His nickname, Keyminator, has the ominous ring of a science-fiction villain, but there is nothing apocalyptic about Stefan Oberthaler's cross-pollination of Nu-Jazz, lounge music, electronica, and funk. Stefan Oberthaler aka KEYMINATOR is a musician und producer located in vienna, austria, worked as a session- and sideman-musician for several artists and bands, including Helmut Schönleitner, Leila Thipgen, Hubert Tubbs (Tower od Power), Marina Trost, Bella Wagner and Pete Fletcher. He is the owner of the musiclabel "Killervirus-Audio", releasing his own music and productions, mainly in the style of Nu-Jazz and Jazz-House.
He works under the alias Keyminator for artists like Nicole Eitner, Gilberto Gil, Amalia ("All The Funk I Need" remix-contest), or the 5th Galaxy Orchestra.
"The influences and experience all come together leading to this trademark sound".
"...Oberthaler is basically continuing the pioneering experimentations with jazz that Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock broke ground with decades ago. The commercialization of the genre, with the proliferation of smooth jazz radio causing much of the damage, has created a generation gap in the audience. Oberthaler's innovative compositions help ensure that jazz will be appreciated by younger listeners in years to come…" (All About Jazz)