Living Techno Exclusive Mix: Heron

Many times, biographies of techno acts start by singing their praise of an extremely early, extraordinary talent on synthesizers and other electronic devices.In Heron’s case, things are different: Because Martin Spittel has been shaped musically since his childhood, the influences were as diverse as music can be.

On one side, there was his grandfather, who played various instruments, and to whom young Martin related closest to and whose influence still lasts until today. On the other side there were his cousins who were not much older than himself, enthusiastic about AC/DC, and band members themselves. Over the course of the following years, he explored the diversity of Black, Death and Trash Metal, EBM and Industrial, right up to Detroit Techno.
Ever since then, Heron’s environment served as compensation to fierce parties and expanding his musical horizon. This symbiosis from the love of nature and the musical influences from his early childhood are a direct reflection of Heron’s entire life. Following the scream of the waders (limicoline birds), he moved to picturesque island Norderney in 2005. There, exploring the island’s national park, he decided to live up to his enthusiasm about nature by going to study landscape ecology at the University of Münster. It turned out: The relocation to Münster was the initial spark for his career; the months in Norderney were inspiration for the name of his label “Limikola” which was founded in late 2008 and now enjoys enormous support by both DJs and fans.
After launching his now very successful °Schaltkreis-parties with four friends in mid-2007, everything went quickly: His first own radio show “The Grasshopper Warbler”, contacts to prominent players like Someone Else and Heartthrob, and finally the moment in early 2008 during the season’s opening at Time Warp, when Richie Hawtin played all three tracks from Heron’s Retro EP. It was merely his second EP, released on a netlabel (Minisome), and it became immediately successful. A knightly accolade. The two have been in touch regularly since.
The journey that Heron started lead to his bombshell track “Welcome to the Adventure Club” that charted in the Beatport charts in 2008, and continued with remixes and releases for Synewave, Supdub, Swap, micro.fon, Prosthetic Pressings and Sleaze Records. In 2010, it culminated with a tour across North America during the summer.
In 2011 his label Limikola started getting bigger – including a huge support by remixers like Troy Pierce, Heartthrob, Miro Pajic and lots of more. Besides this project other ideas grew up, the focus on his old school roots got more and more strong. With remixes for Damon Wild\’s Techno classic \”Avion\”, Tim Grothe and Ziel100 he showed the crowd where he comes from.
Upcoming releases on DJ Pierre\’s label Afro Acid – Chicago\’s Acid House legend – , Hans Bouffmyhre\’s label Sleaze are already on the schedule – and much more stuff is coming up…
Artist: Heron

Tittle: Living Techno Exclusive Mix: Heron
Rls date: 21.05.2012
Genre: Techno
Source: WEB
Type: Dj Set


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Roberto Capuano – Oblique
Tom Hades – Walk Alone (Roberto Capuano Remix)
Raphael Dincsoy & Robin Hirte – Knock! Knock!
Cari Lekebusch – Mad Poet (Secret Mix)
Cari Lekebusch & Gene Hunt – Pain In My Mind
Mark Broom – Satellite (Mix One)
Psyk – Second Trail
Gecko – Just Close Your Eyes
Gecko, Heckmann – Out Of Mind
IR – 808 Horizon

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