International house music artist Stimming will be bringing his ‘Alpe Lusia’ Album Tour to Jozi on Friday, November 11.The famed producer will be rocking Truth Nightclub in Midrand from 9pm onwards on the evening.
“I want people to see me as an evolving artist, where you never know what exactly it is that you’ll get – but you know that it’s Stimming,” says the artist, who made his mark at a relatively young age.
Stimming already played the violin, piano and drums at the age of 10. Aged 16, he began producing music with a computer – something he soon realised was his “destiny”. “I think if more producers would include their own mind and feelings into their music the whole scene would be much more flavoured and diverse which would be good for all of us – at least in an entertaining way,” says the producer.
With his future path clearly in mind, Stimming moved to Hamburg at age 19. In 2006 he met Solomun and Adriano, who just set up their label Diynamic Music that same year, on which Stimming soon started releasing. His breakthrough hit, 2008’s ‘Una Pena’, made the electronic world sit up and take notice. 2009 saw him release his debut album ‘Reflections’ to great acclaim, fortifying his reputation as one of the most exciting new producers of his generation and scoring him an Ibiza DJ Award in the category of Best Newcomer.
Stimming’s productions are filled with a multitude of his own unique field recordings, of which he never uses the same sample twice. Nothing is sacred; sources of sound have included a coffee machine, children’s toys, loose change, a vinyl pressing plant, a 22.000 HP ship engine and an Ikea pizza cutter. “You just can’t get that type of material out of a synthesizer. And depending on how much I tweak it afterwards it can be a very natural “on this earth” kind of feeling, or the exact opposite.”
Stimming’s second album, ‘Liquorice’ eschewed the normal kick-clap/snare template by and large to explore more interesting and progressive territories, but always with that trademark sense of texture, emotion and discovery. Before the release of his third, self-titled longplayer, Stimming did something quite momentous: together with a friend he reworked his ‘November Morning’ track into a classical arrangement and had the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester perform and record the new version.
LP number four is called ‘Alpe Lusia’ and has been produced in a secluded alpine hut in northern Italy. In order to refrain from distractions and present-day influences, Stimming isolated himself for a month to create the first, real conceptual album of his career.
And innovation kept coming: Stimming recently played multiple performances on the 4D sound system – one of the most forward thinking sound systems worldwide. It allows him to move individual sound sources in all four dimensions in real time while the audience stands inside the music itself.
Stimming performs all over the globe, from large-scale music festivals to the most intimate club settings. A special bond exists between the artist and South Africa, though, where his frequent visits have earned him a loyal fan base.
Tickets priced from R250 can be booked by visiting: truth.nutickets.co.za/Stimming. The fisrt 200 Early Bird tickets have already sold out.
Visit www.truthjhb.com for more information.
Truth Nightclub is situated on Old Pretoria Road, Midrand.