The rise of electronic music must have had an influence on numerous biographies in the early 90s. The new sound in the clubs also left its mark on Sven Tasnadi. Born in 1978 in Leipzig, he is one of the figureheads of his hometown’s extremely vivid club scene. In 1995, after innumerable clubbing nights, he was curious enough to learn deejaying himself. Through acid house and Chicago house, he found his way to more minimalistic forms of house and techno. It wasn’t long before he was being booked for gigs in Leipzig clubs. Soon he also had his first gigs outside of Leipzig – for instance at the legendary Berlin Tresor.
In addition to deejaying, Sven Tasnadi was also attracted to the idea of producing his own tracks. In the beginning his equipment was still relatively modest. However, over the past years, he has managed to create a studio setup that meets his standards. In terms of musical style, the Leipzig-based artist has always kept all options open – his tracks vary from deep house, percussive-reduced tech house and soul influences to trip hop and ambient.
After several net label releases, the year 2005 marked a crucial turning point in his career. He met the renowned Leipzig-based producers and deejays Matthias Tanzmann and Daniel Stefanik. They quickly became friends, resulting in the first vinyl release on the Moon Harbour sub label Cargo Edition in 2007 – a collaboration with Daniel Stefanik. Soon afterwards his first artist EP was released, paving the way for further label contacts.
Today Sven Tasnadi is considered a firm fixture in the German clubbing culture. His tracks have appeared on EPs released by labels such as Cocoon Recordings, Smallville Records, Poker Flat Recordings, Liebe*Detail and Ornaments. Sven Väth was especially impressed by Tasnadi early on and licensed his track "Waiting For You Again" for his "Sound of Season" compilation. At the same time, he produced more than a dozen remixes for Steve Bug, Johannes Heil, Anja Schneider and others. Sven Tasnadi now has regular releases on Cargo Edition. As one of its most important artists, he has a considerable impact on the label’s sound.
The positive response to Sven Tasnadi’s productions is also reflected in his deejay calendar – the numbers of sets is increasing every year. His gigs include parties at renowned clubs, such as the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt and Plastic People in London.
In 2009 Tasnadi founded the label Oh! Yeah! together with Daniel Stefanik and Juno6. Managed on a friendship basis, this joint project once again pools the output of all three artists in a very special way. Sven Tasnadi has also developed a live set together with Juno6 that premiered at the Think! Open Air 2011 in Leipzig.
Sven Tasnadi - What I'm Living For EP - Katermukke 2013
Sven Tasnadi - Slow Remixes - Oh! Yeah! 2013
Dan Drastic & Sven Tasnadi - Panic Room EP - Moon Harbour 2013
Sven Tasnadi - Motore Grande EP - Cargo Edition 2012
Sven Tasnadi - Raw Wedding / Just For Freaks - Katermukke 2012
Sven Tasnadi - What's UpOh! Yeah! 2012
Sven Tasnadi - Rules - Cargo Edition 2012
Sven Tasnadi - Follow The Roots - Poker Flat 2012
Sven Tasnadi & Juno6 - Generation A - Poker Flat 2012
Sven Tasnadi - Amy Rose - Stretchcat 2011
Sven Tasnadi - Serviettunion - Oh! Yeah 2011
Sven Tasnadi - Petit Four EP - Cargo Edition 2011
Sven Tasnadi & Juno6 - Mr. Ray - Cargo Edition 2011
Sven Tasnadi - Tell Me Again - Poker Flat 2010
Sven Tasnadi - Jam Sessions - Cargo Edition 2010
Sven Tasnadi - Dark Side Of Bo / Nordsee - Cocoon 2010
Sven Tasnadi / Christopher Rau - Winter / Childhood - Smallville 2009
Sven Tasnadi - Our Destiny - Ornaments 2009
Sven Tasnadi & Juno6 - Down Under Influence - Cargo Edition 2009
Sven Tasnadi - Trouble EP - Polymorph 2008
Sven Tasnadi - Saturn Return - Liebe*Detail 2008
Sven Tasnadi - Waiting EP - Smallville 2008
Sven Tasnadi - A Run Into Flowers - Liebe*Detail 2007
Sven Tasnadi - El Fuego Del Dentro - Cargo Edition 2007
Stefanik & Tasnadi - Borderline EP - Cargo Edition 2007
Sven Tasnadi - Collected Works - 1bit-Wonder 2007
Sven Tasnadi - Da Geh Ich Ebend Allein - 1bit-Wonder 2006
Sven Tasnadi - Love, Despair & Hope - 1bit-Wonder 2005
Sven Tasnadi - Sehnsucht Nach Meer - 1bit-Wonder 2005
Johannes Heil - G.O.D.
Sven Tasnadi & Juno6 Remix) - Glückskind 2012
Riccardo Rizza - Autumn Beat
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Casual Lab 2012
Andlee - Someone Deep
(Tasnadi & Juno6 Remix) - Celeste Records 2012
Christian Fischer - Tactical Protection
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Definition Records 2012
Steve Lischinsky - Autumn Day
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Finebeatz 2012
Anja Schneider - Fished At Night
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Mobilee 2009
Kleinschmager Audio - Helicotrema
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Rrygular 2009
P.Toile - Piano Piano
(Sven Tasnadi Remix) - Mothership 2008
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• 1x Allen&Heath Xone 92, Pioneer DJM 800 or Allen&Heath DB4
• 2x Pioneer CDJ 2000 or CDJ 900 (with USB port). They need to be linked!!!
• high quality sound system
• 2x high powered monitor speaker
• Cargo Edition visuals for download
• 1x clean towel
• please supply min. 2 bottles of still water (e.g. “evian”)
• Please make sure that the technical equipment is complete, in working condition and correctly set up.