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Timo Maas


Sun 27 Mar 2016, 11:00pm

Where: Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, CBD, Melbourne

Restrictions: R18

Timo Maas, cemented his name as one of the most popular electronic music artists in the early 2000s after his remix of Azzido Da Bass' 'Doom's Night' went on to become the biggest dance track of that year - and was instantly added to every conversation about the top selling dance tracks of all time.

After releasing his debut album 'Loud', which featured guest vocals from Kelis and Finlay Quaye, and his second album 'Pictures', which featured Brian Molko of Placebo and also Neneh Cherry, he also licensed tracks to movies like The Italian Job and video games like Sims and Fifa Football - and Timo Maas instantly ingrained himself into popular culture. But it was the techno scene where Maas truly ruled, and in the years since those releases he went back to his roots, first with an entry into the Balance Series, and then with the start up of his label Ponies and Rockets, which is today considered one of the premier party-techno labels.

Music is the driving force behind a career that spans three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. From a residency at the groundbreaking Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza, where he has been entrenched for over 15 years, to tours around Europe and the rest of the world, Timo Maas maintains a high level of performance. In tandem with his global tours, the visionary German also dedicates his time to masterminding fresh new productions in his studio, picking up a Grammy nomination in 2004. His international recognition began with his seminal remix of ‘Dooms Night’ by Azzido Da Bass. Adopted by the UK’s garage scene, it launched him on to the world stage and he was soon being courted by a plethora of superstars including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Muse and Kelis. He has produced three albums, ‘Loud’ in 2001, ‘Pictures’ in 2005 and, most recently, ‘Lifer’ in 2013.

Timo’s last album, ‘Lifer’, included collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Placebo’s Brian Molko, James Lavelle and Mikill Pane. Since the release of that long-player, he has connected with James Teej of My Favorite Robot, forming a close bond with the Canadian, which has led to a series of exciting projects, most recently an incredible team up with Paul McCartney that sees the pair freshening up and reinvigorating an old classic and also a joint EP landing on Damian Lazarus’ Rebellion label. On a solo tip he is busier than ever, with a slew of original productions and remixes, from the underground right up to the pop world. Artists like Pezzner, through to Roisin Murphy and Morcheeba, benefiting from his expert touch in recent times. In conjunction with his studio work, Timo maintains his label Rockets and Ponies, which has been home to some seminal works – in particular, an EP comprising of Ricardo Villalobos’ remixes of famous German jazz drummer Wol.

Timo will be supported by Boog$, Walter Juan, Lister Cooray, Rollin Connection, Rudy Burningman, Halen, Valerio Sinatra and Ivan Di Gennaro.

This is the first time in 6 years that this German techno legend has visited Australia, so don't miss him in Sydney or Melbourne!

Presented by Earthcore.

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