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Biography

The 29 year-old Bernese André Forrer is better known under his pseudonym DJ Mind-X. The successful DJ started his career in 1990 in Berne and he counts as one of the top elite of Swiss DJs now. In his 12 year DJ career he bought over 11,500 LPs, which the German label K7! even says he's overtaken many international stars with his stock of "black gold".

Already in 1988 Mind-X went to his first parties in Berne. Be it Gangloff, Gurten or Dampfzentrale, later on Stufenbau, the young man was always on the scene. Thanks to DJ Boumi B, a forerunner of the Bernese scene, Mind-X started to find more enthusiasm for this type of music. Not only the music grabbed him, he was also more and more fascinated about mixing it. Even today, Mind-X sees mixing as a way to send people off onto a journey to another world with his sound. After he had organized the first own parties together with friends and also fascinated the people around Berne with his music, he could also do bigger events at the Dreieck (Thun) and show-off his mixing talent. As fate would have it, one day he got to know a founder of the event organizer Inka Imperio. So after his first event in 1993 at the Bernese Aarebar he started his big DJ carrier at Inka Imperio Parties.
Meanwhile, DJ Mind-X counts as one of the most booked DJs in Switzerland. There are no major events without him (Energy, Motion, Evolution, Goliath, Atlantis, Futurescope, Warcraft, etc.). He also counts as resident DJ in major clubs like OXA Zurich, GATE ONE Berne, MAD Lausanne and NACHTWERK Thun. The latter even under his own concept named "Harem Nights". His international break-through was thanks to the hit singles "Nightingale" and "Never talk to Aliens" that were distributed by Overdose/EMI. Since this moment, his bookings go far beyond the Swiss border. To name a few: Tarmcenter Cologne, X-tra Koblenz, Reaktor Buehl, Paramount Park Frankfurt, E.D. Elephant Singen, Webster Hall New York, Shadow Lounge Miami and Space Ibiza. He also had appearances in countries like Norway, Spain, Israel, Austria, France and Italy.

But the enthusiastic Bernese DJ doesn't just rest on his laurels. He also regularly produces his own singles like the remake of Men at Work's "Down Under 2002" @ Harem/Zeitgeist, "Voyage" @ Harem/Aqualoop, "Colours", "Oasis 2002" with Torsten Stenzel, "Nightingale", "Never talk to Aliens", "Mindmachine" or the hit on Netrecord-Z (unfortunately not on the market anymore), "On-y-va" with DJ Tandu. Furthermore, he also made a remix for Yves Deruyter's "Rhythmic Bazzline" and B-Voice "Eternity". From 1997 to 2000 he produced together with the German star producer Torsten Stenzel (Taucher, York, Sakin & Friends). Since 2000 he works with the also very popular trance producer Ralf Fridge (Komakino, Vectrex). Mind-X produced with Torsten Stenzel and DJ Buzz for Energy 1998 a tribute for the rave ("Temple of Love" / Fog Area). The following single "Never talk to Aliens" became the anthem of the New Year's party "Evolution 7" and reached position 35 on the German Dance Charts. Since spring 2002, the label "Planet Love Records" was brought back to life and will produce wonderful trance songs for clubs under the motto "back to quality". Parallel to his solo tracks, Mind-X launched two further successful projects: KARUMA (Netrecord-Z/BPM/Platipus) with DJ Tandu aka AYLA and HAREM DOCTORS with Ray Boyé. Both were big international club successors and brought him credibility at home and abroad. The project A-N-A "Escucha", also produced together with Torsten Stenzel, was acknowledged mostly in France and Spain.
After already being voted as most popular and best DJ in 1999-2000 (Partysan and Vakum Switzerland), Mind-X was also honored this in 2001. He also won the Ericsson Dance Award 2000/2001 for most popular and best Swiss club trance DJ. Since January 2001 he opened his own club, GATE ONE, at the legendary Bernese "Stufenbau". Besides the various music programs (trance, techno, progressive, house, UK garage and hardcore), his Harem Label Nights also occur on a regular basis.

Further to various mix CDs like "Streetparade '96 - Live Mix", "Friendship" (with DJ Snowman), "Trancesetters", "Goliath 3 - Live" or "Harem Phuture Traxx - Vol. 1", DJ Mind-X also began with the compilation of his own albums. After "Inspirations", "Sensitive" and "Colours of Life", which all reached Peak # Top 20 on the Compilation Charts, he reached Peak # 8 with the versus project with DJ Noise ("Nightrockers") on the Swiss Media Control Charts. Since 1999 he also mixes the yearly CD for the biggest and most popular dance open air event in Switzerland, "MOTION". This year his CD reached position 3 on the Sampler Charts and stayed there over two weeks. His biggest success until then was the compilation and mixing of the Streetparade 2001 CD. DJ Mind-X earned platinum for over 65,000 sold albums (40,000 are necessary!) and reached pole position # 1 in comparison with Album Charts in Switzerland over six weeks. In autumn 2001 followed his most successful mix album, "Platinum". This club trance product could hold position # 15 over some weeks in the Swiss Album Top 20 and counts as one of the most stable and solid mix albums "trance" of the year 2001 in Switzerland.

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