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b. Thomas Brückner, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Known for his powerful brand of electro-tinged trance, Brückner began DJing as a teenager before being signed to Munich’s Kosmo Records at the age of 17. His first singles, ‘Rollercoaster’ and ‘This Is No House’ were released in 1995 and since then, his career as a DJ and producer has gone from strength to strength. He remained with Kosmo Records and released a string of successful singles including 1999’s ‘Ezekiel 25:17’ that featured extensive uses of Samuel L. Jackson’s famous speech from the movie Pulp Fiction. Further single releases such as ‘The Mind’, ‘The Circle’, and ‘Powerplant’ made waves in the clubs and the charts in the late 90s and he also contributed ‘The Circle’ and ‘Powerplant’ as music to accompany the successful US television series, The X Files. Additionally Brückner achieved success in the UK’s clubs with tracks including ‘Prozak’, ‘Silence’ and ‘Overdose’. In 2003, Brückner enjoyed huge success on the European pop charts with ‘Loneliness’. The single was produced with Eniac, Brückner’s studio partner and a successful dance producer in his own right, and used lyrics that Brückner had found on an old soul record he had bought in a charity shop. He re-recorded them, using his own female vocalist. Described by one critic as sounding ‘as if Daft Punk made trance’, its melancholic vocals, buzzing synthetic bassline and techno -tinged arrangement made a powerful club record. ‘Loneliness’ had already achieved huge success in clubs across Europe before its commercial crossover. It had also been championed by numerous high profile DJs such as Judge Jules and Pete Tong, with the former playing the track for 13 consecutive weeks on his national Radio 1 show and at midnight on New Year’s Eve 2002. It was licensed to the Ministry Of Sound’s trance imprint Data from Kosmo after a fierce bidding war and crossed over into the UK charts, while its success (and credibility) on a range of dancefloors remained unaffected. Brückner’s debut, All I Got, which was released in 2001, featured a number of his successful singles. MUC (the name coming from the abbreviation for Munich that appears on airlines’ baggage tags) followed in October 2003 on Data. Its electro trance content drew comparisons with the Human League and even ELO, and once again it demonstrated Brückner’s ear for effective dancefloor dynamics and his skill in reproducing them in the studio. Needless to say, it featured two versions of the instant classic ‘Loneliness’.
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Loneliness
  3.   I Need Love
  4.   Like a Roller
  5.   Loneliness 2K13
  6.   Let It Bleed
  7.   Electronic Toy
  8.   Loneliness
  9.   Pulsar
  10.   Taco
  11.   Broadsword Calling Danny Boy
  12.   Schwabing 7. Phase
  13.   Anybody
  14.   Look Around
  15.   Bavarian Storm
  16.   Rock 'n' Roller
  17.   Bonus Track: Sureshot
  18.   Cold As Chrome
  19.   Katowice
  20.   They Don't Know
  21.   Naked On Clouds
  22.   Zounds of Arca
  23.   Biscuit
  24.   Time for Livin
  25.   Iron Raver
  26.   U Got 2 Know
  27.   Raise Your Voice
  28.   The Joke
  29.   Supersonic
  30.   Silence 2K13
  31.   Last Minute
  32.   Keep Your Eyes from the Sun
  33.   Killing Me
  34.   Overdose 2012
  35.   The Noyz
  36.   Get It Played
  37.   Tell Mummy
  38.   Written High
  39.   A Place Called Soul
  40.   Room 414 (Can't Get Away)
  41.   Trouble in the Redlight District
  42.   Phosphor Nights
  43.   Lick drop
  44.   For the Queen
  45.   Loneliness 2010
  46.   When I Was Sixteen
  47.   Storm
  48.   Bavaria
  49.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle)
  50.   Sureshot featuring Sido
  51.   We
  52.   Dirty Sanchez
  53.   Tight as We Are
  54.   On Screen
  55.   Da Disco
  56.   Quelle Heure Est-Il
  57.   Café del Isar
  58.   First Attempt
  59.   25.17
  60.   Roots
  61.   Leave This Planet
  62.   Hot on My Heel
  63.   Bloated
  64.   Relax
  65.   I Will
  66.   Car Thief

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