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"Music means freedom to me and nowadays the influence ofthe music emerges in every single sphere." Manon akaManon Maeder has been part of the Swiss techno andhouse scene since the early nineties. In the late ninetiesshe was already knee deep in productions and releasedtracks for various national compilations like "Kaufleuten" aswell as international compilations like "Island – Vol.2". Manon regularly plays at many big name clubs and festivals likeCocoon Club, Time Warp, Panoramabar, Hive and manymore. Manon made her first steps into the "World of Vinyl" atthe age of seven when she spent her first savings to buydisks 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 playher first records at her home base at the age of 15 years. Nowadays it's getting clear that this first "steps" as a DJfinally 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. Thefounders of the "Bluelight" opened one of the first Houseand 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 overa bar of her parents. Chairs have been replaced by a DJdesk and a dance bar and after hour location was born in which well-known names from the national and internationalDJ scene were guests.Zurich became the mecca of electronical music in Switzerland. Due to private and professionalreasons Manon decided in 1993 to move to this city.Because of h job at the record shop and her involvement in the legendaryafter 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 variousgigs 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.It was in 1996 when Manon started producing and 1997/1998 her first production "Midweeker" has been released on the "Silvester Party Compilation" from Sensor Club/Switzerland."The Fly" from 1998 has been published on (Muve, Zurich/Switzerland) in the same year and was followed by her chill out mix compilation "Ossul El Dorado".In 1999 her first international release has been published. The record "Unwirklich" (Gem Records, Frankfurt/Germany) has been licensed for different mix compilations. The latest licensing of "Unwirklich" has been realised in the summer 2005 for "Island- Vol.2" mixed byPaul Lomax, Ibiza/Spain.2002 "Keep the Green Clean" (Muve, Zurich/Switzerland) has been her last release before she made a longer break in producing due to familiar reasons.Since 2005 she's working more actively in the studio again. In collaboration with Pascal Feos she published their jointrecord "Out of My Head" (Level Non Zero,Frankfurt/Germany). followed by her first remix "Midnight ofMy Life" from Triosomie 21 (Chromo Music, Paris/France) in 2006.Working and performing together for over a decade, Manon met Monika Kruse and her Terminal M label. Unsatisfied withthe arbitrariness of today 's techno sound they have created something different with lots of style, beauty and truly memorable. Manon has managed to redefine ourperspective of today's techno releases and presented"Inkulu" in 2009 as one of her first sophisticated releaseson Terminal M. Manons current release is "Que Cara EEssa" EP including Stacey Pullen and tINI on Desolat. More to come this year ...

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