Saturday, August 20, 2011

CPU

Biography

With more than a 100 tracks out on CDs and EPs in more than 25 labels, more than 400 shows worldwide in places as different as Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Mexico, Burning Man, The Swiss Alps, the Ascores Islands, the deserts of Israel, and Australia, all in more than 6 years of constant world tour, an ingeniously creative artist doubled with one of the finest and most innovative producer, CPU is Swiss born producer Samy Guediche, who started music at age 12, back in the 80s, playing guitar in numerous rock and funk bands. In 91, already following on the computer revolution, he bought an Atari 1040ST, an Akai sampler and a mixer to start experimenting with electronic technology, few vinyls releases followed on local swiss labels LaPeche and P.O.L.

In 1994, he went to live in California, producing and engineering beats and tracks for artists of the booming west-coast rap industry. This is where he discovered psy-trance, at the Burning Man Festival and at the psychedelic San Francisco Collective CCC in 99. This led to the creation of the psy-trance trio Biodegradable with Nikka (Mekkanikka) and Max (Sirius Isness/Mad Max). The trio had many releases counting amongst the most prominent psy trance labels of the time ( NovaTek, Goa-Head series, Flying Rhino, Transient, Dragonfly, Acidance, Zma, Hadshot to name a few) with a highly praised debut album on Acidance Records (Biodegradable-Phazer) in 2002. But shortly after, the trio separated when Samy moved to Barcelona.

This is where he started his own hardcore electro psy trance sound now internationally known as CPU. With a debut album in 2003 on the French famed label 3D Vision, CPU tracks like “killer rabbit” and “shot shot walla” could be heard in all dancefloors and became instant planetary psy-trance classics. After that, Samy toured the world many times over and won a reputation of excellence in live sound and performance. His energy on stage is legendary, his shows are known to electrify even the coldest of crowds. The well acclaimed follow up album "Computer Error" in 2004 helped to consolidate Samy s position amongst the top psy-trance producers as well as to become a major influence for many of today s next generation. Many of the new generation of producers are citing CPU as a main influence to their development (Bliss, Painkiller, Azax Syndrom, Mekkanikka, MadNetic and the list is longer). It is this creation of a fresh movement of new CPU influenced artists that led Samy to open his label, Nutek Records, a label designed with the CPU sound in mind. The 3rd album Discodelic, was released in December 2006 on Nutek Records. On this album, Samy shows the true potential of his talent, blowing open the doors of psy trance by introducing influences from electro, progressive, minimal techno and even house music. Using the most innovative studio production techniques as well as singing and playing the guitar, this album is a perfectly blended masterpiece of electronic dance music, and the response from the dancefloors is here to testify!

Currently located in Amsterdam, working on a solo side project, BeatKrush oriented towards electro-house with much success, collaborating with many other international artists on a variety of side projects, as well as directing and developing his label Nutek Records, Samy is now putting the final touches to his 4th album, titled “Kick And Bass”, some tracks from this album are already planetary hits and have been heard in the previous CPU shows, some is still kept secret, but one thing is sure….this album will be the landmark in psy-trance for years to come.





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