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|André Tanneberger (ATB)|
André Tanneberger in 2010
|Birth name||André Tanneberger|
|Born||26 February 1973|
|Origin||Freiberg, Saxony, Germany|
|Occupations||DJ, Producer, Remixer|
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Labels||Kontor Records, Armada Music|
|Associated acts||see Co-production section of ATB discography.|
André Tanneberger, under the stage name of ATB, (born February 26, 1973 in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany) is a German DJ, musician, and producer of trance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ATB was ranked #11 in 2009. as well as in 2010 and went down to #15 in 2011. In 2011, he was ranked as world number 1 according to "The DJ List."
Musical career 
Early career: 1980s-1997 
In the late 80s on the weekend Andre frequented club Tarm Center in Bochum, to listen to the music of DJ Thomas Kukula (better known as the General Base). In 1992, he decided himself to do music composition. His equipment consisted of an Amiga computer and a small synthesizer. Thomas, seeing a young boy, he offers to work in his recording studio to finish the song. In the studio, Andre used his first professional synthesizer Sequential Pro One, which gave him the idea to name his first project Sequential One.
Tanneberger started his music career at the dance music group Sequential One. In February 1993 under the name of Andre Sequential One released their debut single «Dance» and «Let Me Hear You». Singles brought them small financial benefits - Andre gained the opportunity to organize a mini-studio. In 1994 the band increased by 3 members: Ulrich Poppelbaum, Woody van Eyden and vocalist Morfa. In the early 1995 House Nation label on the first album Sequential One «Dance».
After the great success in his native Germany, Sequential One gradually became known in other countries of Europe. The second album, «Energy» apart from Germany, was also released in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. Despite the success and growing popularity of two members of the project - Woody van Eyden and Morpha - still left him in 1998. In the group were only Andre and Ullrich. In 1999 Sequential One ceased to exist. But shortly before the collapse, Andre managed to release the last single «Angels» and album of the best works of «Decades».
Formation of ATB and Movin' Melodies: 1998-1999 
In 1998, Tanneberger also started a solo project named ATB. His first track under this name was "9pm (Till I Come)," included in the Movin' Melodies album, which topped the United Kingdom music charts in 1999 and is widely regarded as the UK's first trance number one. The track features a guitar riff that became hugely popular. This guitar sound became the trademark of his early hits. ATB continues to evolve and change with every album. His current style involves more vocals and varied sounds, with frequent pianos.
Despite only releasing a few more singles in the UK, namely "Don't Stop!" and "Killer," he still regularly releases music in his native Germany and in other parts of Europe, where he has scored big hits such as "I Don't Wanna Stop" and his cover of Olive's 1996 hit "You're Not Alone."
Two Worlds: 2000-2001 
Two Worlds (released in 2000) was his second studio album. It is a two-disc album based upon the concept of different types of music for different moods. The titles of the two CDs are: "The World of Movement" and "The Relaxing World." This album includes two songs featuring Heather Nova: "Love Will Find You" and "Feel You Like a River." The song "Let U Go" featured on the "The World of Movement" disc featuring the vocals of Roberta Carter Harrison from the Canadian pop band Wild Strawberries. The song "Enigmatic Encounter" features music from the music project Enigma.
Dedicated: 2001-2002 
His third album, Dedicated, was released in 2002. It includes two top hits: "Hold You" and "You're Not Alone." The title refers to the September 11 attacks.
Addicted to Music: 2003 
In 2003, ATB released Addicted To Music, which included hits such as "I Don't Wanna Stop" and "Long Way Home." The same year, ATB's first DVD was released, Addicted To Music DVD. It featured all his videos, a tour documentary and photographs.
No Silence: 2004 
Seven Years: 2005-2006 
In 2005, ATB released Seven Years, a compilation album of 20 songs, including all his singles. Additionally, Seven Years includes six new tracks, including the single "Humanity" and the 2005 rework of "Let U Go." Many of ATB's recent albums have featured vocals from Roberta Carter Harrison, singer for the Canadian band Wild Strawberries. On 7. July 2005 he married his long-time girlfriend Anna.
Trilogy: 2007 
His next album, Trilogy, was released on 4 May 2007. The single "Justify" was released from The DJ 4 in the Mix compilation. The single "Renegade" was released on 12 April 2007, and features Heather Nova. The third single was "Feel Alive," released in July the same year.
In a Trance.nu interview on 11 May 2007, ATB considered "Don't Stop!" to be his worst production to date, and he no longer stands by it, due to it being similar to his first hit, "9pm (Till I Come)."
Future Memories: 2009 
The album Future Memories, was released on the 5th of May 2009. The single, "What About Us," was already promoted and released.
Present status: 2010-present 
As of 23 September 2010, ATB's most recent release, 'Could You Believe' reached number 7 the US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart.
On 8 March 2011, ATB announced on that the title of his ninth studio album would be Distant Earth. On 29 April 2011 Distant Earth was released, followed by Distant Earth Remixed on 16 September 2011. On 8 June 2012 Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 was released. On 24 March 2013 ATB announced during A State of Trance 600 Miami at Ultra Music Festival that he plans on releasing his next album during the second half of 2013. In addition, he announced that he would be bringing the ATB in Concert series to the United States with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. Previously ATB had kept the past six ATB in Concert shows in Eastern Europe.
Studio Albums 
- Movin' Melodies (1999)
- Two Worlds (2000)
- Dedicated (2002)
- Addicted to Music (2003)
- No Silence (2004)
- Trilogy (2007)
- Future Memories (2009)
- Distant Earth (2011)
Compilation Albums 
- Seven Years: 1998–2005 (2005)
- LastFM. "ATB Biography". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- LastFM. "ATB Biography". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "DJ Mag Top 100 Dj's 2009".
- "DJ Mag". DJ Mag. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
- "The DJ List 2011".
- Nitevibe, Sam Khedr. "San Francisco nightlife, club culture, DJ music, electronic music". Nitevibe.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
- "Now I do know I have some productions I really hate... the second release of ATB, which was "Don't Stop"". Trance.nu. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
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