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Panacea emerged in 1996 with his massive full-length ‘Low Profile Darkness’ - a landmark debut that smashed headfirst into drum & bass by musically invigorating and unifying movements that artists such as Alec Empire (DHR) and Ed Rush & Nico (No U-Turn) had lead in developing. Massive interest by the press followed, hyping the controversial musician. The leading member of the ‘Position Chrome’- collective, Panacea has gone on to release over 23 EPs and 5 LPs.’Low Profile Darkness’ was followed by ‘Twisted Designs’, using a more technoid sound. It was licensed to ‘Industrial Strength’ in the USA, the prolific label run by hardcore-godfather Lenny Dee. Due to the sucess of the record Panacea started touring in the states, where he found an audience obsessed with his sound. Returning to germany he then finished ‘Phoenix Metabolism’ an album very much influenced by hiphop culture. ‘German Engineering’, released in 2000 follows after one of Panacea's most ambitious years ever while ‘Underground Superstardom’ in 2002 sums up the metamorphosis of the eccentric and extraordinary artist and introducing collaborations with nyc-based female ‘DJ Siren’ and close friend ‘Dose D.’, a superb berlin dnb-dj. Also the video for the single ‘The Evil Seed’, released with the lp, causes quite some irritation using the talents of actress Nora Tschirner who is in germany well known for being an mtv-vj and a soapstar!!

Further credits include the critically acclaimed ‘Architettura’ installment on the US label Caipirinha as well as releases under the minimalist guise M2 on Mille Plateaux, leading industrial label Ant- Zen and Hands Recordings which is home to industrial-legends ‘Winterkaelte’, his collaborative project Disorder 2nd Gen with fellow Position Chrome artist Problem Child and the superb 12" double pack release, followed lin 2003 by the full-lenght CD ‘Hardcore owes us Money’ under The Redeemer moniker with Ambush Recordings DJ Scud. Furthermore Panacea released records as ‘Rich Kid’ on the berlin- based label ‘Ad Noizeam’, DJ Scud's legendary ‘Ambush’-imprint and again Ant-Zen. a great deal of work and passion in '02 went into his debut as composer for ‘Fatal Attractions’, a radical modern-dance theater by Christoph Winkler, internationally acclaimed choreograph. Debuting in Berlin it chaught the attention of the ‘Goethe- Institute’, for which Winkler produced ‘Hinter den Linien’ in '03 using the talents of Panacea again who found just another way of making his work more prolific. Further into 2003 he started collaborating with one of his heroes of old ‘Luna-C’, the notorious UK-Producer who entered the british charts in '91 with his massive hit ‘Sesame Street’. The hardcore-hero then founded ‘Kniteforce’, a label well-know to those who followed the history of hardcore/jungle in england, where Panacea released three 12’ and various tracks on their compilations. he also remixed artists like Belladonna Killz, canada's most exciting new talent and Luna-C himself. after a namechange The Panacea teamed up with the Off-Key crew in late 2005 and will go on working closely together with Raiden in 2006

One of the hardest working and varied musicians in the world, The Panacea succeeds again and again with his furious drum ‘n’ bass.
 


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