Ever since stepping into the arena of international club electronica almost a decade ago, the young man they call Stefan Obermaier first and foremost stayed true to himself and to his unique sonic vision as a producer and DJ.
Ever since stepping into the arena of international club electronica, almost fifteen years ago, the man they call Stefan Obermaier has managed to stay true to himself, and to his unique sonic vision as a musician, producer and DJ.
Born in Salzburg, Stefan has lived in Vienna since 2001. His parents gave him his first keyboard when he was just two years old and he took to it instantly. With strong roots in Funk and Jazz and further inspired by the unique Vienna influence of this time, by the early 1990s he was already actively playing in various combos.
At the age of 17, Stefan was at the forefront of performing electronic musicians in Austria. During a time before the convenience of laptops he was one of the very few hauling around their computers and installing them in venues for gigs. After finishing school, Stefan moved to Vienna to study music, but left university upon signing his first record contract with Universal Music in order to focus on his musical output.
He has built a name for himself with remarkable solo releases that have been played by some of the biggest DJs in the business, and constantly appears in club charts internationally. The in-demand remixes he has delivered over the years include labels such as Armada Music, !K7, Compost Records, Music For Dreams and many more.
Stefan effortlessly manages to fuse the essence of what was going on in the Vienna scene (all things cool, funky & dubby) during the mid-nineties with a more energetic, strictly future bound tech approach combined with traces of organic soulful spirituality. His music is a blend of deep and uplifting vibes, wrapped in his unique sound signature.
Selected discography Stefan Obermaier
Sierra/Delta / Drift Recordings
Atha/Saree / Drift Recordings
Jago EP / Natura Viva
The Exchange - Collaboration Album with Richard Dorfmeister a.o. / Dr. Rich Rec.
This Vibe - Album, Universal Music
Spirit - Wally Lopez, Stefan Obermaier / Natura Viva
Indigo EP / Drift Recordings
Sinaye/Dawning / Drift Recordings
Magolie/Monsoon / Drift Recordings
Alpino EP / Drift Recordings
Apia / Drift Recordings
Shishanna EP / Drift Recordings
Traveler / Drift Recordings
Bagana EP / Drift Recordings
Drifter EP / Vienna Scientists Rec.
Inna fat dub combo / Vienna Scientists Rec.
**Stefan Obermaier Remixes**
• Tosca - Friday (Stefan Obermaier Remix) - !K7 Records
• Luca D’Alberto „Her Dreams“ (Richard Dorfmeister + Stefan Obermaier Remix) - !K7 Records
• Christian Pommer „Tin Man“ (Richard Dorfmeister + Stefan Obermaier Remix) - 2017 (Compost
• Max Doblhoff „Mama Jo feat. Idd Aziz“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Hoehenregler Records) -
• Tosca "Open Sky" (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (K7 Records) - 2015
• Shantisan „Conexão“ (Stefan Obermaier Tranquilo Mix) (Royal Soul Records) - 2014
• Max Doblhoff „Djemaa“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Clubcruise Music) - 2014
• Rodney Hunter „Midas" (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Hunter Recordings) - 2013
• Ed Royal „That‘s that shit feat. BadKat“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Innvision Rec.) - 2011
• Special Stereo „Save Me feat. Don Abi“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Special Stereo) - 2010
• M „Pop Muzik“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Echo Beach Rec.) - 2009
• Three minutes with Mark Murphy „Secrets“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Vienna Scientists Rec.) -
• Supermax „Camillo“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Universal Music) -2007
• Timewarp Inc. „The obsession bug“ (Stefan Obermaier Remix) (Timewarp Music) - 2006
• Razoof „Spirituality“ (Stefan Obermaier Dub) (Phazz-A-Delic Rec.) -2006