the artistic alter ego of christian zich: dj, musician, writer, painter
An old passion. It was awakened by the invention of house music, which started its triumphal march from Chicago to the whole world in the 1980s. I was infected by this kind of music and in 1988 I decided to stand behind the turntables and play exactly this kind of music in the local disco in my home village. Some decades later I still like to play tracks from this primeval soup, combined with modern styles. Since the year 2014 I have become more and more familiar with techno. Not the hard industrial techno or even Schranz, rather the more melodic versions. Whereby I definitely like to include some harder numbers in my sets towards peak-time.
Sunday, 8.5.2022 3:20 am. Straubing, near the Café sorgenfrei.
On the street, two lonely sneakers lie in the entrance of a store. How did these sneakers get there?
Variant number 1: who am I, what am I doing here? And why I’m wearing sneaker?
The owner of these sneakers was out in Straubing that evening, looked deep into his beer glass and found himself in the entrance of this store sometime during the night, probably in a rather deranged state. After staring at my car for half an hour, completely lost, he asked himself: who am I, what am I doing here? And then: why am I still wearing shoes? After another 30 minutes, in order to avoid the answer to this question, the owner decided to simply take off his shoes. He then walked home in socks.
Variant number 2: I danced the whole evening in the sorgenfrei, now my feet are hurting. F***ing sneakers.
The owner of these sneakers partied with me at sorgenfrei. After almost 3 hours of dancing, her feet hurt so much that she took off her shoes in indignation. Her friends were already waiting in the car and asked her to finally get in to go home. So she got in. Completely dismayed, the friends then asked: don’t you want to take your shoes with you? To which she replied: if my feet hurt like this when I dance, then my shoes and I will now go our separate ways.
I could now think of several variations, one of which would probably be more blatant than the other. And that’s why I’ll stop thinking about any nonsense now. But the fact is, when I got into my car at this hour, I was really happy. Why? 1. finally DJing again, without mask, without distance. 2. the dance floor was full. 3. the guests celebrated more enthusiastically than they had in a long time. A successful weekend, 10 out of 10 points.
Tante Techno has dropped by again. Long time ago, she had a lot to do. And she brought great music, old and new. Just right for dancing into the month of May. Have fun listening.
dj set tracklist
Steady Motion (Alan Fitzpatrick Gets Ravey) – Cari Lekebusch Body Kontrol – Alias (GB) Space Division – Sara Simonit I’m About – Anna Reusch Life Prison (Spencer Dunning Remix) – David Granha Take You There (feat. Mr. V) – Slam Same Minds – Irregular Synth & Nakadia I Never Felt This Way – Raito When I Close My Eyes (Original Mix) – Beico & Mt93 Finetuning – Hanubis Angels Cry (Original Mix) – Mha Iri Resistance – Tiger Stripes Plastik (Nicolas Taboada Remix) – Ramon Tapia In Motion (Extended) – Stray Beast Strobe (Original Mix) – Bohner Back in Black – Tiger Stripes Universe – Beico Colour of a Dream – Alan Fitzpatrick
Heading to new shores. The Bavarian state government has opened the clubs once again. For how long? Keep your fingers crossed that they will be open for longer than 6 weeks. Corona is pissing me off. But tomorrow we will celebrate. The set is already set. Have fun listening.
Setlist I Won’t Let Go – Husko & Lee Wilson Good for Me (Extended Mix) – Sammy Deuce Reachin’ – Rescue Keep Control (Extended Mix) – Brokenears Keep This Party Rockin’ (Original Mix) – Luca Debonaire Ring Ring Ring – DCP & Fellous Fly Up to the Sky – Babert Most Precious Love (Sebastian Creeps & Julian Back Remix) – Blaze, UDAUFL, Barbara Tucker, Sebastian Creeps, Julian Back Moves at Midnight (Original Mix) – Ian Ossia Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Sgt Slick’s Melbourne Recut) – Sgt Slick Jack – Mirko & Meex Do You Want (Original Mix) – Charles J Finally (Crazibiza Remix) – Nicola Fasano & Kate Wild China Town – Les Bisous Standing On the Wall – DJ Kristina Mailana Touch Me (Kevin McKay Extended Mix) – Adyn, Kevin McKay Let the Music (J Paul Getto Remix) – Carl Hanaghan & Inaya Day A Deeper Love (Daniel Rangone Remix) – Diego Forsinetti
A quasar speaks to nature in its church and subsequently undergoes a metamorphosis. This moves his soul so strongly that he gets into the middle of the fog (nebula) with a last step on the path. Have fun listening.
dj set tracklist
Carbon Voices (Extended Mix) – KhoMha Catarse – Wehbba Metamorphosis – Christian Smith Transfixion – Rudosa Talking to Nature – Ronnie Spiteri Kratos – Hanubis Rave Atlas (Original Mix) – Ilario Alicante Serenity – The Reactivitz My Church – Will Clarke & MK Truly – Sven Sossong Soul Movement – Spektre The Clear Path – Reform (IT) Quasar (Original Mix) – Black Acid Stamp – Joe Mesmar & Matt Mus Together – Vonda7 Early Reflections – The Reactivitz Nebula (Spada Remix) – Breccia & Ian O’Donovan Last Step – Ramon Tapia
Black Madonna unpacks her boots and saves us all. We follow her voice and walk to the disco. Then during the night we listen to the sounds from the Purple Disco Machine until the Smurf gets his Los Hombres and rudely brings us back to everyday life. Have fun listening.
Setlist He Is the Voice I Hear (Original Mix) – The Black Madonna Walking Boots – David Keno & ME & her Saved My Life – Inve & Forsi Propaganda (2018 Album Version) – Kevin McKay I Can Live – Lykov & Mironov Magic (Original Mix) – Zsak Vibes – Derek Armstrong Together (Original Mix) – Max & Sims, Sante Cruze Let’s Get Down (Bassline Remix) – Babert Disco Cool – Seb Skalski At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) – Shakedown Don’t Stop – Gigamesh What U Want (J Paul Getto Classic Mix) – Kevin McKay Nobody (Club Mix) – David Penn Los Hombres (Babert 303 Mix) – Dinero, Babert & Ivan Jack Surf Smurf (Munk Version) – Munk & Rebolledo Changes – Woody Bianchi & Re-Tide Get Down Philly – Surgery Edits
The end is near. At home, we are fidgeting in small groups to seductive rhythms. Corona has not only (once again) closed the clubs, but also destroyed New Year’s Eve. We won’t let it get us down and make the last sacrifice of this year on the House altar. We will drink Liquid Spirit and then hang out drunk in paradise. Have fun listening.
Setlist River Deep – Andrea Oliva Grey & Black – No Hopes & Kinspin Turn Around – Gareth Walker More People ‘In Many Ways’ (Dub Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Boom Bada – George Morel & Matt Gill After Midnight – Sllash & Doppe Fluffy Clouds (Norty Cotto Classic Mix) – Oscar P & DJ Stingray Part of Love – MAKITO Drunk in Paradise – Luis Ormeño Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix) – Gregory Porter All About Disco – Robbie Rivera & Angelo Ferreri I.S.L.U. (Original) – Local Options Can’t Stop Crying (Extended Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Clandestino (Crazibiza Remix) – Jude & Frank Whispers (feat. Lazarusman) [Gorge Extended Remix] – Karol XVII & MB Valence Santiago (Original Mix) – Klondique What We Gonna Do? (Kevin McKay Remix) – Vanilla Ace & dharkfunkh Honesty (Extended Mix) – Marc Volt
A ray of hope in Corona times. On the first of October, the dance floors reopened. What a glorious step towards normality. Now Tante Techno invites you to the monthly tea time again, with a more quiet set. Appropriate for the beginning of autumn. Have fun listening to it.
Homesickness – Carlos Almazan Move Around (Beico & MT93 Remix) – Krafteck Eons (Original Mix) – Steam Shape Chocolate – Sam Paganini Pyxis – The YellowHeads Tribe – Alan Fitzpatrick Astral Projection – Enrico Sangiuliano Before the Storm – Horisone Distortion Manufacture – Metodi Hristov Into the Dark – The Saunderson Brothers My Beat (Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy Remix) – Frankyeffe Bicycle Wheel – Gary Beck Ultimate Seduction – Rudosa Ascension – Transcode Resolution (Roberto Corso, Acki Remix) – Skober Octaves – Jay Lumen & Roberto Capuano Crisi Vagale – Mario Giordano Suki – Dense & Pika
Last week on Saturday came a very special gift from the professional association Discjockey e.V. A few copies of the current DJ magazine, packed with interesting articles. Of course, I was especially pleased to see the publication of my article on personal branding for DJs. Based on my study (https://christianzich.com/category/personal-branding/), I worked out many tips and suggestions during the summer on how to market yourself better as a DJ. More will not be revealed, reading it yourself is more fun.