Monika Kruse

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Monika Kruse
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Monika Kruse performing in 2008
Background information
Also known as Monika Kruse @ the Voodooamt, GTMK
Born (1971-07-23) 23 July 1971 (age 45)
Berlin, Germany
Origin Munich, Germany
Genres Electronica
Techno
Minimal Techno music
Occupation(s) Disc jockey
Record producer
Years active 1991-Present
Labels Terminal M
Electric Avenue Recordings
Website http://www.monikakruse.com/

Monika Kruse (born 23 July 1971 in Berlin) is a German Techno DJ, music producer and record label owners.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Kruse was born in 1971 in Berlin but grew up in Bavaria’s capital Munich. She started playing piano at the age of seven.

After her final exams she took various apprenticeships in the music industry,[1] spending most of her money on vinyl records.[citation needed]

A bit later started working as a product manager for Chrysalis Records, dealing with bands including Gang Starr and Monie Love.

In 1991 Kruse began DJing, playing for the first time in Babalu Bar in Munich. Her sets at that time were influenced by hip hop and funk, but she also played the first House tracks. A short time later she started her first residency in the Parkcafé Club. At the end of 1993 she became a member of the Ultraworld Crew organising Techno events in Munich and opened the club Ultraschall.

In 1995 Kruse released her first production, a collaboration with Richard Bartz (aka Acid Scout) that was included on a compilation. Meanwhile her DJ sets were noticed outside of Munich and she played sets in the United States, UK and Sweden. In the summer of that year she started putting on Housetram events in a tramway wagon.

At the end of 1997 Kruse released her first solo production on a compilation and moved to Berlin, where she released her first mix CD. Around this time she met Patrick Lindsey, and together they collaborated as producers over several years under the name Monika Kruse @ Voodooamt. Their first release came in 1998. Around the same time Kruse founded her first label Terminal M.

In 2000 she played at Berlin’s Loveparade in front of 1.5 million people.[citation needed] In the same year Kruse founded No Historical Backspin, a project influenced by violent crimes and beatings against foreigners, aiming to unite the electronic music industry to take a stand against fascism and racism and in favour of tolerance and diversity. The project collects money for the Amadeu Antonio Foundation victim fund.

2001 saw the release of Monika Kruse’s first album, Panorama, co-produced with Patrick Lindsey.

In 2003 she founded another record label, Electric Avenue Recordings. In summer she had a hit in Europe with her track "Latin Lovers", which reached #1 in the Dutch dance charts the top 20 in the Spanish sales charts. Passengers, her second LP, was released in autumn 2003. Meanwhile she was performing as resident DJ in Fuse in Belgium and as ambassador of German dance culture for the Goethe Institut,[citation needed] among other appearances.

In 2007 Monika Kruse began a productive cooperation with Worms-based Gregor Tresher. Their first production "GTMK - and more..." came out in July 2007 - followed by another 12" GTMK - Panachakarma on Dutch label Intacto. Monika Kruse ended 2007 with her No Historical Backspin Party in Berlin’s Watergate Club and played at Germany’s biggest New Year's Event event in Sensation White in Düsseldorf. She was voted as the 4th most important German DJ in Raveline magazine.

Monika Kruse plays regularly in Berlin´s Panoramabar-Berghain.

In 2008 Monika Kruse and her producer Gregor Tresher finished her first solo album Monika Kruse - Changes of Perception, released on 5 September 2008. The first 12" EP of the album was released in May, the second part in June and third in September 2008.

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • 1996: Monika Kruse "Loop" (Seratonin)
  • 1999: Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Part 2 [Frisbee]
  • 1999: Monika Kruse: Complex Y2K Vol.1 (xxx rec)
  • 2000: Monika Kruse & Patrick Lindsey: U like..? [Trackland]
  • 2000: Monika Kruse & Stanny Franssen "Good fellas" (Terminal M)
  • 2000: Monika Kruse & Patrick Lindsey "Luvsucka" (Terminal M)
  • 2005: Monika Kruse exclusive track für Absolut Wodka - free download
  • 2006: Monika Kruse & Dave Shokh " Wann war gestern?" (Electric Avenue rec)
  • 2006: Monika Kruse & Dave Shokh "Vorgestern" ---free download
  • 2006: Monika Kruse@Voodooamt "Wie heißt der Scheiss?" (Terminal M)
  • 2007: Monika Kruse & Gregor Tresher pres. GTMK "and more ..." (Terminal M)
  • 2007: Monika Kruse & Gregor Tresher pres. GTMK "Panchakarma" (Intacto)
  • 2008: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Part 1 "Changes of Perception" (Terminal M)
  • 2008: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Part 2 "Changes of Perception" (Terminal M)
  • 2008: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Part 3 "Changes of Perception" (Terminal M)
  • 2009: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Remixes Part 1 (Terminal M)
  • 2009: Umek & Tomy DeClerque Reason Revealed (Terminal M)
  • 2009: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Remixes Part 2 (Terminal M)
  • 2009: Monika Kruse Changes of Perception Remixes Part 3 (Terminal M)
  • 2009: Pig&Dan - Monika Kruse Remix Release Date: 4. December 9' (Top Model Records)
  • 2009: Monika Kruse meets Mutant Clan Sancerre EP Release date: 11 December 2009 (Terminal M)
  • 2010: Monika Kruse Wavedancer EP Release date: 8 December 2010 (Terminal M)
  • 2011: Tomy DeClerque The Funny Man EP Release date: 2 March 2011 (Terminal M)
  • 2011: Monika Kruse Latin Lovers Remixes Release date: 7 July 2011 (Terminal M)
  • 2012: Monika Kruse Traces Part I Release date: 2 May 2012 (Terminal M)
  • 2013: Monika Kruse Traces Remixes Part 2 Release date: 27. June 2013 (Terminal M)
  • 2013: Various Artists 100 - incl. Monika Kruse - Summer Drops (Terminal M)
  • 2014: GMTK Retox/Offshore EP - Release date: 24. March 2014 (Terminal M)
  • 2014: Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan Soulstice/Natural High - Release date: 26. May 2014 (Terminal M)
  • 2014: Monika Kruse Summer Drops incl. Remixes - Release date: 07. July 2014 (Terminal M)
  • 2015: Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan: Colours EP - Release date: 16. March 2015 (Terminal M)
  • 2015: Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan Light Meets Dark EP - Release date: 04. May 2015 Elevate

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 1998 - Monika Kruse im Voodooamt: Voodoo EP (Frisbee)
  • 1998 - Monika Kruse: 1.05h (Frisbee)
  • 1998 - Hoschi pres. Monika Kruse: Sandcrawler EP (Primevil)
  • 1999 - Patrick Lindsey pres. Monika Kruse: The Last Night (School)
  • 1999 - Monika Kruse im Voodooamt: Part 2 (Frisbee)
  • 2000 - Monika Kruse & Patrick Lindsey like..? (Trackland)
  • 2000 - Monika Kruse im Voodooamt: Stringrise (Terminal M)
  • 2001 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Route 27 (Terminal M)
  • 2002 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Abseits (Terminal M)
  • 2002 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Highway Number 4 (Terminal M)
  • 2003 - Monika Kruse: Latin Lovers (Terminal M)
  • 2003 - Monika Kruse @ Voodooamt: Passengers (Terminal M)
  • 2004 - Monika Kruse: Latin Lovers Remixe (Terminal M)

Album[edit]

  • 2001 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Panorama (Terminal M)
  • 2003 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Passengers (Terminal M)
  • 2008 - Monika Kruse: Changes of Perception (Terminal M)
  • 2012 - Monika Kruse: Traces (Terminal M)
  • 2016 - Monika Kruse@Voodooamt: Passengers 2016 (Terminal M)

Coproductions[edit]

  • 1996 - Robot Wars 2: Metal on Metal (Sm:)e)
  • 2000 - Monika Kruse & Patrick Lindsey: Needlehopper (Terminal M)
  • 2009 - Monika Kruse & Mutant Clan: Sancerre EP (Terminal M)

Remixes[edit]

  • 2001: DJ Rush: Motherfucking Bass (Monika Kruse im Voodooamt Rmx) (T-Classix)
  • 2001: Mr. Sliff: Rippin and Dippin (Monika Kruse im Voodooamt Rmx) ( Spielzeug)
  • 2003: Oliver Huntemann: Discotech (Monika Kruse @ Voodooamt Rmx) (Confused)
  • 2004: Emmanuel Top "mars" (Monika Kruse @ Voodooamt Rmx) (Tracid Traxx)
  • 2005: Eric Sneo: Slave to the beat (Monika Kruse Rmx) (Terminal M)
  • 2006: Moguai "I want / I need / I love" - Monika Kruse Rmx (Punx)

Mix-CDs[edit]

  • 1997 - DJ Mix Series Vol. 1 (Fine Audio)
  • 2000 - On the Road Vol. 1 (Terminal M)
  • 2002 - On the Road Vol. 2 (Terminal M)
  • 2004 - On the Road Vol. 3 (Terminal M)
  • 2006 - On the Road Vol. 4 (Terminal M)
  • 2007 - On the Nippon Road (Terminal M)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. "Monika Kruse Biography", IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.

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