The Swarm EP
24th May 2019 (vinyl)
21st June 2019 (digital)
vinyl, download & streaming
In a career that spans two entire decades, Terence Fixmer first reached worldwide recognition and praise with the release of his debut album “Muscle Machine” on DJ Hell ?s seminal International Deejay Gigolos imprint in 1999. The album opened a whole new genre, which combined Electro, Industrial, EBM and Techno into a more dance floor focused EBM style called “Techno Body Music”. Some of the album tracks like for example “Electrostatic”, “Body Pressure” or “Electric Vision” became massive hits and remain classics of today. Ever since the release of this groundbreaking debut long- player, the French producer and live act has consistently explored and redefined the boundaries of modern Techno and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Another genre-defining move took place in 2003 when he teamed up with Nitzer Ebb lead singer Douglas Mccarthy to form Fixmer/McCarthy. The partnership pushed the genre of Techno EBM to the maximum and resulted in two full-length albums, ‘Between The Devil’ (2004) and ‘Into The Night’ (2008). The duo has performed their energetic live sets at numerous renowned clubs and festivals all across the globe, functioning as a bridge between the Techno scene on one side, and the alternative EBM/Gothic scene on the other side. Apart from the trend-setting releases they also played many of the big Techno festivals such as “I Love Techno”, “Monegros Desert Festival”, as well as “Wave Gothic Treffen” or “Mera Luna” alongside Marilyn Manson. Fixmer/McCarthy earned loads of respect in the global scene for their unique way of creating truly pioneering sound fusions by elegantly blending the aggression of Techno Body Music and the sensuality of Electronica.
In the years to come, Fixmer experimented with increasingly deep and dubby atmospheres and finally re-invented himself with his fourth solo album on Speedy J ?s label Electric Deluxe in 2010. ‘Comedy of Menace’ is a true Techno album, dark, hypnotic and energetic, and received massive critical acclaim amongst his international peers and fans. Further releases on Electric Deluxe, Prologue, CLR, Deeply Rooted and his own label Planete Rouge have since followed, proving Fixmer’s continued relevance and restless drive to create simultaneously experimental, mind-bending, ruthless and unrelenting sounds, way beyond the musical mainstream. His productions frequently appear in the playlists of countless internationally respected colleagues and have been featured on several notable mix CDs and podcasts by some of the biggest players in the world of Electronic Music, such as Laurent Garnier, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Function, Agoria, Daniel Miller, Juan Atkins, Jon Hopkins, to name a few. He is currently playing the most happening venues worldwide and is continuously gaining new fans along the way.
It has often been quoted that Terence Fixmer’s music maintains musical depth and integrity, even in a club- or festival-context, and that it appeals as much to dancing feet, as it does to the searching soul. His upcoming fifth solo album, which will be released on CLR in early 2015, proves this claim with certainty and excellence.
Full Track Streaming:
“Drowned in Sound Podcast”
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Force” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Beneath The Skin” on Ostgut Ton
all releases on NovaMute
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