As a producer and DJ, Manuel Moreno takes his audience on a journey that is inspired by his long-term relationshipto music: an Armour fou – intensive, passionate and without compromise. For years he has successfully transferred these emotions onto the dance floor.His own story begins in 1996 with illegal recordings from Zurich clubs. Rhythm, groove, lights and people dancing bind fun with profound emotions. Today, he himself is a formative part of this connection. Whether at his home base, ‘Hive’ club in Zurich, or with his regular appearances inthe techno-metropolis of Berlin, Manuel Moreno always tries to produce these magical impulses and transforms the hours on the dance floor into special and unforgettable moments.‘The communication with the audience is especially important to me’, says Manuel. It doesn’t matter whether 30or 5000 people are dancing. ‘When I get the feeling of being at one with the audience, I know it’s been a successful appearance.’For this feeling he travels the globe. His unmis- takable, atmospheric style takes him to metropolises such as Bangkok, Moscow, Kiev, Lisbon, Ibiza. Prague and Cape Town, to mention just a few.Manuel finds balance in the quietness of his Appenzell home. Surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, he finds inspiration for his music: gloomy and yet dreamy, embroidered by hypnotic melancholy. His tracks and remixes appear on ‘Global Underground’, ‘Ritter Butzke Studio’,‘8Bit’, ‘Hive Audio’, ‘Musik Gewinnt Freunde’, ‘Stil vor Talent’, etc. When producing music, Manuel Moreno starts playfullyand innovatively. He begins with a beat that is layered and further developed with additional sound levels from which a complex tone is created. When doing this, he remains trueto the deep Berlin sound. At the same time, his music comes across as clear as the mountain air in Alpstein.