Anthony Rother

Anthony Rother

Real Name:
Anthony Ramon Rother
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German artist and producer, born 29 April 1972 in Frankfurt am Main. He is the founder of Psi49net, Datapunk, Telekraft Recordings, Nextdata and Studiophysik.

Anthony Rother made his name on the German electro scene with two releases: “Sex with the Machines” (1997) and “Simulationszeitalter” (2000). The producer from Offenbach, Germany, founded his own record label “Psi49Net” in 1998, before establishing himself on the international electro music scene with the electro pop project “Little Computer People” (2001), the album “Hacker” (2002) and more.

In 2004, Rother founded “Datapunk”, another artistic platform which allowed him to take his sound in a different direction to that of “Psi49Net”. This label saw the birth of albums such as “Popkiller” and “Super Space Model” (2006), which were loved by critics and listeners alike. In producing “Moderntronic” in 2007, Rother took his music in a new direction: a mixture of electro and techno. His first entirely digitally-produced album, “My Name Is Beuys Von Telekraft”, followed in 2008. The sound embodied by the first “Popkiller” album was followed up in 2010 by a sequel, “Popkiller II”, which also serves as a look back at the development of his music. Rother continued by exploring his experimental side on a succession of CDs released by the Frankfurt-based label Fax Records. These included the album “62 Minutes on Mars” which sold out within just a short matter of time. He then proceeded to reinvent himself in 2014, taking a completely new direction with the albums “Netzwerk der Zukunft” (Psi49net) and “Verbalizer” (Nextdata, founded especially for this song). This served to show that Rother’s creativity abounds, even 20 years after starting out in electronic music.

Alongside his international DJ appearances, Rother has long been one of the most popular live acts on the electronic dance scene. For many years, Rother – along with his extensive equipment – was a frequent guest in scene clubs and at festivals all around the world. His new musical concept “Studiophysik” has yet again seen him take a brand new artistic direction. Rother produces brand-new exclusive tracks ahead of his appearances, before remixing them in real time so that his crowds can experience music mixed especially for one single gig. As Rother said in 2015, “I do not compromise or impose time limits on my musical imagination. The audience is a direct part of this artistic programme, which is tailored especially to them”. Since 2014, he is again hosting a variety of events across the Rhein-Main area, giving a new home to high-quality electronic dance tunes.

Since starting out in 1993, Anthony Rother is in demand as a co-producer and remix artist, having worked with a number of prominent artists on the electro scene. He has worked on projects with former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos, as well as frequent collaborations, both productions and remixes, with Sven Väth. These appear on the albums “Contact” and “Fire”, and also as singles and maxi releases. Rother has also worked on remix projects with Nena, DJ Hell, Tiefschwarz, Ellen Alien, Thomas Schumacher and rock institution, the U.S. band AUX-88.
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Anthony Rother Discography Tracks

Albums

Anthony Rother Sex With The Machines (Album) Kanzleramt Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Simulationszeitalter (Album) Psi49net Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Hacker (Album) Psi49net Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Elixir Of Life (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Magic Diner (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PSI024CD Anthony Rother Live Is Life Is Love(CD, Album) Psi49net PSI024CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Popkiller (Album) Datapunk Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Art Is A Technology (Album) Stahl Industries Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Super Space Model (Album) Datapunk, Datapunk Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother My Name Is Beuys Von Telekraft (Album) Telekraft Recordings Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Popkiller II (Album) Datapunk Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother 62 Minutes On Mars (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Vom Urknall Zur Maschine (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother The Machine Room (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Netzwerk Der Zukunft (Album) Psi49net Germany 2014 Sell This Version
NXT1CD Anthony Rother Verbalizer(CD, Album) Nextdata NXT1CD Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Album XDJ-MIX (Album) Not On Label (Anthony Rother Self-released) Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Album ADJ-MIX 2 (Bonus Deluxe Edition incl. Videos) (Album) Not On Label (Anthony Rother Self-released) Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

i22006 Anthony Rother Warm EP(12", EP) i220 i22006 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Dead Clocking Propaganda Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Redlight District Elektrolux Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Trans Europa Express (Single) Psi49net Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Don't Stop The Beat Psi49net Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PSI005 Anthony Rother Simulationszeitalter(12") Psi49net PSI005 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Anthony Rother Biomechanik (Maxi) Psi49net Germany 2001 Sell This Version

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earwax7

earwax7

December 28, 2016
Anthony's new lp proves he's back at his old tricks,,electro heaven
earwax7

earwax7

June 3, 2014
ive got to agree anthonys earlier work was genius , then for some reason it became boring,, gone was that tight minimal electro sound
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

February 28, 2010
Anthony Rother's first releases stood out as the cream of revivalist electro - Sex With The Machines, Redlight District, Don't Stop The Beat... Following that he rapidly went downhill, flirting briefly with minimalist techno before settling somewhere between muppet trance and electroclash. Its really sad to see someone who obviously had great talent blow it away by being able to afford some expensive synthesizers and chasing success with the chavs in Ibiza...
adamx

adamx

January 6, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
After watching the Das Ist Elektro DVD of Rother playing live at Fuse Club. I think Anthony shows that his music comes from well within the heart and not from the pocket. You can't expect those who make music from the heart to keep going after the same emotions provoked in earlier releases to please everyone.
fivershutch

fivershutch

January 19, 2004
edited over 3 years ago
Peace. Love live electro!
Brad.R

Brad.R

October 10, 2003
I fell in love with his work when I heard Simulationszeitalter and Sex With The Machines, but he seems to have gone downhill since. The sparse, minimal quality of his earlier work is what really hooked me. His new material doesn't seem to have the same feel.
schtel

schtel

August 15, 2003
edited over 7 years ago
I personally think that Rother is like the member Kraftwerk never had. To say that he is a rip-off of Kraftwerk is a bit like saying that any music made with electronic instruments is a rip of off Kraftwerk - are they not the pioneers of electro(nic) music?
If anything, Rother's electro is more like an extention of Kraftwerk. A lot a people are, but he does it so well it stands out as being more Kraftwerk'ish.
Just listen to the Karl Bartos remix of Rother's remake of Terry Lancaster's "Little Computer people" classic; who's ripping off who?
wheezer

wheezer

June 8, 2003
In response to Crijevo; I definitely agree with you in terms of later Rother releases, but tracks like his Schubdüse Remix for Sven Väth, the Sex with the Machines EP and also his first two singles as Psi Performer on K20 were not without inspiration - sadly, shortly after he founded PSI49NET things went down the tubes.
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 6, 2003
Oh yes, he has everything to make a good irresistable electro beat - he kicks ass, he is a little computer man, but if you listen to it closely all he has is expensive high-tech and a nerve to rip-off Kraftwerk over and over again, hiding behind countless and already tasted 'techno/electro-pop' robotics of 'Computer-Welt', 'Musique Non-Stop' or ' Numbers' and shamelessly stealing their crown.
djinsomnia

djinsomnia

August 15, 2002
Started making music for hacker demos on the Commodore 64 Personal/Game Computer.
In 1988 he produced his first record. In 1994 he approached on Kanzleramt Records with the project "Not Signal". In 1996 he formed together with Heiko Laux the "Sodiac" project. In the year 1997 was the first release of the "Psi Performer" 12", followed by a second in the same year. At this time he already has started the work on the well-known electronic album "Sex with the machines". It took him more than one year to complete this mission. He remixed Sven Väth, Kraftwerk and also Thomas Schumacher... What else can we say? Mr. Rothers music speaks for it self...

"I want to tell something, I want to include stories in my tracks, I want to say something, and it's up to everybody himself to decide if it's important or not. (Anthony Rother, Groove Magazine 1998)

It's 2000. During the last years Anthony Rother has become one of electronic music's top acts. He's one of a few who is doing statements, who's respected for his ability to reflect, and some might say he is his biggest critic...

"The idea of a track is very spontaneous, but to create a song from a track is hard work". (Anthony Rother, de:bug interview)

Anthony Rother's first release was in 1988. His first productions are inspired by John Carpenter Soundtracks, that's why they are more soundscape like and close to music for films. But one thing seems to be decided already: Music as a medium to transport emotions and statements.

The point when it really started was when Anthony Rother met Heiko Laux, the founder and owner of Kanzleramt records, where also their first release came out and many more followed.... Heiko Laux is also one of the few people Anthony is willing to produce with. "Sex with the machines", maybe the most important and also most known release of Anthony Rother was also released on Kanzleramt. He worked more than one year on the EP before he was satisfied with it. While Heiko Laux was concentrating on the label work and created one of Techno's leading Labels (Kanzleramt), Anthony Rother became one of electronic music's most interesting artists. He released on labels like PSI49NET, Kanzleramt, Elektrolux and some more.

PSI49NET, Rother's own label, brings the platform for more, like the pop-oriented project "Little Computer People". Watch out for the recently released remixes of that great tune done by Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos and Kanzleramt head Heiko Laux. Another really important release on his label is the interpretation of the classic Kraftwerk track "Trans Europe Express", which became soon a Club hit and was played by nearly every DJ in the world.

"Trans Europe Express", "Don’t stop the beat" and "Little Computer People" are productions, which prove the restless work of Rother to create his own Sound and to avoid to stand still. But Anthony Rother has been also asked for some remix productions, like for Sven Väth's "Schubdüse" or Thomas Schumacher’s "When I rock" and he did more than a good job… The fact that Sven Väth has chosen him to produce 4 Tracks of his upcoming album "contact" speaks for itself. Pathfinder, Ydolem, Once More and Agent P. are the productions of these two personalities in the world of electronic music.

The "contact" tour will bring you some of Anthony Rother's live Performances, where he also plays Tracks of his upcoming new album which was produced during the last twelve months, where Rother decided to reflect about what has happened and what will follow.... The album "Simulationszeitalter" offers lots of songs, not tracks. Well arranged, perfectly edited sounds, are the receipt of this very special release.

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