Guido Schneider has been producing electronic music for more than 16 years now. Strongly influenced by “EBM“ he started his first project in 1991 with a friend and his first records were released on SPV.
In 1995 he founded his own Label “Neue Welten“ (New Worlds) based in Zelle, Germany. In 1996 he moved to Berlin where he began to fully focus on music. His productions and co-productions (e.g. as “Schneider & Radecki“ with Sammy Dee) always sounded sort of minimal, but also functional as he dared to stick his head out of his soundlab at an early stage, experiences from various live performances helped to perfect his tracks.
Another special milestone was the birth of his daughter. Changes marked the beginning of the new millennium: Guido closed down his label “Neue Welten” and met vocalist Florian Schirmacher. After the first joint studio sessions it became obvious that Guido‘s production and Florian‘s vocal skills would complement each other perfectly and together they founded the project Glowing Glisses.
Glowing Glisses released 3 singles (on Poker Flat and Dessous Recordings) and their remarkable debut album “Silver Surfer“ on Poker Flat. Inspired by the addition of Florian‘s vocals as an instrument to his music, Guido felt that he was almost able to realize his musical ideas for the first time. The fascination that emanates from “Silver Surfer“ is based on the contrast between Florian‘s warm harmonic vocals and Guido‘s dry, minimal and subtle productions.
In 2002 Guido and Glowing Glisses joined Steve Bug, Märtini Brös and Martin Landsky on the Poker Flat World Tour around the globe. Back in Germany, highly inspired Guido began focusing on his solo project “Guido Schneider“. His first Poker Flat single “Triple Bolted“ (pfr35) and the track “Moved“ showed Guido’s huge potential.
Two 12“s followed in 2004: “Unterwegs mit Guido Schneider“ (pfr47, including a fantastic remake of “Moved“) and “Oh My Buffer“. These two 12“s finally put Guido on the map of internationally acclaimed producers.
Guido was also Steve Bug‘s first choice to remix his unstoppable classic “Loverboy“ for Poker Flat‘s 50th anniversary release. With his remix of B.’s “Minikool” he ended extremely successful year 2004.
In 2005 Guido first contributed exclusive track ”Las Cuerdas de Las Canarias” to the “Poker Flat Volume Four“ album, alongside artists such as Steve Bug, Donnacha Costello, Argy and Jeff Samuel.
With the tragic events in Asia, Guido Schneider & Andre Galluzi supported the Tsunami victims’ charity compilation, “Survivor” was an exclusive track on Tuning Spork’s Tsunami Benefit CD.
In the first half of 2005 he continued his success with more excellent remixes including Dubcult’s “On&On”, which went on to become one of this Ibiza season’s hottest tracks, the hypnotic vocal and Guido’s trademark baseline ringing in the head of clubbers, not only in Ibiza – re-appearing on many compilations accordingly.
While chilling at home, Guido then tripped over 2Dawgs’ track “It’s A Dawgs Life”, eventually calling up his buddies, letting them know that he wanted to remix the track, due to the weird hook he was into – the track ended up being released on the Mood Music 12”.
Remixes of Daniel Stefanik’s “Move Me“ on Moon Harbour and Brtschitsch & Galluzzi’s “Regenschauer” (on Taksi, his close friend Andre Galuzzi’s label) followed, maintaining his high quality throughout, once more proving his status as an incredible producer.
After this long period of remixes, in September “Earthbrowser”, his first solo EP in a while was released on Jay Haze’s Tuning Spork, rotating in clubs around the world, further undermining his reputation as an outstanding producer of minimal, yet extremely funky, pounding yet atmospheric tracks.
Returning a favor to his friend Toxic, Guido then contributed a remix to Five T.’s “Graale”, to be released on Berlin’s Record Store’s self named Freizeitglauben label.
Recently, Gudio joined forces with old friend Sammy Dee (Pantytec) again, whom he had worked with years ago as Schneider & Radecki – they never were out of touch, merely too busy with their own projects. The result of this reunification was the new Poker Flat 12” “Styleways”, ruling Clubcharts and Dancefloors alike.
Under the moniker “Motoguzzi”, Guido also remixed Easy Woman, actually a re-remix since it’s based of a track remixed by Musik Krauses’ Robag Wruhme. This one was released on the first compilation of Berlin’s legendary Bergain club (ex-Ostgut), mixed and compiled by his friend Andre Galuzzi.
Coming up in near future is his first remix ever to be released on Richie Hawtin’s Minus label, remixing Plastikman himself, watch out for the “Panikattack” 12”.
As a DJ and producer of international demand, currently Guido Schneider tours top clubs around the world and works on his first solo album, with release planned for March 2006.