Born in the old east Germany, short before the fall of the wall, Michael grew up in a small village far away from big cities, metropoles or conurbation. His passion for music came in the late 90’s. In the beginning, he screw his first beats with a sequencing software for an old japanese games console. There are no witnesses for these first steps because it was a demo version without any save option.
With his move to the north of Germany he starts with his first productions on simple sampling software. He took his first contacts with the music scene in newcomer boards like Uptrax or MyOwnMusic.
In 2007, Michael signed his first contract and start to release his own music in nearly all download stores all over the world.
During the years, he made his laurels with uncountable releases, remixes and collaborations with artists around the globe.
He is one of North Germanys most sought-after persons in the techno scene with massive support by the biggest names at this time like Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Dubfire, Marco Carola, Len Faki, Gary Beck, Alex Bau, The Advent, Industrialyzer, Dave Clarke, Tony Rohr, Cari Lekebush, Paco Osuna, Tim Xavier, Sven Wittekind, Phil Kieran, Secret Cinema, Pär Grindvik, Loco Dice, Joel Mull, Dustin Zahn, Lars Klein, Audio Injection, Technasia, Joseph Capriati, Petar Dundov, Pig & Dan, Tom Hades, Kyle Geiger, Steve Parker, Felix Kröcher, Adam Jay and many more…
‘Passion is the driving gear.’
DJ, Producer, Live-Act and Label Owner Michael Schwarz stands for music with passion and love for the detail. His carrer starts 2007 with his first hard techno releases at Globaltraxx Records. With the time his sound changed to rolling kicks, deep basses, spheric waves with many variations of rides and hats. Michael Schwarz released his tracks at Hard Drive Records, Naked Lunch, Praxxiz, TKR, SWR, 43 Recordings, CREDO, Remute, Protect Records, Blind Spot Music, Brickwork, Nachstrom Schallplatten, Android Muziq, ReWashed, Elektrax Recordings, Hidden Records, Vilena Records, Gynoid Audio, Black Plastic, HouzeSlave Records and many more. He had several collaborations with artists like Alex Bau, Gary Beck, Justin Berkovi, Angel Alanis, Adam Jay, Torsten Kanzler, Remute, Matt K, Virgil Enzinger, Luis Flores, Ryuji Takeuchi, A. Brothers, Plankton & Trebor and many more.
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In 2013, after getting impressed by numerous photographers he met in clubs and events during his gigs, Michael bought his first own DSLR (digital single-lens reflex). By getting advices from friendly photographers he made his first shots of diverse themes and objects. He changed his view to his environment and shot perspectives of country lines and scapes. It was his passion to work with and above all for his fellows and strange people that takes him to people photography. By the time his arsenal of cameras and equipment growth equally to his contacts to models and photographer colleagues. His passion is the sensual, paired with a hint of erotic and sad, depressed or pensive emotions. It’s the passion for details, the urge of resistance and the love for versatility which mades him to a varied artist in sound and vision.
With his taste to comprehensibility and structuredness, he was creating his own label „Hard Drive Records“ in 2009. His encouragement was the talent and variety of numerous unknown artists in the world wide web. A label as a focal point for artists who dare their first step into the music scene – this was and still is his intention. Today, Michael is living and working in the north of germany – a few steps to the sea. It’s the quest for peace and countryside which reflects in his musical and visual productions.
Michael is supporting a variety of social projects like: