ItaloBrothers

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Hanno Lohse, Christian Müller, Mathias Metten
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What defines the ItaloBrothers music? Depending on who you’re asking, responses will vary considerably. Obviously their global success with “Stamp On The Ground” in 2009 is still ringing in the ears of club-goers as a “Made in Germany” mega dance hit. But observant contemporaries have long been aware that the follow-up hits of the three creative masterminds from northern Germany became too powerful to be pinned down by a mere dance/club/hands-up genre definition. How else could you explain the ItaloBrothers playing gigs on both sides of the pond, from Chicago to Olso, for up to 60,000 ecstatic people who wouldn’t have otherwise found their way into a club?

If you ask the frontman and face of the trio, Mathias Metten, what defines the ItaloBrothers, the artist in his late twenties responds with a simple cue: progress. For 13 years the project that was initially inspired by Italo dance has been on an expedition through all kinds of musical genres and various countries. Energy, talent, and a passion for music united the producers Zacharias “Zachi,” Adrian, and Kristian “Kris” Sandberg with singer Mathias “Matze” Metten, (who turned out to be vocal dynamite) in 2005. Catchy melodies, massive bass lines, and danceable beats integrated themselves into the unique style of the group.

Four years later the story of the ItaloBrothers picked up momentum, especially in the Scandinavian charts between Copenhagen and Helsinki. Their single “Stamp On The Ground’’ went gold in Denmark, ranked in the top 20 in Norway, and became a regular in the top 20 Dance-Charts of the entire German speaking realm. The song’s music video was viewed 70 million times and is therefore one of the most successful YouTube videos of all time. A pretty good turnout for three guys who started creating music in their basement in Nordhorn, Germany, when they were 15 years old.

Their success story continued in 2013 with “This Is Nightlife.” In 2015 producer Hanno Lohse, a.k.a. Cody Island, joined the team and immediately made contributions to the song “Springfield,” a track created in collaboration with DJ and producer Martin Tungevaag. The track went triple platinum. The followup, “Summer Air,” was heavily inspired by tropical house and future bass. The piece impressively underlined the orientation towards a dance-based song format, which clearly pointed more towards pop than club music. The success of the re-release of that single in 2017 rewarded their ceaseless drive for grand slams: Top 5 in Scandinavia, Top 10 in the German-speaking countries, earned multiple platinum honors in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, went gold in Germany, and was played 135 million times on Spotify.

It’s going splendidly well for the ItaloBrothers in Europe’s north, due to their continuous presence beyond the German-Danish border. Their first gig was in a Danish disco, and former street musician Mathias Metten jokes that by now he and his friends know almost every club in these countries known for their lakes, fjords and forests. With their latest single “Inside Out” the ItaloBrothers made a name for themselves not only outside of Scandinavia but also in the illustrious circle of internationally successful pop acts who have emancipated themselves from the niche of pure dance interpretation. The feel-good groover starts with the sound of tablas and continues in a similar direction as “Summer Air,” but is more mature in the sense of its independence. Lyrically, “Inside Out” also breaks new ground. It’s still a party, but a party with people who might change you entirely. To exchange a life of excessive partying with a lifestyle of commitment is a challenge. But a beautiful experience. And something the newly adjusted ItaloBrothers address in 2018, while they continue to author the story of their success.
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Albums

EA72297 Stamp! — ItaloBrothers Italobrothers Stamp! (Album) Punch (2) EA72297 Singapore 2010 Sell This Version
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none Good Times / Love Is On Fire — ItaloBrothers Seamus Haji vs Mark Knight & Funkagenda / ItaloBrothers Seamus Haji vs Mark Knight & Funkagenda / ItaloBrothers - Good Times / Love Is On Fire(CDr, Promo) disco:wax none Scandinavia 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ZOO 027 Counting Down The Days — ItaloBrothers Italobrothers Counting Down The Days (Single) Zooland Records ZOO 027 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
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ZOO 027R Moonlight Shadow — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Moonlight Shadow(10xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Zooland Records ZOO 027R Germany 2007
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PRO16378 Colours Of The Rainbow — ItaloBrothers Tune Up! Vs ItaloBrothers Tune Up! Vs ItaloBrothers - Colours Of The Rainbow(CD, Single, Promo, Car) disco:wax PRO16378 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
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ZOO 033-2 Where Are You Now? — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Where Are You Now?(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Zooland Records ZOO 033-2 Germany 2008
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ZD058 So Small — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers So Small (Single, Maxi) Zoo Digital ZD058 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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PRO091109-1 Stamp On The Ground / Think About The Way 2k9 — ItaloBrothers Italo Brothers* / Gigi Barocco Vs. ICE MC Italo Brothers* / Gigi Barocco Vs. ICE MC - Stamp On The Ground / Think About The Way 2k9(CD, Maxi, Promo) disco:wax PRO091109-1 Scandinavia 2009 Sell This Version
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ZD131 Love Is On Fire — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Love Is On Fire (Single) Zoo Digital ZD131 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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PNCH 001 Radio Hardcore — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Radio Hardcore (Single) Punch (2) PNCH 001 Germany 2010
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FWORLD022 Everywhere / Stamp On The Ground Remixes — ItaloBrothers MasterBlaster* / Italo Brothers* MasterBlaster* / Italo Brothers* - Everywhere / Stamp On The Ground Remixes(12") Futureworld FWORLD022 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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TWISTA038 Last Goodbye (Squad-E Remix) / Good Times (Squad-E & Klubfiller Remix) / Love Is On Fire (Squad-E Remix) — ItaloBrothers Darren Hotchkiss & Stu Infinity / Henry Blank / ItaloBrothers Darren Hotchkiss & Stu Infinity / Henry Blank / ItaloBrothers - Last Goodbye (Squad-E Remix) / Good Times (Squad-E & Klubfiller Remix) / Love Is On Fire (Squad-E Remix)(12") Twista Records TWISTA038 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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PNCH 026 Cryin' In The Rain — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Cryin' In The Rain (Single) Zoo Digital PNCH 026 Germany 2011
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PNCH 036 Boom — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Feat. Carlprit ItaloBrothers Feat. Carlprit - Boom (Single) Punch (2) PNCH 036 Germany 2011
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ZD 315 My Life Is A Party — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers My Life Is A Party (Single) Zoo Digital ZD 315 2012
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ZD299 Pandora 2012 — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Pandora 2012(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Zoo Digital ZD299 Germany 2012
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none This Is Nightlife — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers This Is Nightlife (Single, Maxi) Zoo Digital, Kontor Records none Scandinavia 2013 Sell This Version
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ZD369 Luminous Intensity — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Luminous Intensity (Single) Zoo Digital ZD369 Germany 2013
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none P.O.D. / Let's Go EP — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers P.O.D. / Let's Go EP (EP) Zoo Digital none Germany 2014
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none P.O.D. — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers P.O.D.(File, FLAC, Single) Zoo Digital none Europe 2014
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none Sorry — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Sorry (Single) Zoo Digital none Germany 2017 Sell This Version
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none Till You Drop — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Till You Drop(File, AAC, Single, 256) zooland.tv none US 2018
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none Looking Back Someday — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Looking Back Someday(File, AAC, Single, 256) Zoo Digital none US 2018
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none Inside Out — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Inside Out(File, AAC, Single, 256) zooland.tv none US 2018
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none Ocean Breeze — ItaloBrothers ItaloBrothers Ocean Breeze(File, FLAC, Single) Zoo Digital none Europe 2019