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>> Snork101: Mathias Schaffhäuser – Hedonism, What Else
HEDONISM, WHAT ELSE
As the definition goes: Hedonism is a believe that argues that pursuing pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary goals of human life. Following that rule, with his new release on Snork Enterprises, Mathias Schaffhäuser has created something exceptionally pleasurable – not just only for him, but for every music lover.
Virtuously, he blends electronica sounds, ambient vibes with acid house and jazz elements. The result is as experimental as outstanding. It’s a truly artistic new album with eight tracks, each of which you would not expect but which lives up to its entertaining promise. As hedonism strives to maximize pleasure, the album strives to enrich your musical horizon. At the same time, it contains huge club potential and provides a welcome ear-catcher to every inspiring DJ set. So, we’d say: Snork #101, what else!
Mathias Schaffhäuser’s around in the techno, house and minimal scene since 1994 when his first House EP was released on Definitive Records. Yeah, it’s 25 years ago, but creativity goes on: This year will see not only „Hedonism, What Else“, but also the second album of his project Fanatico on Miami based Hallucienda Records, new EPs on Fenou and Ware Records and several remixes. In 2018 Mathias celebrated the 20th jubilee of his label WARE with 3 releases bringing reworked and remixed Ware classics and 3 more EPs on Tiefschwarz‘ Souvenir Music, british label legend Third Ear and Biotop Label.
Other releases of Mathias appeared on Mo’s Ferry Productions, Compost, Tic Tac Toe Rec., Force Inc., Multicolor, BluFin Records, Adjunct, WIR Recordings, Blaou Sounds and many others. In 1997 he started WARE which released 97 EPs until now (as of February 2019). 2001 saw his massive club hit „Hey Little Girl“, 2002 „Musik ohne Bass“ entered the clubs. In April 2005 he released his album „Coincidance“, its title track was successfully remixed by Trentemøller. On his album „Unequal Equality“ (2009), Mathias collaborated with Lucy, Alex Smoke, Xhin, And.id, Benjamin Brunn and many others, and he produced remixes for Steve Bug („LoverBoy“), Luomo („Tessio“), Faust, [A]pendics. Shuffle, Goldfrapp, Pan-Pot, Indoor Life, Northern Lite, Dapayk & Padberg – just to name a few.
Schaffhäuser’s motto at the turntables is:
Purism sucks! The quality of the music is what’s important, not sheer
functionality and trendyness. That is: at times his sets can be rather varied
from his very own style, dirty + dark house, and thumping techno. And more and
more often Schaffhäuser uses his microphone and croons some evergreens to his
records which is a very special live experience.
It’s a distinct sound diving deep down into the spheres of genuine underground techno where bass-lines surround your mind and the fascination of a gloomy yet groovy world of sounds inevitably enters your head.
Founded in 2004 by techno DJ and producer Christian Schachta, known as Syntax Error, Snork Enterprises is a base for modern underground electronic techno music. It’s not at all about being pretentious or arty for the sake of it. It’s about real depth on the dance floor. Short and sweet: very snorky! It’s a journey with friends such as Cristian Vogel, Phil Kieran, Jens Zimmerman, Daze Maxim, DJ W!ld and other big names from the techno scene having dedicated themselves to an uncompromising, stunning beat to go even further on a trip to the instantly exceptional, experimental sounds, ranging back to various roots of electronic underground. www.snorkenterprises.com