(Playhouse, Ostgut Tonträger)
is Berlin based house DJ and producer Achim Brandenburg. Originally from Saarbruecken, Brandenburg cut his teeth on classic Detroit Techno and Chicago House when he was working at Southwestern Germany’s local Hardwax store. He developed a taste for soulful house music for labels like Prescription, and the chimes can still be heard in his productions today.
Brandenburg began to DJ and adopted the moniker Prosumer, taking the name from a character in the sci fi novel The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler, the writer famous for inspiring Juan Atkins with the phrase ‘techno rebels’.
Prosumers' debut Newborn
was released on Swayzak’s 240 Volt label in 2004, followed by The Craze
on Playhouse a year later. The Craze
was a hit, appearing on at least four releases in 2005, including the Groove magazine and Cologne Pop compilations. Next, Brandenburg turned his talents to contributing vocals to Sebo K's Moved (Mobilee), and remixes for Mobilee and Get Physical followed.
Prosumer has recently developed a live show with Murat Tepeli, a Cologne based producer he met at the Saarbruecken Hard Wax. Together they perform with laptops and hardware, drum machines and synths, as well as incorporating soulful live vocals from Brandenburg and singer Elif Bicer
is one of Cologne’s outstanding Producers. His musical influences range from disco, to hip-hop and the origins of house to current productions. He uses micro samples with old Chicago sounds to produce timeless and deep House music. Tepeli made his recording debut in the summer of 2005 with the EP On A Ride (Playhouse), featuring vocals from Prosumer. An EP by Prosumer and Murat Tepeli featuring singer Elif Bicer is slated for release on Ostgut Tonträger in early 2008, with a remix by Cassy on the B-side. An album is set to follow shortly after.
Prosumer is a resident at the Panorama Bar and plays at clubs like Robert Johnson, Fabric, Paradiso, Zukunft, T-Bar, Pudel, Planeten & Blumen, Watergate, Weekend and Rex Club.
> Prosumer on Myspace
> Prosumer on Ostgut Records
> Website Murat Tepeli
> Murat Tepeli on Myspace
> CTM.08 > GOLDEN GROOVE