Oliver Huntemann


Oliver Huntemann (June 19, 1968, Hannover, Germany) is a German electronic music producer and internationally-touring DJ. He has played a significant part in shaping the genre through his numerous productions and remixes for the Underworld, The Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode.

Raised in Oldenburg in northern Germany, Oliver Huntemann soon displayed an interest in contemporary music. He began taping radio shows and buying his first singles, as well as experimenting with a pair of belt-driven turntables. As a 10 year old in the late Seventies, the young Oliver Huntemann was profoundly influenced by rap, graffiti and breakdance and key protagonists such as Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Whodini. Films like Beat Street and Wild Style aroused his curiosity with regard to breakdancing and DJing. At age 14, Huntemann started spinning discs in public.[citation needed]

From 1984 to 1990, Huntemann trained in electronic engineering with the German Navy. Later, he worked editing, initially on a voluntary basis, a Bremen listings magazine. In the late Eighties, Huntemann started organizing electronic acid house music events in his home town of Oldenburg where he made the acquaintance of DJ and sound engineer Gerret Frerichs. The early sessions in Frerichs' studio, aided by jazz musician H.G. Schmidt, led to the creation of the Humate project. Their first singles, "Chrome" (1992) and "Love Simulation" (1993) were released on the MFS label in Berlin.

In the following years, Huntemann undertook projects and had releases - under his own name and his H-Man alias, plus the Rekorder concept series with Stephan Bodzin - as well as founding the Confused Recordings label in 1995 and developing his Super 8 studio. His works have appeared on Sven Väth's Cocoon label and Anthony Rother's Datapunk imprint. He released his debut album "Too Many Presents For One Girl" (2004) through Confused Recordings before teaming up with DJ Hell's Gigolo Records on his second release: "Fieber" (2006).

In early 2007, a live DJ set recorded at the D-Edge club in Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 29, 2006, was released under the title PLAY! 01. The series continued with PLAY! 02, recorded at the Rex Club, Paris on February 22, 2008 and released shortly afterwards. Each mix album was accompanied by a single release: the "Sao Paolo EP" and "Paris EP" respectively.

Huntemann began working with the Ideal Audio label in 2008. Ideal Audio is connected to the Plantage13 label management system in Bremen. The third Huntemann artist album "H-3" appeared on Ideal Audio in April 2009.

Huntemann has remixed some well known entities in the electronic music business: Underworld, The Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode. Oliver Huntemann has also collaborated with Dubfire (Deep Dish).

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