The Speed Freak

Real Name:
Martin Damm
Profile:
Martin Damm has been releasing records since 1990 under various project names, the most recurrent ones being Biochip C., The Speed Freak, and Search & Destroy. Starting off making German-style EBM techno, he soon became part of the Cologne school around Walker, and released on labels such as Monotone, Force Inc., and Dj.ungle Fever. After his increased popularity especially with the Dutch gabber scene in 1994 and 1995, Mokum and Shockwave became his home labels. His musical activities however stretch much further - tracks from his studio can be found on lots of different labels and on dozens of CD compilations. Apart from his further involvement in several labels such as Ozon (with Jammin' Unit), Napalm (plus its sublabels Agent Orange and Speedcore) and Anodyne (plus the defunct Biophobia), he is also available for live and deejay gigs. furthermore, he has started to produce his own videos and CD-ROM parts.

Part of what makes the music of Martin Damm interesting is his versatility. The tracks coming from his studio, Biosfear, stylistically stretch over the whole area of electronic dance music - going from power acid to breakcore, from drum & bass to happy gabber, from straight techno to dubby trip hop. Fans will rave about the squiggly 303 programming, the bouncy kickdrums and clattering breakbeats, the powerful and dense yet transparent overall sound, the wonderfully witty combinations and structures, the overwhelming wealth of amazing sound ideas and little melodies, and last not least the cynically cheesy organs and shameless sampling.
Sites:
Aliases:
Variations:

Artist

Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Albums

MONO 018 Return To Speed City — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Return To Speed City (Album) Mono Tone MONO 018 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
MONO - 017, MONO 017 Speed City — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Speed City (EP, Album) Mono Tone, Mono Tone MONO - 017, MONO 017 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
MONO - 017, MONO 017 Speed City — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Speed City(12", EP, Pin + LP, Album, Yel) Mono Tone, Mono Tone MONO - 017, MONO 017 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SH-9991, SH - 9991 Destruction By Speed — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Destruction By Speed (Album) Shockwave Recordings, Shockwave Recordings SH-9991, SH - 9991 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SH-9993 For You — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak For You (Album) Shockwave Recordings SH-9993 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGLP 04 1000 Needles — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak 1000 Needles (Album) Psychik Genocide PKGLP 04 France 2002 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SRPC-L002 Shockwave Greatest Hits Megamix 1994-2002 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Shockwave Greatest Hits Megamix 1994-2002(CDr, P/Mixed) Sharpnelsound SRPC-L002 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGCD25 Disinformation Overload — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Disinformation Overload (Album) Psychik Genocide PKGCD25 France 2005 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGCD33 Swallow This! - Remixed & Mutilated — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Swallow This! - Remixed & Mutilated (Comp, Album) Psychik Genocide PKGCD33 France 2006 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGLP 15 Freakwaves — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Freakwaves (Album) Psychik Genocide PKGLP 15 France 2008 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGCD72 PROMO WTF!? (What The Freak !?) — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak WTF!? (What The Freak !?) (Album) Psychik Genocide PKGCD72 PROMO France 2014 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PKGCD75 WTR!? (What The Remix !?)  — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak WTR!? (What The Remix !?) (Album, EP) Psychik Genocide PKGCD75 France 2016 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
RETRO-ADG 10 EP-Collection 03 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak EP-Collection 03(11xFile, MP3, 320 + 2xFile, MP3, RM, 320) Retrologic RETRO-ADG 10 Germany 2021
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
RETRO-ADG 09 EP-Collection 02 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak EP-Collection 02(7xFile, MP3, 320 + 6xFile, MP3, RM, 320) Retrologic RETRO-ADG 09 Germany 2021
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
RETRO-ADG 08 EP-Collection 01 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak EP-Collection 01(10xFile, MP3, 320 + 8xFile, MP3, RM, 320) Retrologic RETRO-ADG 08 Germany 2021
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Singles & EPs

MONO 005 The Speed Freak — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak The Speed Freak (EP) Mono Tone MONO 005 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
TITANIUM STEEL 002 Red Poison — The Speed Freak The Speedfreak* Red Poison Titanium Steel TITANIUM STEEL 002 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
MONO 008 Sonic Mine - EP — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Sonic Mine - EP (EP) Mono Tone MONO 008 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
ZYX 7430-12 Speedbird — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Speedbird (Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 7430-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SH LMTD 03 Untitled — The Speed Freak Wendy Milan / The Speed Freak Wendy Milan / The Speed Freak - Untitled(12", Ltd, TP) Shockwave Recordings SH LMTD 03 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
DBN038 Slaughterhouse Massacre Vol. 2 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Slaughterhouse Massacre Vol. 2 Drop Bass Network DBN038 US 1995 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
MOK 39, DB 1786 6 K-Town Terrorist — The Speed Freak Speedfreak* K-Town Terrorist Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 39, DB 1786 6 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SH LTD 2, SH Lmtd. 02 I've Made A Change / Worst — The Speed Freak Lenny Dee Vs. The Speed Freak Lenny Dee Vs. The Speed Freak - I've Made A Change / Worst Shockwave Recordings SH LTD 2, SH Lmtd. 02 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SH 808 Never Surrender — The Speed Freak The Speedfreak* Never Surrender Shockwave Recordings SH 808 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
DBN029 Slaughterhouse Massacre Vol. 1 — The Speed Freak The Speed Freak Slaughterhouse Massacre Vol. 1(12") Drop Bass Network DBN029 US 1995 Sell This Version

Add Review

Stout_82

Stout_82

November 21, 2020
He didn't waist his talent. One of the best HC artists.
stefanz

stefanz

October 1, 2008
! The Speed Freak ! Masterproducer and Mixer !

(havent heard him DJ'ing cause am 16 so i cant say anything about that:P, but im sure his DJ skills are amazing too)

Ive used to listen to him all day long just even for all the effects and mashups from loops and samples. I have almost-/all his albums i think, i think he's one of the few producers with real skills and motivation to make all his tracks sound perfect, not to mention the time it should cost to make such tracks as he does.
I make music myself too with Fruityloops and many times i take inspiration from tracks of the speedfreak.

Respect.
See 1 reply
TheDjProducer

TheDjProducer

December 2, 2007
I seriously cannott believe that no one has commented on the man like martin damm. One of the few who has kept it "real for the past 15 years. No joke.

He is truly as pivotal to the underground electronic scene as artists like Marc Acardipane, Joey Beltram, and a host of other luminaries i could mention.

And it is not just the amount of records he has released under numerous guises, but he has uncompromisingly written and released so many different styles of electronica that it does truly defy belief.

From the good ole days of 92, force inc and the whole cologne thing, Right up to now 2007 and his outrageous sonic, sample bent manipulations in his recent psychic genocide releases---the man damm is purely machine and definitely demands respect, regardless of what your musical preference be.

(and as i know the man himself quite well, im sure he would be extremely humbled if these words were put upon him. Respect man.)
See 1 reply

Videos (121)

Edit