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Template:Infobox musical artist Wolfgang Gartner (born Joey Youngman; March 17, 1982) is an American house music producer and DJ.[1] Much of his music prior to 2010 was released through his own record label, Kindergarten,[2] but he signed with Ultra Records in 2010 and Ministry of Sound in the UK in 2011.[3]

BackgroundEdit

Youngman created the Wolfgang Gartner name in late 2008 after establishing a moderately successful name as a Deep House DJ known as Mario Fabriani.[4] Not wanting to be criticized for such an abrupt departure in style, Youngman created the name anonymously. Gartner's identity was revealed officially in July 2008.[5] Youngman took the name from the coach of the Cal Poly Mustangs men's soccer team.[6] The Wolfgang Gartner logo was created in 2010 by New York graffiti artist Eric Haze who created logos for the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and EPMD.

Gartner hosted the first episode of MTV's dance music show "Clubland" which aired on September 22, 2011.[7] A portion of the episode was filmed at his home in Los Angeles, where he gave a tour of his studio and introduced music videos. He also played at the 10th Video Game Awards on December 7, 2012

MusicEdit

A total of eight of Gartner's songs have held the #1 position on the Beatport Top 10 Chart.[8] His single "Wolfgang's 5th Symphony" was the highest selling song on Beatport.com in 2009. Gartner received a Grammy nomination for his remix of Andy Caldwell's "Funk Nasty" in the Best Remixed Recording (Non Classical) Category in 2010.

On September 20, 2011 Gartner released his first full length album Weekend in America. The album featured vocal cameos from Omarion, Jim Jones & Cam'ron, will.i.am and Eve. It peaked at #2 in iTunes' dance chart and #1 in Beatport's album chart. Gartner also collaborated with Deadmau5 on "Animal Rights" and with Skrillex on "The Devil's Den." These collaborations were released on Deadmau5's 4x4=12 album and Skrillex's Bangarang, respectively.

Gartner's music has been featured in a number of video games including the racing game Midnight Club: Los Angeles ("Squares" and "Montezuma"), snowboarding game Stoked ("Circles"), and as downloadable content for Activision's DJ Hero ("Wolfgang's 5th Symphony"). His music has also been featured in the TV shows Teen Wolf ("Illmerica") and The Secret Circle ("Get Em"), and in the movie Limitless ("Hook Shot").

Gartner was nominated for four International Dance Music Awards in January 2011, including Best Electro/Tech House Track, Best Progressive Track, Best Breakthrough DJ and Best Breakthrough Artist.[9] That same month Gartner announced a new video for the single Illmerica.[10] Forever, a collaboration with will.i.am, was released on April 12, 2011. The music video received regular rotation on MTV UK, MuchMusic (Canada), and AMtv in the USA. The single received virtually no commercial radio airplay in America, while reaching A-List rotation on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.

His musical style is often considered electro house, but some of his music is considered complextro, a genre of which he is a forerunner. Template:Citation needed

DJ careerEdit

Gartner has performed at a number of music festivals including World Electronic Music Festival 2012, Electric Forest 2012, Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012, Coachella 2010, Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 and 2011, Ultra Music Festival 2010, 2011, and 2012, Parklife (Australia) 2011, Creamfields (UK) 2011, Global Dance Festival 2012, Electric Zoo 2012 and tours extensively around the world. In 2010, Gartner debuted as a featured guest on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix series, hosted by DJ/producer Pete Tong.[11] He is ranked #7 in the "America's Best DJ" poll and #60 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2012.[12]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

2011Edit

2012Edit

  • Back Story

Singles & EPsEdit

2007Edit

  • Shapes EP

2008Edit

  • Candy EP
  • Play Dub
  • Hot For Teacher EP
  • Killer / Flam Mode
  • Montezuma / Frenetica
  • Bounce / Get It
  • Emergency
  • Hook Shot
  • Flashback (feat. MC Flipside)

2009Edit

  • Montezuma – Remixes
  • Yin / Yang (with Francis Preve)
  • Push & Rise
  • Wolfgang's 5th Symphony / Grey Agenda
  • Fire Power / Latin Fever[13]

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

  • Anaconda
  • Overdose (feat. Medina)

RemixesEdit

2008Edit

  • Cold Act Ill (Wolfgang Gartner's Monster Mix, and Club Mix) – Classixx
  • Helium (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Bass Kleph & Anthony Paul
  • Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Andy Caldwell
  • Cruel World (Wolfgang Gartner Kindergarten Slam Mix) – Ron Reeser & Dan Saenz
  • Me & Myself (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) – Ben DJ (feat. Sushy)
  • Play (Wolfgang Gartner Remix, and Dub) – Jin Sonic & Dive

2009Edit

2010Edit

2012Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Template:Cite web
  2. Kindergarten – CD's and Vinyl @ Discogs.
  3. Rimmington, Stephen. (2011-05-27) Wolfgang Gartner signed to Ministry of Sound? (Update: Yes) | Nothin' Gonna Change. Nothingonnachange.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-30.
  4. http://www.last.fm/music/Mario+Fabriani
  5. Wolfgang Gartner – Bio, CD's and Vinyl at Discogs.
  6. Holbrook, Natalie. (2011-11-03) Constant Gartner | Vegas Seven. Weeklyseven.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-30.
  7. http://www.mtv.com/videos/calvin-harris/676133/bounce.jhtml#id=1671000
  8. Wolfgang Gartner | AM Only.
  9. List of IDMA Nominations.
  10. "Illmerica" Video.
  11. Essential Mix Playlist.
  12. http://www.djmag.com/top100?page=6&year=2012
  13. Template:Cite web
  14. [singlechart|UK|72|artist=Deadmau5|song=Animal Rights|date=2010-10-02]
  15. CHART: CLUK Update 16.07.2011 (wk27)

External linksEdit

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