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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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  2.   Into the Light
  3.   When I Was Sixteen
  4.   Keep Your Eyes from the Sun
  5.   Like a Roller
  6.   A Place Called Soul
  7.   Car Thief
  8.   Bloated
  9.   Bavarian Storm
  10.   Loneliness
  11.   Taco
  12.   Time for Livin
  13.   Pulsar
  14.   25.17
  15.   Silence 2K13
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  17.   Loneliness 2K13
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  19.   Room 414 (Can't Get Away)
  20.   Trouble in the Redlight District
  21.   Raise Your Voice
  22.   For the Queen
  23.   Loneliness
  24.   Look Around
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  27.   Naked On Clouds
  28.   I Need Love
  29.   Zounds of Arca
  30.   Biscuit
  31.   Iron Raver
  32.   U Got 2 Know
  33.   The Joke
  34.   Supersonic
  35.   Last Minute
  36.   Leave This Planet
  37.   I Will
  38.   Overdose 2012
  39.   The Noyz
  40.   Get It Played
  41.   Tell Mummy
  42.   Phosphor Nights
  43.   Lick drop
  44.   Café del Isar
  45.   Loneliness 2010
  46.   Let It Bleed
  47.   Storm
  48.   Bavaria
  49.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle)
  50.   Broadsword Calling Danny Boy by Jimmy Pop
  51.   Sureshot featuring Sido
  52.   We
  53.   First Attempt
  54.   Electronic Toy
  55.   Quelle Heure Est-Il
  56.   Da Disco
  57.   Schwabing 7. Phase
  58.   On Screen
  59.   Cold As Chrome
  60.   Roots
  61.   Dirty Sanchez
  62.   Rock 'n' Roller
  63.   Bonus Track: Sureshot
  64.   Killing Me
  65.   Tight as We Are
  66.   Relax
  67.   Prosac
  68.   Overdose
  69.   For a While
  70.   Under the Blue
  71.   Like the Sun
  72.   Bang Bang
  73.   La Chatte la Salope
  74.   Forever Raver
  75.   Fuck You
  76.   Brainwashed (Call You)
  77.   The Race 2003 by Yello
  78.   People Like Them
  79.   Ready to Go by Republica
  80.   Gothic
  81.   Ready to Go
  82.   Birthday Present
  83.   The Way
  84.   Da Oh Boy by Havana Boys
  85.   Trouble in the Red Light District
  86.   Room 424 (Can't Get Away)
  87.   The Mission (Supernoise Remission)
  88.   A Place Called Love
  89.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle) [Lützenkirchen-Remix] [Lützenkirchen Remi