Timo Maas has been around for quite a while now as a producer and a DJ, delivering a predominantly dark and techy (or, as he like to call it, "wet and hard") style of dance music. He's done many singles and remixes, and he has released a couple of mix CD's, but it is only recently that he released Loud, his first full-length artist album.

Mr. Maas got his start in the early 80's DJ'ing for friends' house parties and worked his way up to spin at big commercial clubs in his hometown in Germany. His big breakthrough, though, occurred while he was a resident DJ at Hamburg, Germany club The Tunnel, when he collaborated with Gary D., another resident there to produce an "aggressive trance" track entitled "Die Herdplatte" in 1995. This led to his signing on with Hope Recordings and spinning all over Europe.

After the release of "Die Herdplatte", Timo Maas went on to apprentice at Peppermint Jam Studios, where he learned "everything from recording to distribution". He continued to release records, but his next big breakthrough was the release of the track "Mama Konda" under the pseudonym "Orinoko" in 1997. A standard for all the big DJ's from Sasha to David Morales, it was his first track to enter the top 20 club charts in the U.K. and the U.S.

Timo has done many singles and remixes since then, and has also within the last two years released two mix albums, Music for the Maases and Connected. Then, last month he released Loud, his first full-length artist album. It is generally representative of his dark and techy style, switching off between four-to-the-floor and breakbeat tracks. A notable exception, though, is "To Get Down", the first single off the album, which has a very happy, upbeat groove to it in the vein of Fatboy Slim (who, incidentally, does a remix for the single) or Daft Punk.

I initially had a mostly complete discography & remixography here; E2 seemed to choke on the 18.5K writeup, though, so I have to move those to separate nodes. His album discography is here, though.

Discography: Albums

Music for the Maases (DJ mix), 2000, Hope Recordings
Disc 1:
1. Azzido da Bass - Dooms Night (Timo Maas Mix)
2. Muse - Sunburn (Timo Maas Breakz Again Mix)
3. Mad Dogs - Better Make Room (Original Mix)
4. Jan Driver - Drive By (Timo Maas Mix)
5. Timo Maas - City Borealis
6. Kinetic A.T.O.M. - ATOM Noize
7. Timo Maas - Riding on a Storm
8. Timo Maas - Eclipse
9. Timo Maas - Der Schieber
10. Green Velvet - Flash (Timo Maas Mix)

Disc 2:
1. Paganini Trax - Zoe (Timo Maas Mix)
2. Ian Wilkie vs. Timo Maas - Twin Town (Original Mix)
3. Big Ron - Let The Freak (Timo Maas Mix)
4. Timo Maas - Schieber 1
5. Major North - Annihilate (Timo Maas Mix)
6. Lustral - Everytime (Unreleased Vocal Timo Maas Mix)
7. Fifteenth Letter Of The Alphabet - O
8. Poseidon - Supertransonic (Timo Maas Mix)
9. Orinoko - Mama Konda (Timo Maas Mix)
10. Orinoko - Mama Kondo (High On Kilimanjaro Mix)

Connected (DJ mix), 2001, Perfecto
Disc 1:
1. Filmpalast - I Want
2. Loafer - Travelogue
3. Mad Dogs - Sudden Journey (Leon Alexander Remix)
4. Grayson Shipley - Underwater
5. Satoshi Tomiie Featuing Kelli Ali - Love In Traffic (Satoshi's Dark Path Remix)
6. Delerium Featuring Leigh Nash Of Sixpence None The Richer - Innocente (Deep Dish Gladiator Remix)
7. Ogenki Clinic - First Light
8. Rozzo - Into Your Heart (John Selway Remix)
9. Pascal F.E.O.S. - Can Dance
10. Haktan O' Nal - Bedford St.

Disc 2:
1. Fatboy Slim - Star 69 (Timo Maas Remix)
2. Starecase - Hopeless
3. Sonic Infusion - Reformatted (General Midi Mix)
4. Stylus Trouble - Sputnik
5. Placebo - Special K (Tino Maas Remix)
6. Orinoko - Island (Moguai Mix)
7. Calling "The Freak" - Rhythm Your Life
8. Midfield General - Coatnoise (Dave Clarke Remix)
9. Circulation - Purple
10. Timo Maas - OCB

Loud, 2002, Perfecto
Vinyl Version:
A1. Help Me (Feat. Kelis)
A2. Shifter (Feat. MC Chickaboo)
B1. Manga
B2. Hard Life
C1. Like Love
C2. Hash Driven
D1. Old Skool Vibes
D2. OCB
E1. To Get Down (Full Version)
E2. Caravan (Feat. Finley Quaye)
F1. Ubik (The Techno)
F2. We Are Nothing

CD Version:
1. Help Me
2. Manga
3. Hash Driven
4. Shifter
5. Hard Life
6. That's How I've Been Dancin'
7. We Are Nothing
8. Old Skool Vibes
9. OCB
10. To Get Down
11. Ubik (The Breakz)
12. Like Love
13. Caravan
14. Bad Days

Most of the info for the bio came from Timo Maas' official web site (www.timomaas.de). Tracklistings for CD's came from CDNOW (www.cdnow.com). Tracklisting for vinyl came from the album cover.

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