Alle Farben

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Alle Farben
2014-08-23 Alle Farben at Echelon 2014 0694.JPG
Alle Farben in 2014
Background information
Birth name Frans Zimmer
Born (1985-06-05) June 5, 1985 (age 32)
Origin Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Genres Tech house, techno, deep house, house, trance, chill-out, electro house
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, disc jockey
Years active 2010–present
Labels Guesstimate/b1
Associated acts Graham Candy, YOUNOTUS
Website alle-farben.com

Frans Zimmer better known by his stage name Alle Farben (meaning All Colors in German), born June 5, 1985 in Berlin is a German DJ and producer. Since 2014 Zimmer is signed to the record label Guesstimate/b1 Recordings[1] and the publishing house Budde Music.[2]

Career[edit]

Frans Zimmer was raised in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, where he lives and works today. After high school, Zimmer wanted to study art, but was not admitted to university. In the following years, he worked various odd jobs, including work as a confectioner in a Berlin café. In 2010, he began DJing in Berlin nightclubs and bars. Inspired by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, he took the alias "Hundert Farben" (meaning Hundred Colors), which he later changed to his current stage name "Alle Farben"[3] (meaning All Colours)

On May 9, 2012, he played for 30,000 people[4] at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, achieving a national breakthrough. Since then, Zimmer DJs almost every weekend throughout Europe; he also played several shows in Tel Aviv.

In September 2013, Zimmer announced through his Facebook page[5] that he had begun work on his debut album and in January 2014 in an interview with the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung[6] he confirmed the album would be ready in a few months. On April 15, 2014, Alle Farben released "She Moves (Far Away)" featuring the vocals of Graham Candy as a prerelease and the album's debut single. The album, entitled Synesthesia - I Think in Colours as per the official cover and the iTunes download page (with some media outlets opting to use the shorter term Synesthesia album in their coverage of the release), was released on 25 May 2014 in Europe through Kallias record label and Sony Music. Its 15 tracks include collaborations with Graham Candy and Lydmor (on two songs apiece) and Sway Clarke II (on one). It also includes two bonus remixes "She Moves" by Bakermat and Goldfish.

Discography[edit]

Alle Farben in 2014

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
GER
[7]
AUT
[8]
SWI
[9]
2014 Synesthesia - I Think in Colours 20 54 40
2016 Music Is My Best Friend 20 55

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
GER
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
(Fl)

[10]
BEL
(Wa)

[11]
FRA
[12]
NLD
[13]
SPA
[14]
SWI
[9]
2014 "She Moves (Far Away)"
(featuring Graham Candy)
9 15 43 47 173 21 41 21 Synesthesia - I Think in Colours
2016 "Please Tell Rosie"
(featuring YOUNOTUS)
3 2 70 Music Is My Best Friend
"Bad Ideas" 7 4 79
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[17]
2017 "Little Hollywood"
(with Janieck)
14 8 31
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[17]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
GER
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
(Fl)

[10]
BEL
(Wa)

[11]
FRA
[12]
NLD
[13]
SPA
[14]
SWI
[9]
2015 "Supergirl"
(Anna Naklab featuring Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS)
2 1 33*
(Ultratip)
26*
(Ultratip)
52 7 5 non-album single

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Others
  • 2009: Tanzinteresse
  • 2012: Danse/Pulp EP (Kallias Music)
  • 2012: Galant EP (Kallias Music)
  • 2012: Roundabout EP (Der Turnbeutel)
  • 2012: Sailorman EP (Kallias Music)
  • 2012: Alle Farben meets Rainer Weichhold EP (Kallias Music)
  • 2012: Sailorman - The Remixes EP (Kallias Music)
  • 2013: Tempelhof (Kallias)
  • 2014: Sometimes (featuring Graham Candy) (Synesthesia)
  • 2015: Get High (featuring Lowell)
  • 2015: Pretty Small EP (Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS) (Synesthesia)
  • 2016: My Ghost EP (Synesthesia)
  • 2016: Remember Yesterday (featuring Perttu & Michael Schulte) (Synesthesia)
  • 2016: Fall into the Night (Synesthesia)

Remixes[edit]

  • 2011: Rene Bourgeois - Tico (Alle Farben Remix) (Supdub Records)
  • 2011: Lizzara & Tatsch - Trompa (Alle Farben Remix) (Ostfunk Records)
  • 2012: T.Y.P. - D.I.S.C.O. (Alle Farben Remix) (Polydor / Universal France)
  • 2012: Drauf & Dran - Elise (Alle Farben Remix) (Stylerockets)
  • 2012: Flapjack - Mister Sandman (Alle Farben Remix) (Stylerockets)
  • 2012: Shemian - Classical Symphony (Alle Farben Remix) (Wired UK)
  • 2012: K-Paul - Out Of Control (Alle Farben Remix) (Music is Music)
  • 2012: Ron Flatter - Herr Lonnert (Alle Farben Remix) (Pour La Vie)
  • 2012: Dimitri Andreas - Eida (Alle Farben Remix) (Gold Records)
  • 2012: Daughter - Youth (Alle Farben Remix)
  • 2013: Ben Ivory - Better Love (Alle Farben Remix) (bitclap!/Warner Music Germany)
  • 2013: Blitzkids mvt. - Heart On The Line (Alle Farben Dub Remix) (bitclap!/Warner Music Germany)
  • 2013: Tagträumer - The Only Thing In This World (Alle Farben Remix) (Neopren)
  • 2013: Alice Francis - Gangsterlove (Alle Farben Remix) (ChinChin Records)
  • 2013: Boss Axis - Challenger (Alle Farben Remix) (Parquet Recordings)
  • 2013: Parov Stelar - The Snake (Alle Farben Remix) (Island Records / Universal Music Germany)
  • 2013: Romeofoxtrott - Memories (Alle Farben Remix) (Hunting For Emotion)
  • 2013: Elias - Kaputt (Alle Farben Remix) (Island Records / Universal Music Germany)
  • 2014: Bebetta - Herr Kapellmeister (Alle Farben Remix) (Damm Records)
  • 2014: Irie Révoltés - Residanse (Alle Farben Remix) (ferryhouse productions)
  • 2014: Berlin Comedian Harmonists – Hallo, was machst du heut', Daisy? (Alle Farben Remix) (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • 2014: Goldfish – Moonwalk Away (Alle Farben Remix)
  • 2014: Hundreds presented by Alle Farben - She Moves & Our Past (Alle Farben Remix) (Synesthesia)
  • 2014: Elvis Presley vs. Alle Farben - Shake That Tambourine (Alle Farben Remix) (Sony Music Media)
  • 2014: Mø - Walk This Way (Alle Farben Remix) (Chess Club/RCA Victor)
  • 2014: The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer - Fade Out Lines (Alle Farben Remix) (Capitol)
  • 2015: Heymen - If I Play Your Game (Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS Remix) (Kontor Records)
  • 2015: Northern Lite with Aka Aka & Thalstroem - Take My Time (Alle Farben Remix) (Kontor Records)
  • 2015: Mantra feat. Lydia Rhodes - Away (Alle Farben Remix) (Ultra Records, LLC)
  • 2015: Buray - Istersen (Alle Farben Remix) (b1)
  • 2015: Jonah - All We Are (Alle Farben Remix) (Columbia)
  • 2016: Teenage Mutants & Laura Welsh - Falling for You (Alle Farben Remix) (Sony Music Entertainment)
  • 2016: Hooverphonic - Badaboom (Alle Farben Remix) (epic)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • PARTYSAN Award
    • 2011: in the category Newcomer[19]
  • Newcomer Contest Bayern
    • 2012: in the category DJ National[20]
  • 1Live Krone
    • 2014: nominated in the category Beste Single[21]
  • ECHO
    • 2015: nominated in the category Dance National[22]
  • Newcomer Contest Bayern
    • 2015: in the category Vom Newcomer zum Star[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music kooperiert mit Alle Farben" (in German). 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Alle Farben: Budde Music signt Berliner DJ" (in German). 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  3. ^ "BZ: Die Leute wollen ausflippen". Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Tagesspiegel: Meine Musik ist für alle Menschen da". Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Facebook: Ankündigung des Albums". Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  6. ^ "taz: Interview mit Alle Farben". Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  7. ^ a b c "Alle Farben discography". germancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Alle Farben discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Alle Farben discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Alle Farben discography". ultratop.be/nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Alle Farben discography". ultratop.be/fr. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Alle Farben discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Alle Farben discography". dutchcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Alle Farben discography". spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Comunity". Hitparade.ch - Swiss Charts. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Austrian certifications – Alle Farben" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 9 August 2017.  Enter Alle Farben in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  18. ^ "Anna Naklab feat. Alle Arben & Younotus – Supergirl (Radio Edit)" (in Spanish). Portal de Música. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  19. ^ "PARTYSAN Award 2011: Newcomer des Jahres" (in German). 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  20. ^ "Newcomer Contest Bayern: Preisträger 2012" (in German). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  21. ^ "1LIVE KRONE 2014: Nominierte stehen fest" (PDF). 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  22. ^ "Echo 2015 - Die Nominierten". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  23. ^ "Newcomer Contest Bayern - Preisträger 2015". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 

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