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Detroit, Michigan, United States (2006 – present)

Following a string of finely crafted Minus EPs (And Answer, Neural Block and Eye Contact), Jon Gaiser has become one of the most exciting and sought after producers of his generation. With an instinctive feel for the intricate mechanics of minimalist sound sculpture, his music contains the perfect balance between rhythmical energy and sonic finesse and nowhere is this more apparent than on his thunderous debut album Blank Fade.

Growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gaiser spent most of his teenage weekends succumbing to the gravitational pull of Detroit, hanging out with friends and going to gigs. At that point he was into punk and playing drums in a few different bands but everything changed around the age of 14 when he experienced his first Techno party. Richie Hawtin was at the controls and Jon was completely blown away by the pure energy of the music and the originality of the sounds. From a musical perspective, everything was so new and fresh that he immediately set about figuring out how it was created. He quit the bands and began collecting drum machines, synths and fx units, before finally moving to Detroit after graduating from high school.

For the next few years, if he wasn’t at home patiently programming his machines and perfecting his studio skills, he could be found digging through crates of vinyl at Record Time in Detroit.


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  • absinthdelmar

    мегаахуительно, я бы сказал !

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheGrette


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    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • JoseRecuerdo

    unless to say, but I have to: GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!! :)

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Sl0wmation

    New tracks are great again, thank you.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Ucza


    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • thecheeks

    DESTROYED EDC in Vegas! Wow.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Upex


    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Axonate

    GO Gaiser GO! <3

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • k_feaux

    gonna see him this saturday and lash out to his sick tunes!

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • kimoni

    How is Half Life not in the top 15...

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • xunk

    This guy sure knows how to create great bass lines. Really love his music.

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • marcorenton

    to -Eppler-, the new twelve on Minus is his, you might like it.

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • -Eppler-

    so, did this guy do anything interesting lately? i loved him a while ago but i stopped listening after he released his boring (first?) album...

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • polymorphous71

    Judging by the quote at the start of the bio on here, he (at least used to) uses hardware. Then I would imagine it's either a DAW such as ableton or cubase to compose; unless he uses hardware with a sequencer that is master to the other slave machines. Maybe he's abandoned it all for software and heaps of plug-ins. Doesn't matter, there are a myriad of options when it comes to making House/Techno. The kit will only get you so far, its what you do with it that counts.

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • negrozarate

    Because of you I got into minimal ! Thanks alot.. I wonder what EFFING program do you use to produce ! Help me out! Great job Gaiser!

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • zero-inch

    Calling fans of Gaiser! Check out MAKING CONTAKT the documentary out now exclusively at zero". Featuring Richie Hawtin, Magda, Troy Pierce, Gaiser, Heartthrob, Marc Houle & JPLS! Minus members can download the iPhone version for free. Choose between three versions of Ali M. Demirel's documentary of the tour as Deluxe (HD +soundtrack), HD and iPhone version.

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BadaJr

    Amazing, he is. So technical and precise. Definitely one of the best minimal artist I know...

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Jarek73

    'Ciliate with' isn't this a part of track 'Nasty girl' with Heartthrob ?

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
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