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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 | 167

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:57:20 +0200
This week’s AMFM show is the second hour of my set that I played at Ampere in Antwerp. It is quite a venue and considering that Belgium is a pretty small country, they have always had an amazing electronic music scene and therefor some of the best clubs in the world… and crowds. Thank you all for coming out that night and I hope you enjoyed the set.

3) 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.

4) 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….

5) 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.

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 | 166

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:22:49 +0200
Today´s AMFM has been recorded last month at the Ampere in Antwerp. Due to a little tour of five gigs at five different European locations on five consecutive days, which ended for Chris Liebing on Monday morning at Berghain / Berlin, we are a little late with the show this week and Chris has not had a chance to write a set report yet, but it will follow soon. Sorry for the delay, we are only human - and we still hope you enjoy the first part of this set.

9) 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.

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 | 165

Mon, 07 May 2018 18:33:09 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the second and last part from my gig on the 21st of April in San Diego for @fngrscrssd at Bang Bang. I had never been to San Diego and already while I got out of the airport I noticed such a good vibe. It was warm, but not too warm, the sun was just setting and everyone seemed in a great mood. What a beautiful city. Since the plan was to drive back to Palm Springs for @coachella right after my set, my management had somehow decided to cancel the hotel. This caught me a little by surprise, but made me explore the historical city center for a couple of hours before my set. The actual location for the party at Bang Bang was this really beautiful, relatively simple rectangle room with a big disco-ball and a great sound. The vibe and atmosphere was so good that it made me chose the set for this AMFM and I wanna thank everyone involved for an amazing night. I can’t wait to be back. Hope you enjoy the show!

12) 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….

13) am/fm | 164

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:37:58 +0200
This week´s AMFM is from my gig on the 21st of April in San Diego for @fngrscrssd at Bang Bang. I had never been to San Diego and already while I got out of the airport I noticed such a good vibe. It was warm, but not too warm, the sun was just setting and everyone seemed in a great mood. What a beautiful city. Since the plan was to drive back to Palm Springs for @coachella right after my set, my management somehow decided to cancel the hotel. This caught me a little by surprise, but made me explore the historical city center for a couple of hours before my set. The actual location for the party at Bang Bang was this really beautiful, relatively simple rectangle room with a big disco-ball and a great sound. The vibe and atmosphere was so good that it made me chose the set for this show and I wanna thank everyone involved for this amazing night. I can’t wait to be back. Hope you enjoy the show!

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 | 163

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:30:27 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the fourth and final hour of the set that I played at @soundnightclub in LA on February 10th 2018. I have been playing at this beautiful club in Hollywood twice before, but this night was so very special, that I really wanna share this 4h set with you. Not only this night was inspiring and loads of fun, but my entire 3 weeks long US, Mexico and Canada tour in February was like that, and I will not easily forget it for many reasons. It is no secret that I love LA, the people, the vibe, the food, the cars and the nature, and in the past years I made many new friends there, especially with the @droidbehaviour crew around @drumcell, @deanpauldeleon and @audioinjection, as well as my beloved Venice beach crew and of course being able to meet and hang with amazing bands and artists such as @coldcave, adds to this incredible vibe. What made that 10th of February so extra-special, was that I was surrounded by my best friends who all happened to be in town for a couple of days. What do you want more… being in a city you love, surrounded by people you love and do the things you love… and all that even with a bit of a time off to enjoy and chill. It was truly a blessed time. Thank you all again for making that possible! Now that you have all the four parts of the recording you could also put them together into a playlist and listen to the whole set with seamless transitions. I hope you enjoy that ride.

16) am/fm | 162

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:02:26 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of the set that I played at @soundnightclub in LA on February 10th 2018. I have been playing at this beautiful club in Hollywood twice before, but this night was so very special, that I really wanna share this 4h set with you. Not only this night was inspiring and loads of fun, but my entire 3 weeks long US, Mexico and Canada tour in February was like that, and I will not easily forget it for many reasons. It is no secret that I love LA, the people, the vibe, the food, the cars and the nature, and in the past years I made many new friends there, especially with the @droidbehaviour crew around @drumcell, @deanpauldeleon and @audioinjection, as well as my beloved Venice beach crew and of course being able to meet and hang with amazing bands and artists such as @coldcave, adds to this incredible vibe. What made that 10th of February so extra-special, was that I was surrounded by my best friends who all happened to be in town for a couple of days. What do you want more… being in a city you love, surrounded by people you love and do the things you love… and all that even with a bit of a time off to enjoy and chill. It was truly a blessed time. Thank you all again for making that possible! Next week I will be posting the fourth and final hour of my set at Sound Nightclub and I hope you enjoy that ride.

17) am/fm | 161

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:53:30 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of the set that I played at @soundnightclub in LA on February 10th 2018. I have been playing at this beautiful club in Hollywood twice before, but this night was so very special, that I really wanna share this 4h set with you. Not only this night was inspiring and loads of fun, but my entire 3 weeks long US, Mexico and Canada tour in February was like that, and I will not easily forget it for many reasons. It is no secret that I love LA, the people, the vibe, the food, the cars and the nature, and in the past years I made many new friends there, especially with the @droidbehaviour crew around @drumcell, @deanpauldeleon and @audioinjection, as well as my beloved Venice beach crew and of course being able to meet and hang with amazing bands and artists such as @coldcave, adds to this incredible vibe. What made that 10th of February so extra-special, was that I was surrounded by my best friends who all happened to be in town for a couple of days. What do you want more… being in a city you love, surrounded by people you love and do the things you love… and all that even with a bit of a time off to enjoy and chill. It was truly a blessed time. Thank you all again for making that possible! And btw., I will be back in LA for @coachella and will also be playing again at Sound Nightclub on Friday the 13th of April… so be there… Next week I will be posting the next hour of my set at Sound Nightclub and I hope you enjoy that ride.

18) am/fm | 160

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:04:24 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of the set that I played at @soundnightclub in LA on February 10th 2018. I have been playing at this beautiful club in Hollywood twice before, but this night was so very special, that I really wanna share this 4h set with you. Not only this night was inspiring and loads of fun, but my entire 3 weeks long US, Mexico and Canada tour in February was like that, and I will not easily forget it for many reasons. It is no secret that I love LA, the people, the vibe, the food, the cars and the nature, and in the past years I made many new friends there, especially with the @droidbehaviour crew around @drumcell, @deanpauldeleon and @audioinjection, as well as my beloved Venice beach crew and of course being able to meet and hang with amazing bands and artists such as @coldcave, adds to this incredible vibe. What made that 10th of February so extra-special, was that I was surrounded by my best friends who all happened to be in town for a couple of days. What do you want more… being in a city you love, surrounded by people you love and do the things you love… and all that even with a bit of a time off to enjoy and chill. It was truly a blessed time. Thank you all again for making that possible! And btw., I will be back in LA for @coachella and will also be playing again at Sound Nightclub on Friday the 13th of April… so be there… Next week I will be posting the next hour of my set at Sound Nightclub and I hope you enjoy that ride.

19) am/fm | 159

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:20:16 +0200
This is the eighth and last hour of my set that I played at Robert Johnson in Offenbach on January 26th. I haven´t played in my hometown for nearly four years now and I was quite happy to be playing at Robert Johnson for the first time ever actually. I knew that this was most likely going to be a longer gig, but it went on even longer than I had anticipated. Confidns warmed up the place for me, I started to play at two and finished my set around eleven in the morning, after about nine hours of going through all kinds of music, new and old. It turned out to be an extremely fun night with good old friends around - and being able to go home in a taxi and to sleep in your own bed was quite a plus. The set is now eight hours long as I sadly had to edit out some unreleased music I was playing, tracks that will be out on my album, which is going to drop later this year. More information on that, of course you will find when I have it :) I hope you also enjoy the last hour of the set. It´s quite a long one, and for your listening pleasure I decided to drop the voiceovers in the middle of the individual one hour long pieces. Now that you have all the parts, you could actually put them into a playlist and listen to the whole set from the beginning to the end. It was a fantastic night, thanks to all people coming to my hometown to party!

20) am/fm | 158

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:46:15 +0100
This is the seventh hour of my set that I played at Robert Johnson in Offenbach on January 26th. I haven´t played in my hometown for nearly four years now and I was quite happy to be playing at Robert Johnson for the first time ever actually. I knew that this was most likely going to be a longer gig, but it went on even longer than I had anticipated. Confidns warmed up the place for me, I started to play at two and finished my set around eleven in the morning, after about nine hours of going through all kinds of music, new and old. It turned out to be an extremely fun night with good old friends around - and being able to go home in a taxi and to sleep in your own bed was quite a plus. The set is now eight hours long as I sadly had to edit out some unreleased music I was playing, tracks that will be out on my album, which is going to drop later this year. More information on that, of course you will find when I have it :) I still hope you enjoy the set, it´s quite a long one, and for your listening pleasure I decided to drop the voiceovers in the middle of the individual one hour long parts. It was a fantastic night, thanks to all people coming to my hometown to party!