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Beginning his career, early 90s techno from Detroit, Belgium and Germany, and the soulful deep grooves of US House were the sounds that Thomas related to the most and the wish to become a part of dance music grew bigger and bigger. The mid-90s were an exciting & inspirational time for Thomas as a DJ and producer, once he realised that he could make a career from what had become an all-consuming hobby. After making his recorded debut in 1992 he signed to Confused Recordings in 1995 with his Elektrochemie project, and the following year as a solo act with legendary techno label Bush Records, who released his international breakthrough When I Rock in 1998; a sound unique at the time for fusing techno with a distinctive hip hop sample. At the end of 1998 Thomas released his first solo artist album Electric Ballroom on Bush Records, a mature and assured debut of multi-faceted techno, which incorporated all the influences of his musical development. Mixmag hailed it Techno's funk packed answer to (Daft Punk's) Homework. A solid schedule of touring followed the release of Electric Ballroom, with Thomas being booked for clubs and festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. With hundreds of gigs under his belt there were more than a few memorable times. A temporary relocation to Tokyo in 2000 saw Thomas lay down the foundations for his second solo album Electric Avenue, which was released on his own label Spiel-Zeug, which he had established to allow himself complete artistic control over his music. Electric Avenue received brilliant reviews at home and abroad and was a great success for Thomas, in particular the surprise hit cover version of Inner City's classic Good Life, which made it's way into DJ sets by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Mr Inner City himself Kevin Saunderson. The years leading up to 2005 were extremely busy for Thomas with a non-stop schedule of productions, remixes, mix CDs and international DJ commitments. After a short hiatus at the end of the year to recharge the batteries and rediscover his musical inspirations he relocated to Berlin in 2006. Within 2 months Thomas had completed Home, his long-awaited 3rd studio album. Home showcased Thomas' deep love for and understanding of contemporary electronic music, as well as his amazing ability to reinvent himself. The album and it's singles quickly became sales hits, and de:Bug magazine rated it a bloody deep masterpiece. Thomas Schumacher has always been and continues to be an eclectic DJ and producer, with a strong foundation in Detroit techno and House music. Nowadays Thomas is a proud family man, and while he still spends alot of his time in the arrivals and departure lounges of airports all over the world, he is honoured to travel to every corner of the globe to do his thing, and showcase the diversity that has become his trademark.


Raveline Mix Session by Thomas Schumacher

  • Various Artists
  • Release Date 2012-10-05
  • Label dig dis! Series
  • Catalog DJS048INT

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