De 22ste april hebben wij een bom voor jullie klaar staan. Niemand minder dan RAINER WEICHHOLD (DE, Great stuff, Kling klong) komt deze kant uit! Samen met CASHMERE (Viva music, Kling klong) en de residents (Specs, Kheaven, Chiva) zal hij alles uit de kast halen om er een nacht van te maken die niet snel vergeten zal worden in The Zoo!
Zorg dat je erbij bent!
RAINER WEICHHOLD (DE, Great stuff, Kling klong)
Rainer Weichhold started djing 17 years ago in the late 80ies with an eclectic mixture of Funk, Hip Hop and Indie. First he was a true hater of everything techno and house, which only changed when he had his enlightenment listening to the sets of Alex From Tokyo dur-ing a stay in France 1993. Alex showed him how house music can be soulful and made him discover the world of Masters At Work and their NY sound.
1993 was also the year Rainer met and enjoyed Daft Punk for the first time, which obvi-ously also helped him to get into that sound.
These days Rainer Weichhold plays three resident clubs (like Rote Sonne/Munich) and is touring all over Europe with his brilliant mixture of elektro, minimal and classics. And be aware, his sets are rocking and making every dancefloor explode. 17 years of experience can’t go wrong.
But that’s not everything as Rainer Weichhold is also the A&R of the exploding German GREAT STUFF Records (check www.greatstuff.eu), where he discovered artists like Gregor Tresher, Trick & Kubic, Lützenkirchen, Mason and many more. The label quickly gained massive respect and plays by djs like Ffatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Tiefschwarz, Tiga, MA.N.D.Y., Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, M.A.N.D.Y., 2manydjs and others.
After his very successful debut single “Naked”, he released his first Great Stuff 12” “Infinite Template” (with remixes by Kissy Sell Out and Martin Eyerer) in January 2007, a collabor-ation with Italian producers and djs Dandi & Ugo which gained support by countless DJs for example Agoria, Mylo, Gregor Tresher, Oliver Koletzki, Etienne De Crécy.
Rainer released his own „Bamboo/Very Nice“ in October 2007 on Great Stuff featuring remixes by Format B and Michoacan. Played and loved by Claude VonStroke, Karotte, Gregor Tresher, Paolo Mojo, Acquaviva, Prins Thomas, Shinedoe and Oliver Koletzki.
The summer of 2008 was determinded by his remix of Jean Claude Ades & Vincent Thomas – “Shingaling” which became a worldwide clubhit.
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CASHMERE (Viva music, Kling klong)
At the early age of 13, Cashmere (aka Benn Lian) was already intrigued by the scene and together with his big brother he opened a small and cosy club were they threw intimate parties for friends & family. Armed with a second-hand mixer, a tape deck and two old cd-players he took charge of the music and he immediately lost his heart to the 4/4 beat. As the years passed, Cashmere searched for his own musical identity and started to develop his own and unique style of music. This ‘identity’ got him noticed by some very influential people in the club scene and in no time he was playing in both small and big clubs all over the country.
But Belgium wasn’t enough. He aimed for international fame with some great gigs in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Ibiza, Thailand and even Tokyo Japan. Over the years he rocked not only clubs, but also large parties and festivals with his infamous dance floor attacks! However, playing other people’s tracks wasn’t enough for Cashmere. With his keen sense of music it didn’t take long before he started to produce his own songs as well. At first this was just for fun, but as we all now practice makes perfect and after years of intensive studio time, his productions began to sound better and better.
Cashmere decided it was time to take things to the next level and invested in his own studio. This was a logical but very crucial step in his career as a dj/producer. As his productions became more professional, more and more people picked up his tracks and the first record deal with Steve Lawler’s Viva Music was soon to be made. Nowadays you can find Cashmere playing in his home country and far beyond. When he’s not busy touring, you’ll probably find him in his studio, working on new tracks and remixes, and trying to innovate his music and improve his techniques even more.
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SPECS (Animinimals, The Zoo)
KHEAVEN (Animinimals, The Zoo)
CHIVA (Animinimals, The Zoo)