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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.Still, I want to mention certain things during the show, but beyond that, I will provide additional info in form of a written set report, which can be found on chrisliebing.com or on Facebook.

Show Episodes

1) am/fm | 137

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:03:27 +0200
On September 30th 2017 I played a 4h set at the beautiful Spazio 900 in Roma. It was part of a beautiful Italian weekend that had started with a super-fun night at Dude Club Milan on Friday. There are nights when just everything flows together amazingly well. I had some new tracks that somehow fit into the vibe of that night so well, that it made it even more special to play at this amazing venue, where I have spent already quite a few good nights. That´s why I wanted you to relive this set again. Some of you might have noticed, that not only because of using my new Native Instruments Maschine MK3, I changed a little bit the way I play. Not so much musically, but technically, with more dynamics, resulting in a different vibe. Well, maybe you notice… and even if not, I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed playing. In my opinion it´s one of the best sets that I ever got to play there…. Italia is amazing and I thank you all for the constant love and passion that I get to experience there. Grazie Mille!

2) am/fm | 108

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:48:16 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of my 3h set that I played at Underground in Liverpool on Friday, March 17th. The club is called Underground, since.. well it is kind of in the basement. A great location with a proper sound system is sometimes all you need. There is not really much to say about that gig other than it was loads of fun and the vibe was great. Sometimes there is just not much more to it, just enjoying playing the music. So I do hope you can enjoy listening to it now :) Looking forward to be back … next week you will find the third and final hour of the set.

3) 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….

4) 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.

5) am/fm | 149

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:42:30 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of the very first set I played in 2018, starting on January 1st at 10:30 in the morning for HYTE at Funkhaus in Berlin. I am currently traveling and have not been able to write a proper set report yet, but will do so as soon as possible. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the beginning of my contribution to this memorable NYE event.

6) 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.

7) am/fm | 107

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:19:40 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of my 3h set that I played at Underground in Liverpool on Friday, March 17th. The club is called Underground, since.. well it is kind of in the basement. A great location with a proper sound system is sometimes all you need. There is not really much to say about that gig other than it was loads of fun and the vibe was great. Sometimes there is just not much more to it, just enjoying playing the music. So I do hope you can enjoy listening to it now :) Looking forward to be back … next week you will find the next hour.

8) 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.

9) am/fm | 148

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:48:05 +0100
For the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, I try to humbly state that I think I have something special for you. This week´s #AMFM is the recording of the second hour of the set that I played at Kompass Club in Gent on Friday, December 15, 2017. Maybe the best gig of the year, maybe so far in my career. Of course that is purely subjective, but playing felt so effortless and without much thinking in this insane industrial location with that amazing sound system. Sounds and beats just somehow flew together and all made sense. Being close to that beautiful crowd in the rather big hall made things become more and more one. Congrats to the sound, light and visual team btw, they all did a great job. There were so many trippy, jacking and other special moments, playing Jones and Stephenson in Belgium, being one of them (check the post that I did right after the gig). Everyone I talked to beforehand told me that I will have fun at Kompass Club. I had no clue how much it would be. All I can say is thanks to all involved for this night. Very special ... C P.S.: And at last a thankful shout out to those guys who help me perform like this by making these amazing sounding products: Native Instruments Antelope Audio Playdifferently Allen and Heath

10) am/fm | 106

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:59:30 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the last hour and 45 minutes 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. Now you could also put all four parts into a playlist and listen to the whole thing with seamless transitions. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

11) 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….

12) am/fm | 147

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:49:01 +0100
For the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, I try to humbly state that I think I have something special for you. This week´s #AMFM is the recording of the second hour of the set that I played at Kompass Club in Gent on Friday, December 15, 2017. Maybe the best gig of the year, maybe so far in my career. Of course that is purely subjective, but playing felt so effortless and without much thinking in this insane industrial location with that amazing sound system. Sounds and beats just somehow flew together and all made sense. Being close to that beautiful crowd in the rather big hall made things become more and more one. Congrats to the sound, light and visual team btw, they all did a great job. There were so many trippy, jacking and other special moments, playing Jones and Stephenson in Belgium, being one of them (check the post that I did right after the gig). Everyone I talked to beforehand told me that I will have fun at Kompass Club. I had no clue how much it would be. All I can say is thanks to all involved for this night. Very special ... C P.S.: And at last a thankful shout out to those guys who help me perform like this by making these amazing sounding products: Native Instruments Antelope Audio Playdifferently Allen and Heath

13) am/fm | 146

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:30:04 +0100
For the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, I try to humbly state that I think I have something special for you. This week´s #AMFM is the recording of the first hour of the set that I played at KompassClub in Gent on Friday, December 15, 2017. Maybe the best gig of the year, maybe so far in my career. Of course that is purely subjective, but playing felt so effortless and without much thinking in this insane industrial location with that amazing sound system. Sounds and beats just somehow flew together and all made sense. Being close to that beautiful crowd in the rather big hall made things become more and more one. Congrats to the sound, light and visual team btw, they all did a great job. There were so many trippy, jacking and other special moments, playing Jones and Stephenson in Belgium, being one of them (check the post that I did right after the gig). Everyone I talked to beforehand told me that I will have fun at Kompass Club. I had no clue how much it would be. All I can say is thanks to all involved for this night. Very special ... C P.S.: And at last a thankful shout out to those guys who help me perform like this by making these amazing sounding products: Native instruments Antelope audio Playdifferently Allen and heath

14) 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….

15) am/fm | 145

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:01:17 +0100
This is the fifth and last hour of my set that I played at Museum Club in Buenos Aires. It was one gig out of 7 that I played in a 10 days tour through South America, most likely my best South America tour so far. It took me to Paraguay and Uruguay, two countries I haven´t been before, as well as Brazil and of course Argentina. Buenos Aires was as always on fire. Can’t believe how lucky I am having such support in this beautiful City. The night at Museum Club was no exception and I ended up having an amazing, wild and trippy 5 h ride. Hope you enjoy, which I believe is a good look into how the rest of the tour was musically.”

16) am/fm | 144

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:22 +0100
This is the fourth hour of my set that I played at Museum Club in Buenos Aires. It was one gig out of 7 that I played in a 10 days tour through South America, most likely my best South America tour so far. It took me to Paraguay and Uruguay, two countries I haven´t been before, as well as Brazil and of course Argentina. Buenos Aires was as always on fire. Can’t believe how lucky I am having such support in this beautiful City. The night at Museum Club was no exception and I ended up having an amazing, wild and trippy 5 h ride. Hope you enjoy, which I believe is a good look into how the rest of the tour was musically.”

17) am/fm | 143

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:57:13 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of a five hours set that I played on Friday the 17th of November at Museum in Buenos Aires. I still haven´t had time to write a proper set report but I will do that as soon as possible. In the meantime you can enjoy the third hour of another very special night in Argentina.

18) am/fm | 142

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:30:26 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of a five hours set that I played on Friday the 17th of November at Museum in Buenos Aires. I still haven´t had time to write a proper set report but I will do that as soon as possible. In the meantime you can enjoy the second hour of another very special night in Argentina.

19) am/fm | 141

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:21:36 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of a five hours set that I played only a few days ago on Friday the 17th of November at Museum in Buenos Aires. As I am still in South America on a pretty tight tour schedule, I will write more about this set as soon as possible. In the meantime you can enjoy the first hour of another very special night in Argentina.

20) am/fm | 140

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:56:52 +0100
On September 30th 2017 I played a 4h set at the beautiful Spazio 900 in Roma. It was part of a beautiful Italian weekend that had started with a super-fun night at Dude Club Milan on Friday. There are nights when just everything flows together amazingly well. I had some new tracks that somehow fit into the vibe of that night so well, that it made it even more special to play at this amazing venue, where I have spent already quite a few good nights. That´s why I wanted you to relive this set again. Some of you might have noticed, that not only because of using my new Native Instruments Maschine MK3, I changed a little bit the way I play. Not so much musically, but technically, with more dynamics, resulting in a different vibe. Well, maybe you notice… and even if not, I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed playing. In my opinion it´s one of the best sets that I ever got to play there…. Italia is amazing and I thank you all for the constant love and passion that I get to experience there. Grazie Mille!