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ChrisZippel2The Berliner Chris Zippel (born 5 November 1967) is in the forefront of the European Nu-Ambient movement. Since the late 1980s this producer and re-mixer has occupied his own sweet-sounding environment, where he has been joined by such internationally renowned performers as Snap, Schiller, Paul van Dyk, DJ-Hooligan, Marmion and Baby D., as well as singing legends Yma Sumac, Ruth Brown and Lavern Baker. Continuing the German electronic music tradition, which he has accentuated in his own distinctive way, the self-trained musician brought out a solo double CD entitled "genuine - nu ambient grooves" (1998- 2001) untainted by any trace of incoherence or randomness; Chris Zippel combines an aesthetically accomplished sound with extensive production know-how, creating state-of-the-art sound design in a lively groove.

His well-equipped studio also provides hi-tech support for record companies and musicians, he is acknowledged for his creative networking, and has mastered over 300 recordings, making him a kind of multifunctional “Swiss army knife” when it comes to post-production.

Continuing the German electronic music tradition, which he has accentuated in his own distinctive way, the self-trained musician brought out a solo double CD entitled genuine - nu ambient grooves (1998- 2001) untainted by any trace of incoherence or randomness; Chris Zippel combines an aesthetically accomplished sound with extensive production know-how, creating state-of-the-art sound design in a lively groove. The new album chris zippel album: genuine III comes this summer on elektrolux.com

Review: Backroads Music, Mill Valley Call the Ambience! Someone has ignited this new upbeat ambient style beyond the boiling point, and his name is Chris Zippel. Chris is a German artist with tons of production credits and DJ chops. He records for Germany's Ninetysix Sounds label a series called "genuine-nu ambient grooves", and what we have here is truly the "genuine article"! Highly explosive, deep grooves, murderous rhythms, kinetic counterpoints and samples galore add up to one of the hottest titles of this year, last year, and probably even next year. Despite the heat warnings - and they are definitely dancing in the street - there is plenty of "cool" present as well, with chilled soundscapes pumping along under blissed out vocal samples that keep the air quality extremely high while leaping out in all directions. Spacey elements prevail on some tracks, while on others snappy drop-out beats alternate with scratchy/catchy cruisers and downright nasty rhythms that pull you to your feet - fast! This is ambient dub at its very best, due equally to the kaleidoscopic songwriting, the killer rhythm section, and Zippel's extreme studio expertise that brings the sound quality to a new level all on its own. We are talking Genuine here - accept no substitute! -Lloyd Barde

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