Holweck

Real Name:
Stephane Holweck
Profile:
Frenchman Stephane Holweck started his music career in 1976, when he joined Hungarian Peter Ogi (O.G.I.) as bass player. OGI signed a deal with Malcolm McLaren, so they moved to London, UK. In the early 80's, he played with several South London rock bands, and started jamming with Youth who had just left Killing Joke, and they formed their own group called Brilliant. They both played the bass and were boosted by the drumming of Big Paul. The group recorded various singles and got charted in the independent charts. They were also joined by Jimmy Cauty, who lived in the same house as Stephane. Ben Watkins joined them in 1983 to play keyboards on a tour.

In 1984, Stephane created another band called Fresh, with Brandon Beal and Muff O'Donnell. In 1985 they recorded Bobby's Boys "Bobby Can't Dance". An electro single which involved Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. They went to New York to record an album, but the collaboration stopped when the record company closed down.

In 1989 he made a band with Ben Watkins called Electrotete, which was a 100% electronic based music project. They recorded singles for various labels and the project was dedicated to make party music, sending the tracks to Goa, India via the French DJ Yayo TBE and Fred KNK.

In 1992 Ben and Stef formed Juno Reactor and released the album Transmissions on Nova Mute. They also involved themselves in the art world when they recorded a live experimental ambient soundtrack to accompany the sculptural installation of Norma Fletcher (later released as the Luciana album).

Slowly Stef slowed down his work relationship with Ben, but he was still participating on the albums Beyond The Infinite, Bible Of Dreams and Shango. In the meantime, to escape the intensity of working with Juno Reactor, Stef linked up with Serge Souque in Paris at a TBE party on the famous Delo Barge. They wrote two tracks and recorded them in Youth's Butterfly Studios under the name Total Eclipse. Soon after, Loic Vanpoucke joined the band. From there they built their studio in Serge’s hometown Bordeaux. This project was very successful and Stephane has continued Total Eclipse as a solo effort since around 2005.
Around 2003, Stephane, together with Michio Baba (who also collaborated on the Total Eclipse album Update Files), laid the foundations for the chill-out collective Digital Mystery Tour.

Stephane Holweck continues touring around the world and creating new projects such as Terraformers and Toxic Engine, exploring many different music styles.
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Instruments & Performance

BR009LP Stephane Holweck - Beyond The Infinite album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite(4x12", Album) Blue Room Released BR009LP UK 1995 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Access Denied album art Total Eclipse Total Eclipse - Access Denied (Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas UK 1999 Sell This Version
ELM8033CD Stephane Holweck - Shango album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - Shango(CD, Album, Dig) Electric M.E.L.T., Blue Room Released ELM8033CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
MET 561, MET561 Stephane Holweck - Transmissions album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - Transmissions(CD, Album, RE) Metropolis, Metropolis MET 561, MET561 US 2008 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Food 001 Stephane Holweck - Soul Murder album art Brilliant Brilliant - Soul Murder(7", Single) Food Food 001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
BITE 1 Stephane Holweck - Imminent Episode One album art Various Subtle Manoevres (as Holweck) Various - Imminent Episode One(LP, Comp) Food BITE 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CRACKER 1 Stephane Holweck - The Sounds / WEA Christmas Cracker album art Various Subtle Manoeuvres (as Holweck) Various - The Sounds / WEA Christmas Cracker(7", Comp) WEA, Sounds (9) CRACKER 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Kiss The Lips Of Life album art Brilliant Ruby Fruit Jungle (as Holweck) Brilliant - Kiss The Lips Of Life (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
592102 Stephane Holweck - Respect For France album art Various I Love You (as Holweck) Various - Respect For France(CD, Comp) Fnac Music Dance Division 592102 France 1992 Sell This Version
nomu24 cd, NoMu24cd Stephane Holweck - Transmissions album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - Transmissions(CD, Album) NovaMute, NovaMute nomu24 cd, NoMu24cd UK 1993 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - High Energy Protons album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - High Energy Protons (Single, Maxi) NovaMute, NovaMute UK 1994 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Ethnotechno: Sonic Anthropology Volume I album art Various Tenskwa Tawa (as Holweck) Various - Ethnotechno: Sonic Anthropology Volume I (Comp) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Beyond The Infinite album art Juno Reactor Mars (as Holweck) and 1 more… Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite (Album) Blue Room Released UK 1995 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Deep Trance & Ritual Beats album art Various Le Lotus Bleu (Dragon's Breath Mix) (as S. Holweck) and 1 more… Various - Deep Trance & Ritual Beats (Comp) Return To The Source, Volume UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD TOT 41 Stephane Holweck - The Mind Of Goa album art Various Pulsar Glitch (as Holweck) Various - The Mind Of Goa(2xCD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CD TOT 41 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Conga Fury album art Juno Reactor Feel The Universe (Remixed By Koxbox + Ian Ion) (as Holweck) Juno Reactor - Conga Fury (Single) Blue Room Released Europe 1996 Sell This Version
50584 Stephane Holweck - Cyber Mix - Trance album art Various Free Lemonade (as S. Holweck) and 1 more… Various - Cyber Mix - Trance(CD, Comp + CD-ROM) Javelin Ltd 50584 France 1996 Sell This Version
CLP 9991, CLP 9991-2 Stephane Holweck - In To The Mix album art Various Feel The Universe (Koxbox Remix) (as Holweck) Various - In To The Mix(2xCD, Comp) Hypnotic, Hypnotic CLP 9991, CLP 9991-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Collapsar / Direct Motion album art Total Eclipse Collapsar (as Holweck) Total Eclipse - Collapsar / Direct Motion Blue Room Released UK 1997 Sell This Version
T.I.T. CD010, 2077-2 Stephane Holweck - Psychedelic Vibes 2 album art Various Feel The Universe (Koxbox & Ian Ion Remix) (as Holweck) Various - Psychedelic Vibes 2(CD, Comp) Trust In Trance Records, Phonokol T.I.T. CD010, 2077-2 Israel 1997 Sell This Version
BR077CD(UK), BAM8001CD(USA) Stephane Holweck - Access Denied album art Total Eclipse Total Eclipse - Access Denied(CD, Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR077CD(UK), BAM8001CD(USA) US 1999 Sell This Version
Juno Reactor Nitrogen Part 2 (as Holweck) Juno Reactor - Shango (Album) Metropolis US 2000 Sell This Version
3056722 Stephane Holweck - 10 Years Of Trance album art Various Aliens (as Holweck Stéphane) and 3 more… Various - 10 Years Of Trance(2xCD, Comp, RM) Wagram Music 3056722 France 2000 Sell This Version
TIPNWCD02 Stephane Holweck - Future Sound Masters album art Various Dragon Dance (as Holweck) Various - Future Sound Masters(CD, Comp) TIP New World TIPNWCD02 UK 2005 Sell This Version
TIPW044 Stephane Holweck - Raja Ram's Stashbag 4 Sampler album art Various Funky Diablo (as Holweck) Various - Raja Ram's Stashbag 4 Sampler(12", Smplr) TIP.World TIPW044 UK 2006 Sell This Version