Tiefschwarz / Eric D'Clark
International Deejay Gigolo
Tiefschwarz brothers' last single on Classic "Ghost Track" was released in earlier this year as a grand finale to a very special relationship and you can look forward to their second album on Fine/Four Music later this year.
Ali and Basti Schwarz - brothers and music lovers, created Tiefschwarz out of a passion garnered since 1990 from their first experiences as DJs at the now legendary clubs that Ali ran in Stuttgart "ON -U" (1990 - 1993) and "Red Dog" (1993 - 1997). These experiences and their obsession with the music they were hearing from within and across the German border, encouraged them to make the step from DJ to producer.
In 1996 Tiefschwarz was created and they began working together with acclaimed producer Peter Hoff in Stuttgart. After a few remixes, their first single "Music" was released in 1998 on Benztown and "Wave Music" NY. The success of the single motivated Tiefschwarz to record their debut album "Ral 9005" which came out on Four Music in 2000. "Ral 9005" was then seized upon by Derrick Carter & Luke Solomon for their Classic Recordings label in the UK in 2002. The album and the subsequent 4 singles (Thru a Little Window, Hello Again, Never, Nix) were received enthusiastically by both the English and international press, not to mention a growing fan base of music aficionados.
In 2002 Classic also released Ali & Basti's mix album "A Little Help For Your Friends" and their DJing career reached new heights with tours in Australia, USA as well as gigs as far afield as Brazil and Russia. Often seen at the Pulp, Rex & the Batofar in Paris, Fabric, The End, 333, 93 Feet East & Plastic People in London, the Lux in Lisbon, Kerma in Helsinki, Flex in Vienna and "10 days Off" festival in Ghent, they have residencies at Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, F. U. N. in Berlin and the Kings club in Stuttgart.
2003 saw the brothers up sticks and move to the creative capital of Berlin where they set up a new studio along with new producer & friend Jochen Schmalbach. Continuing their burgeoning career as remixers (with previous greats such as their reworks of Masters at Work, Ultra Naté, Boogie Solitaire, Freaks, Isolee, Groove Armada) Ali and Basti have more recently remixed the likes of The Rapture, Cassius, Spektrum, Micatone, Lost & Alive, Lopazz, Osunlade, Minimal Compact, Trüby Trio, DJ Hell, Kelis and Chicks on Speed.
Their last single on Classic "Ghost Track" was released in earlier this year as a grand finale to a very special relationship and you can look forward to their second album on Fine/Four Music later this year.