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AM/FM BY CHRIS LIEBING

Chris Liebing is a Techno pioneer, DJ, producer, radio host and the driving force behind CLR. He has been one of the first DJs who fully embraced the digital age of music and since then he has never stopped working on his DJ and production setup to find the most direct and dynamic form of sonic expression. For 2015 he and his growing team of like-minded artists are looking forward to a variety of exiting events and residencies worldwide.

Show Episodes

1) am/fm | 105

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:57:55 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the third hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

2) am/fm | 065

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:38:18 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the first hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Detroit on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know… and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Alien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, Loco Dice, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

3) am/fm | 068

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:48:13 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the second hour of a 4h Collabs live set, that Speedy J and myself played on June 3rd at the Weather Festival in Paris. I got to know Jochem Paap from Rotterdam aka Speedy J first time back in 2000 when I asked him to remix a track for me. Back then he has already been a legend for all of us, with his outstanding knowledge and ability of making amazing electronic music. Just check out his discography and it'll blow your mind. So after he agreed to do a remix for me, he also performed one of his super-energetic live sets at a monthly night I ran in a club in Frankfurt called the U60311. We started to be more in touch, and one time in Frankurt, when he played a live set before me and was just about to finish, I kind of started to mix into the end of his live act, which encouraged him to not stop and play along. As much as I remember we continued like this for about half an hour, and looking back, this was kind of our first Collabs set ever. From this moment on we started to do this more and more and also started thinking about some sort of new setup that would give us more potential to recreate music live together. At that time we kind of morphed my DJ set up with his live setup. When we were about to start our first little Collabs tour, which happened to be in Australia, we spend a whole night in an apartment in Melbourne, the day before the gig, trying to find the best way to connect all of our equipment. Since both of us worked with kind of the latest hardware and software provided by Native Instruments and Ableton back in the days, all this was quite adventurous, and looking back we learned a lot by doing this. Our individual setups today are essentially the follow-ups of these early developments. Working closely with Allen & Heath as well as Native Instruments during that time really started to push the limits of what we can do. I do remember our first "official" Collabs gig in Melbourne was quite fun and interesting... and also very sweaty and rock and roll. Maybe someone who was there back then reads this now, if so please report in the comments ;) I think that was around 2003 or 2004. Around 2005 we started working on an album, which was released in 2006 on Nova Mute. It is called Metalism, for those who might wanna check it out. 10 years ago, things were a little faster. Working together with Speedy J in his studio was an amazing journey for me, not only that I got to spend loads of time in Rotterdam, I also learned so much from him… and still do. After 2008/09 we played less Collabs gigs and concentrated more on our own brands. Jochem started his very innovative and successful label and party series Electric Deluxe. We still play Collabs shows, but only about 2-3 selected ones per year. Funny is that we have the feeling that our gigs get a better flow every time we play. Last year´s Awakenings Festival was definitely in our top 3 gigs ever. Keep an eye out on Electric Deluxe, `cause that set might be published there soon too. More Collabs gigs are in the planning, and who knows, maybe one day we sneak back into the studio and do a follow up to Metalism…. until then, I hope you enjoy these 4 Collabs episodes on AM/FM.

4) am/fm | 058

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:19:57 +0200
This week´s set is the second hour of 4 hours that I played at one of the most prolific, relevant and fun clubs in Italy (which basically means in the world, as Italy is the country with the biggest history of clubs, or as I like to say with an over 2000 years long history of running events and parties). Il Muretto is in Jesolo, near Venice and every time it is quite an experience to be there, not to mention to play there. This date was not any different, or wait, somehow it was, as I felt that in all the years that I played there, I seem to get to know the club better and better, and that leads to an even more intense experience every time. This was maybe the biggest night I played there yet and I am happy to realize that I continue to say that after each gig at Il Muretto. Maybe this time it was due to the fact I had a 6h tattoo session the day before or because it was Easter Sunday and my 4th gig in a row after coming back to Europe from Miami and LA?! No matter what made it so amazing again, I can only say Grazie Mille over and over again for those good times in Italy! Hope you enjoy these 4h.

5) am/fm | 067

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:59:41 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the first hour of a 4h Collabs live set, that Speedy J and myself played on June 3rd at the Weather Festival in Paris. I got to know Jochem Paap from Rotterdam aka Speedy J first time back in 2000 when I asked him to remix a track for me. Back then he has already been a legend for all of us, with his outstanding knowledge and ability of making amazing electronic music. Just check out his discography and it'll blow your mind. So after he agreed to do a remix for me, he also performed one of his super-energetic live sets at a monthly night I ran in a club in Frankfurt called the U60311. We started to be more in touch, and one time in Frankurt, when he played a live set before me and was just about to finish, I kind of started to mix into the end of his live act, which encouraged him to not stop and play along. As much as I remember we continued like this for about half an hour, and looking back, this was kind of our first Collabs set ever. From this moment on we started to do this more and more and also started thinking about some sort of new setup that would give us more potential to recreate music live together. At that time we kind of morphed my DJ set up with his live setup. When we were about to start our first little Collabs tour, which happened to be in Australia, we spend a whole night in an apartment in Melbourne, the day before the gig, trying to find the best way to connect all of our equipment. Since both of us worked with kind of the latest hardware and software provided by Native Instruments and Ableton back in the days, all this was quite adventurous, and looking back we learned a lot by doing this. Our individual setups today are essentially the follow-ups of these early developments. Working closely with Allen & Heath as well as Native Instruments during that time really started to push the limits of what we can do. I do remember our first "official" Collabs gig in Melbourne was quite fun and interesting... and also very sweaty and rock and roll. Maybe someone who was there back then reads this now, if so please report in the comments ;) I think that was around 2003 or 2004. Around 2005 we started working on an album, which was released in 2006 on Nova Mute. It is called Metalism, for those who might wanna check it out. 10 years ago, things were a little faster. Working together with Speedy J in his studio was an amazing journey for me, not only that I got to spend loads of time in Rotterdam, I also learned so much from him… and still do. After 2008/09 we played less Collabs gigs and concentrated more on our own brands. Jochem started his very innovative and successful label and party series Electric Deluxe. We still play Collabs shows, but only about 2-3 selected ones per year. Funny is that we have the feeling that our gigs get a better flow every time we play. Last year´s Awakenings Festival was definitely in our top 3 gigs ever. Keep an eye out on Electric Deluxe, `cause that set might be published there soon too. More Collabs gigs are in the planning, and who knows, maybe one day we sneak back into the studio and do a follow up to Metalism…. until then, I hope you enjoy these 4 Collabs episodes on AM/FM.

6) am/fm | 104

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:44:28 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the second hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

7) am/fm | 066

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:46:37 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the second and last hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Detroit on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know…and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Alien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, Loco Dice, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

8) am/fm | 103

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:34:50 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the first hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

9) am/fm | 065

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:24:39 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the first hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival (OFFICIAL) on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know… and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Allien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, LOCO DICE, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith Instruments and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

10) am/fm | 102

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:57:10 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

11) am/fm | 101

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:47:35 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

12) am/fm | 100

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:28:17 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

13) am/fm | 099

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:07:57 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

14) am/fm | 098

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:05:33 +0100
Happy New Year! Can I still say that? Had a discussion earlier about how long you can actually say Happy New Year. Anyways, this week´s AMFM is the second hour of the set that I played on January 1st 2017 at the beautiful Gashouder in Amsterdam for Awakenings. After playing in Rome and Berlin on the night/morning before, I could not ask for a better start into the new year, covering these 3 amazing cities and events. The first of those was Spazio 900 in Rome, where I had the honour to DJ while slipping into the new year with my great friends and fans in Italy. After that we took off directly to Berlin, where I had the pleasure to finish the main floor of the extremely amazing HYTE NYE event. After a few hours of rest we then took off to Amsterdam in the evening of the 1st for the great Gashouder. If you have never been, you should go. Awakenings is throwing the best parties in there and this time was somehow even more energetic than last time. So I decided to release the set. Although both others were equally fun, I find this one captures that NYE ride and vibe quite well. I hope you enjoy it!

15) am/fm | 097

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:36:42 +0100
This is AM/FM 097. I am currently traveling and the set report will follow shortly. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the first hour of my New Years Day set from Awakenings at Gashouder in Amsterdam.

16) am/fm | 096

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:26:53 +0100
This week´s AM/FM show is the fourth and last hour of my set that I played at the Nextech Festival in beautiful Florence. The venue is a historical place in the center of the city, called Fortezza da Basso. First time I played there was 2002, back then actually for the same promoter. Isn’t it amazing how we manage in this ever-changing world to have places in the Techno scene where some things don’t change and rather develop in a great way over the years? Also amazing was the fact that this year´s event, which happened on December 7th, was sold out beforehand, in spite of the fact that it is actually a rather big venue. I just love Italy :). Maybe you wanna check out the after movie on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nextechfestival/videos/ . This time I played a 4h set. Doing this in front of such a large crowd can sometimes be a little intimidating, but not in Florence, not in Italy. The passion and love of the crowd just pushes you to different levels (thank you all again). This paired with an amazing sound system and a sound crew, which consists of true professionals, (another big thanks from my side) is the key to be in a flow that enables you at times to create something special and unique (at least I had the feeling that this was happening in my little world on the stage). Additionally I may add, that playing with my Model One Mixer by PLAYdifferently and running all my sounds through my unbeatable, super tight and stable Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Sound interface creates the best sound that I have ever experienced. I wonder if some of you can spot the difference in sound since I have been using this new setup from about August of this year on, by comparing it with older sets (good thing about AM/FM is that you can go back in time - as I said, it is kind of a musical diary). Also I am becoming more and more familiar with my new Maschine Jam and Maschine Mikro combination by Native Instruments. The more I work with it, the more fun I am having. Well, I hope you are having fun too and enjoy listening to the set as much as I had playing it. Now that you have all the four parts you could also put them together into a playlist and listen to the entire set with seamless transitions.

17) am/fm | 095

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:00:40 +0100
This week´s AM/FM show is the third hour of my set that I played at the Nextech Festival in beautiful Florence. The venue is a historical place in the center of the city, called Fortezza da Basso. First time I played there was 2002, back then actually for the same promoter. Isn’t it amazing how we manage in this ever-changing world to have places in the Techno scene where some things don’t change and rather develop in a great way over the years? Also amazing was the fact that this year´s event, which happened on December 7th, was sold out beforehand, in spite of the fact that it is actually a rather big venue. I just love Italy :). Maybe you wanna check out the after movie on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nextechfestival/videos/ . This time I played a 4h set. Doing this in front of such a large crowd can sometimes be a little intimidating, but not in Florence, not in Italy. The passion and love of the crowd just pushes you to different levels (thank you all again). This paired with an amazing sound system and a sound crew, which consists of true professionals, (another big thanks from my side) is the key to be in a flow that enables you at times to create something special and unique (at least I had the feeling that this was happening in my little world on the stage). Additionally I may add, that playing with my Model One Mixer by PLAYdifferently and running all my sounds through my unbeatable, super tight and stable Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Sound interface creates the best sound that I have ever experienced. I wonder if some of you can spot the difference in sound since I have been using this new setup from about August of this year on, by comparing it with older sets (good thing about AM/FM is that you can go back in time - as I said, it is kind of a musical diary). Also I am becoming more and more familiar with my new Maschine Jam and Maschine Mikro combination by Native Instruments. The more I work with it, the more fun I am having. Well, I hope you are having fun too and enjoy listening to the set as much as I had playing it. Next week you will be able to get the 4th and last hour of it.

18) am/fm | 094

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:23:08 +0100
This week´s AM/FM show is the second hour of my set that I played at the Nextech Festival in beautiful Florence. The venue is a historical place in the center of the city, called Fortezza da Basso. First time I played there was 2002, back then actually for the same promoter. Isn’t it amazing how we manage in this ever-changing world to have places in the Techno scene where some things don’t change and rather develop in a great way over the years? Also amazing was the fact that this year´s event, which happened on December 7th, was sold out beforehand, in spite of the fact that it is actually a rather big venue. I just love Italy :). Maybe you wanna check out the after movie on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nextechfestival/videos/ . This time I played a 4h set. Doing this in front of such a large crowd can sometimes be a little intimidating, but not in Florence, not in Italy. The passion and love of the crowd just pushes you to different levels (thank you all again). This paired with an amazing sound system and a sound crew, which consists of true professionals, (another big thanks from my side) is the key to be in a flow that enables you at times to create something special and unique (at least I had the feeling that this was happening in my little world on the stage). Additionally I may add, that playing with my Model One Mixer by PLAYdifferently and running all my sounds through my unbeatable, super tight and stable Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Sound interface creates the best sound that I have ever experienced. I wonder if some of you can spot the difference in sound since I have been using this new setup from about August of this year on, by comparing it with older sets (good thing about AM/FM is that you can go back in time - as I said, it is kind of a musical diary). Also I am becoming more and more familiar with my new Maschine Jam and Maschine Mikro combination by Native Instruments. The more I work with it, the more fun I am having. Well, I hope you are having fun too and enjoy listening to the set as much as I had playing it. Next week you will be able to get the 3rd hour of it. Until then I wish you all some great holidays and a great start in the new year!

19) am/fm | 093

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:32:51 +0100
Here comes AM/FM 093. Chris is currently on Asia tour with limited access to internet. The set report will follow asap.. In the meantime, enjoy the set.

20) am/fm | 092

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:27:41 +0100
This week´s episode contains the last hour and a half of our Collabs set at Amsterdam Dance Event at Warehouse Elementenstraat for HYTE on October 22nd. Speedy J and I started around 11:30 pm and played for about 8,5h. So much for the dry facts. This year´s ADE collided with the fall break of German schools. Some of you might know I am a daddy and I like to take my kids on fun trips during their school breaks. So this year we went to Los Angeles. When I booked everything I wasn´t aware that ADE would be at the same time, so I had to plan accordingly, since I didn´t wanna miss my annual Saturday night gig for HYTE. My travel schedule is pretty crazy at times, but something like this even I haven´t done before. I left LA on Friday night, flew to Amsterdam via Zürich and went back Sunday morning at 9 the same way, meaning right after the gig. I didn´t even need a hotel. Ok, some of you might think now that flying around the world for one gig is not exactly eco friendly. I know that. But as a vegan, I can assure you, I make up for that CO2 footprint easily, but that is another topic. When I arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing I had to do was a photo shoot for Mixmag, who are doing a special on the PLAYdifferently mixers (look out for that issue in December), then it was off to the venue where Speedy J was already waiting and ready to go. We never really plan our sets, but we kind of discuss how we wanna start out. Jochem and I agreed on going all in, as the venue was already quite busy and we (due to my slightly delayed arrival) kind of 30 minutes overdue. Now normally I shouldn´t say that, cause it is not really motivating for you listeners, but it took us about 1,5h to find our groove and get into things. So the set got better and better during the night, at least that is how we felt about it. That means that I would have rather used the set from 2h in, but I kept my promise at AM/FM and offer you the unedited set, the way it was played. So in case you didn´t like the first hour and a half, it should be better by now. And maybe I am also just too much of my own critic... well you decide for yourself. All in all I can say that this whole night was something special. Jochem and I had an amazing time playing and it was a real fantastic crowd that stuck with us from the beginning to the end. Smiles all over. Also thanks to HYTE, for that perfect organization once again. This is how parties should be. So yes, flying in and out from LA for this gig was 100 times worth it and I would always do it again. Thank you all for letting me do this. And now that you have all the individual parts of the set you could put them together into a playlist and listen to the whole eight and a half hours with seamless transitions. Enjoy!