Heron

News

• 23rd March

March Resident Advisor chart is online! Check it out here.

• 20th February

Episode 063 of The Grasshopper Warbler with a huge mix from Chicago based Jason Patrick hit the radio stations today. Check the airing schedule on this page!

• 8th March

February Resident Advisor chart is online! Check it out here.

• 27th February

An amazing episode of my radioshow The Grasshopper Warbler has been released today! Silicone Soul in the form of Graeme Reedie contributed and outstanding session! Get it here.

• 25th February

The recording from my recent gig at Suicide Circus Berlin is online! Get it here.

• 8th February

My Blank Bank EP is out today on Restructured Recordings! Buy it here.

• 8th February

The second snippet of my new EP is online. Today I uploaded the title track “Blank Bank” on Soundcloud. Listen here.

• 7th February

The first snippet of my upcoming “Blank Bank EP” is online on Soundcloud. Enjoy some Detroit Techno vibes here. The full release will be out 8th February on Greg Gow’s Restructured Recordings.

• 27th January

Episode 061 of The Grasshopper Warbler is online and features another mix – the second hour from his recent gig at Fusion Club – from the mastermind Cari Lekebusch! Get it here.

• 27th December

Episode 060 of my radioshow The Grasshopper Warbler with an amazing mix from the mighty Cari Lekebusch is online! Get it here.

About

Many times, biographies of techno acts start by singing their praise of an extremely early, extraordinary talent on synthesizers and other electronic devices…

In Heron’s case, things are different. Because Martin Spittel has been shaped musically since his childhood, the influences were as diverse as music can be.

On one side, there was his grandfather, who played various instruments, and to whom young Martin related closest to and whose influence still lasts until today. On the other side there were his cousins who were not much older than himself, enthusiastic about AC/DC, and band members themselves. Over the course of the following years, he explored the diversity of Black, Death and Trash Metal, EBM and Industrial, right up to Detroit Techno. 

Ever since then, Heron’s environment served as compensation to ferce parties and expanding his musical horizon. This symbiosis from the love of nature and the musical influences from his early childhood are a direct reflection of Heron’s entire life.

Following the scream of the waders (limicoline birds), he moved to picturesque island Norderney in 2003. There, exploring the island’s national park, he decided to live up to his enthusiasm about nature by going to study landscape ecology at the University of Münster. It turned out: The relocation to Münster was the initial spark for his career; the months in Norderney were inspiration for the name of his label “Limikola” which was founded in late 2008 and enjoyed enormous support by both DJs and fans. 

After launching his now very successful °Schaltkreis-parties with four friends in mid-2007, everything went quickly: His first own radio show “The Grasshopper Warbler”, contacts to prominent players like Someone Else and Heartthrob, and finally the moment in early 2008 during the season’s opening at Time Warp, when Richie Hawtin played all three tracks from Heron’s Retro EP. It was merely his second EP, released on a netlabel (Minisome), and it became immediately successful. A knightly accolade.

The journey that Heron started lead to his bombshell track “Welcome to the Adventure Club” that charted in the Beatport charts in 2008, and continued with remixes and releases for Synewave, Supdub, Swap, micro.fon, Prosthetic Pressings and Sleaze Records. In 2010, it culminated with a tour across North America during the summer. 

Two years later he released his very first EP on the legendary Detroit label KMS Records, owned by Kevin Saunderson, followed by remixes for Drumcomplex, P-Ben and Chris Gekä, one collaboration project with Inner City’s Ann Saunderson and his second solo release „Ride The Pride“. Furthermore he made the step into the Soma family by publishing three solo EPs and an EP with Kevin’s son Dantiez Saunderson, as well as he started to release on Florian Meindl’s FLASH Recordings.

The Grasshopper Warbler

Episode 063 of The Grasshopper Warbler with a huge mix from Chicago based Jason Patrick hit the radio stations today. Check the airing schedule on this page!

The Grasshopper Warbler is finally available through iTunes , GooglePlay Music and Spotify!

Streaming Schedule

About

Heron’s monthly radio show, “The Grasshopper Warbler”, delivers a wide range of electronic dj & live sets to the listener while not focusing on Techno only.
Founded in 2006, his show is getting a worldwide relaunch in 2014 with international guests from the whole electronic scene.

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