“I’m really looking forward to FH3, it’s going to be out in October and you better look out for it cause this motherfucker is sick.”
-Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist)
“I would love this album, as a DJ it just makes my job easier.”
-Mark Jackson (VNV Nation)
It’s 2009 and Faderhead’s electronic music assault is in full swing. Three highly acclaimed albums in 3 years – and 2 massive worldwide clubhits with “Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois” and “TZDV” – have moved the producer from Hamburg/Germany into the limelight of the harder electro scene. From stompy techno to synthpop to dirty groove-laden electro: Faderhead mashes it all up like no one else.
After releasing the track “The Protagonist” as a one-off compilation entry on the Advanced Electronics Vol. 3, Faderhead received a lot of record company attention and finally signed with Accession Records/Indigo to release his debut album FH1 in 2006. Rave reviews and the inofficial “newcomer of the year” title made FH1 an instant debut-success with standout tracks like “The Protagonist”, “Vanish” and “O/H Scavenger”. The year progressed and saw Faderhead play shows alongside bands like Combichrist, Diary Of Dreams, SITD, Painbastard and others, winning over the audience again and again.
2007 saw the release of the extremely popular FH2 CD which featured the massive club hit “Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois”, a song that still fills dancefloors 2 years later. Faderhead released a music video for the track “Girly Show” and played festivals like WGT (Germany) and Infest (UK) among other shows.
2008 started with the departure from Accession Records and the signing to L-Tracks Recordings. This decision led to serious speculation regarding the future of Faderhead by press and fans, but the free song/video release of the hauntingly beautiful pianoballad “Exit Ghost” firmly silenced all sceptics. Only a few months later the powerful club-anthem “TZDV” was released alongside a very popular video and conquered dancefloors from Moscow to Mexico City. This put an end to any doubts that may have persisted about the direction of Faderhead and established the German producer as one of the top names in the genre at merely 25 years of age. On October 10th, the highly-anticipated FH3 album was released and again gathered top reviews from media and fans alike – FH3′s darker mood and more aggressive tones showing once again an evolution from the previous recordings.
Faderhead’s high energy live shows are currently supported by Marco Visconti (XP8/Grendel) on keyboards and backing vocals. The Hamburg producer/vocalist uses different musicians for live backings and so far has played with Alex Montana (drums) and Christine LaGivrée, Dr. T, Shaolyn and Shawn Mierez.