Cologne Commons 2010

Cologne Commons is a conference and festival for digital culture that takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. It’s a rather small festival, but a lot of interesting people come from many parts of the world to play and listen to music, have discussions and exchange ideas, or just enjoy the time and drink a beer. This year I had the pleasure of attending this cozy festival and playing a one hour live DJ set.

I was invited and introduced as the “Godfather of Netaudio”. The reason is that I probably played the first netaudio-only DJ sets in 2001 (under the umbrella of SUBSOURCE) and organized the first netaudio parties. Now the idea was to somehow reflect this status with a DJ set that would cover the history of the netmusic scene. Of course it sounds impossible to include all the highlights and styles of almost a decade of netmusic in a short DJ set, but I just started playing.

The set starts with some droning ambient and fades into the world of playful IDM that was quite popular on the net at the beginning of this century. Fascinating music that brought me even closer to netmusic and that I still enjoy very much. After this part the set turns into a four-on-the-floor house and techno set. At that time it was quite difficult to create such a DJ set with only netaudio tunes. There was no such music available for free on the net. Luckily this has changed nowadays. The set features some of the classic floormovers as well as some current flavors.

Finally I decided to edit the live recorded DJ set in order to provide an alternative ending and to play some additional tunes that I somehow missed to play live. Please enjoy this set and be shareful!

  • 77 min
  • 139 mb
  • mp3 251 Kbit VBR


  1. Mind Over Midi – Lift You Out
    taken from Habitat [SSCD03]
  2. Planet Boelex – Windbreak
    taken from Second Thoughts EP [mtk.mp3.147]
  3. Yasahi – Where Am I?
    taken from Cameos [kahvi101]
  4. Bad Loop – Nth
    taken from Fragments
  5. DiE – Strangest Thing
    taken from 2D Life [kahvi020]
  6. Creeptide – Glowing Seas
    taken from Nerul 21 (Promo)
  7. Vincent Casanova – Take Me Beyond (Paul Keeley Remix)
    taken from Rainforest EP [EPS08]
  8. Nhar – Cisland
    taken from Cisland [plx009]
  9. Theodor Zox – Steps for Kids (Close to Midnight Mix)
    taken from Steps for Kids Remixed [frag003]
  10. Thomas Danger – Skikkelig Minimal
    taken from Skikkelig Blx EP [prep34]
  11. Sudio – Seen future, breaking history
    taken from va – never mind the industry … here´s iD.EOLOGY [iD.025]
  12. Marko Fürstenberg – Porn Infection (Remix)
    taken from Classics [THN078]
  13. Apoll – Precious Sweet Friday
    taken from va – Netaudio Festival Berlin 2009 E-Compilation
  14. Benfay – Bonnie Mandarin
    taken from Carbon [THN007]
  15. Alexandre Bilodeau – Goya
    taken from Veins-tu [EPS22]
  16. Ez A Divat – Deep In The Neitherlands (Sinko remix)
    taken from va – Cologne Commons 04
  17. Superloader – Let It Off!
    taken from va – Cologne Commons 04
  18. Eric Brandy – Mvet Tool
    taken from va – Pinksilver 1-Year Anniversary [PSNET010]
  19. Mika Martini – Toc_11 (Toconce)
    taken from Mestizo [pn014]
  20. Breitbannt – Back From Exile
    taken from Back From Exile [THN035]
  21. SOURCE – Profuse
    taken form GasForm EP [_rf033]
  22. Frank Biedermann – Endor Forest
    taken from Wookiee Woods [stadt004]
  23. Akan – Narcolepsy
    taken from [plx003]

Special thanks to for providing SSCD03.
Picture artwork by [in]anace. Picture taken in an elevator of the Shanghai World Financial Center.

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  5. Oh, what a pleasure. First attending, and then downloading and listening. It was/is physical in its own ways…

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