Joining the ranks of Dave Clarke, DJ Hell, Joris Voorn, Steve Bug, Shinedoe, Adam Beyer, Deetron and Technasia who have all been firm favourites at Belgium’s illustrious techno mecca, Fuse, Anthony Rother now provides us with a new live mix to add some German techno spice to the series.
Splicing the likes of Wolfgang Voigt’s Studio 1 series, UR’s Mad Mike, John Starlight, Fetish &Me, Pig & Dan and his own new Beuys von Telekraft persona, Rother takes us on a journey through the new stripped down sounds of techno.
For over 17 years Anthony Rother has been working, playing, living and representing electro and techno. Always believing in this kind of music, Rother went through all its ups and downs. With his club label Datapunk he has been transforming the aesthetics of electro into today’s music for several years now. Some extraordinary successful singles, like productions for Sven Väth’s Cocoon label, and Rother’s fifth studio album “Popkiller” prove the timelessness of his sound.
Anthony Rother’s career started in the late eighties. His first record releases were strongly inspired by the spherical sound collage of director and composer John Carpenter (“Die Klapperschlange”, “The End”). From 1994, Rother was one of the most important producers of Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt label, which, at that time, was located in rural Hessen and has remained one of the few German labels releasing techno on a qualitatively high level.
Three years later, a sub label of Kanzleramt was founded especially for Rother’s long player “Sex with the machines”, Kanzeleramt’s first artist album. It added a long lasting dynamic to Rother’s career and finally with “Sex with the machines” Rother realised for the first time the synergy of clubbing expectation and the intensity of electro beats typical for his sound.
As a consequence, Rother started to go his own way in 1998 and founded his own label PSI49NET, an artistic platform to release his own productions as well as a variety of collaborations with fellow producers and innovative musicians for whom PSI49NET represented the right medium. It was this label on which celebrated albums like “Simulationszeitalter” (2000), “Little Computer People” (2001) and “Hacker” (2002) were released.
Over the years, a musical friendship with Frankfurt’s legendary DJ Sven Väth resulting in several common productions has developed. Rother produced the two Sven Väth albums “Contact” and “Fire” as well as several other collaborations, like “Komm” and “Magie”, for Väth’s Cocoon label under the name of Väth & Rother whilst he has also collaborated recently with the likes of Thomas Schumacher, Karl Bartos, Miss Kittin, Erick Morillo and DJ Hell.
Now as the head of Datapunk and Stahl, Rother has been taking his production skills from the dancefloor to more experimental realms and back again as he develops his DJ skills using a laptop, mixer and controller. With his first mix for FUSE he tackles the minimal edged dubs of Wolfgang Voight’s Studio 1, the unmistakable sound of Mad Mike / UR, the deep dreamlike grooves of Ricardo Tobar, Florian Senfter’s (aka Zombie Nation) John Starlight alter ego and Pig & Dan’s chugging minimalism whilst taking it all back to the highly polished electro stylings of Frank Kusserow’s remix of La Rez’s ‘Wo Kommen Wir Her’.
Fuse presents Anthony Rother
Music Man Records
Release Date: 08. Mai 2009
John Starlight – Shadowbreaker (Boys Noize Remix 1)
Studio 1 – Silber 1
Leke da Loco – Final Round
John Kelvin & Darmon D – Recall
Fetish & ME – Discotecktonic
Utku Dalmaz – Don’t Get Lost (Freakslum Remix)
Rother vs Telekraft – Planet Telekraft (Tony Rohr & Alexi Delano Remix)
Ricardo Tobar – With You
Mad Mike – Lo-Tech Reality
Pig & Dan – Subculture
Baustein – Baustein 1 B
La Rez – Wo Kommen Wir Her (Frank Kusserow Remix)