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System presents Timo Maas, Santos photo gallery
An undoubted veteran of the electronic community and purveyor of "percussive funk" Timo Maas is responsible for more than 85 productions, thousands of record sales, remixes of revered artists such as Depeche Mode and of course an unparalleled flair as a dj which have helped to define the underground tribal sound synonomous with the 90s. Born and raised in Hannover, Timo began djing at the biggest clubs in his hometown but it was his residency at the legendary Tunnel club where he learned to perfect his craft, soon leading to many overseas bookings including spots at Energy Parade in Switzerland, Lakota in Bristol and the world famous Love Parade. Recent years have seen Timo reinvent himself as an underground techno producer alondside producer and engineer Santos, releasing on tastemaking imprints such as Cocoon, Four:Twenty and Connaisseur solidifying his position on the underground circuit. Whether headling the biggest festivals in the world; Global Gathering, Nature One; or rocking the most intimate venues such as DC-10 or Panoramabar, Timo's versatility as a dj always shines through.
With over 400 releases under his belt via a myriad of psuedonyms, Santos is one of the most prolific producers in the electronic music arena. Having previously worked alongside Madonna and Armand Van Helden, recent times have seen the Italian-born musician focus on house and techno formats with unique outputs on credible underground labels Moon Harbour, Get Physical and Crosstown Rebels garnering support from Ricardo Villalobos, Ellen Allien and Carl Craig. In 2008 Santos began working with Timo Maas creating a slew of classic cuts on labels such as Connaisseur and Dubfire's SCI+TEC imprint, culminating in what are possibly the pair's biggest hits to date, the massive "Subtellite" and "Jetstream" on Sven Vath's Cocoon Recordings. DJ-wise Santos has performed for huge festival crowds as support dj for the Chemical Brothers as well as for the discerning regulars of Fabric, Cafe D'Anvers and Pawn Shop.