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Techno / Experimentelle Musik / Pop - Berlin, D
Jeans Team start in 1995 as a duo consisting of Franz Schütte and Reimo Herford. They found the legendary Galerie BerlinTokyo in Berlin / Mitte and play their first official shows. For these shows Reimo and Franz performed to a preproduced video, they act as the companion volume. The 45 minute video ‘Baby' (1996) is Jeans Team’s first release.
1997 Gunter Kreis and Henning Watkinson complete the band and the virtual company is needless. Now Jeans Team become a quartet of flesh and blood. The eponymous luminous advertising is dismantled from a street corner in Berlin Wedding and becomes the illumination for Jeans Team live shows.
1999 Jeans Team record their debut album 'Ding Dong'. The band record the album in their private 'Nadel Eins Studio' and release it in June 2000 on Kitty-Yo. Together with new tracks the album contains versions of their singles 'Ein Atom' and 'Hi Fans!'. The sound is a new form of electronic popmusic, composed of hypnotic melodies and dry rhythms packaged in skeletal arrangements. The Lyrics mostly contain few words, emotional slogans asking the mind to dance. A new idea for the next single 'Keine Melodien' is born: They put out a dance remix version of MJ Lan (Low Spirit), a cover version of Peaches and the original version. The band tour Germany and Austria and perform on the Benicassim-Festival in Spain.
Spring 2001: Re-Release of 'Keine Melodien' including remixes by Peaches, OP:L Bastards and Johannes Heil, out on Kitty-Yo/V2-Records. The video rotates on Viva and MTV. 'Keine Melodien' is released on lots of compilations and ends up on DJ playlists in international clubs. The single sells about 15.000 copies worldwide. Together with Peaches Jeans Team tour Scandinavia where they meet up with like-minded people: OP:L Bastards and Aavikko. Together with the annual German tour they perform many festivals - Melt (Ger), Fusion (Ger), Puch (Ger) and Roskilde (DK).They’re back in 2002 with the EP 'Gold und Silber' (Kitty-Yo): Three new songs and re-worked tracks from 'Ding Dong'. The sound is more extensive, the production more dance-oriented.
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