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Hornbostel_200The English music press has dubbed CHRISTIAN HORNBOSTEL one of "Sasha & Digweed's favourite producers" (DJ Magazine) and "the German Doge"(Muzik Magazine).In order to understand the sound that most influenced Christian's teen age years,mentioning two titles will be enough:  'I gotcha' by Joe Tex and  'Nutbush city limits' by Ike and Tina Turner.These are the first singles he bought when he was a just about a baby. Then, Christian was exposed to Santana's latin sounds, to the rock-funk of the Deep Purple's latter era, and later to the new american disco-wave. Chic, Stargard, Olympic Runners and Heatwave are just few names of an incredible constellation that influenced his growing and clear interest for soul and "music-that-makes-you-move!". Therefore it is easy to understand why he left flute studies and started playing drums and percussions in several bands.Christian has been in the biz for quite a while. His international career as a producer began in 1991 with two UK top ten: JT & the Big Family 'Moments in soul' and Don Pablo's Animals 'Venus' (Bisiach Hornbostel Ferrucci Team). He wrote and produced with the same team 'I need you', the hit by Nikita Warren later remixed by Joey Negro. In 1993, together with his friend and business partner Mr. Marvin, he founded Shadow Productions, releasing among others Virtualmismo 'Mismoplastico' and VFR 'Tranceillusion'. The tracks were hammered by Sasha and John Digweed during their sets and included by the pair on their groundbreaking Renaissance compilation.Backed by his overflowing experience as radio and club dj, which has been further coined by his legendary gigs at Ibiza's Pacha and El Divino, at London's Gallery and Crash and at Izola's Ambasada Gavioli, Christian gets usually heavy support from people like Tony Humphries, Pete Tong, Joey Negro, Peter Rauhofer, etc... The south-German producer, born in Venetia, remixed some of house music's finest names, including Satoshi Tomiie, Barbara Tucker, Joi Cardwell and Deep Forest and produced own projects such as 'Into your mind', 'Back 2 the music' (on UK Southeast) and 'Savoy Session One' (on US Airplane) before signing The Sura Quintet pres. Manzo 'D Minor' and Christian Hornbostel featuring Keith Thompson 'All God's Children got rhythm' with US Soulfuric. He releases his lounge and jazzy oriented productions under the moniker the Sura Quintet (Sura is the ancient name of the little village in Upper Bavaria where Christian lives).Christian, also mastermind of the internationally acclaimed housepacific radio show, which is aired worldwide in almost 40 countries, reaching weekly more than five million listeners (technical range), must be considered ne of the big players of his genre.

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