Holger Nielson

Berlin

Holgi Star kam 1989 nach Berlin und hat die Technokultur aus jedem Blickwinkel kennen gelernt. Anfangs war er für die Frontpage tätig, das seinerzeit einflussreichste Printmedium der Szene. Mitte der Neunziger wurde er als Gründer von Timing Records zu einem der Vorreiter in Sachen Breakbeats. Mittlerweile kennt man ihn außerdem als die gute Seele hinter den Berliner Labels Kiddaz.fm, Stylerockets, Rompecabeza, Micro.fon und Playmate Music.

Als Produzent schöpft Holgi Star somit aus dem riesigen Fundus der letzten 20 Jahre. Neben zahlreichen Solo-Produktionen veröffentlichte er an der Seite von DJ Emerson, Dave Shokh, Tony Rohr und Holger Flinsch, mit letzterem tritt er auch als Flinsch’n’ Nielson in Erscheinung.

Den aktuellen Holgi Star Sound produziert er mit seinem Homie, Freund und brO Harry Axt aka Daniel Steinberg den er quasi entdeckt und auf seinen Labels Kiddaz.fm und Rompecabeza gefördert hat.

2003 schlug sein Debutalbums „Star Wars“ rund um den Globus ein wie eine Bombe. In Japan steigerten sich die Clubgänger gar in eine wahre Hysterie und luden den Titeltrack des Albums tausendfach als Klingelton auf ihre Handys. Mit einer 15-Städte-Clubtour durch Brasilien schafft sich Holgi Star auch ein Standbein in Südamerika. Bei allem Touren vernachlässigt er die Studioarbeit keineswegs. Die Ärzte dürfen sich ebenso über einen Holgi Star Remix (Rock’ n’ Roll Übermensch) freuen, wie Sonic Groove-Besitzer Frankie Bones oder Evil C & Dave The Hustler.

Auf der 2008 erschienenen Mix-CD „Roadtrip“ präsentiert sich Holgi Star in bester Verfassung. Sein Stil: Druckvoller Techno mit viel Seele. Ein super DJ, kann man nicht anders sagen.

It was 1989 when Holgi Star moved to Berlin and so he got known to the techno culture from each possible point of view. He started working for the Frontpage, the most important print media at this time. In the mid-nineties, founder of Timing Records, he became a pioneer of the breakbeats. Meanwhile he is also known as the heart and soul behind the Berlin labels Kiddaz.FM, Stylerockets, Rompecabeza, Micro.fon and Playmate Music.
As a producer, Holgi Star takes profits from his huge repertoire and his know-how of the last two decades. Beside numerous solo projects he released with DJ Emerson, Dave Shokh, Tony Rohr and Holger Flinsch, with whom he also appears as the duo Flinsch’n’Nielson.
The “Holgi Star Sound” from back then was produced with his friend, homie and bro Harry Axt aka Daniel Steinberg, who got virtually discovered by Holgi and promoted on Kiddaz.FM and Rompecabeza.
When, in 2003 his debut album “Star Wars” was a real bombshell all around the globe, in Japan the club crowds were so obsessed with the title track, that it was downloaded thousandfold as a ringtone. A club tour with 15 cities in Brazil built up a good reputation in South America. But during all those travels he never disregarded producing in the studio. So he made remixes for Die Ärzte (Rock’n’Roll Übermensch), Sonic Groove owner Frankie Bones and Evil C & Dave the Hustler.
On the mixtape “Roadtrip”, released in 2008, Holgi Star presents himself on top of his form, sticking to his true style: pumping techno with a lot of soul. An awesome DJ… nothin’ more to say.
In 2009 his “Defender EP”, which gained much attention and several remixes were released on Kiddaz.FM.
One year later the EP got remixed and artists like Drumcode Act Ascion, Hanne & Lore and Falko Niestolik gave it a fresh and different momentum. He met Pierre Deutschmann and as they had the same thinking about music they started to collaborate. In those all-night studio sessions productions like his remix of Hattrick on Bridesmaids were created.

These days he is producing with Pierre Deutschmann and Oliver Schories (see below, for the so originated pieces). The characteristic Holgi Star Sound of 2012 is influenced by all the experience he made in the last 20 years and can be described as a mixture of techno, tech-house and several other tunes.

Latest Releases:
2011: release of Bottle of Laid on Stylerockets, remix for Oliver Schories on Rompecabeza, Back to Back Mix Double CD with Pierre Deutschmann, mix on ZYX Music, Holgi Star remix for the Ascent (Holger of AKA AKA), remix for the Austrian label Hirncreme, in collaboration with Falko Niestolik: Waiting EP, Holgi Stars Statement EP on Kiddaz.FM, Holgi Stars Nightmare on HOS Street on Keymono

2012: remix for Falko Niestolik & Roter Lewis Grid EP, collaboration with Oliver Schories out of which the new project HOSCHO on Stylerockets resulted, and many remixes for Pierre Deutschmann