Manon aka Manon Maeder has been part of the Swiss techno and house scene since the early nineties.
Manon made her first steps into the “World of Vinyl” at the age of seven when she spent her first savings to buy disks instead of dolls.
Music has become the most important thing in her life and she built up her whole social environment around. As luck would have it she got the opportunity to play her first records at her home base at the age of 15 years. Nowadays it’s getting clear that this first “steps” as a DJ finally were the beginning of her present carrier.
During her education in gastronomy Manon made her first attempts to illegal parties at the “Dampfzentrale” and the “Bluelight” in Berne/Switzerland. It was during this period that she discovered her passion about electronical music.
The founders of the “Bluelight” opened one of the first House and Techno locations in Berne, the “Aare Bar”. Manon has been working there for one year as leader of the bar. After going abroad several months she came back and took over a bar of her parents. Chairs have been replaced by a DJ desk and a dance bar and after hour location was born in which well-known names from the national and international DJ scene were guests.
Zurich became the mecca of electronical music in Switzerland. Due to private and professional reasons Manon decided in 1993 to move to this city.
Because of her job at the record shop and her involvement in the legendary after hours at the “Oxa” in Zurich/Switzerland and the “Tarot Club Grodoonia” in Rumlang/Switzerland she finally decided to do her hobby as a profession. Thanks to her first resident job at the “Kaufleuten” Club in Zurich and various gigs at insider parties of friends such as “Dekadance”, Massive Ursive Primitive” and “Life is a Bitch” she established her carrier in the Swiss and later on also in the international DJ scene.
Selected discography Manon
1997/1998 “Midweeker” “Silvester Party Compilation” Sensor Club/Switzerland.
1998 “The Fly” (Muve, Zurich/Switzerland) in the same year and was followed by her chill out mix compilation “Ossul El Dorado”..
1999 “Unwirklich” ( Gem Records, Frankfurt/Germany)
2001 “Keep the Green Clean” ( Muve, Zurich/Switzerland)
2005 with Pascal Feos “Out of My Head” (Level Non Zero, Frankfurt/Germany).
2006 first remix “Midnight of My Life” from Triosomie 21 (Chromo Music, Paris/France)
2009 Inkulu E.P. label: Terminal M tracks: Inkulu / Inkulu - Reboot Remix / Shifted cat : TERM069 release date:
the uhadi can be heard providing the basic harmonies from wich nontwintwi composed her meldody. She use the Xhosa heptatonic scale derived from the uhadi. performed by Nontwintwi, Kingwilliamstown, Eastern Cape 1957 b1 Inkulu, Gitarrs Mats Küpfer Bern,Switzerland b2 Shiftet @ Willenegger Studio Bern, Switzerland Bonus Track on Beatport inkulu Long Version with Frank Leicher @ Level Non Zero Studio Frankfurt, Germany
Pulsnote / TerminalM Compilation 10 Years Love Vol. 2
Klangfabrik / 5 Jahre Hive Compilation / Hive Audio
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