Balance / Germany
An iconic artist of the underground dance scene for over two decades Christian Hornbostel has gathered quite a big
crowd of followers with his consistent output of quality and varied styled productions.
He was well known in the 90's for being one of the men behind Renaissance anthems Virtualmismo Mismoplastico and VFR Tranceillusion that were hammered by Sasha & John Digweed during their sets and included on their groundbreaking Renaissance compilation. The German artist's production career has seen him work with some of the industry's finest imprints and had appearance on hugely successful early Global Underground series as well.
Over the years he remixed great artists ranging from Satoshi Tomiie to Joi Cardwell, from Deep Forest to Vanessa St. James & Grammy awarded Lou Reed (Velvet Underground). More than 1.000 production credits sit proudly next to his name as his latest work has found him supported by the DJ elite from DJ Rush, Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing to Petar Dundov, POPOF, Sasha & John Digweed.
In 2018 he enjoyed a whirlwind of success releasing a string of club-smashing solo singles, he found himself catapulted into the electronic and techno big leagues; and, by continuing to release acclaimed singles and remixes he firmly established himself as a truly multifaceted producer of top-quality techno music which brought him #4 position in Traxsource Top 100 Techno Artists of the year. In year 2019 is proving time again that he’s still as relevant as he ever was. It’s another year in the top 10 for the German, who tirelessly worked on material which blitzed techno charts with Elevation, out via Say What? Records and Gradarius via FORM Music.
With a resume carrying the names of noted tastemaker labels including Kling Klong, FORM Music, Plus 8 Records, Say What? and Set About to mention a few, his debut Album Liber Novus in 2020 has come through POPOF's imprint FORM Music, as important step forward in his evolution. As for the future after Liber Novus, he ponders the importance of an Album and looks out for further key releases in 2020. His ambition and curiosity keep him on the edge, always ready to experiment with new techniques and sounds. His music is what he feels.
In late 2020 he launched his imprint Praedikat Records, in order to expand his experimental range further and to create a platform for his own Album (digital & vinyl) Releases. His new Album Liber Secretus is scheduled for November 2020.