Martin Damm

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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 Mono Tone, 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 Top. 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.
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SH-8886-2 Martin Damm - Braindead Vol. 6 album art Various Braindead 6 Intro Various - Braindead Vol. 6(CD, Mixed) Shockwave Recordings SH-8886-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

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ruminas_alpha

ruminas_alpha

January 19, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
The biggest respect for the man behind NAPALM. That was simply sick series back then.
delirium303

delirium303

January 15, 2011
edited 6 months ago
Additional it must be said that Martin Damm is not only an hardcore/acidcore producer.
He has an wide range of styles and a big output. Beside great acid, techno and breakbeat he even has written some hardtrance tracks.
The red line in his music is the forward storming energy beside some experimental, ambient and slower tracks. He is responsible for many famous tracks, under many different aliases like Biochip C, Speed Freak, Search & Destroy, "O" -
most of the output was distributed via Michael Zosels (Boy Records and Generator a.s.o.) M.Z. Musikverlag.
He is one of the first important German techno artists and contributes to Shockwave, Mono Tone, Force Inc, DJungle Fever and other famous foreign labels like Mokum or Drop Bass Network. Sometimes his tracks had a big influence of a labels sound philosphy, like it is seen by the listener. So not at least he's the reason for their success...
He has also a bigger fanbase in Japan, especially because of his wild, crazy sample-based upspeed tracks.
XTREMO

XTREMO

July 9, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
One of the most prolific producers on Hardcore scene ever. From the early 90s to nowadays, Martin Damm mostly known as The Speed Freak (or under a lot of others aliases) always has been produced very serious and extremely hard tracks. He was a pioneer on Acidcore style, combining a lot of acid sounds with hard banging beats, specially in his first era on labels worldwide like Shockwave or Drop Bass Network. Lately his works goes to more Industrial-Frenchcore-Speedcore style, shooting brutal kicks and crazy sounds to exterminate all brains on the dance floor.

Really one of the biggest names on Hardcore Techno. Respect.

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