ATB was the alias of DJ Andre Tanneberger, a native of Freilberg, Germany, born in 1973. In the wake of remixes for acts including the Outhere Brothers, Technotronic, and Haddaway, he scored a European club hit with 1999’s “9 PM (Till I Come),” releasing the full-length Movin’ Melodies later that same year. At the end of October 2000, Tanneberger released his sophomore album, Two Worlds.
For the album ATB collaborated with Heather Nova, Enigma, and the Canadian rock band Wild Strawberries. The release was a double CD, the first consisting of more dancefloor-friendly tunes and the second, more downtempo. In mid-2000 Tannenberg released the single “Killer,” a remake of the Seal and Adamski track, with Drew Williams on vocals. Two Worlds was issued later that fall, followed by several compilations and singles. It wasn’t until 2002 that a new full-length album would appear; Dedicated arrived that spring.
Only a few international artists presenting their own style succeed in having such a lasting effect on the international dance scene for more than ten years.
He is one of the most famous international electronic music artists. Holding position #11 in the DJ MAG voting for the last two years and also residing on position #4 of theDJlist.com for more than three years now, he still manages to be one of the DJs who is always as close to his fans as possible, presenting his music to them live and directly. His energetic, emotional and unique DJ sets serve as the universal language he uses for more than 15 years now to tour all around the globe to get into direct contact with his fans at all times.
Andre has been lead to become one of the most important producers and musicians for electronic music of the last decade. Having worked on previous albums with international stars like Heather Nova, Moby, William Orbit, Roberta Carter Harrison, Haley, Betsy Larkin and Aruna, has led Andre to collaborate with such artists as Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Sean Ryan, Rea Garvey (Reamonn), Melissa Loretta, Fuldner, Christina Soto, Kate Louise Smith and Josh Gallahan on his latest album “Distant Earth”. As well, being a DJ he travels all around the globe, so that he is in direct contact with his worldwide fans.
For the first time this year, enduring Top 100 fave ATB is to take his awesome concert tour outside of Europe. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City will all play host to the show that has taken much of the year to prepare.
“I’ve been touring in the US for 15 years now and now is the time to give them the full ATB package,” enthuses the veteran. “These shows will be much more complex than the shows I did before because it’s electronic music played with 100% live musicians. That is so important for me. I searched a long time for the right musicians and the right team.”
Stating that the visual aspect so dominant at many EDM shows is not his priority — rather the shows will be all about showcasing electronic music’s range of emotions — André Tanneberger has also just released his latest album, ‘Contact’.
“It has a lot of interesting collaborations but not just big name collaborations. Instead I love to present fresh people who really deserve to get presented because their voices are fantastic.”