Growing up in Berlin, Chontane started playing in his city’s clubs at the mere age of 19. Starting things off with a residency at the Krach nights in Humboldthain and now having played for some of the most prestigious clubs like Tresor, Radion Amsterdam, Blitz, Fuse club in Brussels, and BRET Amsterdam at Vault Sessions, Chontane can be increasingly found blurring the lines between techno, breaks, and electro in the German capital.
Part of the new wave of producers more invested in sound design and razor-sharp productions than ever before, Chontane’s early studies in music and sound design allow for surgical precision; his fascination for sound in general can be heard in his records. He gives body to his work and has been pulling together tribal and groovy techniques inspired by the classic 90s and early 2000s club records to create density and effect on the dancefloor. His work stands at a stylistic crossroads between various dance genres, easily slipping into just about anyone’s tracklist if their goal is to get people moving.
With his first record release in 2018 still receiving praise and support, Chontane has wasted no time in reaffirming his capabilities. Two of his most highly anticipated releases over the past years were on the infamous ARTS Records and more recently on SHDW & Obscure Shape’s quickly growing Mutual Rytm. His latest work came through Marcel Fengler’s 10 year IMF compilation where he shares credit with the likes of Etapp Kyle, Dasha Rush, VRIL, and The Advent.
With his roots grown deep in the world’s techno capital, Chontane’s career is well on its way to becoming international, having joined the VOLTAGE roster in 2021. Ready to push boundaries and surprise music enthusiasts with unexpected blends to fire off his erratic taste in music, Chontane’s mixes and productions represent today’s necessity for the perfect balance between consistent innovation and guaranteed efficiency.