Asem Shama's Upcoming Gigs
Fri 14 Dec, 18
Klangtherapie, Live Club, Bamberg, Germany
Sat 15 Dec, 18
Techtakel, Mensch Meier, Berlin, Germany
Tue 25 Dec, 18
Borderline, Basel, Switzerland
Wed 16 Jan, 19
Kit Kat, Berlin, Germany
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There are not many electronic activists who has been on the scene for 24 years and still set
trends. Asem Shama is one of them. Since the beginning of the 90’s he can be considered as
one of the pioneers of electronic music in Germany. Having his roots in Hip Hop, being a
In the 80’s, he made his rst experimental steps into producing electronic beats at his friend’s
studio. There he found his new musical home and a place where he could develop his
creativity in unlimited spheres.
Next to his approaches as a techno producer he was the inventor of the legendary
In this time he also build up his own studio and launched his rst label “Syndrome Audio” with
his longtime companion – Axel Bartsch on which he released 15 vinyls until 1994. In the
following years he established himself as one of the key players in techno music, releasing
vinyl on labels like Bush, Planet of Drums, Frisbee Tracks, Utils and Spiel-Zeug,making him an
underground legend in the German techno scene. His breakthrough came withthe track
“Flash”, that was recognized by the remains of the band “Queens” themselves and afterwards
was promoted as an ocial remix. He hit Top 20 charts across Europe, marking 15th position
in the UK and 17th in Germany. With this major recognition he still continued to concentrate
on the underground and was not giving up his upfront emphatic style of producing and
mixing. His reputation as a DJ grew constantly, making him play all over the world and
getting world wide reputation.
In 2005 he co-founded the label Sportclub focussed on a rather minimalistic style of techno.
After moving to Berlin and getting new inspiration from the electronica capitol of the world
he is heading towards new horizons. In 2009 he joined the Berlin based label Highgrade and
made himself a xed factor of the berlin club scene by raising enthusiasm with his sets in the
trendsetting clubs like Berghain, Watergate and nearly any other club worth mentioning.
In 2013 Asem releases his 1st Artist Album „MNDCTRL“ which marks a new meridian in his
production skills and musical variety. One year laster he even comes up with his second
Album “Chaos Theory” on London based Label “Minimal Force”.
Recently, Asem dramatically increases his output resulting in a release Oliver Koletzki`s Label
“Stil Vor Talent”, a release on Maxim Dark`s label Dense Audio and the Relaunch of Sportclub
with a brandnew Vanguard release.