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

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