Out on Aug 2, 2013, on Beatport: July 18
Stefan Obermaier’s arrangements have reached a new level of clarity. The arcs of suspense have been boosted to undreamt-of heights, but Obermaier also manages to turn the ecstasy back inwards and maintain the energy level across the whole track instead of unleashing it all at once.. As soon as the voice of Joseph Bailey drops, MC-style, the house party turns into a collective experience. The warm bassline fills the room and Obermaier’s groundbreaking deepness becomes palpable to everyone in it.
This is even more true with “Alpino”, one of the definite hits of the upcoming open-air season. The synth intro alone will electrify the masses, but Stefan Obermaier takes it to a higher order of magnitude with a verve of pure genius and a melodic sense that keeps listeners lifted. Over and over he escalates the moment with new tweaks, turns and breakdowns. Stefan Obermaier has found himself.
March 6, 2013
Out on Dec 27, 2012
APIA is the latest single release from Austria’s finest exporter of house music, Stefan Obermaier. Named after the Samoan capital with the famous ‘never ending summer’, APIA offers up the best there is right now in ultra contemporary, deep/funky house. Call it what you like, one thing is for certain; this track will have a hold of your ears from the first beat of pure, tribal artistry… Imagine sunset at the coolest beach party in the world. You’re about to listen to it.
Out on Dec 12, 2012
Stefan Obermaier is a man familiar with sounds. The fact that the multi talented Austrian producer has his very own room in the famous Vienna based House of Music museum is testament to this. Fitting then perhaps, that Stefan's brand new SHISHANNA EP incorporates samples from around the globe. Following on from his impressive Bagana EP and Traveler, the Shishanna EP continues to offer up a chorus of Stefan's trademark super slick funky house beats, fused with a unique and uber cool African influenced tribal sound. Feature track 'Top Up' oozes class, both in it's composition and production, and will be sure to have the worlds biggest DJs and dance music public alike, purring with satisfaction.
"Traveler" entered the British Cool Cuts Chart (Music Week) at #13 and climbed up to #10.
Out on June 29, 2012
Finally the more human aspects are returning to house music: After the static techhouse movement and the historical disco revival it seems everybody is ready to simply throw the hands in the air again. Stefan Obermaier’s TRAVELER comes almost innocent and delivers a sure shot for the upcoming summer. On the beach, inside an airplane, on the rooftop or in the club when the first sunlight breaks through, this is the soundtrack for the fusion of absent-mindedness and collective euphoric ecstasy.
Out on June 15, 2012
Stefan Obermaier returns with the BAGANA EP, four brand new, fresh-from-the-oven, state-of-the-art tunes, and the first release on his own label Drift Recordings. Title track ‘Bagana’ sums it all up nicely: Crisp, uplifting, house music destined to point your feet (and butt) straight in the direction of the dancefloor. The rest of the EP maintains that momentum; ‘Ti Pui’ ramps up the sex factor, adding sultry vocal samples to Stefan’s beats. ‘Free again’ goes deeper and darker, though not without a transforming burst of uplifting melody towards the end, and last but not least, on ‘Dab Dab’ Mr. Obermaier delivers that unique dub style that has made him a household name among house music connoisseurs.
Relaunch of Stefan Obermaier's permanent sound-exhibition room in the world's first music museum - the Viennese House of Music.
26.08.14 - TBC (Graz/A)
10.10.14 - Onyx (VIenna/A)
22.10.14 - Half Moon / Jazz in the City (Salzburg/A)