b. Thomas Br++ckner, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Known for his powerful brand of electro-tinged trance, Br++ckner began DJing as a teenager before being signed to MunichGÇÖs Kosmo Records at the age of 17. His first singles, GÇÿRollercoasterGÇÖ and GÇÿThis Is No HouseGÇÖ were released in 1995 and since then, his career as a DJ and producer has gone from strength to strength. He remained with Kosmo Records and released a string of successful singles including 1999GÇÖs GÇÿEzekiel 25:17GÇÖ that featured extensive uses of Samuel L. JacksonGÇÖs famous speech from the movie Pulp Fiction. Further single releases such as GÇÿThe MindGÇÖ, GÇÿThe CircleGÇÖ, and GÇÿPowerplantGÇÖ made waves in the clubs and the charts in the late 90s and he also contributed GÇÿThe CircleGÇÖ and GÇÿPowerplantGÇÖ as music to accompany the successful US television series, The X Files. Additionally Br++ckner achieved success in the UKGÇÖs clubs with tracks including GÇÿProzakGÇÖ, GÇÿSilenceGÇÖ and GÇÿOverdoseGÇÖ.
In 2003, Br++ckner enjoyed huge success on the European pop charts with GÇÿLonelinessGÇÖ. The single was produced with Eniac, Br++cknerGÇÖs studio partner and a successful dance producer in his own right, and used lyrics that Br++ckner had found on an old soul record he had bought in a charity shop. He re-recorded them, using his own female vocalist. Described by one critic as sounding GÇÿas if Daft Punk made tranceGÇÖ, its melancholic vocals, buzzing synthetic bassline and techno -tinged arrangement made a powerful club record. GÇÿLonelinessGÇÖ had already achieved huge success in clubs across Europe before its commercial crossover. It had also been championed by numerous high profile DJs such as Judge Jules and Pete Tong, with the former playing the track for 13 consecutive weeks on his national Radio 1 show and at midnight on New YearGÇÖs Eve 2002. It was licensed to the Ministry Of SoundGÇÖs trance imprint Data from Kosmo after a fierce bidding war and crossed over into the UK charts, while its success (and credibility) on a range of dancefloors remained unaffected.
Br++cknerGÇÖs debut, All I Got, which was released in 2001, featured a number of his successful singles. MUC (the name coming from the abbreviation for Munich that appears on airlinesGÇÖ baggage tags) followed in October 2003 on Data. Its electro trance content drew comparisons with the Human League and even ELO, and once again it demonstrated Br++cknerGÇÖs ear for effective dancefloor dynamics and his skill in reproducing them in the studio. Needless to say, it featured two versions of the instant classic GÇÿLonelinessGÇÖ.
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