The Viva la Electronica Souvenir Special continues with Chris Wood & Meat.
Deeply influenced by the Frankfurt sound of the early 90s, Chris Wood’s interaction with electronic music quickly developed from passion to profession. It is via his work at Delirium Frankfurt Record Store and the “Delirium House Division” that had developed from it, that Chris suddenly became one of the sought-after Frankfurt Locals.
After completing his studies as audio engineer, Chris Wood got to know the DJ and producer, Pascal FEOS, and started working for his network, GEM/Elektrolux.Since 2003 Chris was working as label manager for levelNONzero, the label wich was founded by Pascal Feos. Since then there is almost no club in the Rhein-Main-Area which did not rock to his combination of Deephouse, Techhouse and minimal Techno.
Since 2004 Chris proceeds also as successful producer and remixer. By now, there are a couple of numerous releases and remixes under his hand. He released for example on labels like Souvenir, Below, Kindisch, MurMur, be_chosen or levelNONzero. (look up discogs) 2009 Chris started working with his friend Meat (Carsten Schuchmann) from Freebase Records Frankfurt. Since then they released a couple of tracks and remixes on different labels and they DJ a lot together at clubs around europe. There last EP on Souvenir records was played by big names like Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and many more. Since 2012 Chris and Meat run the store Freebase Records together.
Across his long time residency at Monza he became well known beyond Frankfurt borders and has played his sets at national and international clubs and events such as Penelopé and Space (Ibiza), Robert Johnson (Offenbach), Kristal (Rumania), Coccon Club (Frankfurt), Harry Klein (Munich), Rave on Snow (Austria) a.o.
Meat…. …is murder! Frankfurt/Main in the very early nineties. What wannabe-philosophers from todays capital of Germany years later polemized as the Raving Revolution, was just under way. However the Hessians preferred to party in Clubs like the Omen and Dorian Gray or organized small illegal open air parties out in the woods rather than giving advantage to gigantic industrial ruins. An innocent naiv era that still today is inspiring. Its mind child is Carsten Schuchmann alias Meat.
Affected by countless Frankfurt-nights since 1990 and finally persuaded in summer 1991 through the mythical love parade Meat became one of the signboards of the city of capital. Gettings his merits on playing on unlawful parties in closed motorway service areas, ruins of houses and under bridges he emerged from a backyard-DJ to a real professional. Meat is the weight-bearing column under the famous Freebase Records shop. Founded in 1994, the store swung soon itself from a small backyard shop up to the prime address and since then it belongs to the irrefutable constants in this unstable business even far beyond Germany and the electronic scene. A few years later Meat compiled the splendid “ELECTRO FIELDS” CD for the Hamburg Density label and founded the in-house label Below which deals with everything in-between House, experimental electronic and minimal attempts. In these interfaces Meat also finds himself.
Equipped with old-school-traits he has both, the forever sharped blades of the past days plus an undelusive instinct for essential novelties. With his mothers milk he sucked in Straighten Techno and the basics of Chicago and Detroit which goe perfectly together with the minimized housy sounds of nowadays. This load of craftsmanship doesnt remain without consequences.
Meat was one of the style guiding resident DJs at the earliest incarnation of the Frankfurt down town club Monza and jointly responsible for the legendary nimbus of this place. From there on he grooved Sven Väths colossal future vision Cocoonas a resident before he initiated together with selcted guests and freebase staff the monthly Freebase Night at holy Robert-Johnson Club. Up till now his steady home base in the Rhein-Main-area.
Besides, the passionate socker fan (who else would place a TV in his record shop during the world championship) hops around throughout Europe with growing success. On one of those trips someone might have sold him an extra power-battery that provides him with surplus supernatural energy. Plus all these activities as a DJ, label generator and record shop owner he recently doesnt only buy special and worlds best records but produces them by himself. Together with Einzelkind he released the smashing first production Meat is Murder EP for the well known label Get Physical. A worthy successor is already in the pipeline, called Words from The Frontline. We are curious about further masterpieces to come.
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