Zombie Nation (band)


Zombie Nation (band)

Infobox Musical artist
Background = producer_performer
Name = Zombie Nation



Img_capt =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Munich, Germany
Years_active = 1998–present
Genre = Techno, Alternative dance, Electronic
Label = Gigolo Records (1999-2003)
Dekathlon Records (2003-2006)
UKW Records (2006-present)
Current_members = Florian Senfter / Splank!
Past_members = Emanuel Guenther (-2000)
URL = [http://www.zombienation.com/ Official Website]

Zombie Nation is a German techno and electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter (a.k.a. Splank!).

History

The first Zombie Nation five track EP was released in the spring of 1999 on DJ Hell's label, International DeeJay Gigolo Records. A remix of the song Kernkraft 400 on this debut release landed in high chart-positions all over the world.

Since 2001, Florian Senfter has released tracks on different labels under Zombie Nation and his other pseudonym John Starlight. In 2002 he did not renew his contract with International DeeJay Gigolo Records and started his own label, Dekathlon Records, where he released the second Album "Absorber" in 2003. In early 2005, the new sublabel UKW Records was launched with John Starlight's "John's Addiction Part 1" followed by "Paeng Paeng 12" by Zombie Nation which was recorded a few months later. Sven Väth realized the potential of that song at first glance and licensed it for his Cocoon Recordings imprint. The the 3rd Album "Black Toys" which was released in 2006 on UKW Records Zombie Nation is a bass dominated soundscape [ [http://www.365mag.com/index.php?pg=mucd&recnum=2448&Title=Black+Toys+on+365MAG+International+Music+Magazine] 365mag review] from tech-hop [ [http://www.bpmmagazine.net/musicreviewitem.aspx?id=1616] BPM article] to funk-laden house [ [http://www.bpmmagazine.net/musicreviewitem.aspx?id=1616] BPM article] .In 2007 Zombie Nation collaborated with Tiga under the pseudonym ZZT on the recording "Lower State of Consciousness".

Zombie Nation is also known today as electronic music liveact. Different from a DJ he uses musical hardware on stage to create sounds. The main instrument is an Akai MPC 4000 [ [http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/clubs/21434/monster-smash] Time Out interview] Music sequencer which he uses in combination with a mixing console and several effects units to do a live arrangement and Mix of his music.

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"Kernkraft 400"

The first Zombie Nation Record contained the song "Kernkraft 400", German for "Atomic Energy 400," which is considered one of the most famous songs of electronic dance music. The song featured one of David Whittaker's small songs from the 1984 Commodore 64 game "Lazy Jones" called "Stardust". Soon after the first independent release in 1999 the song developed into an underground hit in European clubs, and was licensed to various countries including a more commercial remix version by Italian remix-producer DJ Gius.

The song, specifically the "Sport Chant Remix", is popular at North American sporting events. It is used by numerous arenas as their goal-celebration song, particularly in the National Hockey League, and many more as a motivational beat.

Many people believe the band to be named "Kernkraft 400" and the song to be "Zombie Nation". This is most likely due to a combination of factors, including that the song´s only lyrics are "Zombie Nation," and file sharing, where anyone can change the name of a file and thousands can download it in a short period of time, which became popular soon after the song was released.

Recently, Memphis, Tennessee-based Three 6 Mafia remixed "Kernkraft 400" into a track from their 2008 Columbia Records album release, "Last 2 Walk." Track number 5, "I Got," features the chanting as the prominent bassline-accompanying melody and also a selection of the late Houston, Texas-based rapper Pimp C's last recorded lyrics.

"Kernkraft 400" was also used in the 2007-2008 season of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball when played this song before they introduced the players. They still use it for the 2008-2009 season. The version they would play is the "Kernkraft 400" (Sport Chant Stadium Remix).

Discography

Albums

*1999 "Leichenschmaus", LP (Gigolo 028)
*2003 "Absorber", LP (Dekathlon 010)
*2006 "Black Toys", LP (UKW 5)

EPs

*1999 "Kernkraft 400", EP (Gigolo 019)
*2001 "Unload", EP (Gigolo 082)
*2003 "Souls At Zero", 12" (+Sven Väth Remix)(Dekathlon 009)
*2003 "The Cut (+ DJ Naughty Remix)", 12"(Dekathlon 012)
*2005 "Paeng Paeng", 12" (UKW-2 // ltd. 500)
*2005 "Paeng Paeng + Meatmaster Jack", 12" (Cocoon Records 17)
*2006 "Money Talks", 12"(UKW 3)
*2007 "Gizmode", 12" (UKW 8)
*2007 "Lower State Of Consciousness", 12" (UKW/Turbo) as ZZT with Tiga including Justice Remix.

Remixes

*1999 Dakkar & Grinser "Take me naked" (DiskoB 087)
*1999 Philip Boa and the Voodoclub "So What" (BMG Ariola)
*1999 Sexual Harassment "I need a freak" (Lasergun Rec.Lasergun 003)
*1999 Frankie Bones "My house is your house" (Bash Rec. bash 004)
*2001 Takkyu Ishino "Suck me Disko" (Zomba Rec. EXEC 08)
*2001 I-F "Space Invaders are smoking grass" (Loaded/Eastwest Leaded 012)
*2001 Ladytron "Playgirl" (Labels/Virgin LC03098)
*2002 Colonel Abrahms "Trapped" (eastwest UPUS011.03)
*2002 Divine "Native Love" (Gigolo/EDM 090)
*2002 AFA / Human League "Being Boiled" (Edel 0141690CLU)
*2002 My Robot Friend "The Fake" (Dekathlon 002)
*2002 Gater "Taboo" (Dekathlon 003)
*2002 Acid Scout “Sexy Robot” (Kurbel 027)
*2003 My Robot Friend - "Walt Whitman" (Dekathlon 008)
*2004 NAM:LIVE - "The Church of NAM" (Dekathlon 013)
*2004 Codec & Flexor – "Time has changed" (Television 08)
*2007 Headman – "On" (Relish)
*2008 The Presets – "This Boy´s in Love" (Modular)

ingles

*1999 "Kernkraft 400" #2 UK, #22 Germany, #1 Greece, #100 France

References

External links

* http://www.zombienation.com -- Official Homepage of Zombie Nation
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* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Zombie+Nation Discogs page]
* [http://www.lastfm.com/music/Zombie+Nation Zombie Nation on Last.fm]


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