Christian Quast

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Christian Quast
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Christian Quast found his way to electronic music in the young age of thirteen and back the progress of his music always was one of his major priorities. Additionally he then already experimented with music software on Commodore C-64 and later the good old Amiga 500. Caused by lots of long nights in Hamburgs Clubs, especially the UNIT, Christian`s affection to electronic sounds developed more and more and resulted 1991 in first steps to an own music studio.

At the same time he met Gary 138 D. and the first tracks of Christian Quast were played together in the studio. Christian Quast bought from Gary 138 D. various synths / equipment and continued to concentrate on producing new tracks and develop his own style.

In 1995 Christian Quast played the first live acts under the name „Aural Seduction“ and his first track has been released on CD together with Acts like : Timo Maas, Martin Buttrich, Gary D and more. Meanwhile he met Stefan Brinkmann and another project was found : „Propan“. Endless hours of studio sessions where recorded on DAT in the new analog studio based in Hamburg. There has been more and more experimentation, with vocals, equipment, modular systems, effects and the first vinyl release followed very quickly in 1996 which received overwhelming reviews. Followed by this successful partnership there has been a lot of live gigs between 1996 an 2000.

At the same time, Christian Quast was moderator at his German Radio Show „Radio Mind Wired“ (Future Sound of Hamburg, Music Works), a broadcasting which run once a month in Hamburg as a popular contrast to commercial radio stations and to spread the news of the young electronic music scene (1992-1997). Lots of inspiring impressions he may have gotten from their numerous guests: e.g. Azzido da Bass., Tobias Lampe, Martin Buttrich, Steve Bug, Gary D, Timo Maas, Oliver Huntemann, Boris Dlugosch and many more.

There came a time when the broadcast show seemed to be positioned too far away from the general audience and the Trance -Hype has been too strong in Hamburg, so the Radio Show was abandoned. Christian Quast had to pause his music interests anyway due to job-related reasons.

2001 fortunately, Christian Quast decided to give room to his own musical visions again and hit off with a solo project under his real name. During this time he enthralled with very energetic hardware live acts wich left hardly anybody calm on their seats. Until now he played in famous clubs like the Tresor (Berlin), Phonodrome (Hamburg), Depot (Stuttgart), Golden Gate (Berlin), Chillen & Grillen (Regensburg), Waagenbau (Hamburg), Magdalena (Berlin), Hafenklang (Hamburg) Waagenbau (Hamburg) to name a few.

From his early years with electronic music on, he always used music as an expression form for himself, without any orientation on mainstream and is one of the few who manage to fascinate with this instead of becoming just wacky. His style evolved to a mixture of experimental and modern sounds, whereby succeeds surprisingly in combining harder sounds with such melodies, so that the result fascinates a various kind of people also those among with more sensitive ears!

Christian Quast participated in projects like Classic the Fist, Praefutura, Open Source and Yatsuo Motoki feat. Paul Sanchez Jun. Beneath Dienstag with his jazzy saxophon sounds, Platte 19 with their percussion beats and the great voice of Shirin.

Christian Quast released so far on labels like: Safari Electronique, Glückskind Schallplatten, Neopren, Meerestief, Ironbox Music, Snork Enterprises, Kickboxer (Sublabel of Boxer Sports), BPITCH Control, Night Drive Music, futureaudio, Salto and Zyx Music to name a few.
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Singles & EPs

broque-lp003 You Are — Christian Quast Christian Quast You Are Broque broque-lp003 Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
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NDMnetEP012 Audiobahn EP — Christian Quast Christian Quast Audiobahn EP(4xFile, MP3, EP) Night Drive Music NDMnetEP012 Germany 2005
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stadt012 Alte Schule — Christian Quast Christian Quast Alte Schule(4xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Stadtgruen stadt012 Germany 2005
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KICKBOXER #01 Return Of The Synthies — Christian Quast Christian Quast Return Of The Synthies(12") Kickboxer KICKBOXER #01 Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
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Saf-009 Spank! It Up — Christian Quast Christian Quast Spank! It Up(12") Safari Electronique Saf-009 UK 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
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NEO 006, 006 Hey Ladies E.P. — Christian Quast Christian Quast Hey Ladies E.P. (EP) Neopren Recordings, Neopren Recordings NEO 006, 006 Switzerland 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
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glk003 Dream Of Me EP — Christian Quast Christian Quast Dream Of Me EP (EP) Glückskind Schallplatten glk003 Germany 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
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OBSOLETE 003 Six And A Half Bedroom EP — Christian Quast Christian Quast Six And A Half Bedroom EP(12", EP) Obsolete OBSOLETE 003 Belgium 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
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MOD005 You Are! Remix Box — Christian Quast Christian Quast You Are! Remix Box(7xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Modulator MOD005 Germany 2007
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IBOX019 Bullets And Semtex — Christian Quast Brian Aneurysm + Christian Quast Brian Aneurysm + Christian Quast - Bullets And Semtex(12") Iron Box Music IBOX019 Germany 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
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IBOX018 Human Assembly (Incl. Maetrik Remix) — Christian Quast Brian Aneurysm & Christian Quast Brian Aneurysm & Christian Quast - Human Assembly (Incl. Maetrik Remix)(12") Iron Box Music IBOX018 US 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
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DJ Mixes

Zerinnerung Mix 014 Live — Christian Quast Christian Quast / Yatsuo Motoki Christian Quast / Yatsuo Motoki - Live Zerinnerung Zerinnerung Mix 014 Germany 2005
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Miscellaneous

brq 017 You Are (Remixes) — Christian Quast Christian Quast You Are (Remixes)(6xFile, MP3, 192) Broque brq 017 Germany 2005
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Eqq 008 Alte Schule Part II — Christian Quast Christian Quast Alte Schule Part II(4xFile, MP3) Equaliteq Eqq 008 Poland 2006
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SNORK088 Dinsync Sessions — Christian Quast Christian Quast Dinsync Sessions(5xFile, MP3, 320) Snork Enterprises SNORK088 Germany 2017