Seelenluft

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Seelenluft
Birth name Beat Solèr
Also known as Silvercity-Bob[1]
Born (1971-07-08) July 8, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Zurich, Switzerland
Genres Electronica
Electro
Occupation(s) Music Producer
DJ
Years active 1997–present
Labels Klein Records
International DeeJay Gigolo Records
Website www.seelenluft.net

Beat Solèr, better known by his stage name Seelenluft, is a producer of electronic music from Switzerland.

Career[edit]

Seelenluft is Beat Soler from Zurich. He has been playing music since he was seven. He has made a number of records in the past ten years.

He signed up with Klein Records and released his first record "The Rise and Fall of Silvercity Bob" in 2000. Silvercity Bob is an imaginary trumpet player and the album relies heavily on Beat Soler's collection of 1950s easy listening records.[2]

The 'Synchronschwimmer" EP was released, in 2001, as a soundtrack for Acapulco 11, a synchronized swimming team.

Seelenluft recorded his latest album "Out of the Woods" in Los Angeles, over a couple of months in 2002.

The single "Manila" featured Michael Smith, a 12-year-old boy from Compton singing lead vocals was released in the UK by Back Yard Recordings. Influential BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Pete Tong declared it was an essential new tune. The track has been featured on more than 60 compilations.[3] It has reached the ARIA top 50 Australian singles charts in March 2004.

Seelenluft's third album "The Way We Go" for Klein Records, his fourth overall, was issued in 2004 and was preceded by the track "I Can See Clearly Now". A remix by Tiga was featured on the maxi-single.

Contributing few remixes of his own, Seelenluft's work appeared on projects by diverse artists such as electronic music duo Tipsy, dance-pop singer Almamy or alternative rock band Mauracher among others.[1]

He also composed a piece for the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich and worked on various film soundtracks.[4]

An association with International DeeJay Gigolo Records started in 2007. Leading to the release of Seelenluft's 'Birds And Plants And Rocks And Things" LP on DJ Hell's label in June 2008.[5]

"Comme Dans Un Rêve" from the album was featured in the Fall/Winter 2008/9 Haute Couture Fashion Show for Chanel.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Bellatrax (1997), Hypnotic
  • The Rise and Fall of Silvercity Bob (2000), Klein Records
  • Out of the Woods (2002), Klein Records
  • Way We Go (2004), Klein Records
  • Birds And Plants And Rocks And Things (2008), International DeeJay Gigolo Records

EPs[edit]

  • Synchronswimmer (2001), Klein Records

Singles[edit]

  • Manila (2002), Klein Records / Back Yard Recordings
  • L.A. Woman (2003), Klein Records
  • I Can See Clearly Now (2004), Klein Records
  • You Came Along (2004), Klein Records
  • Horse With No Name (2007), International DeeJay Gigolo Records

Remixes[edit]

  • Shirley Bassey "Moonraker" (1998), Hypnotic Records
  • Tipsy "Something Tropical" (2002), Asphodel
  • Sinner DC "Piano J" (2002), Polaris Records
  • Mauracher "Noonee" (2003), Fabrique Records
  • I N Fused "Paranoid" (2003), Art Brut
  • Ethan "In My Heart" (2005), Back Yard Recordings
  • Moonbootica "June" (2005), Moonbootique Recordings
  • Tim & Puma Mimi "Namida" (2006), Alpinechic
  • Almamy "Like You Do" (2008), ModyWorks
  • Electric Blanket "My Eyes My Heart" (2008), Wankdorf Recordings

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