|Name Wolfgang Voigt|
Role Musical Artist
|Albums Pop, Nah und Fern, Konigsforst, Zauberberg, Oktember|
Similar Jorg Burger, Michael Mayer, Andreas Dorau, Reinhard Voigt, Jurgen Paape
Record labels Kompakt, Mille Plateaux
Wolfgang voigt artist talk
Wolfgang Voigt (born 1961) is an electronic music DJ and producer from Cologne, Germany, known for his output under various aliases, such as Gas. He signed on numerous record labels, including Warp, Harvest, Raster-Noton, Force Inc, Astral Industries and Kompakt. The latter was co-founded by Voigt alongside Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape. He is considered one of the most influential minimal techno artists.
Gas - Pop [Full Album]
Life and career
Together with his brother Reinhard Voigt (alias Sweet Reinhard, Kron and Pentax), Wolfgang Voigt is considered one of the founders and most influential artists of the minimal techno scene. With Jörg Burger (The Bionaut, The Modernist) he was influenced by the early acid house in 1988, when both spent some time in London. Voigt and Burger founded the label Trance Atlantic.
He started to produce under the moniker Mike Ink with the Acid EP The Dialogue being his first release. In 1993 Voigt, his brother Reinhard, Jörg Burger and Jürgen Paape founded the record store "Delirium" in Cologne, which later became Kompakt. In the same year he also started Profan. Later followed other imprints such as Kreisel 99 or Auftrieb.
Voigt is known for over 30 projects and aliases. Of these, his best known is arguably Gas, a project that saw the marriage of ambient music and 4/4 techno.
Since the early 1990s he has released over 160 albums, along with dozens of EPs, box sets, singles and remixes, under more than 30 different monikers. Other names under which Voigt has released music include, but are not limited to, All, Auftrieb, Brom, C.K. Decker, Centrifugal Force, Crocker, Dextro NRG, Dieter Gorny, Digital, Dom, Doppel, Filter, Freiland, Fuchsbau, Gelb, Grungerman, Kafkatrax, Love Inc., M:I:5, Mike Ink, Mint, Panthel, Popacid, Riss, RX7, Split Inc., Strass, Studio 1, Tal, Vinyl Countdown, W.V., Wassermann, and X-Lvis.
Voigt is a long-time friend of contemporary artist Albert Oehlen.