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Hailing from Germany’s prolific Rhein-Main area, Frankfurt’sM.in gained his momentum as global player over the last 2-3years. As producer, DJ and label head his modern houseand techhouse-style clearly owes to the Frankfurt heritage,yet M.in never claimed that promotional tag. He’s sittingfirmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to his very ownstyle. You can easily dub his beats trademark, bowing to thecraftsmanship M.in has developed and refined with hisdozens of releases. His artist name playfully quotes theminimalism that ruled for long time in German electronics. Infact, M.ins tracks are far from minimal. T he only minimalformular is his credo demanding “the groove to carry thewhole track from the core”.From there on, anything can happen! And M.in is known tochurn out tracks that conquer hearts and souls with variousingredients: groove, swing, bite, humour and musicality.„Every track has to have a vibe first““, he says. Well, easy tosign that partition... yet hard to accomplish the task M.in soeasily masters. M.in’s tracks flow organic and uplifting. Withinfluences from Afrobeat, Latin or his beloved swinging jazz,teaming up with that straight draw of a mighty lowered kickdrum and bass. M.in can pair any sound with his down toearth grooves, showcasing open mindedness, curiosity andthe sheer lust to experiment with uncommon sounds. Earlyon, M.in’s “New Orleans“ EP w/ Bastian Schuster (OFF Rec.004) spoke of his intensive flirt with jazzy textures. „SingAnd Blow At T he Same Time“ – for Loco Dice’s Desolat –followed that trail and became more than a secret summerhit, being played by Sven Väth a lot. A push with globalrepercussions for real… Only fair… for what unites hisoutput is exactly what he claims: that certain vibe of a track,a vibe that draws you in, makes you move and groove andsets u in a distinct mood. Just, what the top notch DJs of our world look for in a potenttrack for their set. No wonder, the likes of Luciano, RicardoVillalobos, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice or Sven Väth massagedtheir client’s souls and soles with beats and bass fromMister M.in! His discography remains to become bulky. FromDesolat to Souvenir, Off Rec., Get Physical Music, Robsoulund many more. His humorous motto EP „Lord Teach MeHouse“, for Cologne’s traditional Trapez imprint, markedanother highlight for M.in at the end of 2010. T his year, he is set to raise the stakes. Whether with his own output ortracks of his musical family n friends on his own labels:Weplayminimal (digital) and Vinyl Label Komm Mit Musik.M.in’s open view on club music sees him investigate furtherinto the jazzy field in 2011. Producing for Jesse Rose’sswinging Label Play It Down, or jamming in the studio withLenny Kravitz’ saxophone player Harold Todd. With Harold, M.in did an exclusive remix for T homasSchumacher’s release „T he Ooh“ (Get Physical Music). Inthe studio M.in also teams up with Jonas (as Mucky Pups /Saved Records, Snatch!) or Frankfurt’s techno legendPatrick Lindsey. With the latter one he remixed Radioslaveand Marc Romboy, adding Systematic Recordings and OMRecords to his immaculate discography. Whether it is morehouse or techno, whether M.in produces or rocks theworldwide clubs with Vinyl Only, his sound remains a„spiritual thing“. And that is indeed today’s currency forworthwhile club sounds. T hus, M.in’s playful and vibysounds sent him round the world lately Weekly gigs inGermany and across Europe got topped by his Brazil Tour2010. In 2011 he will rewind that experience. Also, he is working on his first artist album which will ofcourse paint an even bigger picture of housemusic. T hesampling days are more and more over and M.in is workingon that album with live vocalists, live piano and sax player,percussionists and more. T his will transcend his percussiveand demanding grooves to another level. Tribal, jazzy,playful, weird or whatever, music with an „obsession forsmiling faces"!

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