Mathias Schaffhäuser


Mathias Schaffhäuser / Bio

Mathias Schaffhäuser’s around in the techno, house and minimal scene since 1994. Past releases of Mathias appeared on WIR Recordings, Lebensfreude, on Persistencebit Rec., Resopal Red, Force Inc., Multicolor, Definitive Records (house sub-label of Plus-8), Blaou Sounds, Frisbee Tracks and some others. In 1997 he started his own record label WARE which released 86 twelve inches until now (as of April 2010).

Schaffhäuser’s motto at the turntables is: Purism sucks! The quality of the music is what’s important, not sheer functionality and a perfect mix. That is: at times his sets can be rather varied from Warestyle music, nice + smooth neo-house and funky minimal to thumping techno. His current favourites come from labels such as Cargo Edition, Ostwind, Islands & Islets/Sthlm, Deep Data, Cynosure, 3rd Wave, Mobilee, Vakant, Circus Company – just to name a few. 2001 saw his club hit “Hey Little Girl”, 2002 “Musik ohne Bass” entered the clubs (Force Inc.). In April 2005 he released his album “Coincidance” (Ware CD 14/Ware 52). The title track was remixed by Trentemöller and by Dapayk (Mo’s Ferry Productions, Dapayk & Padberg/Ware 54). December 2005 saw his 12″ “Lost Vox” with a remix by Pan-Pot, in febuary 2006 the next remix 12″ “more alternatives” was released with a mix by Audio Werner.

On the 11. of Febuary 2008 the jubilee EP “10 Jahre Ware” / “10 Years Of Ware” appeared on the scene with 2 epic tracks, one by Ziggy Kinder and the other by Mathias. Both tracks reflect the Ware history by using samples of the the label’s past 10 years + fit them together with new + unique ideas to 2 new exciting monster tunes.

In year one after Ware’s 10th anniversary Mr. Schaffhäuser looks back on a veritable live tour which led him to Buenos Aires, Rostock, Singapore, Offenbach and Trieste. What combines these illustrous places, you may ask? Everywhere was absolutely super cool! Schaffhäuser’s set kept throwing audiences off the curve. I mean, who squeezes minimal sounds, spontaneous vocal performances, crude cover versions and melodica solos into a one-hour set, without constantly staring at a computer screen? But, from nothing nothing comes. Even before 1993 (does anyone remember this?) Schaffhäuser sang and played guitar in several bands, so he knows how to rock the house. And that works even better with a big enough stage and wireless microphones! Though another fine house track is never far, after all, Schaffhäuser wouldn’t neglect his traditional Ware style, no matter how much he rocks.

Mathias has produced remixes for Goldfrapp (“Twist”, Mute Rec.), Steve Bug (“Lover Boy”, Poker Flat Rec.), Misc. (“The Magic Number”, Sender Rec.), [A]pendics.Shuffle (“No Reductions”, Adjunct Rec.), Luomo (“Tessio”, Force Tracks/Force Inc.), J.C.A. (“I Begin To Wonder”, Deep Cukture), Northern Lite (“Trusting Blind”, 1st decade Rec.), Faust (“T-Electronique”, Klangbad Rec.) and many many more.