LABELS: Moon Harbour, 2020Vision, Katermukke, Roush, Pokerflat
The rise of electronic music must have had an influence on numerous biographies in the early 90s. The new sound in the clubs also left its mark on Sven Tasnadi. Born in 1978 in Leipzig, he is one of the figureheads of his hometown’s extremely vivid club scene. In 1995, after innumerable clubbing nights, he was curious enough to learn deejaying himself. Through acid house and Chicago house, he found his way to more minimalistic forms of house and techno. It wasn’t long before he was being booked for gigs in Leipzig clubs. Soon he also had his first gigs outside of Leipzig – for instance at the legendary Berlin Tresor.
In addition to deejaying, Sven Tasnadi was also attracted to the idea of producing his own tracks. In the beginning his equipment was still relatively modest. However, over the past years, he has managed to create a studio setup that meets his standards. In terms of musical style, the Leipzig-based artist has always kept all options open – his tracks vary from deep house, percussive-reduced tech house and soul influences to trip hop and ambient.
After several net label releases, the year 2005 marked a crucial turning point in his career. He met the renowned Leipzig-based producers and deejays Matthias Tanzmann and Daniel Stefanik. They quickly became friends, resulting in the first vinyl release on the Moon Harbour sub label Cargo Edition in 2007 – a collaboration with Daniel Stefanik. Soon afterwards his first artist EP was released, paving the way for further label contacts.
Today Sven Tasnadi is considered a firm fixture in the German clubbing culture. His tracks have appeared on EPs released by labels such as Cocoon Recordings, Smallville Records, Poker Flat Recordings, Liebe*Detail and Ornaments. Sven Väth was especially impressed by Tasnadi early on and licensed his track „Waiting For You Again“ for his „Sound of Season“ compilation. At the same time, he produced more than a dozen remixes for Steve Bug, Johannes Heil, Anja Schneider and others. Sven Tasnadi now has regular releases on Cargo Edition. As one of its most important artists, he has a considerable impact on the label’s sound.
The positive response to Sven Tasnadi’s productions is also reflected in his deejay calendar – the numbers of sets is increasing every year. His gigs include parties at renowned clubs, such as the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt and Plastic People in London.
In 2009 Tasnadi founded the label Oh! Yeah! together with Daniel Stefanik and Juno6. Managed on a friendship basis, this joint project once again pools the output of all three artists in a very special way. Sven Tasnadi has also developed a live set together with Juno6 that premiered at the Think! Open Air 2011 in Leipzig.
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Hello Sven !! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello, I am in Winter Vacation with my Family and we are in the Snowed Woods
the Most of the Time.
Now we are back at our accommodation and a I have time to anser some
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My latest release is my first 4 Track EP on Hector Coutos Label Roush Recordings.
It s the first release in 2016 and we got a lot support from some well known colleagues like
Matthias Tanzmann, Mathias Kaden and Kaiserdisco as well.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
In my opinion there was a row of releases from 2014 and 2015.
The most of them where my releases on Moon Harbour Recordings, wich is based in my home
town Leipzig as well.
Perhaps, the tracks “Feel Good” and the faboulous remix of “My Groove” by Doorly where the
most succsesfull Eps.
Last year i released my first club made artist album on Moon Harbour as well, and i am
happy about his success.
Beside that, my first EP on Leeds based label 2020Vision runned by Ralph Lawson has also
a very good response.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned for 2016?
Yes, there is something in the pipeline as always.
Like I wrote before, there is a new Ep released on Roush Recordings its out since January.
In March we release my second EP for 2020Vision Recodings, with 4 Tracks.
Beside that I am constantly working on Remixes for artist like Philip Bader.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Last year I was playing the first time on Ibiza and indeed this is a very special Island.
I really like the Swiss and the landscape there.
Its always nice to play in souther europe during the winter time, because its much warmer.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
One of my best dj experiences in last years was in Tbilisi / Georgia.
Really nice people and a very open minded crowd on the Dancefloor.
It was really one of my best nights ever, just perfect.
I am looking forward to come back again.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Tbilisi / Georgia,
Fabric / London
Cocoon / Frankfurt
Distillery / Leipzig
Pacha / Barcelona
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
-Riva Starr – Body Movin – Defected
-Joice Muniz – On You – 2020Vision
-Sven Tasnadi – Keep On – Roush Recordings
-Tanzmann&Stefanik – Volta – Moon Harbour
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Bedouin – Hologram – Cityfox
Lake People – Drifting Red (Lawrence Remix) – Permanent Vacation
Echonomist,Mz Sunday – Obstacles (Pol_On Remix) – EmuQuecho
Joyce Muniz – On You – 2020Vision
Riva Starr – Body Movin – Defected
Mendo – Don´t Hold Back – Toolroom Trax
Tanzmann & Stefanik – Volta – Moon Harbour
Juliet Fox – Four Jumps – Suara
Mat.Joe – Just Licks – Toolroom Trax
Chris Child – AFFAIR (Sven Tasnadi Remix) – unreleased