Henrik Schwarz

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  • ISEA2009

    Henrik Schwarz was born and raised in South Germany where he also took his first musical steps as a DJ in local clubs playing Rap, Hip Hop, Rare Groove and Jazz and Detroit Techno. Soon after he started to spin regularly he also became interested in computer music production and started to integrate the laptop into his DJ-Sets and all his music activities. 1999, after he had graduated in Graphic Design, Henrik moved to Berlin and established his own label SUNDAY-MUSIC together with Sasse who had ist released Henrik’s first ever Vinyl 12′ called `SUPRAVISION EP’ on his label Moodmusic Records. ‘Marvin’, one of the tracks on the record, got attention from many DJs around the world especially ,BC’s Gilles Peterson played it on his radio show with immediate effect. Over the last years and with international bookings all around the globe Henrik improved his HENRIK SCHWARZ LIVE show and is now one of the most requested live acts in the dance scene. At the same time Henrik has produced a string of very well received remixes and own tracks: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES for Coldcut on Ninjatune became one of the biggest club hits of 2006. LEAVE MY HEAD ALONE BRAIN bridged the gap between Jazz and Techno and Soul and was extremely well received by Deejays from Hip-Hop to House to Techno and became the biggest hit for SUNDAY-MUSIC so far. In 2006, Henrik was asked by K7 to do one of their famous DJ-Kicks series and the result has been regarded as one of the highlights of the series’ and led to another cooperation of the label and Henrik: HENRIK SCHWARZ LIVE with recordings from his intoxicating live shows from all over the world. With Dixon and Ame from Innervisions Henrik released ‘Where We At’ with Derrick Carter on Vocals. which became an instant classic and marked the beginning of a fruitful and close collaboration between Henrik and Innervisions until today. It led to successful releases and remixes like AMAMPONDO AND HENRIK SCHWARZ – I EXIST BECAUSE OF YOU, ANE BRUN – HEADPHONE SILENCE (Henrik Schwarz Remix, Dixon Edit), Crocodile IV-RMX for UNDERWORLD, HOLD MY HAND IV-RMX for UNKLE and many others, culminating in the first unforgetable Live show of this dreamteam: ‘A CRITICAL MASS’ in Amsterdam with more gigs this year at Melt!, Dissonanze in Rome, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, New York, Japan and many others.   discogs.com/artist/Henrik+Schwarz


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