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Biografie von Terence Fixmer
Terence Fixmer is one of France’s most illustrated characters of the techno scene, of which he has been at the forefront for over 10 successful years. Bringing his dark, atmospheric sound to prestigious dance floors that range from Berlin's mecca of techno to Paris ‘ Rex club
Equally at ease in the club or at a pure techno festival, Terence reached this respected level, without ever succumbing to excessive promotion or subscribing to the mainstream.
Terence Fixmer’s sound, which deftly avoids repetition by developing soundscapes that appeals to the club crowd, whilst still maintaining musical depth and integrity.
Sombre, defined by surging rhythmical structures, Terence’s music appeals as much to dancing feet, as it does to the searching soul.
he above all preserves an original style, an increasingly experimental, simultaneously ruthless and unrelenting interpretation of modern Techno, instantly recognizable.
With his distinct music style and personality, Terence caught the attention of label owner Speedy J at a very early stage of the label.
His first EP on Electric Deluxe ‘Machine’ (with Speedy J remix) was released in the beginning of 2009, followed by ‘Electric City’ (with Function & Speedy J remixes) in 2010.
‘Comedy of Menace’ is Terence new Album on Jochem Paap ( Speedy j) Electric deLuxe (sept 2010) .
Comedy of Menace’ is Fixmers fourth Album. He already released two solo albums on DJ Hell’s Gigolo, the seminal “Muscle Machine” helped creat a masterful fusion between old style industrial/EBM music and techno ( “Techno Body Music”) As many will know Fixmer to this day has a side project Douglas McCarthy the legendary voice of seminal EBM band Nitzer Ebb (The Between The Devil album is a great chunk of dark aggressive techno tinged industrial). Terences third album, “Fiction Fiction” released on his own ‘Planete Rouge’ imprint in 2009 and veered far more towards deep ambience, emotive and cinematic by turns.
With ‘Comedy Of Menace’ Terence Fixmer created a true techno album, with an instantly recognizable pure sound, a deep and dark atmosphere throughout. The Album is in many ways hypnotizing and mental, yet keeps the energy and a effectiveness for the dancefloor.
As Fixmer explains: “I wanted that people can feel a soul, a story, and the sound of every track to open up the imagination of the listener, creating images in their minds… Its an art and a passion, my heart is bumping for electronic sounds. I love when the music is really coming from the heart of the machine, when the sound is pure and raw. Comedy of Menace suggests that although they are funny, they are also frightening or menacing in a vague and undefined way. Even as they laugh, the audience are unsettled, ill at ease and uncomfortable.”
Besides the Album release in September, the EP 'Comedy Of Menace pt1.’ will be released with a Planetary Assault System mix. New remixes done for Niederflur, for Traversable Wormhole on Chris Liebing’s CLR and Echologist aka Brendon Moeller will appear in the coming months.
On Top, his EP on Tiga’s Turbo will hit in november ,+ a remix done for SEI A, and some music collaboration with Prologue artist to be revealed soon.
In summary: Two solo albums on Gigolo, DJ Hell’s mythical Munich-based label; the seminal “Muscle Machine” (1999) that single-handedly spearheaded a new style, “techno body music” (a unique combination of modern techno and EBM of the founding fathers from Nitzer Ebb to Front 242); copious maxis on prestigious labels, such as Gigolo, Novamute, Datapunk, Different, Music Man; and remixes for various techno gods, from Sven Väth to Dave Clarke, DJ Hell, Radio Slave…
Releases as well on Dave Clarkes s label White Noise rec.
In addition to his solo productions, Terence also founded the duo, “Fixmer / McCarthy” in 2003, along with Nitzer Ebb’s legendary vocalist, Douglas McCarthy. The result of this partnership is two albums that unite the brutality of techno body music and the sensuality of pop. The duo have performed their energetic live sets at renowned clubs and festivals all accross the globe
Selected discography of Terence Fixmer
2010: Terence Fixmer : " Comedy of Menace" (album) Electric Deluxe rec
2010: Terence Fixmer: "Comedy of Menace part 1 (inc Planetary Assault System remix)" Electric Deluxe rec
2010 :Terence Fixmer : " Electric City (inc Function rmx )" Electric Deluxe rec
2009 :Terence Fixmer : "Let s take a ride ep " White Noise rec
2009 Terence Fixmer: "Machine Ep (inc Speedy J remix) " Electric Deluxe rec
2009 Terence Fixmer: "Fiction Fiction " Modulor rec
2009 Terence Fixmer: "Hypnose inc Radio Slave remix) " From Jupiter recordings
2009 Terence Fixmer: " Destiny EP " , White Noise rec
2008:Terence Fixmer: "Avalanche " ep . Different rec
2007:Terence Fixmer: "Electrostatic" (inc Audion rmx, Motor rmx) Planete Rouge rec
2007 Terence Fixmer: "Mental Science" . ep . Planete Rouge records
2006 terence fixmer: "muscle collection" . 2xcd . masterhit .
2006 Terence Fixmer: "Passion" . ep . datapunk
2006 Terence Fixmer: "Eaux Troubles" . Harthouse records
2006 Terence Fixmer: "Silence Control B" . ep . international deejay
2006 Terence Fixmer: "Silence control A" . ep . international deejay gigolo
2006 Terence Fixmer: "Silence Control" . CD . international deejay gigolo
2005 Terence Fixmer: "I swear/ resistance" . ep . international deejay gigolo . GIGOLO 127
2004 Terence Fixmer: "Danse avec les ombres" . ep . Citizen rec
2003 Terence Fixmer: "Cerveaux sans Ames/Peplum" . ep . international deejay gigolo
2003 Terence Fixmer: "Aktion Mekanik Theme" . ep . Music Man records .
2002 Terence Fixmer: "Breathe/She said destroy" . ep . Planete Rouge records
2002 Terence Fixmer: "Red Section/The calling . ep . Planete rouge records
2001 Terence Fixmer: "Muscle Machine" . 2xLP/CD . International Deejay Gigolo
2001 Terence Fixmer: "Armée des ténébres" . ep . International Deejay Gigolo
2000 Terence Fixmer: "warm/Body pressure" . ep . International Deejay Gigolo
1999 Terence Fixmer: "Electric Vision" . ep . International Deejay Gigolo
1999 Terence Fixmer: "Electrostatic" . ep . Planete rouge records / International Deejay Gigolo
1999 Terence Fixmer: "Gemini 9" . ep . Planete rouge records
1995 Alpha Process: "walk in the space " . ep . unique vinyl movement
1994 Scanner: "Back to Hell" . ep . Bonzai rec
1993 Cyborg: "Another world" EP . diki records
2010: Echologist : "Just a Ride " (Terence Fixmer remix) Steafast rec
2010: Masuki : "Vix 3" (Terence Fixmer remix) Prosthetic Pressings
2010: Combichrist : "Never Surrender" (Terence Fixmer remix) Metropolis rec
2010 IAMX : Nature Of Inviting (Terence Fixmer rmx) 61 sec rec
2010 Nitzer Ebb :" My Door is Open" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Major rec
2009 David Carretta : “ Planet Research” (Terence Fixmer rmx ) Space Factory
2009 Crash Course In Science : “ Flying Turns” (Terence Fixmer rmx) From Jupiter rec
2009 Thomas Andersson : “Asthma” (Terence Fixmer remix) Funknoir
2009 Arnaud Rebotini : The swamp walts (Terence Fixmer remix) Citizen rec
2008 Radio Slave: "Grindhouse" (Terence Fixmer remix) (digital) Rekids
2008 Motor: "Flasback" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Novamute rec
2007 The Hacker: "Eurocold" (Terence Fixmer rmx) . ep . Planete Rouge Rouge
2006 Client: "Zerox Machine" . ep (Terence Fixmer rmx) . Looser Friendly rec
2006 Indochine: "Adora" . (Terence Fixmer rmx) Sony france
2006 Nitzer ebb : "Let your body learn" (V2) (Terence Fixmer rmx) . cd . Novamute . nomu 166 cd
2006 Covenant: "Ritual Noise" . (Terence Fixmer rmx) . metropolis . met 405
2005 The Neon Judgement: "Nion Nion" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Pias rec . piasb 174
2003 Ionic Vision: "My cell" .(Terence Fixmer rmx) planete rouge records . plr 03 001
2002 Nitzer ebb: "Let your body learn" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Novamute . 12 nomu 95
2001 Dave Clarke: "The Compass" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Skint records . SKINT 73CD
2000 Sven Väth: "Ein Waggon Voller Geschichten" (Terence Fixmer rmx) Virgin records . 7243 8 96839 6 7
1999 Dj Hell: "This is for you"(Terence Fixmer rmx) Disko B . db 88
Other Project:from Terence Fixmer : " Fixmer/Mccarthy"
(Terence Fixmer &Douglas mc carthy (Nitzer ebb singer))
2008 Fixmer/mccarthy: "Into the night" LP Citizen records
2008 Fixmer/mccarthy : " Look to me " (inc Xenia Beliayeva , Kiko rmx )
2006 Fixmer/Mc carthy: "And then Finally" . ep . Planete Rouge records . PLR 06 001
2005 Fixmer/Mc carthy: "You want it rmx (Dave Clarke remix/ Christopher Kah remix)" . ep . Planete Rouge records . PLR 05 002
2004 Fixmer/Mc carthy: "Freefall remixes (The Hacker remix/ Covenant remix)" . ep . Planete rouge records
2004 Fixmer/Mc carthy: "Between the devil" 2xLP / cd . Planete rouge records / synthetic symphony
2003 Fixmer/Mc carthy: "Destroy/freefall" . ep . Planete Rouge records .