Technasia kicked off 2016 at Mexico’s BPM Festival. As the crowd raised eager arms he dropped a vocal loop: Believe in me/believe in me. You could feel the electricity as faces lit up with smiles.
Technasia, aka Charles Siegling, has been turning electronic music lovers into believers throughout his career. A provocative artist with a taste for exploration, Technasia combines a sophisticated musical sensibility with restless curiosity – taking fans places they never knew they wanted to go.
Parisian-born Siegling created Technasia when his love of film led him to Hong Kong to study Asian cinema. Fascinated with blurring the boundaries between West and East, he chose music as his medium to create a unique fusion of emotion, intelligence and experience.
The result? Dozens of hits across multiple labels in the course of his career. Last year was no exception. The Technasia & Green Velvet collaboration ‘Suga’ became the longest-running overall No. 1 track in Beatport history. While ‘Heart of Flesh’ and ‘I Am Somebody’ held top spots in the charts and on the dancefloors.
With studio accolades to spare, Technasia could be excused for cutting back on the air miles, but nothing will persuade him to give up the thrill of live performance. A firm favourite at festivals across the globe, notable appearances included Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Exit, Aquasella, Monegros, Dreambeach, A Day In The Park, Loveland, Awakenings, Dance Valley, Timewarp, SonneMondSterne, Nature One, Creamfields UK, SW4, Sziget, Tomorrowland…
Between festivals and a string of back-to-back dates with partner in musical mischief, Uner, Technasia is a regular in Ibiza. His beats set the island’s pulse racing, whether at magical open-air sets at Ushuaia and Blue Marlin, or raucous wee-hours rave ups at Space.
Space, perhaps Ibiza’s most beloved club, is closing next season, but Technasia will be there in summer 2016 to ensure an unforgettable farewell. His appearances include the Space Opening Party and Anniversary Party, as well as a string of other dates through the season. Fans of alfresco techno will be delighted to see him return to Elrow Ibiza, Blue Marlin and one or two special underground parties we probably shouldn’t mention.
From DJing to producing to remixing, Technasia is driven by the desire to share his love of music. “Electronic music is the greatest language of all,” he says. “No words, just the vibration, the emotion and the beat.”
As he continues to push the boundaries of electronic music, he gives us all a reason to believe.
1. Chus & Ceballo “All I Want (Technasia Remix)” (Stereo Productions)
2. Claptone “Heartbeat (Technasia Remix) (PIAS)