Labels : Tronic, Transmit recordings, Toolroom, Naked Lunch, Stil Vor Talent, Agile
From an early age, the now highly rated international DJ Eric Sneo, started learning to play many instruments, including drums, piano and accordion. As a result, he grew up with an intense love for music and in 1998 became a resident DJ at one of the most famous techno clubs in Germany – The Palazzo. As his career progressed successfully, in 2002 he also started his own party series – “Tanz Der Familie”.
Around this same time period (together with Udo Niebergall) Eric founded the Masters Of Disaster and Beatdisaster record labels. These featured influential releases from artists, such as – Gayle San, The Advent, Chris Liebing, Hertz, Rush, etc – and were also a platform for Eric’s own releases. In 2003 the worldwide club hit “Ciao Bella” and the German chart hit “Tube Tech – The End” were released to massive acclaim.
With his unique performances on the E-drums during his DJ sets, Eric swiftly developed into a distinctive and highly sought after international player. After he presented his unique “Art of Life” show at the Nature One Festival (2009) for the first time, he gained rave reviews throughout an exclusive festival tour of the show in the summer 2010 and 2011. By incorporating the playing of live instruments into his DJ sets, he is an unforgettable performer. Eric can combine his trademark groovy technoid DJ style with his live performance of a range of acoustic and electronic instruments, including E-Drums, E-accordion, percussion & didgeridoo.
In 2011 he launched his new Mudra Audio label, where he released his critically acclaimed album “Polarity” in March 2012. Supported by international artists like Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Dubfire, Christian Varela, Marco Bailey, Luciano, Gabriel Ananda and Cari Lekebusch, the album was highly successful, so much so much so, that Umek signed the album track “Shut Up & Dance” as a single for his 1605 label, which was released in August 2012.
Over the past two years, Eric has continued to increase his profile as an international artist, with and amazing flow of releases on some of the world’s most exciting techno labels, such as – 1605, Tronic, MB Elektronics, Phobiq, Agile, Evolution and Transmit. Rarely does a week go by without an Eric Sneo release appearing in the Beatport Techno Top 100.
With his successful “Move On” EP, he became a member of Christian Smith’s respected, forward-thinking Tronic family. On Tronic he delivered several releases entering the Beatport techno charts, such as “Metanoia”, “all the things she said” and “on spot”. This move has also led to him unveiling his masterful, “Intensity” album project for the label. “Intensity” was Eric’s 5th album of his career and is a complete lesson in the creation of exhilarating techno that will set any dance-floor on fire, showing that the future of exciting techno music is in safe hands.
Brand new album will follow end of 2016…
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
I am fine… working on my new album at the moment and that means studio time today !
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
Out now is a Paco Osuna remix of my track “Move on” that has been released on Tronic in 2013.
2nd track of this release is “sirens of titan” which I play a lot in my sets at the moment… works great !
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
That was “ciao bella” in 2003 on Beatdisaster. The record opened the doors to international Djing.
Also very famous was “Tube-Tech / The End” that entered the german sales charts.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
As I mentioned at the beginning, my new album will be released end of 2016, so that means lot of work and also fun in the studio. There will also be releases on Tronic, Reload Black Label, Riot, MOD and my own label “Mudra-Audio”…
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?
No. 1 is Spain… I like the clubs and the people there. It´s the country in which I play most…
Really looking forward to play at Tronic beach during Sonar week in Barcelona this year. Amazing line up and location !
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
There are so many stories… but I remember one night in Sao Paulo, when I wanted to return after the gig by taxi and got lost. The driver did not understand a word and I could not reach anyone on the phone… a bit scary too. Suddenly, I remembered a building and just left the cab, walking around with the whole live act equipment at night through Sao Paulo… finally found the hotel !
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Aquasella Festival (Mainstage)/ Spain
Nature One (Century Circus) / Germany
Fabrik (Mainstage) / Madrid / Spain
Wire / Tokyo / Japan
Krank / Goa / India
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Have a look at the playlist below. All tracks working great !
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Busy Man – Eric Sneo – promo
Curve Ball (Original Mix) – Ross Evans – Clarisse Records
ES_Grasshopper (M) – Eric Sneo – promo
Freedom (Original Mix) – Kaiserdisco – 100% Pure
Complex (Cari Lekebusch Dub Version) – Roberto Capuano – Unrilis
Dualities – Eric Sneo – Blue Cube Records
Far Away (Original Mix) – Sinisa Tamamovic – Mindshake Records
Zenith (Original Mix) – Ilario Alicante – Soma Records
Out of Step – Eric Sneo – Tronic Promo
Number of The Beast (ANNA Remix) – Eric Sneo – Transmit
Metanoia (Re-Touch) – Eric Sneo – Tronic