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Achieving techno Zen with Chris Liebing

The Maschine wizard speaks out

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 13 June 2017

As he moves into techno veteran territory, Chris Liebing is more than happy to dish his secrets on DJing. And with nearly 30 years experience in the game, it’s a good idea to listen.

Having started DJing hip-hop, soul and house, Liebing got the bug for techno in 1993 and opened up his own club Spinclub a year later. He spent the next 15 years making music, DJing and running his label CLR before taking a break from production in 2010. But he hasn’t rested on his laurels since the hiatus. The German’s focus is now on preaching the values of advanced technology in his DJ sets.

Recently Liebing was the subject of three videos for Native Instruments exploring his philosophical and technical approach to mixing techno. With Maschine Mikro and Maschine Jam at the centre of his set-up, Liebing has been deconstructing, twisting and moulding tunes to his own will in the quest for the perfect techno set. His ultimate goal? To make people lose themselves in the dance.

See the exclusive interview below.

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