Claus Casper. DJ and producer. A man who has explored quite a range of styles throughout his career, providing dancefloor pleasure on the decks for more than two decades whilst working on a vast range of tracks, remixes and projects in the studio.
A man who has quite a story to tell and surely a bunch of bangers lined-up for a busy future…
With roots in the early 90s graffiti scene of his hometown Cologne Claus Casper was involved in and around the circuits of the growing German-speaking HipHop movement at that time being and even featured on Advanced Chemistry’s Fremd Im Eigenen Land back in 1992 – a track which can be seen as one of the most influential kickstarters for the evolution of the German scene.
After a night out at the legendary IT Club in Amsterdam things started to change and soon Claus Casper fell for something completely different – House music and all its derivatives based on a straight 4/4 foundation.
Within a short time he found himself DJ’ing all over the place as well as dabbling in the studio, looking for the perfect beat.
Casper finally made a big mark in the club season of 2013 with his tune The Flow, released on the Exploited vinyl offshoot Black Jukebox. This track received massive dancefloor and crowd response all over clubland and caused essential euphoria whenever it was played by names like Phonique, Solomun, Adana Twins, Doctor Dru and many more, putting Claus Casper on the map for a reason.
Soon after that Claus Casper’s Deep Inside (I Need You) was signed for a vinyl only release on the JEUDI Basics imprint – a sure shot which catered more dancefloor havoc throughout the season of 2014, championed by the likes of Pete Tong, Mousse T., Tensnake and Claptone
In the same year Claus Casper teamed up with his new studio partner Jean Philips. The pairing soon found their releases being signed to well respected labels like Hive Audio, Mother Recordings, OFF Recordings, Definition:Music and even the UK-based dance major Toolroom Records in years subsequent.
Backed by this history it’s pretty obvious that 2016 holds big things for Claus Casper as well. His remix work for Phonique’s uber-hit Feel What You Want feat. Rebecca is already making waves and the fresh Pandora EP on Definition:Music, both created alongside studio mate Jean Philips, once again is supported by a wide range of names including Stacey Pullen, Smash TV, Richie Hawtin, Piemont, Paco Osuna and more.
But these are only two releases announcing many more to come in 2k16 which all will be heard on a dancefloor near you very soon!