Stephan Bodzin

Stephan Bodzin

Stephan Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene
for years. The reason the German has endured where many had fallen by the
wayside is because of his devotion to authenticity. “Without it, everything would
appear to be nothing more than a hollow shell,” says the son of an experimental
musician who is now a revered talent in his own right.

After starting out by composing music for several prestigious European theaters,
Stephan Bodzin soon fell in love with nocturnal club sounds and began producing his
own brand of techno. He impressed right from the off and has gone on to work with
Marc Romboy many times, including on albums like “Luna” and more recently
“Kerberos & Styx” in 2014, and with Oliver Huntemann under myriad aliases
including Rekorder. The fruits of these labors have defined the modern techno scene
until today.

“Throughout my releases and all my collaborations I managed to let my ideas flow
freely and to develop my own style,” Stephan Bodzin explains, and he proved that
with 2007’s debut album, “Liebe ist…” and the many other original productions that
have followed, such as 2014’s single ‘Sungam’, which sat at number four on the RA
charts, and his massive remix of Super Flu’s “Jo Gurt” in the same year.

Stephan Bodzin productions are driving, hypnotic things with a very real and
memorable sense of melody that sticks long in the mind. Of course, running his own
Herzblut label has also defined his career since 2006, and as well as being a place
for his own work, has also housed refreshing contemporary music from Dominik
Eulberg, Max Cooper and Pig&Dan amongst many more.

In the club, meanwhile, Stephan Bodzin is both a story telling DJ who really takes
dance floors on a ride through his many musical influences, but is also an impressive
live specialist who creates mesmerising, high impact soundtracks on the fly. Across
all continents, there is barely a club or festival in the world worth its salt that he hasn’t
headlined at some point or other.

2015 saw this Bremen mastermind release his second full length, “Powers of Ten”,
as well as a new single on DJ Tennis’ and Tale of Us’ taste making label Life and
Death. The album is another magical piece of work that focuses on melody and
rhythm, on fat bass and vivid sound design and is a truly captivating journey through
the mind, music, body and soul of one of dance music’s truly modern greats. After its
release, a great team of modern music makers was enlisted to remix tracks from it:
Maceo Plex & Shall Ocin, Fur Coat, Extrawelt, long time musical sparring partner
Marc Romboy, Pan-Pot, Max Cooper, Agents of Time, Dominik Eulberg and many
more all contributed to what is an essential collection. With a remix of ‘Sleepless’, a
Pan-Pot track from their latest album, Stephan Bodzin closed the latest chapter of
2015 in what has been an exhilarating musical journey in his capable and creative
hands.

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