Wasscass (*1977) – also known as al cutter in the early days – is a DJ,producer and head of the label “Klangklar records” from Stuttgart, Germany. His motto until today: underground.
Records from Tommi Stumpff, Nitzer Ebb, Front Line Assembly and cubic22 from Berlin introduced him into the world of electronic music. The era of EBM and Techno was born.
While the Frontpage magazine promoted East Berlin’s Tekknozid parties, the acid house sound from clubs like Ufo, Walfisch or Tresor could not compete with Frankfurt’s trance sound from DJ Dag and Co that Wasscass saw so much more potential in. He bought his first turntables and mixer in 1992, kicking off his DJ career in August 1993 with his very own gig as al cutter in club Cindy in Tübingen.Wasscass started the evening with a massive 15 minute intro followed by a 6-hour gabba and hardcore set. Meeting Sven Väth in the early 90s in Stuttgart’s No. 1 techno club Oz opened the door for a gig at 1994’s Futuresonic party, where Wasscass performeda highly successful set with 4 decks simultaneously.
Another milestone was about to follow in 1999, when the famous DJ and producer opened his first own club that was about to rule the nightlife in Southern Germany for the following years.After closing, Wasscass retired from DJing until 2007, coming back even bigger with numerous gigs around the world in Europe and the US. He showed his versatility at the 2008 trance convention in Brasil, marking another peak in his career when playing the kaZantip festival.
Wasscass started producing own tracks in 1996, reflecting his passion for underground far from the standard stuff. While playing finest sounds in clubs and radio, he was however never determined to a certain genre.By now Wasscass is the mastermind behind several projects of all kinds of styles – melting synthi sounds with electro beats and all bearing his special signature: underground