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Abyss has been active as a DJ since 1991 and, as one of Germany's most innovative DJs, helped shape the scene of the 90s and early 2000s. Although the Frankfurt-born DJ, who has been living in Berlin since 1995, has mainly worked behind the scenes throughout his career, he was one of the few East German DJs, alongside Dresden-based DJ Hardsequencer alias Hardy Hard, to establish himself internationally. He first appeared in 1991, when he was co-founder of the first techno club in East Germany, the KamithHall in Frankfurt Oder. In 1992, he founded Ten Dance magazine, which became one of the most widely circulated electronic music magazines in Europe in the 1990s. Also since 1992 he has been a resident of the Space Admission series alongside Kid Paul and Paul van Dyk. His rapid rise as a DJ catapulted him into the top ten of Germany's most popular DJs for the first time in 1994. At the latest, when he was hired as resident DJ at Berlin's cult club Tresor in 1995, he rose to the upper league of German DJs. From 1998 on, he releases several tracks on the Berlin label MFS, where Paul van Dyk, Cosmic Baby, Kid Paul and many other world-famous acts were also signed. From 1999 to 2003 he released numerous other maxis and EPs on various labels. In 2004 DJ Abyss stopped TenDance Magazine and also retires from the active DJ & producer business for the time being to devote more time to his family life and to take over the management of his music distribution company Grooves.Land. Since 2012 he returns with regular mixes on Soundcloud, and in March 2013 he plays at a large-scale event specially created for him at the Magdalena in Berlin. In 2020, he goes into the studio and remasters early productions from 1999 to 2004, which will be released on CD and on all streaming platforms in June 2021 in the USA and in July 2021 worldwide as the album "Paleance". From August to November 2021, 11 new tracks are created for his 2nd album "Into The Abyss", which is released in September 2022 on Grooves.Land/Kontor New Media. In September 2023 his 3rd studio album "Hadrium" is released, a club oriented album with 10 tracks between deep house and hard techno, followed by his 4th album "Drizzle" in November 2023, a pure ChillOut album with calm release between TripHop and Downbeat.

  • DJ since:   1991
  • City:   BERLIN
  • Style:   Techno/ House
  • Born:   1972
  • Labels:   Grooves, MFS, Alternate, Strike Records
  • 1991   Co-Founder of Kamith-Hall
    1992   Inventor of the Space Admission concept
    1992   Founder, editor in chief and owner of the Ten Dance magazine
    1994   Co-owner of Margin
    1995   Co-owner of Marginal Frontier
    2000   Founder and owner of the label Strike Records
    2001    Founder and owner of the label Alternate Records
  • 1991 was the starting point of the legendary party concept Space Admission, invented by Abyss alongside with the Berlin techno legend Kid Paul. This concept was so successful, that more and more people joined their events. Reaching a peak of over 1000 party guests. Besides his talent at the turntables, DJ Abyss showed a sixth sense for management and new talents. One example is definitely the booking of DJ Paul van Dyk as third resident DJ for the Space Admission, who was mostly unknown at this point. A half year later, the also unknown, Jens Mahlstedt joined them too.
  • The four DJs and producers reached more popularity and international recognition. The concept of the Space Admission was one of the most popular party concepts in Germany. All four Djs had many gigs and a busy schedule. This made it hard to find appointments for regular events together. Since 1995 the Space Admission took only place in irregular intervals.
  • DJ Abyss was not only an extremly sucessfull DJ and producer. In 1992 he founded the Ten Dance magazine. The magazine was offered freely in record stores, clubs and other trendy places. The Ten Dance magazine grew rapidly into one of the most important German magazines about electronic music with an huge impact on the techno scene not only in Germany.
  • Despite his work as editor in chief for a growing magazine, DJ Abyss never stopped working as DJ.
  • DJ Abyss recognized the potential of electronic music very early and was 1991 co- founder of the first East German techno club KamithHall in Frankfurt (Oder).
  • From 1993 to 1994 he worked as an organizer in the Berlin club Walfisch and Praxis Dr. McCoy until he opened the Margin also located in Frankfurt (Oder).
  • After the lease for his club in Frankfurt (Oder) expired he opende a location in Guben called Club Marginal Frontier. Parallel he pushed his DJ career by becoming resident DJ in the famous Berlin club tresor.
  • Since 1996 he played regularly at Berlin's Matrix, Sternradio and Casino, after 1998 fortnightly at Berlin's Sage Club.
  • Since 1998 DJ Abyss increased his work as a producer and the spend more time in the studio. He produced an album in collaboartion with the Berlin DJ Jay Ray and published the first single of it in 1999 on the MFS lable.
  • 1999 Abyss shifted the focus more on his solo careers and founded his onwn lables. Strike recors in 1999 and 2001 the lable Alternate. Also in 2001 he revived Grooves lables, which was originally founded back in 1991 when Abyss just started his career.
  • To remind the 10th anniversary of Ten Dance in 2002, DJ Abyss published an live mix from his performance in the legendary Berlin club Sage from the 12th december 2001.
  • Another project was the best of Ten Dance CD compilation from 2001 with 7 maxi singles, from disco-house to detroit techno. Showing his versatility and creativity.
  • The year 2002 was full of minimal techhouse tracks. Abyss published a total of 6 releases in this style.
  • In 2020 Abyss completely rebuilds his studio and remastered several early tracks, of which 13 tracks appear on the album "Paleance" in 2021. From September 2021, 11 new tracks were created for his 2nd album "Into The Abyss", which will be released in 2022.

DJ Abyss Audio

Below you can find a small selection of Abyss' releases and live sets.

DJ Abyss discography

A small selection of the publications and reviews

 

Releases

 

Trackliste:
1. Tranquillitas Ventus 04:09
2. Standing in Our Truth 04:27
3. Wicked 04:51
4. Hadrium 05:46
5. My Heart 06:34
6. Vulnerable Senses (Hold Step Mix) 04:32
7. Let You Go 05:26
8. Don't Go 07:05
9. Perfection (Millers Halfbeat) 05:38
10. 1991 04:35

Releasedate: 01 Sep 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

Trackliste:
Drizzle (Chris Zippel Remix) 6:34

Releasedate: 11 Aug 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze, remixed by Chris Zippel

Trackliste:
01. My Heart (Original) 6:34
02. My Heart (Edit) 4:17

Releasedate: 28 Jul 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

Trackliste:
1991 4:36

Releasedate: 14 Jul 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

Trackliste:
01. Standing in Our Truth (Radio Edit) 4:27
02. Standing in Our Truth (Club Mix) 5:58

Releasedate: 30 Jun 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

Trackliste:
Drizzle 4:45

Releasedate: 16 Jun 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

Trackliste:
01. Don't Go (Edit) 3:29
02. Don't Go (Club Version) 7:05

Releasedate: 02 Jun 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Windstill 4:58

Releasedate: 19 May 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Hadrium (Edit) 4:29
02. Hadrium (Club Version) 5:46

Releasedate: 05 May 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Perfection (Millers Halfbeat) 5:38
02. Perfection (Original) 5:24

Releasedate: 21 Apr 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Wicked (Edit) 4:51
02. Wicked (Club Mix) 6:21

Releasedate: 07 Apr 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Vulnerable Senses (Hold Step Mix) 4:32
02. Vulnerable Senses (Classic Edit) 3:51

Releasedate: 24 Mar 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Tranquillitas Ventus (Original Version) 4:09
02. Tranquillitas Ventus (Club Version) 5:39

Releasedate: 10 Mar 2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Like Love At First Sight 4:00

Releasedate: 24.02.2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Let You Go (Original) 5:26
02. Let You Go (Edit) 4:06
03. Let you go (Chris Zippel Remix) 6:02
04. Let You Go (Miller Progressive Extension) 6:24

Releasedate: 10.02.2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Complicated World (Radio Edit) 2:50

Releasedate: 20.01.2023, All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Let you go (Miller Progressive Extension) 6:24
02. Let you go (Chris Zippel Remix) 6:02

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. You Make Me Lose Control 04:55
02. Times Of Free Life 04:44
03. Azowax 06:07
04. WinterMute 06:18
05. Lonely Here Without You 06:42
06. Ganymed 07:52
07. One Day 06:56
08. Abyss 06:24
09. We Gotta Keep It Moving 05:57
10. Wanna tell you 06:41
11. Dreaming Of You 07:50

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
A1. You Make Me Lose Control (Club Mix) 06:11
A2. Azowax (Extended Version) 6:58
A3. Dreaming Of You (Club Version) 8:32
B1. Abyss (Original) 6:24
B2. Wanna Tell You (Extended Version) 7:24
B3. Ganymed (Original) 7:52

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Dreaming Of You 7:50
02. Dreaming Of You (Club Version) 8:32

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. We Gotta Keep It Moving 5:57

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Wanna tell you 06:41
02. Wanna tell you (Extended Version) 7:24

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Abyss (Extended Version) 7:43
02. You Make Me Lose Control (Dreamin Mix) 5:06
03. Abyss (Dub Version) 5:54
04. You Make Me Lose Control (Club Mix) 6:11

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Azowax 06:07
02. Azowax (Extended Version) 06:58

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Lonely Here Without You 06:42

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. You Make Me Lose Control (Original) 04:55
02. You Make Me Lose Control (Dreamin Mix) 05:06

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Wintermute 06:18

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Times Of Free Life 04:45

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Abyss 06:25

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. One Day 06:56

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Ganymed 07:52

All songs written and produced by DJ Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
01. Big Arche (Life Time Mix) 05:41
02. Big Apple (Club Mix) 05:07
03. Every time I see you 04:38
04. Big Herard (Club Mix) 06:13
05. Paleance 05:21
06. Fatality 05:52
07. Asteroid (Remix) 07:46
08. Faculty 07:26
09. Maximum Volume 03:18
Bonus
B1. Fatality (Encore Remix) 05:15
B2. Big Arche (Club Mix) 06:17
B3. Every time I see you (Club Mix) 06:17
B4. Paleance 2 04:00

All songs written and produced by Abyss aka Daniel Stolze

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Trackliste:
A1: Big Arche (Original)
A2: Paleance 2
B1: Paleance
B2: Big Arche (LifeTime Mix)

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss

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Trackliste:
101: The Course Ready Or Not (Club Remix)
102: Slam Lifetimes (H Foundation Dub)
103: Slam Lifetimes (Original)
104: iiO Rapture (John Creamer & Stephane K. Rmx)
105: Llorca With Lady Bird My Precious Thing (Llorca's Old School Rmx)
106: Lambda New York (Timo Maas Rmx)
107: Ruff Driverz Dreaming (Terry Lee Brown Jr. Rmx)
108: Hypnosis (5) Changes (Bird's Lunatic Club Mix)
109: Bacon Popper Free (Theme 2001) (Andy & Paul Farina Rmx Club)
110: Raven Maize The Real Life (Original)
111: Ambassador One Of These Days (Original Mix)
112: Mirrorball Given Up (Olav Basoski Whiners Quitters Losers Dub)

201: Ramirez La Musika Tremenda
202: Energy 52 Cafe Del Mar
203: Cybordelics Adventures Of Dama
204: Drax Amph...
205: AWeX It's Our Future
206: Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness
207: Armand Van Helden The Funk Phenomena
208: Nalin & Kane Baechball
209: Dr. Motte & WestBam Sunshine (Short Mix)
210: Mousse T. vs. Hot 'N' Juicy Horny' 98
211: Mellow Trax Outa Space
212: Azzido Da Bass Dooms Night (Timo Maas Radio Edit)
213: Roger Sanchez Another Chance (Afterlife Rmx)

Mitwirkende:
DJ Mix: Abyss (Tracks: 101 bis 112)

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Trackliste:
A1: Every Time I See You (Original)
A2: Big Herard (Club Mix)
B1: Big Herard (Original)
B2: Every Time I See You (Club Mix)

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss

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Trackliste:
A: Asteroid (Remix)
B: Asteroid (Original Mix)

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss

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Trackliste:
A: Stick Lights (Extended Version)
B1: Stick Lights (ULP Mix)
B2: Stick Lights (Original Mix)

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss

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Trackliste:
A1: Fatality (Original)
A2: Abase
B1: Fatality (Encore Remix)
B2: Back Alley

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss

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Trackliste:
A: Faculty
B1: Allkow
B2: Maximum Volume

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss, Trinity

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Trackliste:
A: Loft (Club Mix)
B: Loft (Original Mix)

Mitwirkende:
Producer, Written By: Abyss, Jay Ray

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Trackliste:
A: Top Floor (Skyscraper Remix) # Remix – Jay Ray, TR727
B1: Basement (Into The Abyss Remix) # Remix – Abyss
B2: Ground Floor (Jay Ray's Darkstar Remix) # Remix – Jay Ray

Mitwirkende:
Artwork: Corvin Dalek, Mark Reeder
Photography: Mark Reeder
Producer, Written By: Abyss, Jay Ray

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Trackliste:
1a: Denki Groove - Niji (Takkyu's "Wire" Loop) # Remix – Takkyu
1b: Cal-Q-Lator - Can We Go Now? (Original Mondosmix)
2: TR727 vs Abyss - Kick Down
3: Namito - Deerooz (Part 1)
4: Chris Zippel - Eternum (Organic Version)
5: Namito - Deerooz (Part 2)
6: Cosmonaut - Parovoz
7: Krilly & Zetti - Süßwaren (Bambini Mix)
8: Liquid Crystal - Looking For Love (Reconstruction Mix)
9: JFK - Falling Love
10: Cabala - Dark Blue
11: Cal-Q-Lator - Can We Go Now? (Liebling Remix)
12: Abyss vs. TR727 - Elevator (Original Mix)
13: Corvin Dalek - Pounds & Pénz (Flatner's Deutsche Mark Remix)
14: Marmion - 280 Kmh
15: Cal-Q-Lator - Your Attitude (Microglobe Remix)
16: Cybersecrecy - Your Eyes Make Me Feel So Good
17: Kama Arts - Sun-Shine-Sun-Set
18: Corvin Dalek & Klangforschung - Berlin Flyer
19: Denki Groove - Niji (Takkyu's "Wire" Version)

Mitwirkende:
Artwork: Corvin Dalek, Mark Reeder
DJ Mix [Mixed Live]: Corvin Dalek
Mastered: Chris Zippel

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Reviews

 

The Frankfurt-born and Berlin-based DJ Abyss has been active since the early 90s. Since then, the scene has stood for an extremely diverse sound that extends from house to techno. Abyss has also occasionally sprinkled emotional downbeat and trip-hop releases into his CV, which now come together on “Drizzle” and oscillate somewhere between lo-fi, brekbeat and electronica. Introverted soundscapes meet crisp drums, percussions and basses that are balanced down to the smallest detail. For example, the piano number “Windstill” or the slightly faster number “Loneley Here Without You” with a rushing ambience, bleeping de-layed synths and magical female vocals are great. Sit back and enjoy. (Faze Magazine)

"Drizzle" embraces the essence of the season, captivating listeners with its laid-back aesthetic and consistently positive vibes. While firmly rooted in the chillout genre, the album effortlessly traverses through diverse musical landscapes, seamlessly blending elements of deep house, ambient, trip-hop, and downbeats. DJ Abyss showcases masterful artistry by intertwining dub elements with an Ibiza flair and melodic synthesizer pads. Standout tracks like "Complicated World" not only feature enchanting arrangements but also showcase perfectly harmonized vocals. "Drizzle" serves not only as a celestial journey through the Chillout cosmos but also as a nostalgic trip through different eras of recent music history, with gems like "1991." Allow "Drizzle" to transport you to unexpected orbits, gently guiding you back to Earth as the album concludes. It's an extraordinary odyssey through time and the senses, providing a much-needed respite from the hectic pace of life. Take a deep breath and lose yourself in the soothing embrace of "Drizzle." (Chromatic Club Mag)

...Thus, the 10 tracks on the album build up like in a DJ set. Thus «Hadrium» is stylistically a mirror of his work as a DJ, which is known from the successful Berliner in his very successful DJ career from his live sets, including as a resident DJ at the Berlin Tresor, and which catapulted him already in the 90s several times in the top ten German DJs.... (Who Music Magazine)

...While “Hadrium” contains not only a Trip-Hop but also a Halfbeat track, Abyss has clearly shifted this album’s focus back to the techno clubs of his early career. In doing so, he reminisces about his years of live gigs and enriches the eight remaining tracks with a deep, sometimes gloomy line between minimalistic house beats and straight techno sounds. What’s more, he built “Hadrium” as a parallel to a progressive DJ set during his years of helming the Techno scene of Berlin in the 90s... (Music Is 4 Lovers)

...Damit spiegelt es seine beeindruckende Karriere als Live-DJ und Performer wider und ist gleichzeitig eine Reminiszenz an mehr als ein Jahrzehnt in der Anfangszeit des deutschen Technos als einer der wichtigsten Namen dieser prägenden Zeit.... (Fresh Guide)
With “Into The Abyss” DJ ABYSS takes us on an unforgettable journey through the colorful facets of deep house, techno, breakbeats, melodic, house and progressive house. His productions are full of feeling for the moment and touch all senses. Floating arrangements, infectious grooves and a wide spectrum of melody-giving synthesizers advance the album to a fantastic work show of the Berlin artist. A longplayer that goes beyond the usual boundaries and invites to discover more. (musicis4lovers.com)

...Von August bis November 2021 entstehen 11 neue Tracks für sein 2. Album „Into The Abyss„, welches nun ganz aktuell auf dem Label Grooves.Land im Vertrieb von Kontor New Media erscheint. Bereits die vorangegangenen Single-Auskopllungen sorgten berechtigt für Aufsehen und wurden international von Fans und den Medien gefeiert. Das Album selbst umfasst 11 stabile Tracks in erstklassiger Produktionsqualität. Vor allem Tracks wie Azowax, Ganymed und Dreaming of You zeigen die Vielfältigkeit des Künstlers im Studio. (MKZWO Magazin)

Con “Into The Abyss”, DJ ABYSS lanza su nuevo álbum y lleva a los oyentes a un viaje inolvidable a través de las coloridas facetas de Deep House, Techno, Breakbeats, Melodic, House y Progressive House. Sus producciones están llenas de sentimiento por el momento y tocan todos los sentidos. Los arreglos de conducción, los ritmos infecciosos y una amplia gama de sintetizadores que brindan melodías hacen que el álbum sea una muestra fantástica del trabajo del artista de Berlín. El nuevo álbum es completamente híbrido y encuentra a sus oyentes tanto en casa como en la pista de baile. (Vicious Magazine)
Some might know DJ ABYSS from the ARD short report on the Polylux show. At least through his numerous house and techno releases on labels like MFS Records, Alternate Recordings and Strike Records. The former Ten Dance editor-in-chief eventually pulled the handbrake for family reasons and, above all, gave up the live dates. But the love and passion for electronic music has remained. So it's no wonder that DJ ABYSS has announced a new album for this year. The single Azowax shows his technoid and at the same time melodic orientation. A warm and driving track for the summer. (Fresh Guide Berlin)

With Azowax, DJ ABYSS proves his versatility in the field of electronic music with another single release. While his previous singles tended towards deep house, house and other genres, Azowax aimed at the techno sector. DJ ABYSS doesn't fail to capture melodic and deep techno as well as minimal influences in order to give the track the right drive. A successful production full of intense snapshots - without laying it on too thick. Here, energy from the dance floor and the magic of a rave night combine to create a harmonious track. (MKZWO Magazine)

Multi-talented DJ and producer DJ Abyss has just dropped his brand new track ‘Azowax’ from the upcoming album “Into The Abyss”. The track convinces with a mixture of powerful techno elements and deep house, and it’s made just for your listening pleasure. DJ and producer, Abyss is performing since 1991 and has shaped the electronic music scene of Germany in the 90’s and early 2000’s with his innovative ideas and new sounds. He was born in Frankfurt (Oder) but moved to Berlin in 1995 and quickly become one of the most demanded artists in Europe. Back in 1994 he was listed as one of the top 10 most popular German DJ’s. (ravejungle.com)
With his current single "You make me lose control", DJ Abyss gives an exciting insight into his upcoming album, which is announced for autumn 2022. Abyss has been a DJ since 1991 and shaped the electronic music scene in Germany in the 90s and early 2000s with his innovative ideas and new sounds. In 1994, he was included in the top 10 most popular German DJs and was one of the few East German DJs to achieve international fame and recognition. (technoszene.com)

...2020 he goes into the studio and remasters early productions from 1999 to 2004, which are released in June 2021 in the USA and in July 2021 worldwide as the album "Paleance" on CD and on all streaming platforms. From August to November 2021, 11 new tracks will be created for his 2nd album "Into The Abyss", which will be released in September 2022 on Grooves.Land/Kontor New Media. Currently, another single is being released, on which DJ ABYSS explores the depths of deep house. Partly 90ies inspired sounds meet fresh house vibes. A successful balancing act between nostalgia and current dance context under the mastering of the legendary Chris Zippel. (FreshGuide Berlin)

On the Grooves.Land label, DJ ABYSS not only releases his album announced for September, but also his next single "You make me lose Control". A groove-laden production, full of melody and potbellied deep house character. (MKZWO Magazin)
After his two singles Ganymede and One Day, DJ ABYSS returns with his third strike with the eponymous title Abyss. A production going into the depths of deep house full of warmth and embracing vocals. A never-ending groove illuminates the gliding surface sounds here. Above all, however, the vocals advance the track to a listenable piece of summer feeling. (FreshGuide Berlin)
With this new track "DJ Abyss" delves into the murkier side of EDM. A solid kick and mysterious bassline form the core of endless atmospheric waves. Your sound exlporation trip is ready to start with the press of a button. (Nagamag.com)
... Both tracks impress with their infinity and the unfathomable magic of the minimal, which immediately captivates you, takes you into hypnotic spheres and never lets you go until the end. Not too fast, we hear a rolling bassline and subtle drums that are so fragile that trance ensnares that you could almost fall in love. There really is a spring tech house here that almost forces a smile on your face. 5 out of 6 points (Raveline Magazin)
And the next publication in the hustle and bustle comes from Abyss. This time in collaboration with Trinity, Abyss shows a small new milestone in terms of soft hardness. Barely noticeable, the stabs and chords slide hand in hand with a muffled bass drum into the ear canal. On this record there is a fairly large portion of power for the dance floor, which you can especially feel in the break and which will probably not let anyone stand still. The "Facutly EP" offers top-heavy, minimal funk in perfection. 5 out of 6 points (Raveline Magazin)
... In the cinema there is chaos and wild confusion. At Abyss, the impacts are strictly mathematically controlled and according to a precise scheme. That is noise according to the master plan. This track doesn't contain much, but the kick drum, the hitting the sides and the monotonous laser guns from the side don't miss their effect. Simply good and simply functional. 6 out of 6 points (Raveline Magazin)

Like an asteroid crashing inexorably through the universe, this track from the Berlin DJ and producer is so relentlessly hard and pumping. The style elements accompany the path of the cosmic rock: the beat whips and rolls everything down, the FX tell where to go and blow up any resistance that dares to get in the way. The remix then already pops in the higher level and gives an idea of ??the devastation that the asteroid will cause when it hits the dance floor. Banging Energy! (techno.de)
The guys from Alpha Beats have obviously taken the motto "Reduce to the max" to heart and only enriched their dark grooves with dramatic strings and pads. In certain circles you snap at something like that, the faint of heart should enjoy "Stick Lights" with caution ... 4 out of 6 points (Raveline Magazin)
... The track is primarily determined by heavy bass drums, over which smooth and flat synth sounds have been laid ... The club mix and the original mix can be played, both can be classified as excellent ... (Elektric Magazin)

Press reviews

Selection from TV reports and documentaries, press reports, interviews and radio shows.

    Radio appearances (selection)

  • ·   Feb. 1993 Marushas Rave Satellite
  • ·   Nov. 1993 Kiss FM DJ Night
  • ·   Jan. 94 Kiss FM DJ Spezial
  • ·   Juli 94 Energy Sachsen Mad Max House
  • ·   Aug. 94 Neutrale Zone auf Radio Iserlohn
  • ·   Jan. 97 Dance Kiss FM Berlin etc.
  • ·   Dez. 97 Kiss FM Berlin
  • ·   April 98 Radio Fritz Blue Moon
  • ·   Juli 98 Radio Fritz Nightflight mit Markus Lopez
  • ·   Dez. 98 Radio Fritz Nightflight
  • ·   Feb. 99 Blue Moon Fritz
  • ·   Aug. 99 Kiss FM präsentiert Hafenbar
  • ·   Feb. 2000 Nightlife Special, Radio Hof
  • ·   Okt. 2000, ORB, presents Ten Dance Birthday
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    Journal / magazine / website publications (selection)

  • House Nest Sept 2023 (englisch)
    ...Not only do the tracks vary sonically in a sense, but the tracks vary in terms of moods as well. ‘Vulnerable Senses’ gives off a very gloomy, almost apocalyptic vibe, emphasized by the vocalist, reminding me of Florence + The Machine. ‘My Heart’, with its Skippy beat and drawn-out synths, feels like music that belongs in an 80s TV drama. ‘Hadrium’, the title track, follows a vibe that makes you feel like you’re in the seat of a racing car. Those tracks, along with others, represent the overall variety DJ Abyss developed his career on and continues to do. Without missing a beat, DJ Abyss continues his comeback and proves why he’s still one of Germany’s best DJs...
  • HMWL May 2023
    Electronic music in all its facets seems to be ingrained in the genes of this remarkable artist. Abyss is DJ since 1991 and shaped the electronic music scene of Germany in the 90s and early 2000s with his innovative ideas and new sounds....
  • Chromatic Club Oct 2022
    With "Into The Abyss", DJ ABYSS launches his new album and takes listeners on an unforgettable journey through the colorful facets of Deep House, Techno, Breakbeats, Melodic, House and Progressive House. His productions are full of feeling at the moment and touch all the senses....
  • comolasgrecas.com Oct 2022
    ...The new album is completely hybrid and finds its listeners both at home and on the dance floor. We have had the pleasure of interviewing DJ ABYSS and this has been the result....
  • Secret Eclectric London Oct 2022
    When talking to DJ Abyss, asking him to share memories from the golden era of Techno is a no-brainer. Still active, still producing intriguing electronika that will set you free, discussing with him about the past, the present and the future of electronika, is a pleasure indeed....
  • ravejungle.com Juni 2022
    Our team had the chance to catch up with the extremely talented DJ and producer DJ ABYSS to find out more about his latest single ‘You Make Me Lose Control’....
  • Faze Magazine July 2022 (german)
    You could almost call DJ ABYSS a veteran of the German electronic music scene. He has been active as a DJ since 1991 and helped shape the scene of the 90s and early 2000s. Although the Frankfurt-born DJ, who has been living in Berlin since 1995, has mainly worked behind the scenes during his career, he is one of the few East German DJs who has managed to establish himself internationally...
  • Musicis4lovers April 2022
    DJ Abyss gives us an exciting insight into his upcoming album but also into the early development of the scene in Germany. Abyss is DJ since 1991 and shaped the electronic music scene of Germany in the 90s and early 2000s with his innovative ideas and new sounds. 1994 he was listed as one of the top 10 most popular German DJs and one of the only East German DJs that gained international popularity and recognition...
  • technoszene.de April 2022 (german)
    ...His rapid rise as a DJ catapulted him into the top ten of recognized German DJs for the first time in 1994. In 2004 he withdrew from the active DJ and producer business for the time being in order to devote more time to his family life. Since 2012 he has been returning with regular mixes on Soundcloud...
  • Partisan April 2022 (german)
    ...From August to November 2021, 11 new tracks will be created for his second album "Into The Abyss", which will be released in September 2022 on Grooves.Land/ Kontor New Media. The first single released with the title "Ganymed" is now available - an intoxicating production between minimal and deep house. We had the chance to talk to DJ Abyss after a shoot with Marie Staggat in Berlin and take a peek behind the curtain of his work...
  • Freshguide Berlin April 2022 (german)
    Abyss has been active as a DJ since 1991 and, as one of the most innovative DJs in Germany, helped shape the scene in the 90s and early 2000s. Although the DJ, who was born in Frankfurt and has lived in Berlin since 1995, has mainly moved behind the scenes during his career, he managed to establish himself internationally as one of the few East German DJs alongside the Dresden DJ Hardsequencer aka Hardy Hard...
  • MKZwo Magazin April 2022 (german)
    Hand on heart - there are probably only a few DJs and producers of electronic music who have been around for decades and who also remain true to themselves. Abyss has been active as a DJ since 1991 and, as one of the most innovative DJs in Germany, helped shape the scene in the 90s and early 2000s...
  • Newsletter Nightlife, 3/01 Mai 2001
    ... is undoubtedly one of the best-known DJs in Germany and probably one of the most active: the 29-year-old Berliner by choice played at events all over Europe in 1991, is the head of Ten Dance magazine, the Grooves label and was co-operator of three clubs in Frankfurt (Oder) and Guben. In addition to numerous radio and TV appearances - including on ARD and ZDF - Stolze has been organizing its own nationwide party series Space Admission since 1992. In addition, DJ Abyss is ... resident DJ at Club Matrix Berlin
  • Excerpt from the Techno Lexikon-edited by Raveline Magazine
    Abyss DJ Daniel Stolze from Frankfurt (Oder) is one of the most famous DJs in East Germany, not least because of the TenDance magazine he runs. He has lived in Berlin since 1997 and regularly plays at the Berlin club tresor.
  • Märkische Oderzeitung, 22. Oktober 1998
    ...DJ Abyss, who has received nationwide recognition over the years and, due to his status as one of the first East German DJs with international recognition, is an important pole, especially for the East German space admission concept....
  • Oderlandspiegel, 12. Januar 1997
    ... Abyss is seen as a pioneer of the Brandenburg techno scene. He was the first East German to become known throughout Germany in this music genre. His participation in the first Brandenburg (and East German) techno club KamithHall (1991) in Frankfurt (Oder) helped him to achieve this ....
  • Frankfurter Stadtbote, 17. Januar 1997
    ...The Frankfurt scene also has someone to be proud of: DJ Abyss, model DJ and music magazine publisher ......
    ...Tomorrow the two front DJs of the agency Grooves, DJ Abyss ... and DJ Khetama ... DJ Abyss is considered a pioneer of the Brandenburg techno scene. He has been working as a DJ since 1991. Since then he has been touring the German club scene, founded the first Technoclub in Brandenburg, "KamithHall", and created techno culture in 1994 with the Frankfurt-based "Margin" ......
  • DEEP Magazin, April 1996
    DJ Abyss is one of the activists since the first hour when it comes to house and techno. In November 1991 he played for the first time in the Frankfurt club KamithHall, which has recently become famous as a training facility for Henry Maske. Since 1992 he has been organizing the "Space Admission", a party institution in East Germany ... His sophisticated mixing in particular makes his DJ sets an experience....
  • Mushroom, November 1996
    He's been there for many years. Now he gets honor and fame. DJ Abyss, who was born in Frankfurt (Oder), has a lot to offer. For four years he has been directing the fate of ... TenDance Mag, coordinating the scene and also working as a DJ himself......
  • MOZ, 1.November 1996
    ... DJ Abyss, an "Ossi in the fast lane", has meanwhile become a club operator, editor-in-chief of Ten Dance magazine, producer and, last but not least, disc jockey in the trendy techno club "Tresor" in Berlin .......
  • Musikwoche 44, 28. Oktober 1996
    ... a film portrait of the well-known techno and house DJ Abyss ... The bustling techno activist is involved in clubs such as the Berlin Tresor and the Grooves agency as editor-in-chief for 1992 founded techno magazine Ten Dance....
  • Märkische Oderzeitung, 27.Juni 1997
    For techno and house freaks, they have long since become a cult. The parties of the Brandenburg event concept Space Admission are very popular in the scene. What started with a party with Kid Paul and DJ Abyss has now proven itself and enjoys great popularity in East and West ... The head DJ Abyss is co-founder of Space Admission and invited DJ Khetama from the Ruhr area to the 5th birthday party.

Clubs & Raves

DJ Abyss had many memorable gigs and events during his career.
A small selection is shown below.

Resident - DJ

·   Matrix Berlin 1999-2001
·   Hafenbar Berlin 1994-2004
·   Sternradio Berlin 2001-2004
·   Tresor Berlin 1995-1998
·   Walfisch Berlin 1993/94
·   Praxis Dr. McCoy Berlin 1993/94
·   Margin Ffo. 1994
·   Marginal Frontier Guben 1995
·   KamithHall Ffo. 1991/92
·   Loft Ludwigshafen 1995
·   u.v.m.

Party concepts

·   Space Admission
·   Solitary
·   TenDance Tour
·   Spirit Zone
·   House Zone
·   Sage's TenDance Night

Raves

·   Rettet die genetische Vielfalt 2001
·   Fuse 2000
·   Vollton 2000
·   Babes On Trip 2000
·   Paradise City 1999
·   Love Parade TenDance/ Cosmic Club Wagen 1998
·   House Of Pain IV 1998
·   No UFO`s 1997 (Love Parade)
·   The Underground Sound Of Tresor 1997
·   X-Mix-1 The MFS Trip 1993
·   Love Insel Galaktika 1997 (Love Parade)
·   Innovation Rave 1 & 2 1993/94
·   TenDance Tour 1994/ 95
·   The Advence 1995
·   Love Stern Galaktika 1996 (Love Parade)
·   Space Admission Spezial 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 & 97
·   Non Commercial House 1995
·   Watch Out Rave 1994
·   Dove of Peace 1995
·   Mag-Zine-Rave 1994
·   Athmosphere Rave 1993
·   Egotopia 1995
·   u.v.m.

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