With seven quality studio albums, a Best-Of CD and DVD, seven mixed compilations and multiple hit singles, André Tanneberger, a.k.a. ATB has a remarkable, constantly successful record as a musician and DJ to show for himself. One of the keys to his success has definitely been the high standard he sets himself in his approach to his productions and songwriting.
ATB once again delivers an array of fantastic new songs on 'Distant Earth', which transcend the genres of dance, trance and pop. Album number eight also features collaborations with renowned artists - something of a trademark for ATB as his studio work has progressed. Guest appearances on ‘Distant Earth’ range from two of the hottest properties in trance music, the pioneering figures of Armin van Buuren and Dash Berlin to a remarkable team-up with Rea Garvey, who came to fame as lead singer of the international star act Reamonn.
ATB: "I had composed an instrumental track when it suddenly hit me that Rea’s voice would fit absolutely perfectly. The song actually turned out completely differently when we got together. I didn’t mind that a bit, as I had wanted to work with Rea for a long time already."
The album title ‘Distant Earth’ is a reflection, in the broadest sense, of how André Tanneberger likes to experience music. "I aim to maintain a certain distance from daily life and the usual problems it entails. It feels good to close your eyes, step onto the dancefloor and forget everything around you. If this is how you feel when you listen to my album, then I have done what I set out to do" the artist continues.
'Distant Earth' presents two very different CDs. One pulsates with melodious club music, the other showcases a selection of more chilled out ATB songs, again demonstrating the range of his artistic expertise. Guest artists join him in this side of his music as well.
"Armin van Buuren and I have chatted on and off for years about producing an ambient track together, and now we have finally found the time to actually do it."
'Distant Earth' is further proof of ATB’s unique international sound. "My many trips over our planet give me no end of inspiration which can flow freely inside the studio", André acknowledges.