May 27 Thuishaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Showtime 16:00
May 27 Hive, ZÃ¼rich, Switzerland - Showtime 23:00
Jun 02 Beit Maariv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jun 03 Distillery , Leipzig, Germany
Jun 04 Stefanik & Kaden, Hip Island, Heilbronn, Germany
Jun 09 Ikarus Festival, Memmingen, Germany
Jun 10 Traumsafari, Geiselwind, Germany
Jun 10 Tilt Open Air, Speyer, Germany
Jun 12 Stefanik & Kaden, DC10, Ibiza, Spain
Jun 15 Trust Barcelona Open Air, ZT Hotel Villa Olimpica, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 16 Watergate x Warung, FACT Club, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 18 Muna Open Air, Bad Klosterlausnitz, Germany
Jun 24 Bateau Bellona, Lyon, France
Jun 25 Stefanik & Kaden, Awakenings Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Likably undisguised, always surprising and full of verve – putting Mathias Kaden's charisma in a nutshell is one thing. Another is the feeling of hearing him live in a night club or open air – nothing feels like that. Very naturally he absorbs the audience's vibe and radiates his own energy into it – no matter whether it's for a warm-up, at prime time or whilst closing. Mathias Kaden has been a DJ for more than 15 years now. And after more then 1500 gigs he still hasn't lost his addictive enthusiasm which has given special moments to fans on dancefloors on almost all continents.
It all started far away from the big clubbing centers, in the green heart of Germany between the contemplative cities of Jena and Gera. Growing up there, Kaden was a passionate nightclubber and discovered DJing in the mid-90s. His sets then were dominated by the classic vocal house of his American heroes. Later his sound preferences broadened from minimal house arrangements to a contemporary eclecticism that Kaden has found a fitting trademark for, namely Power House. Instead of strict limits in genre, Power House describes his very own way of fast mixing whilst keeping a certain groove and yet continually surprising his audiences with his music. None of his sets are like another.
Kaden's outstanding skills to interweave different spheres of electronic club music are documented by mix compilations for Watergate Records, Cocoon Recordings and the German magazine Groove. His stylistic open-mindedness is also shaping his own productions. His first tracks were build in 2001 together with Marek Hemmann. Their sessions together resulted in five EPs for the Jena record label Freude am Tanzen. At the same time, Mathias Kaden created a versatile style as a solo artist, released between 2005 and 2009 mainly by the Berlin label Vakant. In 2009, he also finished his debut album „Studio 10“ for Vakant. It was a surprisingly experimental and diversified piece of music with various guest musicians and has been well received by both fans and the press.
With his „Tentakle EP“ on Desolat and his second album „Energetic“ on Freude am Tanzen, Kaden has recently set more of a course on house again and has let the energy of his DJ sets slip into his music. In return he is giving this energy of his tracks back to the dancefloor: After 15 years of DJing Mathias Kaden is now concentrating more on playing live. His set-up consists of much-loved hardware that allows him to play and be spontaneous with his own musical oeuvre. Aside from his own tracks Mathias Kaden is also a remix producer in demand and has added new facets to tracks by Trentemøller, 2000 & One, Jesse Rose, Kink and Monika Kruse.
Mathias Kaden's gig radius has vastly extended in the past years, with regular performances in well-known clubs and festivals in Europe, Japan as well as North and South America, for example his residency at Cocoon Ibiza at Amnesia. Nevertheless he has stayed closely-knit with his Thuringian heimat. Since 1998 he lovingly nurtures his residency at the legendary Muna club which celebrated it's 20th anniversary in 2014 and is appreciated as an important location for ambitious parties outside of Berlin, Hamburg et al. At the also well known club Kassablanca in neighbouring Jena, Kaden was promoting the Klanglauf night for ten years which hosted
renowned DJs like Luciano, Steve Bug, Solomun and Soulphiction.
And finally, Freude am Tanzen has become Mathias Kaden's home – due to longstanding friendships and their work as a label and booking agency.
But Freude am Tanzen is not the only friendship that has lead to new creativity: with the Leipzig band Marbert Rocel and the Jena percussionist Michael Nagler Mathias Kaden founded a real band for a spontanous live-set at the Nachtdigital Festival in summer 2010. Three years later, this band released the widely appreciated album „Plaited“ and played a number of tours.
Spooker is directed at supporting artists and events, primarily in electronic music and nightlife. Our efforts are handling and booking shows in the Netherlands and more recently in Israel and the Middle East, all coordinated from an Amsterdam based office.
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