When baby Heron was born in Thuringia in 1982, he was already sucking on the silver spoon of music: His grandfather played various instruments, his cousins played in rock bands, and as early as 1986, little Heron had already found his first musical obsession in Creedence Clearwater Revival. Three years later, following his cousins' passion, he turned towards AC/DC, soon discovering Black-, Death- and Trash Metal, then moved on to the spheres of EBM and Industrial and finally stumbled across Detroit Techno. Immensly impressed by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and the X-Mix Series, especially those of Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva, he soon made his first efforts in dj-ing and producing with Sonic Foundry Acid and Fruity Loops. He moved to Münster in 2005, which he found to be an even greater inspiration, meeting Jan Senn alias Senn, with whom he soon started the project “Fossil Fuel”, and who also provided him with basic knowledge of Reason. But, as he soon felt like he couldn’t express himself properly with this software, he started working with Ableton Live, which, with it's various algorithms and plugins, enabled him to realise his visions of music and finally give birth to his very own particular style by the end of 2007. In February 2008, his first three tracks were released on Minisome, his second ep followed in April. This second ep, “Retro”, was so very successful (being played by Richie Hawtin at Time Warp and other venues, by Damon Wild, Fabrizio Maurizi and various other artists), that DBH Music finally contacted him to re-release the tracks on vinyl. Together with four friends – two other musicians and two graphic designers - he founded °Schaltkreis in 2007 - a series of minimal parties with Heron, Jan Senn and Nicetry as residents, a unique interiour design, video installations and, of course, various international guest-djs like Miskate, Dr.Nojoke, DEN, Pheek or Barem. °Schaltkreis has become famous for its unique style and is now one of the most impressive techno partys around Münster. His tracks were played and supported by big names like Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, The Advent, Bryan Zentz, Troy Pierce, Danilo Vigorito, Stephan Bodzin, Camea, Alland Byallo, Xpansul, Chris Liebing, Magda, Pan-Pot, Tim Xavier, Fabrizio Maurizi, Joseph Capriati, Steve Stoll, Damon Wild, Matt Star, Someone Else, Nihad Tule, Emerson and many more ...