Asem Shama
From: GERMANY

There are not many electronic activists who has been on the scene for 15 years and still set trends. Asem Shama is one of them.

Since the beginning of the 90's he can be considered as one of the pioneers of electronic music in Germany. Having his roots in Hip Hop, being a renowned rapper in the 80's, he started his first experiments with producing electronic beats at his friends studio. There he found his new musical home and a place where he could develop his creativity in unlimited spheres.

Next to his approaches as a techno producer he was the inventor of the legendary Ravesyndrome events. In this time he also build up his own studio and launched his first label "Syndrome Audio" with his longtime companion Axel Bartsch where he released 15 vinyls until 1994.

In the following years he established himself as one of the key players in techno music, releasing vinyl on labels like Bush, Planet of Drums, Frisbee Tracks, Utils and Spiel-Zeug, making him an underground legend in the German techno scene. His breakthrough came with the track "Flash", that was recognized by the remains of the band "Queens" themselves and afterwards was promoted as an official remix. He hit Top 20 charts across Europe, marking 15th position in the UK and 17th in Germany. With this major recognition he still continued to concentrate on the underground and was not giving up his upfront emphatic style of producing and mixing.

His reputation as a DJ grew constantly, making him play all over the world and getting world wide reputation. In recent times he co-founded the Sportclub label focussed on a rather minimalistic style of techno. After moving to Berlin and getting new inspiration from the electronica capitol of the world he is heading towards new horizons. Recently he joining Berlin based label Highgrade where he releases and he also produces Techno-heavyweights like Monica Kruse and Tom Clark. Till now he made his mark in the world of electronic music releasing more than 80 records, but this is just the beginning...

www.myspace.com/asemshamaakafrancozeiger

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