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Timo Maas Biography

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Genres: Electronica/Dance

Timo Maas was born on July 27, 1969 in Bückeburg, West Germany and is an electronic music DJ/ record producer and remixer. Maas was attracted to music at an early age and by the time he was seventeen he had bought his first set of turntables, and played his first DJ gig at a party in 1982. He got his start playing DJ-ing at clubs in and around Germany and built up a reputation for himself, with a growing fan base that flocked to clubs to listen to him spin records. In 1992 Maas became immersed in the German rave scene, and became a prominent figure in the underground electronic dance/rave scene.

Maas' debut track, "The Final XS,” was released in 1995 and was followed up with a collaborative record release with producer, Gary D, "Die Herdplatte," which became more successful that his first record. Maas was offered a residency at Hamburg's famous club, The Tunnel, where he worked from 1994 and 1996. However, Mass wanted to record more records and be signed to a label, he began to record tracks with the label, Hope Recordings, both under his own name and the alias, Orinoko. Maas has also recorded under other the alias, Mad Dogs. By 2000, Maas had relocated to New York City and began a residency with DJ Deep Dish at the New York club, Twilo.

Maas' popularity began to grow as he crossed over to mainstream dance music with his remix of “Azzido Da Bass' Doom's Night.' With the success of this track, Mass' fan base began to swell in the U.S. as he released, “The Maases Volume 1,” a mix album featuring some of his previous tracks and remixes; “Connected” followed on Perfecto. Maas was interested in his development as an artist at this point and wanted to explore other genres of music, he released his album, “Loud” in 2002, which featured appearances from Kelis and Finley Quaye. “The Maases Volume 2,” mix album was released shortly thereafter. In 2005 marked Maas' release his second artist album, “Pictures,” which featured Kelis, Neneh Cherry and Placebo's Brian Molko. Mass's music and remixes have been used in prominent movies, video games, FIFA Football 2003, and commercials. Maas has also provided remixes for artists such as Fatboy Slim, Kelis, and Madonna. He continues to collaborate with other artists and write music for himself.