We are delighted to bring you one of Berlin’s most talented producers – The legendary Thomas Schumacher 😀
Thomas Schumacher was eleven years old when Depeche Mode released Construction Time Again. “I’ll never forget sitting at home, listening to the album in my headphones, trying to figure out how they made those sounds.”
Thirty-four years later, Thomas Schumacher still burns with curiosity. The Berlin-based DJ and producer makes light of his status as one of the most enduring, versatile artists in electronic music. “What I love about Techno is that it demands that you question yourself, reinvent yourself.”
Thomas Schumacher is always pushing his own boundaries. “The art of being relevant,” he says, “is to forget what you know.” In his early days as an artist, he had to learn how to physically create the sounds he heard in his head. Now, as a virtuoso, the challenge is to use his breadth and depth of musical knowledge to convey profound emotion. “Techno is not just a tool to make people dance,” he says. “It is a very personal, intimate way of expressing myself.”
This intimacy fuels the unique vibe of a Thomas Schumacher DJ set. He compares himself to the captain of a ship. “I purposely steer my sets into rough waters. I want to help people get out of their heads and into their bodies. I create a safe space for people to lose their minds, in the best possible way. They know they don’t need to worry or be afraid, because I’ve got them. I know what I’m doing. They can let go and just be.”
When not guiding clubbers through seas of sound, Schumacher reaches them via his productions on his label Electric Ballroom, and his weekly NOW podcast. NOW is a showcase for his low-key charm and impeccable ear for a great tune. And, like his DJ sets, the podcast is a forum for his studio output including the recent Natural Rhythm EPs on Noir.
The more you do, the more there is to explore, the more opportunities to invent, connect, and imagine. “I am always the one to change it up,” Thomas Schumacher grins. “My ongoing ambition is to connect to the crowd, year after year. It’s what lights me up.”
His latest release, Natural Rhythm III on Noir Music, lit up the Beatport Techno chart, going straight to Number 1. Its highlight is “Stella”, a propulsive anthem dedicated to his daughter. He sees no reason to compartmentalise his music and life.
Everything is connected, everything is authentic. “There is no other version of me,” he says. “When you meet me, you meet Thomas Schumacher.”
Inspired by the beats of many a dark dancefloor, POoK “the man wiv big hands” has a style that grew roots in the underground Bristol and Welsh free party scenes. With 17 years experience his craft has been publicly mastered at some impressive events and venues across the South of England and abroad.
Over the years the dancefloors have been moved with precision at the likes of Turnmills, The Egg, SE1, The Volks Nightclub, Concorde 2 and plenty of festivals including Waveform, Noisily and Paris Tech.
Back on the mic, with his charismatic random wit and banter, POoK has listeners tuning in worldwide for his weekly night radio show on Codesouth.fm. as well as being a firm fan favourite and resident with Berlin-Brighton. 2018 saw POoK release on DJ Markus Saarländer’s new Brighton label Dino Audio and Sami Kubu’s Nightshift Records Techno imprint gaining support for his Lola EP on Dino Audio from the likes of Dave Seaman, Davide Squillace, Aly & Fila, Paride Saraceni, Danny Tenaglia, Paco Osuna, Cid Inc, Solarstone, Soul Button and many more.
Thomas Schumacher is also one of POoK’s biggest heroes so it was a no brainer to have him on the line up 😉
Check out the latest releases, tracks, mixes and radio shows here: http://www.berlin-brighton.com/#!free-music/zi9lm
Your German resident and founder of Berlin – Brighton is back as always to take you on a journey through the Berlin Underground. Expect funky grooves and some deeper shades as well as the usual happy ending 😀 Either way you won’t stop moving.
Markus started Berlin Brighton in 2014 with the simple aim of bringing a slice of Berlin to the city by showcasing underground sounds from multiple genres not just Techno. Berlin has become one of Brighton’s most respected club nights with many collaborations, pop-up parties, two radio shows and of course the famous seafront beach terrace parties. Markus has also made numerous appearances on other radio shows, festivals & club nights across the country as well as in Barcelona, Ibiza and Germany including support duties for John Digweed at Concorde2 in November as well as starting a new record label called Dino Audio. Other recent highlights have included support at the Arch for Groove Armada and Berlin being the official partner for Waze & Odyssey’s Street Tracks series also at the Arch as well as support duties for the newly rejuvenated Renaissance series adding warm up vibes in Brighton for Patrice Bäumel and Dave Seaman.
Listen to radio shows, previous events and club nights – http://www.berlin-brighton.com/free-music
Is this night for you?
Of course it is, have you seen the line-up??? Come if you like House, Deep House, Tech House, Funk, Funky House & Techno. Come if you like stickers, glitter, confetti, laughing lots, speaking in a German accent, lasers, The Hoff, Jägermeister, saying ‘Ja’ a lot, dancing, musical journeys, inflatable animals, high fünfing a lot!
If you like these artists then this night is for you! Kellerkind, Solomun, David August, Steve Bug, Tube & Berger, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Tensnake, Tiefschwarz, Sidney Charles, Monika Kruse, Einmusik, Stephan Bodzin, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Purple Disco Machine, Superlover, Soul Button, Super Flu, Mat.Joe etc. etc etc 😀