MACEO PLEX: ELLUM
However his dream of becoming an international rockstar did not come true. But there also was this passion for minimal music à la Steve Reich and the fascination for electronic sounds. Thus he went on his journey to find his vision of music, which he couldn't find for two years until he was priviledged to experience a premium DJ-Set by Sven Vaeth in 1995. This was his crucial experience and Gabriel Ananda began experimenting in electronic sounds. Two years later he had his first release on the German Label Hörspielmusik followed by now over twenty 12" releases on imprints like Trapez, Utils, Substatic, Treibstoff and last but not least Karmarouge Records. Refreshingly different from the common Techno mainstream Gabriel Ananda breaks hearing-habbits using well dosed deep structured sounds. Connoisseur of the uncommon enjoy his straight and fiddly cool beats. Definitions become useless if Techno, House and Dub merge together like in Gabriel Anandas productions. "Acoustic elements give a personal note to my electronic music". This guy knows how to electrify the partycrowd with his live sets and how to pull them into his spell. There are no stylistic boundaries for Gabriel Ananda, except his own versatile musical taste. As the support live and dj act of the Jeff Samuel tour in Spring 2004, Gabriel Ananda introduced himself to an international audience. Thereafter he recently hit the jackpot by placing his release 'Süssholz' as No.1 in the german DJ-charts of the Groove Magazine and making it into the playlists of just about every DJ in 2004. Thus made him one the rising stars from the well known cologne minimal house scene and a high frequently booked dj and live artist, now playing in clubs all over europe. Actually Gabriel Ananda has finished his work on his first album wich will be released on Karmarouge Records in December 2004. His album release tour starting in December will take him to several national and international clubs and events for presenting his brilliant debut album.