Call it a tribute to that universal awe we experience when we fall in love with music! Bitten by the techno bug relatively early, Axel Bartsch had already spent the better part of his youth listening to the sounds ofSoft Cell, Parliament Funkadelic and Depeche Mode when he started organizing some of the biggest raves innorthern Germany in the mid 90s, introducing the sounds of Dave Clarke, Hell and Monika Kruse to thousands ineccentric venues like abandoned theatres and horse-racing tracks.

After setting up his first record label with good friend Asem Shama, they formed the techno duo Vanguard and their releases on Frisbee Tracks, Harthouse andSpielzeug Schallplatten are considered monuments in European techno.

Having experienced huge success withVanguard, reaching the top of the single charts in Germany and the UK (thanks to a wildly successful bootleg signedto Virgin Records) and innumerable live performances everywhere from Wire Festival Japan to Mayday in Germany, Sao Paolo Fashion Week to VIVA Music Television, Axel Bartsch went solo in 2005 after finishing his law studies.

From his stunning Kompakt catalogue, his first solo album ‘Kiss’ on Karmarouge Records in 2008 or newer releaseson Sportclub, Suol, Ostwind and Get Physical, it’s always melody which gives Axel’s music a special warmth and distances his tracks from the usual DJ tools. Culling 20 years of DJ gigs and live performances and over 60 releases asan artist, fans and critic will be delighted to know that Axel Bartsch is in high form on his new album ‘ExperimentMusik’.

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  • Gus Gus “Love the release, my fav is The Bells of Jericho”
  • Damian Lazarus “This is a great album Axel! Good luck with it, wishing you all the best and full support!”
  • Marc Romboy “Great album and wonderfully produced!”
  • Karotte “good album from axel. will play it a lot.”
  • Radio Kuci (USA) “Experiment Musik is such a great album (beginning to end). So hard tofind other albums like this in dance (can only think of a couple off hand, which are classics; e.g., R.Villalobos’ (Alcachofa). Very nice work here. Thanks for providing the opportunity toplay this album out, was a pleasure.”
  • M.A.N.D.Y. “great album! thank u!”
  • Martin Landsky “very good album it is….nice flow and nice atmo here….”
  • Adultnapper “great club album. going to play many cuts on this one.”
  • Mihalis Safras “luvely one!”
  • Niko Schwind “Really nice…..thanks!”
  • Pig & Dan “Fantastic album , there are loads of tracks i would play from here, the bell, sparkling energy, mental trainer, wir tanzen, really nice deep but pumping sound”