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ARTIST
TITLE
Rebellion
FORMAT
CD

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RELEASE DATE
7/19/2011

This is the debut album by The Chaenge, the duo of Florian Schirmacher and Mijk van Dijk. Mijk "The Legendary" van Dijk has set the bar in the techno scene since the early '90s. He was one of the first European artists in Japan and still follows and promotes his philosophy of thinking and acting without borders. Probably only a few people know that he was a bass player in a funk band before he started his career in techno. The funk strikes back! Florian "The Voice" Schirmacher is producer and singer of Wareika, Federleicht, Hatikvah, Here Today, and of course, The Chaenge. His approach to build up musical projects together with other artists sets yardsticks when it comes to the question how to define a band. He is rightly regarded as an exceptional figure in the current club culture, with an instinct that always hits the mark precisely. Catherina Behr is next to the guys live on stage and acts as drummer. The Chaenge triggers a variety of connotations and shows quite confident future visions on the new record. They present a synthesis of camp, irony, elegance, seriousness and a wink of a surprising turn in their songs. The Chaenge should be seen as a neatly tailored, colorful kaleidoscope. The carefully chosen cover version of André Cymone's "Dance Electric" (written by none other than Prince) proves their courage to raise their music to a new and higher level. The essence and spirit of funk is preserved and transformed into the current club culture. Their compositions draw a rich picture full of musicality and passion, speaking with one voice and creating a synthesis that forms a compelling character.