Frankfurt am Main
Joern Elling Wuttke might be known by many people by his project "Alter Ego", together with Roman Flügel and the worldwide smash hit "Rocker", resulting from that collaboration. This track changed the face of techno till today and united fans of all musical directions.They stormed the holy U.K. - single charts and could even brake into the official German charts. Not only the dance press such as "Groove" magazine or the british DJ - Magazine was impressed but also the popculture and artmagazines like Spex, The Wire, Intro or DE:Bug.
Alter Ego won the German - Dance Music Award as best dance producers and best track 2005. The Groovemagazine readers voted them for best track, best liveact, best album and best remixers at the same year. Common appearances with Sven Väth, at his "Amnesia - Clubnight" in Ibiza made "Rocker" the anthem of the island. The track released a musical tsunami that leaded Jörn Elling Wuttke to nearly all major clubs and festivals all over the world. Since mid of the nineties numerous remixworks developed. Daft Punk, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys, Two Lone Swordmen, Kylie Minogue, The Prodigy, 2 Raumwohnung, Octave One, Chicks On Speed, Sven Väth and The Human League just to name a few. To release his own material fully independant he founded the labels Klang Elektronik and Playhouse with Ata Macias, Heiko M.S.O and Roman Flügel in the beginning of the nineties. Later on Ata opened the club "Robert Johnson". This Place played for Wuttke a very importand role as an extended studio, test laboratory for new productions and livingroom. Acid Jesus, Alter Ego and Sensorama now turned out to be the main projects of the duo, which were produced at his "Klangfabrik" studio. The four "Sensorama" albums, produced for the Hamburg based "Ladomat" label, created also loads of excitement. The brilliant artwork and the "garagedoor video" for the track "Starescalator"
showed their love for intelligent popmusic and the connection with the young german artscene.
They won the German Video Award as best independent video 1999. "Groove" magazine named "Starescalator" as one of the most influential videos in the history of electronic music. In addition he also coproduced the two Sven Väth albums "Contact" and "Fire".
With Väth following touring, remixing and many joint appearances over almost twenty years.
From the first gig in Frankfurts club "The Omen"
up to regular performances at his "Cocoon" parties at the "Amnesia" in Ibiza or on his extensive world tours. 2011 saw Wuttke and Flügel founding their own digital label "Alter Ego Recordings" at "Finetunes" to regain their complete backcatalog. On this platform they released 2012 the last two Alter Ego albums "The Lost Album" and "Greatest Hits". A "Rocker" remix
produced by the Brighton boys "Prokter And Fitch"
followed on the british "Skint" imprint.
The remix reached number one at the "Beatport" charts and number one at the U.K. DMZ - Buzz charts. Last year Wuttke released the album of his rockband "The Sheets" on the taiwan based "Blue Recods". By publishing this record including material from 1986 - 1989 Wuttkes career, wich started for the love of "Velvet Underground", C- 86 Guitarpop, the shoegaze / ravesound of "Primal Scream" and Detroittechno went full circle. Gerd Jansons excellent label "Running Back" brought out a split e.p. with a "Holy Garage" track, Wuttke produced with Flügel in the midnineties, at the end of 2013.
This year, the Alter Ego remix of "Daft Punks" "Human After All" appears on the eponymous remixalbum of the french. Efdemin also known by his label "Dial" is releasing "Acid Jesus" techno classic "Radium" on his strictly vinyl label "naif", end of the year. All this experiences on long nights and weekends in over thirty years of music is a great gift.
Jörn Elling Wuttke tries, beyond genre boundaries
to share that gift with everybody. Whether he is listening or dancing.
Jörn Elling Wuttke’s tracks