Tensnake

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Tensnake
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Tensnake
Background information
Also known asMarc Moureau, Marco Niemerski
Born1975
OriginHamburg, Germany
GenresHouse, deep house, electronica
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Years active2006–present
Websitewww.tensnake.com

Marco Niemerski, known professionally as Tensnake (born 1975[1]), is a German DJ and producer from Hamburg[2] best known for his 2010 track "Coma Cat", which appeared on at least 15 compilations that year.[3]

"Coma Cat" reached number 85 on the UK Singles Chart, number 11 on the UK Indie Chart and number 17 on the UK Dance Chart.[4]

Musical career[edit]

Tensnake emerged in the mid-2000s with a disco-influenced style and rose to critical acclaim by the end of the decade. He is most widely known for his popular 2010 song "Coma Cat".

Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and 80s pop. As he grew older he went through a brief Mod phase before finding and embracing more dancefloor-inspired influences from Larry Levan to Junior Boys Own, Romanthony to Masters of Work. After starting the Mirau label with friends in 2005, Marco’s first record was "Around The House". He made his commercial recording debut on the Mirau label with his Restless EP in 2006, which he followed up with I Say Mista in 2007. In addition, he released EPs on the labels Players Paradise (Dust, 2007), Radius Records (Fried Egg, 2007), and Endless Flight (Keep Believin’, 2008).

Tensnake’s first taste of critical acclaim came with the release of "In the End (I Want You to Cry)" EP on the label Running Back in 2009. The EP was voted number one on djhistory.com’s end-of-the-year list, and was the main driver behind Tensnake’s breakthrough success. The release of "Coma Cat" in 2010 was the defining moment of his career to date. The track entered four charts published by the Official Charts Company, including number 85 on the UK Singles Chart. His debut album, Glow, was released in 2014. Talking about the album's lead single "58BPM" featuring Fiora, Tensnake commented “I wanted to make a statement with the first single and surprise people.” Glow features collaborations with Fiora, Stuart Price, Jamie Liddell, MNEK, Jeremy Glenn, Gabriel Stebbing (Nightworks) as well as Nile Rodgers.

Tensnake was included in Coachella's 2016 line-up.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Tensnake - In the House (2010)

EPs and Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • Junior Boys – ‘FM’ (Tensnake Remix) (Domino) 2007
  • Camaro’s Gang – ‘Fuerza Major’ (Tensnake Remix) (Radius Records) 2007
  • Paulo Olarte – ‘Oscuro Claro’ (Tensnake Remix) (Fresh Fish) 2007
  • The Embassy – ‘Lurking’ (Lurking With A Tensnake Remix) (Permanent Vacation) (2008)
  • Sally Shapiro – ‘I'll Be By Your Side’ (Tensnake Remix) (Permanent Vacation) 2008
  • Alexander Robotnick - ’Disco Sick’ (Tensnake Remix) (Endless Flight) 2008
  • Ajello – ‘Moody Bang’ (Tensnake Remix) (Rebirth) 2009
  • Toby Tobias – ‘In Your Eyes’ (Tensnake Remix) (Rekids) 2009
  • The Faint - Battle Hymn For Children (Tensnake Remix) (Boys Noize Records) 2009
  • The Swiss – ‘Manthem’ (Tensnake Remix) (Modular Recordings) 2009
  • Polargeist – ‘Home From The Can’ (Tensnake Remix) (Bang Gang) 2009
  • Mano Le Tough – ‘Eurodancer’ (Dances For Euros) (Tensnake Remix) (Mirau) 2010
  • Aloe Blacc – ‘I Need A Dollar’ (Tensnake Remix) (Vertigo, Universal Music Group, Stones Throw Records) 2010
  • Azari & III - ’Reckless With Your Love’ (Tensnake Remix) (Permanent Vacation) 2010
  • Scissor Sisters – ‘Any Which Way’ (Tensnake Remix) (Polydor) 2010
  • Goldfrapp – ‘Alive’ (Tensnake Remix) (Mute) 2010
  • Little Dragon - Ritual Union (Tensnake Remix) 2011
  • Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem' (Tensnake Remix) 2012
  • Lauer - Trainmann (Tensnake Remixes) 2012
  • Little Boots - Every Night I Say A Prayer (Tensnake Remix) 2012
  • Mark Knight - Nothing Matters (Tensnake Remix) 2012
  • Pet Shop Boys - Thursday (Tensnake Remix) (X2) 2013
  • London Grammar - Hey Now (Tensnake Remix) 2014
  • Duke Dumont - I Got U (Tensnake Remix) 2014
  • Psychemagik - Black Noir Schwarz (Tensnake Remix) 2014
  • JR JR - Gone (Tensnake Remix) 2015
  • Boys Noize - Starchild ft. POLICA (Tensnake Remix) 2017
  • Tuff City Kids - Tell Me (Tensnake Remix) 2017
  • Falco - Hoch wie nie (Tensnake's Sutje Remix) 2017
  • Xinobi - Far Away Place (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - Sylvia Says (Tensnake Remix and Tensnake Extended Remix) 2018
  • Cut Copy - Standing In The Middle Of The Field (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Claptone - Stronger ft. Ben Duffy (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Monkey Safari - Odyssey (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Milo Greene - Move (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Rhye - Count To Five (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Lorenz Rhode - And I Said (Tensnake Remix) 2018
  • Mousse T. - Melodie (Tensnake Remix) 2018

Appearances[edit]

  • Radio 1 Essential Mix (16/02/2013)

References[edit]

External links[edit]