There’s no time to waste. It’s the very first beat that hits the groove. No twisting and turning. From the very start, this track enters your pulse and builds up a marvelous world of sounds lead by a powerful beat. In this fantasyland of electronic music, each tune has its duty and appears exactly when it should. As in a kaleidoscope, every arrangement is turning easily into a manifold composition of colorful sounds that complete each other perfectly and create a beautiful ensemble. Smooth transitions pull you through this miraculous sphere of sound that in spite of all playfulness never forgets to groove.
With its variety, “Watching You” strikingly reveals the broad musical repertoire of both artists Good Groove and Ronald Christoph. Of course, Snork Enterprises could not resist releasing this unique good groove piece! It’s their soulful attitude and refined sense for the dance floor that turns this track into a funky sparkle struck by a powerful bass line. Plus, every beat is different. From every half beat you could create a whole new loop for a totally new track. Being his last release before he had passed away in February 2014, it almost seems as if Good Grove wanted to put all his ideas for future sounds into one track.
Together with two stunning remix tracks by the emerging artist THEMOSTWORSTWASTED and remix-pro Mathias Schaffhäuser, Snork #74 is not just a full load of catchy techno beats but a soulful homage to the one who dedicated his life to the good grooves and had to leave far too early.
As one of the unique spirits of the German techno scene, Klaus Löschner aka DJ Good Groove began setting the course for his passionate music life at the early age of 11 years when he started to work for the Munich music distributor BMG Ariola during his school holidays. What then follows is an almost fairy tale career as DJ, producer, as well as label manager at the famous labels EYE Q and Harthouse by Sven Väth, and finally from 1997 on at his own label Frisbee Tracks. In the early nineties, shortly after his very first track release (“Keep Me Going On”, KK Records), he experienced his breakthrough under the project name Pulse together with Tommi Eckart, meanwhile known as one half of 2raumwohnung.
For more than 20 years, he kept on releasing his own tracks on well-known labels as well as presenting highly prestigious electronic artists on his own label, such as Monika Kruse, Patrick Lindsey, Vanguard, Paul Brtschitsch, Roland Casper and Ricardo Villalobos. Sadly, during the last years, a severe illness forced him to slow down and ended his life in February 2014. “Watching You” represents Good Groove’s last release, on which he had been working until one week before his death.
Ronald Christoph is a Berlin based techno, house and electronica producer, live performer and label owner of Evamore Music. His discography is an ongoing tale of contemporary music. He enjoys producing art projects like Tiagovch as well as dance floor oriented club music.
In his live acts, he is a tasteful, ecstatic soul catcher and as a gifted Jazz and Blues piano player, he also plays jazz concerts from time to time. The last ten years has already seen the great and good of the Berlin and international DJ community call upon his studio skills.
He is the offspring of contemporary electronic club music. But he’s hiding in disguise. THEMOSTWORSTWASTED is an observer behind the scenes when the tune is hitting the night. Pure and catchy techno sounds are telling stories of how it is, what it could be and where it will probably go. Rough beats are building up a counterbalance to deliberate house tunes that are firing ones imagination. His tracks are his mirror. He is sending the sound of what he receives. With his music, THEMOSTWORSTWASTED melts his views while creating a personal interpretation of 21st century techno music – with a stunning bass line.
2015 is once again a very creative year for Mathias Schaffhäuser. July saw the debut EP of PAWAS & SCHAFFHÄUSER on Compost Black Label featuring a collab with Gregor Schwellenbach and in April he released his 4th remix compilation called “RE:4 – Selected Remixes Vol. 4″ on BluFin Records. In September he will debut on Biotop Label following another vinyl EP on OPAK Records in October. But for sure, many people know him for “Hey little girl”, his club hit from 2001, and his label WARE which he started in 1997, on which various contemporary electronic music artists have been released in their very early days, such as Benjamin Brunn, And.id, Dominik Eulberg or Audio Werner.
Besides being a busy label manager and producer, he is especially known for his smashing remixes, which he has produced for Pan-Pot, Dapayk & Padberg, Northern Lite, Luomo and many other widely known artists. Outside the studio, his live acts are always an extraordinary blast, or as he describes it: “I mean, who squeezes techno and house tradition, spontaneous vocal performances, crude cover versions and melodica solos into a one-hour set, without constantly staring at a computer screen?”