20-30 gigs per month, or all of it together. But I have to say, although I repeat myself here and there, there is always some new stuff that makes you play everything a little differently … especially with my Playdifferently Model One Mixer. Not only that. I used the beginning of last week to change my setup from ground up, from now on using my new Antelope Orion 32+ soundcard with only one computer, having less cables but still at least the same or even more possibilities than before. Already changing that is exciting. I played my first two gigs at the wonderful Sonus Festival in Croatia and besides some minor mistakes, hitting the wrong knobs here and there, everything was very stable and sounded great. So Amnesia on Wednesday was my third gig with it and if you have been following my sets lately you might be able to hear the difference. Ok, enough for now, enjoy and listen and I will go record shopping, as it is September now :). If one of you have some set related or technical questions, ask, I will do my best to answer all of them in the comments. And remember, now that you have all the three separate parts, you could also put them together in a playlist and listen to the whole set with seamless transitions.

am/fm | 078  

This week´s episode is the second hour of my set that I played for HYTE at Amnesia on August 24th. HYTE on Ibiza has been going strong in its second season and was loads of fun so far. Yet this night was for me one of the best ones. Maybe because Radio Slave and Henrik Schwarz laid down fantastic sets before me or the crowd was just totally into it…. or .. most likely both.
It is end of August and I guess you can ask any DJs out there if they start to musically repeat themselves during this month. August is usually not the time when loads of new stuff is released and promos are send out, as everyone has no time to check and listen anyways, cause you are either on holiday and partying or working and DJing 20-30 gigs per month, or all of it together. But I have to say, although I repeat myself here and there, there is always some new stuff that makes you play everything a little differently … especially with my Playdifferently Model One Mixer. Not only that. I used the beginning of last week to change my setup from ground up, from now on using my new Antelope Orion 32+ soundcard with only one computer, having less cables but still at least the same or even more possibilities than before. Already changing that is exciting. I played my first two gigs at the wonderful Sonus Festival in Croatia and besides some minor mistakes, hitting the wrong knobs here and there, everything was very stable and sounded great. So Amnesia on Wednesday was my third gig with it and if you have been following my sets lately you might be able to hear the difference. Ok, enough for now, enjoy and listen and I will go record shopping, as it is September now :). If one of you have some set related or technical questions, ask, I will do my best to answer all of them in the comments.

am/fm | 077  

This week´s episode is the first hour of my set that I played for HYTE at Amnesia on August 24th. HYTE on Ibiza has been going strong in its second season and was loads of fun so far. Yet this night was for me one of the best ones. Maybe because Radio Slave and Henrik Schwarz laid down fantastic sets before me or the crowd was just totally into it…. or .. most likely both.
It is end of August and I guess you can ask any DJs out there if they start to musically repeat themselves during this month. August is usually not the time when loads of new stuff is released and promos are send out, as everyone has no time to check and listen anyways, cause you are either on holiday and partying or working and DJing 20-30 gigs per month, or all of it together. But I have to say, although I repeat myself here and there, there is always some new stuff that makes you play everything a little differently … especially with my Playdifferently Model One Mixer. Not only that. I used the beginning of last week to change my setup from ground up, from now on using my new Antelope Orion 32+ soundcard with only one computer, having less cables but still at least the same or even more possibilities than before. Already changing that is exciting. I played my first two gigs at the wonderful @Sonus Festival in Croatia and besides some minor mistakes, hitting the wrong knobs here and there, everything was very stable and sounded great. So Amnesia on Wednesday was my third gig with it and if you have been following my sets lately you might be able to hear the difference. Ok, enough for now, enjoy and listen and I will go record shopping, as it is September now :). If one of you have some set related or technical questions, ask, I will do my best to answer all of them in the comments.

am/fm | 076  

Summer! Loco Dice and I were booked to play on the Hyte and Beach Love Mobile at the street Parade 2016. We had no idea what a blast that would be. First of all, what an honor it was for us to perform on the leading truck of the parade at its 25th anniversary. Secondly I want to apologize to all other DJs that wanted to play, somehow Dice and I had so much fun, that we lost track of time and ended up not letting anyone else on. Normally not my style, but somehow things got really out of hand (in a good way) and suddenly it was over before we knew it. Dice played the first 2h and I somehow ended up playing the last 3. Sadly my recording started only 15 min into the set, since I connected the recorder a little late, but you get almost the full 3h (those who listen on the radio, you can download the full set on my website). Some of you might think, wow, that is quite a hit machine there (oh yes, I know, and I am repeating myself… but I say better repeat yourself with tracks than play stupid new ones….), but hey, sunny weather, loads of fun people around, street parade…and fun… let´s not be too serious about it. Actually let´s never be too serious about anything (you hear me, Technopolice?).
The vibe on the truck and around was absolutely fantastic and the views over the lake with the mountains were magical. It was one of these days when just everything was in line. We all agreed that we have to do this again next year!
Thanks to all of you present and those in charge of that wonderful time!
This week you hear the second and last part of the set that I played on the Hyte and Beach Love Mobile at the Street Parade 2016 in Zürich. It´s the last hour and forty minutes and I hope you get an idea of how much fun it was (I know I am repeating myself ;))

am/fm | 075  

Summer! Loco Dice and I were booked to play on the Hyte and Beach Love Mobile at the street Parade 2016. We had no idea what a blast that would be. First of all, what an honor it was for us to perform on the leading truck of the parade at its 25th anniversary. Secondly I want to apologize to all other DJs that wanted to play, somehow Dice and I had so much fun, that we lost track of time and ended up not letting anyone else on. Normally not my style, but somehow things got really out of hand (in a good way) and suddenly it was over before we knew it. Dice played the first 2h and I somehow ended up playing the last 3. Sadly my recording started only 15 min into the set, since I connected the recorder a little late, but you get almost the full 3h (those who listen on the radio, you can download the full set on my website). Some of you might think, wow, that is quite a hit machine there (oh yes, I know, and I am repeating myself… but I say better repeat yourself with tracks than play stupid new ones….), but hey, sunny weather, loads of fun people around, street parade…and fun… let´s not be too serious about it. Actually let´s never be too serious about anything (you hear me, Technopolice?).
The vibe on the truck and around was absolutely fantastic and the views over the lake with the mountains were magical. It was one of these days when just everything was in line. We all agreed that we have to do this again next year!
Thanks all of you present and those in charge for that wonderful time!
This week you hear the first hour of the set that I played on the Hyte and Beach Love Mobile at the street Parade 2016 in Zürich, next week comes the rest. Hope you get some little idea of how much fun it was (I know I am repeating myself ;))

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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. 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" https://youtu.be/_ailOTFYWko, 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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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" https://youtu.be/_ailOTFYWko, 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 first hour of my set on the Amnesia terrace for Hyte on the last Wednesday in July 2016. Next week you will get the rest if you want. Hope you enjoy and to see you soon somewhere on the dance floor! Cheers, Chris

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Since 1995, the Love Family Park is not only a main part of Germany´s Techno Scene, it helped creating it and set standards for outdoor electronic music festivals and especially for the music style itself, that would influence a whole generation of sun and outdoor loving party crowds.
In 2013 Cosmopop, the promoter that also runs Time Warp, decided to add a "tent" floor to the so far only outdoor stages. This way, Adam Beyer and myself were booked for the first time at LFP, a festival right next to my hometown, that I only visited before as a guest for almost 20 years. It was a great first year in the tent and I have been a regular "tent-closer" since then. But the next two years didn't go so well. In 2014, some of you still might remember, a very heavy storm hit the location late in the evening and only thanks to the professional work of Cosmopop and their amazing team, organising the evacuation, no one really got hurt. I remember ducking with a couple of other people behind a big trash container, trying not to get hit by stuff flying around. It was surreal, like a movie scene and even a day later we were still all quite in shock from what had happened so quickly. Half way during my set, I was told to announce over the mike, that everyone had to leave the tent as quickly as possible and shall head to the exits. At first I thought it was a joke, but when the first wave hit and the tent started to shake and sway, we all ran like crazy and as mentioned before, hid under a trash container for a while.
In 2015 it was a terrible heat wave with up to 46 degrees and you can imagine how nicely hot it was in a tent.
This year 2016 was different. The vibe and the mood in the tent were out of this world and I had so much fun as never before. To top the night of, we all ended up watching the penalty shoot out between Italy and Germany of the Euros. I was sitting next to a good Italian friend from Napoli, who almost died of a heart attack.
The recordings of my set from this evening in Mainz are the two AM/FM Shows in the last two weeks of July. Today´s show contains the second part and the last hour and a half. Hope you enjoy!

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