Biography

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There are not many electronic activists who has been on the scene for 15 years and still set trends.
Asem Shama is one of them. Since the beginning of the 90’s he can be considered as one of the pioneers of electronic
music in Germany. Having his roots in Hip Hop, being a renowned rapper. In the 80’s, he made his first experimental steps into producing electronic beats at his friend’s studio. There he found his new musical home and a place where he could develop his creativity in unlimited spheres.

Next to his approaches as a techno producer he was the inventor of the legendary Ravesyndrome events. In this time
he also build up his own studio and launched his first label “Syndrome Audio” with his longtime companion -
Axel Bartsch on which he released 15 vinyls until 1994.
In the following years he established himself as one of the key players in techno music, releasing vinyl on labels like
Bush, Planet of Drums, Frisbee Tracks, Utils and Spiel-Zeug, making him an underground legend in the German techno
scene. His breakthrough came with the track “Flash”, that was recognized by the remains of the band “Queens” them -
selves and afterwards was promoted as an official remix. He hit Top 20 charts across Europe, marking 15th position in
the UK and 17th in Germany. With this major recognition he still continued to concentrate on the underground and was
not giving up his upfront emphatic style of producing and mixing.
His reputation as a DJ grew constantly, making him play all over the world and getting world wide reputation.
In 2005 he co-founded the label Sportclub focussed on a rather minimalistic style of techno.
After moving to Berlin and getting new inspiration from the electronica capitol of the world he is heading towards new horizons.
In 2009 he joined the Berlin based label Highgrade and made himself a xed factor of the berlin club scene by raising enthusiasm
with his sets in the trendsetting clubs like Berghain, Watergate and nearly any other club worth mentioning.
In 2011 Asem starts working on his rst Artist Album „MNDCTRL“ which will mark a new meridian in his production skills
and musical variety and which will be released this winter.