Thomas Schumacher at The Basement

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From the first time he heard a DJ beat-mix acid house in 1987, Thomas Schumacher immediately knew that he wanted to be a part of dance music culture.

With a strong foundation in Detroit techno and House, Thomas has been an active – and eclectic – producer and DJ for over 15 years, and is one of the leading players on the international DJ circuit.

His international breakthough came on legendary techno label Bush Records in 1998 with the track “When I Rock”; unique at the time for fusing techno with a distinctive hip hop sample: In the same year Thomas was commissioned to compose the music for a staging of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Schauspiel Haus in Bonn, and he ended the year with his first solo artist album Electric Ballroom.

He followed this up with extensive international touring, numerous productions and remixes, and two more artist albums: Electric Avenue and Home, rated by de:Bug magazine as “…a bloody deep masterpiece”.

Soon after the release of Home, Thomas signed with Get Physical Music. The affiliation with Get Physical is set to continue in 2010 when Thomas releases his new album for the label in April.

Nowadays Thomas is a proud family man, and while he still spends plenty of his time in the arrivals and departure lounges of airports all over the world, he is honoured to travel to every corner of the globe to do his thing, and showcase the diversity that has become his trademark.