|Birth name||Joseph Thomas Youngman|
|Also known as||Mario Fabriani|
|Born||March 17, 1982|
|Origin||San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.|
|Genres||House, electro house, progressive house, complextro|
Ministry Of Sound UK
|Associated acts||Porter Robinson, Deadmau5, Skrillex, will.i.am|
Joseph Thomas Youngman (born March 17, 1982), known by his stage name Wolfgang Gartner, is an American house music producer and DJ. Much of his music prior to 2010 was released through his own record label, Kindergarten, but he signed with Ultra Records in 2010 and Ministry of Sound in the UK in 2011.
Youngman created the Wolfgang Gartner name in late 1999 after establishing a moderately successful name as a deep house DJ. Not wanting to be criticized for such an abrupt departure in style, Youngman created the name anonymously. Gartner's identity was revealed officially in July 2000. Youngman took the name from the coach of the Cal Poly Mustangs men's soccer team. The Wolfgang Gartner logo was created in 2010 by New York graffiti artist Eric Haze who created logos for the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and EPMD.
Gartner hosted the first episode of MTV's dance music show "Clubland" which aired on September 22, 2011. A portion of the episode was filmed at his home in Los Angeles, California, where he gave a tour of his studio and introduced music videos. He also was the DJ for the 10th Video Game Awards, which aired on Spike TV on December 7, 2012.
A total of eight of Gartner's songs have held the #1 position on the Beatport Top 10 Chart. His single "Wolfgang's 5th Symphony" was the highest selling song on Beatport.com in 2009. Gartner received a Grammy nomination for his remix of Andy Caldwell's "Funk Nasty" in the Best Remixed Recording (Non Classical) Category in 2010.
On September 20, 2011, Gartner released his first full length album Weekend in America. The album featured vocal cameos from Omarion, Jim Jones & Cam'ron, will.i.am and Eve. It peaked at #2 in iTunes' dance chart and #1 in Beatport's album chart. Gartner also collaborated with Deadmau5 on "Animal Rights" and "Channel 42", with Skrillex on "The Devil's Den", and with Tiesto and Luciana on "We Own the Night".
Gartner's music has been featured in a number of video games including the racing game Midnight Club: Los Angeles ("Squares" and "Montezuma"), snowboarding game Stoked ("Circles"), and as downloadable content for Activision's DJ Hero ("Wolfgang's 5th Symphony"), and Forza Horizon ("Illmerica"). His music has also been featured in the TV shows Teen Wolf ("Illmerica") and The Secret Circle ("Get Em"), Grey's Anatomy ("There and Back"), How I Met Your Mother ("Menage A Trois"), Arrow ("There and Back") and in the movie Limitless ("Hook Shot").
Gartner was nominated for four International Dance Music Awards in January 2011, including Best Electro/Tech House Track, Best Progressive Track, Best Breakthrough DJ and Best Breakthrough Artist. That same month Gartner announced a new video for the single Illmerica. Forever, a collaboration with will.i.am, was released on April 12, 2011. The music video received regular rotation on MTV UK, MuchMusic (Canada), and AMtv in the USA. The single received limited radio airplay in America, while reaching A-List rotation on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.
Gartner has performed at a number of music festivals including CounterPoint 2014, Camp Bisco 2013, Neon Desert Music Festival 2013 World Electronic Music Festival 2012, Electric Forest 2012, Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012, Coachella 2010, 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 and 2011, Ultra Music Festival 2010 through 2013, Parklife (Australia) 2011, Creamfields (UK) 2011, Global Dance Festival 2012, Electric Zoo 2011, 2012 and tours extensively around the world. In 2010, Gartner debuted as a featured guest on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix series, hosted by DJ/producer Pete Tong.
- Back Story
Singles & EPs
- Shapes EP
- My Yummy Tummy Is A Bad Boy EP
- Play Dub
- Hot For Teacher EP
- Killer / Flam Mode
- Montezuma / Frenetica
- Bounce / Get It
- Hook Shot
- Montezuma – Remixes (Radio Jack / Cates & DpL / Will Bailey) - Kindergarten Records
- Yin / Yang (with Francis Preve)
- Push & Rise
- Wolfgang's 5th Symphony / Grey Agenda
- Fire Power / Latin Fever
- Conscindo (with Mark Knight)
- Animal Rights (with deadmau5) (UK chart peak: #72)
- Illmerica (UK chart peak: #158)
- Space Junk
- Forever (feat. will.i.am) (UK Chart Peak #43)
- Ménage à Trois
- The Devil's Den (with Skrillex)
- Still My Baby (feat. Omarion)
- Montezuma – Remixes (Radio Jack / Cates & DpL) - Ultra Records
- Go Home (with will.i.am and Mick Jagger)
- There and Back
- We Own The Night (with Tiësto feat. Luciana) (UK Chart Peak #87)
- Casual Encounters of the 3rd Kind (Girl on Boy / Girl on Girl)
- Love and War / Nuke
- Channel 42 (with deadmau5)
- Evil Lurks (with Tom Staar)
- We Are The Computers (with Popeska)
- Cold Act Ill (Wolfgang Gartner's Monster Mix, and Club Mix) – Classixx
- Helium (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Bass Kleph & Anthony Paul
- Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Andy Caldwell
- Cruel World (Wolfgang Gartner Kindergarten Slam Mix) – Ron Reeser & Dan Saenz
- Me & Myself (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Ben DJ (feat. Sushy)
- Play (Wolfgang Gartner Remix, and Dub) – Jin Sonic & Dive
- Heartbreaker (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – MSTRKRFT (feat. John Legend)
- I Will Be Here (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System
- Cruelty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Alaric
- 3 (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Britney Spears
- Morning After Dark (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Timbaland (feat. Nelly Furtado & SoShy)
- Imma Be (Wolfgang Gartner Club Mix) – The Black Eyed Peas
- Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Miike Snow
- Sorry For Party Rocking (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – LMFAO
- Now or Never (Wolfgang Gartner Edit ) – Popeska
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- Kindergarten – CD's and Vinyl @ Discogs.
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- Wolfgang Gartner – Bio, CD's and Vinyl at Discogs.
- Holbrook, Natalie. (2011-11-03) Constant Gartner | Vegas Seven. Weeklyseven.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-30.
- Wolfgang Gartner | AM Only.
- List of IDMA Nominations.
- "Illmerica" Video.
- Essential Mix Playlist.
- "Wolfgang Gartner – Fire Power / Latin Fever". Discogs. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- [singlechart|UK|72|artist=Deadmau5|song=Animal Rights|date=2010-10-02]
- CHART: CLUK Update 16.07.2011 (wk27)