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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
  2.   Into the Light
  3.   Bloated
  4.   Loneliness
  5.   Café del Isar
  6.   Like a Roller
  7.   Taco
  8.   Iron Raver
  9.   Relax
  10.   Bavarian Storm
  11.   Biscuit
  12.   Overdose 2012
  13.   Get It Played
  14.   Hot on My Heel
  15.   The Noyz
  16.   Loneliness
  17.   Look Around
  18.   Rock 'n' Roller
  19.   Bonus Track: Sureshot
  20.   Katowice
  21.   They Don't Know
  22.   Naked On Clouds
  23.   Car Thief
  24.   I Need Love
  25.   Zounds of Arca
  26.   Time for Livin
  27.   U Got 2 Know
  28.   Raise Your Voice
  29.   Pulsar
  30.   The Joke
  31.   Supersonic
  32.   Silence 2K13
  33.   Leave This Planet
  34.   Keep Your Eyes from the Sun
  35.   I Will
  36.   Loneliness 2K13
  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.   When I Was Sixteen
  46.   Let It Bleed
  47.   Storm
  48.   Bavaria
  49.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle)
  50.   Broadsword Calling Danny Boy
  51.   Sureshot featuring Sido
  52.   First Attempt
  53.   Roots
  54.   On Screen
  55.   Quelle Heure Est-Il
  56.   Da Disco
  57.   Schwabing 7. Phase
  58.   Electronic Toy
  59.   Killing Me
  60.   Loneliness 2010
  61.   We
  62.   Last Minute
  63.   Tight as We Are
  64.   Cold As Chrome
  65.   Dirty Sanchez
  66.   25.17
  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
  88.   A Place Called Love
  89.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle) [Lützenkirchen-Remix] [Lützenkirchen Remi
  90.   Brainwashed
  91.   Real Smooth
  92.   Mind