Stephane Holweck

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Stephane Holweck
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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

TIPWCD04 Stephane Holweck - The Mystery Of The Yeti - Part 2 album art Various Freefalling Upwards (as Stephan Holweck) Various - The Mystery Of The Yeti - Part 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) TIP.World TIPWCD04 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
Stephane Holweck - Digital Mystery Tour album art Digital Mystery Tour Smokemon (Chiluemon Mix) (as Stéphane Holweck) Digital Mystery Tour - Digital Mystery Tour (Album) Twisted Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Sanäti album art Toirés Ma Wa'l Hob (as Stéphane Holweck) Toirés - Sanäti (Album) Backroom Beats France 2002 Sell This Version
DAK2110 Stephane Holweck - Oued - Sanäti album art Toirés Ma Wa'l Hob (as Stephan Holweck) and 1 more… Toirés - Oued - Sanäti(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Dakini Records DAK2110 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
METUS 276, METUS-276 Stephane Holweck - Odyssey 1992-2002 album art Juno Reactor Juno Reactor - Odyssey 1992-2002(CD, Comp, Dig) Metropolis, Metropolis METUS 276, METUS-276 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
TIPWCD32, TIPWCD032 Stephane Holweck - The Mystery Of The Yeti / Mystical Experiences album art Mystery Of The Yeti / The Infinity Project Part 1 - A: The Call; B: The Journey (as Stephen Holweck) and 3 more… Mystery Of The Yeti / The Infinity Project - The Mystery Of The Yeti / Mystical Experiences(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) TIP.World, TIP.World TIPWCD32, TIPWCD032 UK 2004 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
Stephane Holweck - Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes album art Morbid Angel I Am Morbid Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes (Album) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist US 2012 Sell This Version
ANJUNACD004 Stephane Holweck - Three OM Three album art Various Area 51 (Live) Various - Three OM Three(CD, Comp) Anjuna Records ANJUNACD004 Israel 2014 Sell This Version
PAO1CD015, PAOCD015 Stephane Holweck - Progressive France Therapy album art Electit & Ecosphere Like Water Electit & Ecosphere - Progressive France Therapy(CD, Comp) Parabola Music, Parabola Music PAO1CD015, PAOCD015 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
SUNCD55 Stephane Holweck - Tokyo Live 1998 album art Total Eclipse Total Eclipse - Tokyo Live 1998(CD, Album) Suntrip Records SUNCD55 Belgium 2019 Sell This Version
RCLP027 Stephane Holweck - Escape From New York album art Brilliant Brilliant - Escape From New York(LP, Album) Record Collector Magazine RCLP027 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

LIME 7-001 Stephane Holweck - That's What Good Friends Are For... album art Brilliant Brilliant - That's What Good Friends Are For...(7", Single) Limelight Music LIME 7-001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Colours album art Brilliant Brilliant - Colours Risk Records (2), Rough Trade UK 1983 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Batcave: Young Limbs And Numb Hymns album art Various Coming Up For The Downstroke (as Holwec) Various - Batcave: Young Limbs And Numb Hymns (Comp) London Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Soul Murder album art Brilliant Brilliant - Soul Murder (Single) Food 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
RMC:60 Stephane Holweck - Spools Paradise album art Various Ruby Fruit Jungle (as Stephan Holweck) Various - Spools Paradise(Cass, Album, Comp) Record Mirror RMC:60 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
FOOD 6TF, 248 797-0 Stephane Holweck - Love Is War album art Brilliant Ruby Fruit Jungle (as Holwick) Brilliant - Love Is War(2x12") Food, WEA Records Ltd. FOOD 6TF, 248 797-0 UK 1986 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
YZ623CD Stephane Holweck - Anjuna Dawn album art Electrotête* Electrotête* - Anjuna Dawn(CD, Maxi) Eternal, WAU Recordings YZ623CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
Stephane Holweck - Sonar album art Electrotête* Electrotête* - Sonar Rave Age Records France 1991 Sell This Version
74321 122962 Stephane Holweck - In Order To Dance 4 album art Various I Love You (as S. Holweck) Various - In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp) R & S Records, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 74321 122962 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version