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Gerhard Potuznik

Gerhard Potuznik

Gerhard Potuznik


aka GD Luxxe in his own words: i started making music very early. i got involved with some rock bands in school, but didn't meet the right people to play with and instead bought a drumcomputer in 1979. this was the main reason i began doin electronic music.soon the guitar was replaced by some synths. later i bought my first sampler and i made millions of tracks then. i recorded everything on a fostex 4 track cassette tape machine. this was in the early eighties. Read more on Last.fm
aka GD Luxxe in his own words: i started making music very early. i got involved with some rock bands in school, but didn't meet the right people to play with and instead bought a drumcomputer in 1979. this was the main reason i began doin electronic music.soon the guitar was replaced by some synths. later i bought my first sampler and i made millions of tracks then.

i recorded everything on a fostex 4 track cassette tape machine. this was in the early eighties. i was a great fan of everything that came out of manchester: joy division, the smiths, the fall. later i became fascinated by gothic wave shit like the sisters of mercy (whos live drummer was called dr.avalanche. of course it was not a human beeing but some cheap rhythm box, that really impressed me), the cure, virgin prunes a.

o. the tracks i did at that time all had vocals on them and still had bits of guitar stuff, although i made nearly everything with step sequencers and drummachines. in 1988 i went to london for a week and attended my first acid house party. that experience completely changed my view of music. until then, i really hated so-called disco and dance music, but after returning from london i figured out how to use my old TB 303. that was the end of writing lyrics and song structures.

everything had gone acid. in 1989 i recorded my first 12" for vienna's famous indie label gig records which was also the home of artists like falco. this record was again very new order / pet shop boys influenced and a complete flop, but it was not the only thing i did for gig records. in 1992 i met patrick pulsinger who just returned from NYC. he wanted to create a new label and played some tracks to me he did while in new york.those tracks changed my view of music for the 2nd time, and cheap records was born. i have worked with pulsinger and tunakan since then.

we founded "io," our "techno band," and did four 12"es on cheap. i also worked on my solo projects (gerard de luxxe) and started doing "maeuse," my return to the rock world, together with singer and cartoonist tex rubinowitz. suddenly everything in vienna changed. in the middle of the 90's there were a lot of new labels around, which i really liked. i did records for CHEAP, morbid, mego, SABOTAGE, uptight, POMELO, abuse industries and my first non-viennese label appearance. in 1997 i got in touch with hans platzgumer who formerly played in the indie band HP zinker. with him i started working in munich on different projects like fingerfood and now cube and sphere.

our first CD was released in february 1999 on disko b (DB 77) from germany. 1998 the label "ANGELIKA KOEHLERMANN" was born. im doing it together with my old maeuse partner-in-crime tex rubinowitz and to that day we RELEASED 4 CDS on our little label. in april 99. i finished "CONCORDE," my first full length album for cheap records. i did 2 12"es on breakin records from england, as well as the full lenght CD "submission".

and i did one track for the ersatz audio compilation "oralolio." i produced a few tracks with germany's art-riot-girl-gang CHICKS ON SPEED and finally finished my 12" (THE 20TH DOOR) for interdimensional transmissions, an album should be out in spring 2000 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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