Charles Siegling Past events
Charles Siegling Biography
Technasia is a collaboration between Amil Khan,label manager (born 1972), raised and based in Hong Kong,and Charles Siegling,musician and DJ (born 1974),raised and based in Paris.After meeting in Hong Kong some years back,they felt it was time to put South East Asia on the world map in terms of the production of electronic dance music.They have been exposed to a variety of electronic music from abroad and are influenced in their works by early electronic sounds from the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra,Coil, Xymox,and Depeche Mode... Technasia have built their notoriety with acclaimed tracks such as "Descent","Future Mix" and "Hydra"and more recently "Force","Evergreen"and "Final Quadrant".They are strongly supported by a wide variety of top international DJs/producers including Laurent Garnier,Dave Clarke,Jeff Mills,Derrick May,Carl Cox and Sven Vath to name a few.
In 2001,Technasia released their first album "Future Mix"in Europe featuring their popular Technasia singles,as well as new and previously unreleased tracks.The album topped the Japanese national charts (#26)the year before,for its Asian release in July.It won Technasia three award trophies at the 2001 Edition of Berlin s Musik and Machine Awards :Best Album ("Future Mix"),Best Single ("Force")and Best Newcomer.The album acts as a tribute to the pioneering Chinese radio show with the same name and based on the same concept and features excerpts and jingles from the actual radio show itself!This radio show,presented by Charles Siegling and a local Chinese radio DJ, Michael Nee,was broadcasted from 1998 to 2001 to the entire South East China province of Guangdong (Hong Kong,Canton,Shenzhen,Foshan ...)covering a population of 60 million people. Since 1999,Technasia has diversified its activities by launching two new record labels.The first one, Sino,is dedicated to welcoming fellow artists such as Kelli Hand,Renato Cohen,John Thomas,DJ Skull,Steve Rachmad (aka Sterac)and John Tejada...The second one,Startracks,is Charles Siegling solo DJ club tools label,available worldwide since December 2000. In 2001,Technasia toured as a Live set which took them to leading events and clubs worldwide. Charles Siegling also started several DJ residencies in popular electronic music clubs such as Fuse in Brussels and Nitsa in Barcelona.Technasia was invited to launch a new series of mix CDs,titled "Plus" (carrying the same name as the popular events in China and Japan),with the first one being Charles Siegling s mix,recorded live at Club Orange in Beijing in April 2001 and introducing to the world his frenetic three decks DJ technique (released in February 2002).Amil Khan 's "Plus "mix CD followed in October 2002. In October 2002,Technasia progressed forward with a new project,"Recreations ",a collaborative musical journey of their past renowned productions conceived alongside Claude Young (USA),Funk D 'Void (Scotland),Renato Cohen (Brazil),John Tejada (USA).In order to promote their hit single "Nebula" (March 2003),Technasia started a 60-date/5-month world live tour,visiting most popular clubs and festivals. The live tour was followed by a Technasia Charles Siegling 40-date world DJ tour from September 2003 to January 2004 for the launch of his new mix CD "Fuse Presents Technasia".This third volume of the renowned Brussels Fuse Club mix CD series (after Dave Clarke and DJ Hell s CDs)was released in October 2003.It features a 1-hour energetic 38-track mix and several Technasia unreleased and bonus tracks.The mix shows Charles Siegling s unique ability to mix,tweak,scratch and shuffle a wide variety of music styles-from Old-Skool House to Techno and Detroit Electro.The mix CD comes with the worldwide acclaimed "Fusin"anthem,available on both CD and 12".2003 also brought another Technasia Techno classic with one of their "rare-but-unique"Technasia remixes for Dave Clarke s single "Way Of Life",released in October 2003. Technasia is now preparing a new album, to be released at the beginning of 2006. To be continued...