Spicelab has appeared here before. One of the original German trancers. An important artist in the development of European dance.

His MySpace says: Frankfurt based DJ & producer Oliver Lieb was born in 1969. Since 1988 he is involved in the production of electronic music. No matter if it‘s Techno, House, Electro or just „electronic music“, within 17 years and the release of more than 200 singles including remixes for Faithless, Moby, Snap, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante, Utah Saints (to name just a few) Oliver made it into the premier league of international Producers. He always keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity.

At the age of 14 he started playing bass in several Funk/Soul/Jazz bands. Oliver also got in touch with electronic music (Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk,Yello, Jean-Michel Jarre) and discovered a new and an endless horizon of expressing himself.

In late 1989 Oliver’s first record FORCE LEGATO “System” was released by Dorian Gray resident DJ Torsten Fenslau on his Abfahrt label. The single gained great worldwide reactions and almost hit the official German charts. In the years to follow Oliver released everything in the electronic genres from downtempo and chill-out to hard experimental techno and trance.
His project Spicelab on Sven Väth’s legendary Harthouse label established a platform for his highly appreciated sounds, which developed into one of the most important projects of the label including the release of three full length albums.

Soon it was clear that Oliver’s creativity was far away from reaching it’s limits and as Oliver never wanted to focus on just one specific genre he simply created several pseudonyms for each of his different styles. His LSG and Paragliders releases on Superstition Rec. are still considered as one of the most influencing and timeless trance projects and were developed for more than 10 years and 5 Albums. His maxis and albums were licensed on Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi, Platipus, Duty Free, Magic Muzic and many others…

After leaving Superstition in 2004 it was time for doing something new especially since the whole music scene went through big changes and somehow redefined itself. After locking himself into his studio to create new sounds and going into all kind of different directions Oliver announced the start of his own label Maschine in summer 2005 which is distributed worldwide by “Neuton” and online through Beatport, Finetunes and other online shops and released his first single “Solieb – Circus Maximus” in July. The reactions were great and two more maxis followed until the end of 2005. Maschine is about to turn into a main source for high quality forward electronic music and grabs more and more peoples attention. In 2006 Maschine also released the first records of other artists starting with Akina, then followed by Rekleiner, NDKj and a remix maxi was released of Solieb tracks reinterpreted by Lazy Fat People and Falko Brocksieper…

2007 started with Compulsive Disorder EP by Fausto Messina & Dariush, followed by Solieb “On the Button” in March…check out the video here…! In May MAS13 was released: Fabio Giannelli pres. Nasty Chamber “Stock the confusion EP”…

In September 2007 MAS 14 “Assemblies Vol.1” was released with three tracks by three different artists: States Alkemist, Larionov and Alex Piccini.

The sub-label Maschine Ltd started in April 2007 with Solieb “Halo/The Drums” followed by Ph-neutre “Ph-neutre” in June and Lucio & Pep..s “a couple of days EP.” in November…
Maschine moving on…thanks for your support.

At the moment MASCHINE is on pause because of moving with studio and private.
Finally restarting after the summer break with MAS 15 in late August/early September 2008!!…


Tracks from the early days on Harthouse:

Spicelab – Spice Is A Fulltime Occupation  

Spicelab – Pigs In Spice   

Spicelab – Tension  

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~ by acidted on November 28, 2009.

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