Hailing from Germany’s prolific Rhein-Main area, Frankfurt’s M.in gained his momentum as global player over the last 2-3 years. As producer, DJ, label head and booking agency owner his modern house and techhouse-style clearly owes to the Frankfurt heritage, yet M.in never claimed that promotional tag. He’s sitting firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to his very own style. You can easily dub his beats trademark, bowing to the craftsmanship M.in has developed and refined with his dozens of releases.
His artist name playfully quotes the minimalism that ruled for long time in German electronics. In fact, M.ins tracks are far from minimal. The only minimal formulae is his credo demanding “the groove to carry the whole track from the core”. From there on, anything can happen! And M.in is known to churn out tracks that conquer hearts and souls with various ingredients: groove, swing, bite, humour and musicality. „Every track has to have a vibe first““, he says. Well, easy to sign that partition… yet hard to accomplish the task M.in so easily masters.
M.in’s tracks flow organic and uplifting. With influences from Afrobeat, Latin or his beloved swinging jazz, teaming up with that straight draw of a mighty lowered kick drum and bass. M.in can pair any sound with his down to earth grooves, showcasing open mindedness, curiosity and the sheer lust to experiment with uncommon sounds.
Early on, M.in’s “New Orleans“ EP w/ Bastian Schuster (OFF Rec. 004) spoke of his intensive flirt with jazzy textures. „Sing And Blow At The Same Time“ – for Loco Dice’s Desolat – followed that trail and became more than a secret summer hit, being played by Sven Väth a lot. A push with global repercussions for real…
Only fair… for what unites his output is exactly what he claims: that certain vibe of a track, a vibe that draws you in, makes you move and groove and sets u in a distinct mood. Just, what the top notch DJs of our world look for in a potent track for their set. No wonder, the likes of Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice or Sven Väth massaged their client’s souls and soles with beats and bass from Mister M.in!
In 2010, he also ranked No. 51 of the most chartered artists on Resident Advisor, was voted one of Raveline Magazine’s Top Ten Newcomers of the Year, and several times reached the top 10’s of various sales or magazine charts.
His discography remains to become bulky. From Desolat to VOVa MUSiC, Cajual, Off Rec., Get Physical Music, Robsoul und many more. His humorous motto EP „Lord Teach Me House“, for Cologne’s traditional Trapez imprint, marked another highlight for M.in at the end of 2010. At the following years, he is set to raise the stakes.
M.in’s open view on club music sees him investigate further into the jazzy field in 2011. Producing for Jesse Rose’s swinging Label Play It Down, or jamming in the studio with Lenny Kravitz’ saxophone player Harold Todd. In the studio M.in also teams up with Frankfurt’s techno legend Patrick Lindsey. With him he remixed Radioslave and Marc Romboy, adding Systematic Recordings and OM Records to his immaculate discography.
Whether it is more house or techno, whether M.in produces or rocks the worldwide clubs, his sound remains a „spiritual thing“. And that is indeed today’s currency for worthwhile club sounds. Thus, M.in’s playful and viby sounds sent him round the world lately Weekly gigs in Germany and across Europe got topped by his Brazil Tour 2010.
In 2012 his first artist album got released which of course paint an even bigger picture of housemusic. The sampling days are more and more over and M.in that album with live vocalists, live piano and sax player, percussionists and more. This has transcend his percussive and demanding grooves to another level.
The track „M.in feat Mr. Pong – My Hand Are Closed“ in the Dan Caster & Rene Bourgeois remix became a hit and reached the 5th place on the Beatport Techhouse charts. Many people got this track as ringtone on their handy.
In 2014, he released his second studio album on Zoo: Technique “M.in to the M.ax”, which was played out and down by big players like Marco Carola, Davide Squillace or Richie Hawtin.
In 2016 he released his last album „M.in – The Year Of The Ape“ where M.in united his two faces, the shy boy and the wild party monkey. Not only that he was born in the year of the monkey, also that he is a Zodiac Gemini, moved him to this title.
In 2017, he managed to build on old successes and released with his studio partner Gunman various successful EPs, including on the label of Green Velvet.
After he no longer reached a higher position in the sales charts, he managed with the „M.in & Gunman – On It EP“ (Cajual) #26 on the Beatport House charts.
In 2018 he released his single „M.in – A Deeper Love“ on Snatch Records (Label of Riva Starr), which climbed up to #21 on the Techhouse charts and stayed there for a few weeks.
In September the new „M.in & Gunman – The Voice / The Groove EP“ will be released on vinyl by his label My Favorite Freaks and in February there will be releases under the name „10 Years Of M.in“, to which M.in plans a bigger tour.
sorry, no interview
sorry no playlist because it was live recorded at Schlaflos – Aarau, Swiss