Sven Väth, also known as Off, is a German DJ who started his artistic career with a summer job in Ibiza in 1980. Off is actually an acronym for Organization For Fun.
He released his first single "Bad news" in 1985, but it was a year later in 1986 that his fate changed when he released the intergalactic hit "Electrica salsa". The flagship single of that year, the track literally ignites every dancefloor on the planet and hoists the artist to the top of notoriety. He will sell a million copies !
A year later in 1987, another success, albeit less, but still with the excellent single "Step by step".
In 1988 he opened Club Omen in Frankfurt, which quickly became one of the most famous in Germany and is considered to this day as one of the cradles of Techno music.
Other titles would be released later, but they could never compete with the previous ones.
He created several labels in the 90s, the best known and most prolific of which will remain “Eye Q”.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Bad news 1985
Electrica salsa 1986
Step by step 1987
Time operator 1988
Everybody shake 1988
La casa latina 1989
Ask yourself 1989
Move your body 1990
1985 ... everything is already in place. The style, the sound, the voice. All that remains is to unroll. And to unroll, it will unroll !
1986 ... because here comes the title of a lifetime, the one which propels to the firmament and makes One Shot fit its author into the musical legend of the 80s. A title which will undoubtedly remain as one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade. And of the twentieth century period. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... a sequel that will more or less compete with the previous gem. The confirmation of an obvious talent and a style that will remain decidedly unique
1988 ... the rest will turn out to be less brilliant despite titles of obvious quality. All enhanced by an exuberance sometimes bordering on caricature but colorful ...
1988 ... always also Dance, always also in tune with the times. In true Off style. But that's not enough to make the difference ...
1989 ... the years go by and the excess remains. A freedom of tone, graphics and musical expression that is decidedly unique in its kind
1989 ... a quality that is still omnipresent but that is not enough to turn the tide. However, it is not for lack of trying ...
1990 ... the OFF adventure will end there. A brilliant first part of his career for Sven Väth, a career that will not end there, far from it !
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