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Born in 1964 in a medium-sized industrial city in the northern south of Germany, Mannheim, Hans Nieswandt is a permanent, respected character in the world of DJ- and clubculture, of electronic music production and of quality music writing for more than 15 years. Extensive DJ- and lecturing travels took him around the world. Solo and together with the group Whirlpool Productions, he produced six albums and countless remixes (see also Discography). In 2002, his first book “plusminuseight... Read moreBorn in 1964 in a medium-sized industrial city in the northern south of Germany, Mannheim, Hans Nieswandt is a permanent, respected character in the world of DJ- and clubculture, of electronic music production and of quality music writing for more than 15 years. Extensive DJ- and lecturing travels took him around the world. Solo and together with the group Whirlpool Productions, he produced six albums and countless remixes (see also Discography). In 2002, his first book “plusminuseight – DJ days, DJ nights” was published at KiWi, Cologne. Since february 2003, his weekly radio show “Electronic Melodies” is broadcasted on main german station WDR 1Live. A man, who transmits on many channels...
The DJ: As soon as 13, 14 years old, Hans Nieswandt tried to take control of the sound system during school parties as well of the music pages in the school paper. First payed for playing dance music in a public nightclub in 1983: early Rap, Dance and New Wave in the southern provinces of Germany. Moved to Hamburg in the mid-80ies. Hit hard by Acid, Deep and Garage House in the late 80ies, inspired to become a proper mix DJ.
Since the early 90ies Hans Nieswandt is traveling around with his record box, mainly playing his unique mix of Disco, House and Techno, but you can ask for special services ... such as late 60ies westcoast baroque pop.
The Producer: While always playing in Punk- and artsy kind of new wavy dancy pop groups as a teenager in the early 80ies, Hans Nieswandt created his first succesful project in the early 90ies. With Eric D. Clark and Justus Köhncke, he founded Whirlpool Productions, eventually becoming (sur)real popstars in Italy in 1997 with their Number-One-Hit “From: Disco To Disco:” After four albums, this project was put on ice in the year 2000. Besides, Hans Nieswandt released two solo albums, “Lazer Muzik” in 1999 and “The True Sound Center” in 2004 as well as numerous remixes for national and international artists from many fields. See also discography.
The author: After publishing a fanzine while going to school near Lake Constanze, Hans Nieswandt got his education as an editor and journalist in Hamburg, dropping his literature studies for a job at a city magazine, eventually becoming editor of the movie pages. Extensive freelance-writing for a lot of bigger and smaller german music and culture publications. Finally getting offered the dream job: editor at the most respected german music magazine SPEX in Cologne. Dropping the dream job after three years to focus on DJing and music production with Whirlpool. Less writing in the late 90ies, but a book offer from honorable Cologne publishing house Kiepenheuer & Witsch. First book “plusminuseight – DJ Days, DJ Nights” is published in 2002 to great public and critical acclaim. One year later, the audio book version is relaesed on Deutsche Grammophon, produced and read by the author.
The lecturer: Hans Nieswandt has been invited for guest lectures to academies, universities and institutions in Bonn, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Bochum, Osnabrück, Karlsruhe, Turin, Frankfurt etc., covering a wide range of topics from elctronic music production, Djing, youth culture, fashion, politics, art and social sciences.
For the Goethe Institute, he traveled to Brasil, Mexico, South Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and Italy, doing workshops and performances.Show less