Asem Shama

BIOGRAPHY

There are not many electronic activists who has been on the scene for 15 years and still set trends. Asem Shama is one of them. Since the beginning of the 90’s he can be considered as one of the pioneers of electronic music in Germany. Having his roots in Hip Hop, being a renowned rapper. In the 80’s, he made his first experimental steps into producing electronic beats at his friend’s studio. There he found his new musical home and a place where he could develop his creativity in unlimited spheres.

Next to his approaches as a techno producer he was the inventor of the legendary Ravesyndrome events. In this time he also build up his own studio and launched his first label “Syndrome Audio” with his longtime companion Axel Bartsch on which he released 15 vinyls until 1994.

In the following years he established himself as one of the key players in techno music, releasing vinyl on labels like Bush, Planet of Drums, Frisbee Tracks, Utils and Spiel-Zeug, making him an underground legend in the German techno scene. His breakthrough came with the track “Flash”, that was recognized by the remains of the band “Queens” them selves and afterwards was promoted as an official remix. He hit Top 20 charts across Europe, marking 15th position in the UK and 17th in Germany. With this major recognition he still continued to concentrate on the underground and was not giving up his upfront emphatic style of producing and mixing.
His reputation as a DJ grew constantly, making him play all over the world and getting world wide reputation. In 2005 he co-founded the label Sportclub focussed on a rather minimalistic style of techno. After moving to Berlin and getting new inspiration from the electronica capitol of the world he is heading towards new horizons. In 2009 he joined the Berlin based label Highgrade and made himself a fixed factor of the berlin club scene by raising enthusiasm with his sets in the trendsetting clubs like Berghain, Watergate and nearly any other club worth mentioning. In 2011 Asem starts working on his first Artist Album „MNDCTRL“ which will mark a new meridian in his production skills and musical variety and which will be released this winter.


MUSIK


RELEASES

Blink of an Eye
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB29
2012
Never Compromise
Spreekader
Cat# SKA002
2012
Tryptichon
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB25
2011
Lowenherz
Burnzzz Records
Cat# 10024003
2011
Creative Visualization
Paso Music
Cat# PASO25D
2010
QUANTUM EP
Impact Mechanics
Cat# IM048
2010
Kinderspiel
Ostwind Ltd
Cat# OWLTD011
2009
Metroman
Paso Music
Cat# PASO018
2009
Kabuki
Highgrade Records
Cat# HG052
2008
Trick 17
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB17
2008
Invidia
Noise Music
Cat# NOISEMUSIC 017
2008
Sharade Pt. 2
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB14
2007
Sharade Pt. 1
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB13
2007
Asem Shama, Axel Bartsch - Abstract Matter
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB12
2007
Kei Shi
On Records
Cat# ONR 004-12
2007
Being Franco Zeiger
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB10
2007
Asem Shama, Axel Bartsch - Funf gegen Willy
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB09
2007
Franco Zeiger - Facetten
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB06
2007
Zeiger & Bartsch - Nakombi
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB04
2006
Tachikoma
Ghostline Electronics
Cat# GLE14
2006
Franco Zeiger - The Zeiger Identity
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB03
2006
Zeiger & Bartsch - Move
Sportclub
Cat# SPORTCLUB01
2005
Vanguard - Feieralarm
Frisbee Tracks
Cat# FT 066
2005
Vanguard ‎– 1 Bit Bass (Remixes)
Frisbee Tracks
Cat# FT 064
2005
Legalize It
Kiddaz.FM
Cat# KIDD048
2005
Asem Shama ‎– Codejunkies
Ghostline Electronics
Cat# GLE011
2005
Electric
Frisbee Tracks
2004
Drumfiles–The Ying Yang Files
Spiel-Zeug
Cat# 807297487015
2004
Mijk van Dijk - Realtime, incl. Asem Shama rmxs
Ghostline Electronics
Cat# GLE010
2004
Vanguard ‎– You Really Got Me!
Frisbee Tracks
Cat# FT060
2004
Hidden Planet
Ghostline Electronics
Cat# GLE009
2004
Vanguard - Echos
Frisbee Tracks
Cat# FT056
2003
Pi (Remixes)
Ghostline Electronics
Cat# GLE008
2003

LINKS

Facebook
Soundcloud
Soundcloud (Sets)
Release Sportclub 29
Release Spreekader
Release Burnzzz Records
Beatport
Resident Advisor

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DOWNLOADS

Presskit
Technical Rider
Promoset
Press Picture

DATES

  • 2017 | Dec 25
    Weisser Hase
    (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2017 | Dec 31
    Anomalie
    (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2018 | Jan 2
    Suicide Circus
    (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2018 | Jan 14
    CAFE 1001
    (London, United Kingdom)
  • 2018 | Jan 18
    Wilden Renate
    (Berlin, Germany)

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