Christian Quast found his way to electronic music in the young age of thirteen and back the progress of his music always was one of his major priorities. Additionally he then already experimented with music software on Commodore C-64 and later the good old Amiga 500. Caused by lots of long nights in Hamburgs Clubs, especially the UNIT, his affection to technoid sounds developed more and more and resulted 1991 in first steps to an own music studio.
His style evolved to a mixture of experimental and modern sounds, whereby succeeds surprisingly in combining harder sounds with such melodies, so that the result fascinates a various kind of people also those among with more sensitive ears!
The first live acts came 1995 with the project Aural Seduction and later with Propan. At the same time, Christian was moderator at his German Radio Show RMW (Future Sound of Hamburg Music Works), a broadcasting wich run once a month in Hamburg as a popular contrast to commercial programms and to spread the news of the young electronic music szene (1992-1997). Lots of inspiring impressions he may have gotten from their numerous guests: e.g.Azzido da Bass., Tobias Lampe, Stefan Brügesch or Boris Dlugosch. At the same time Christian released his first E.p.- Caustic Expulsion vs. Propan at Maelstroem Rec., a German electronic lo-fi Label, in1997. There came a time when the broadcast show seemed to be positioned too far away from the generall audience and theTrance -Hype going on in Hamburg, so it was abandoned. Christian Quast had to pause his music interests anyway due to job-related reasons. 2001 fortunately, Christian decided to give room to his own musical visions again and hit off with a solo project. During this time he enthralled with very energetic live acts wich left hardly anybody calm on their seats. From his early years with electronic music on, he always used music as an expressionform for himself, without any orientation on mainstream and is one of the few who manage to fascinate with this instead of becoming just wacky!
Anyway, 2001 also followed the second release under self distribution and his Radio Show was resurrected. After 1,5 Years Christian stopped producing the Radio Show and started the together with Kai Schöning the Webcommunity “djznet.de”. - but he had to stop his work for this community. On the production side, Christian uses both analog and digital synthesizers and does not want to miss the feeling he has when turning on his analog machines, as well as he loves the infinite possibilities new digital media comes with.
Christian participated in projects like Praefutura, Open Source and Yatsuo Motoki feat. Paul Sanchez Jun. Beneath Dienstag with his jazzy saxophon sounds, Platte 19 with their percussionbeats and the great voice of Shirin In 2005 it was time again to get some new Impressions and new Vibes for a fresh and powerful Future. In 2006 he started his own company “futureaudio.de” - Music Production - in 2007 he started his own Record Label called : “Salto-Recordings” and finally [modulator-recordings] a digital only label. Quast released so far on different labels like : Safari Electronique, Glückskind Schallplatten, IronboxMusic, Kickboxer, BPITCH Control and Zyx Music. Be prepeared for new Releases and fresh Tunes coming up from Christian Quast.
[futureaudio.de] Music Production
[futureaudio.de] was found in 01/2006 by Christian Quast and is located in Hamburg | Germany.
[futureaudio.de] is a young music production company, with the main focus on the younger generation. Our different INhouse Labels, a analog/digital music studio, international contacts and our digital & physical distribution partners make it possible for us to generate a very useful platform | network for our artists | partners and their individual evolution.
Since building up [futureaudio.de] our company has established its name very fast due to different projects like : vinyl releases, digital releases, live & dj gigs, building up record labels and is well know as a good address for electronic dance music. Our artists & partners really appreciate our laid back but all the time professional method of operation.
[salto-recordings] is a hamburg/ germany based label founded in 2006 by christian quast and markus newton - as a vehicle to express our passion for music and our creative development. In September 2007 Markus Newton decided to drop out and quit the label business.
The concept of [salto] was concieved this year due to our international contacts to “wellknown” and upcoming artists - representing different styles of electronic dance Music focused on the techno and house context.
[salto] is searching for individual artists with the gift to preserve his individial feelings, romance and aspiration inside of a track to make this invaluable moment playable and reconstructable
[modulator recordings] is a digital only label found in 2007 by Christian Quast from Hamburg | Germany as a platform for electronic music like techno, house, minimal, elektro, ambient, lounge, drum&bass and much more.
Since the beginning of 2007 Christian is working for Believe Digital as Labelmanager (Dance).Feel free to contact me for further details.