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torsten kanzler



Torsten Kanzler! Born in Wernigerode, raised in Sprötau. My life and my first contact with music began in Thüringen. Bands such as Depeche Mode, Tocotronic or Technotronic influenced my increasing addiction to electronic music. At an early age, I already had a growing desire to go to parties, to techno parties, and to party. Djs like Sven Väth, Daz Sound, and Pierre put me under their spell. Thus the madness begun. I got myself belt driven Reloop turntables and a mixer to lay the foundation. The weekend consisted of parties and in between I conducted hours of mix sessions on my turntables at home. I had about 10-15 friends at that time, all of whom were subjected to these marathon sets in my flat.

Another cornerstone of my career occurred in 1998. Marco Remus and his booking agency came into my life, and I worked there as the booking agent until 2003. Moving to Berlin in 2001 meant that I was at important events like Berlin's Love Parade, the Sonne Mond Sterne festival and Time Warp as well as becoming better known in Berlin's legendary Tresor Club or the Kassel Stammheim. My fan base grew and grew...

Also, in 2001 came my first platform for my own releases on the label Nerven Records. I allowed myself to get carried away not only with stomping and oblique techno. Labels like Stigmata and CLR and artists like Robert Natus and Sven Wittekind also influenced my sets.

So that I could further develop along with my art, I founded the Killaz imprint in 2003. The launch of the new label was the Maxi „Chegados“ from the Brazilian DJ-team Pet Duo. I was able to develop freely and to live out my own ideas of techno while making them accessible to the scene. Then, finally in 2005 came a few single releases. „Der Kanzler Kommt“ was the album debut on Nerven Records. About 12 months later „Die Große Koalition“ followed, this time on the Killaz label, uniting almost all renowned hard techno artists on two records. Almost a year later and after numerous single releases on other labels, the second solo album „Der Kanzler Kommt Wieder“, was also released on Killaz. After more than three years of label work it was time for „Best of Killaz“, a mixed cross-section of the previously published releases.