Tensnake is an electro producer from Hamburg, Germany, who emerged in the mid-2000s with a disco-influenced style and rose to critical acclaim at the end of the decade.
Born Marco Niemerski, he made his commercial recording debut with the Restless EP on the Mirau label in 2006. He released the follow-up I Say Mista EP on the label in 2007. In addition, he released EPs on the labels Players Paradise (Dust, 2007), Radius Records (Fried Egg, 2007), and Endless Flight (Keep Believin', 2008). Critical acclaim came with the release of the In the End (I Want You to Cry) EP on the Running Back label in 2009. The EP was voted number one on DJhistory.com's end-of-the-year list, among other accolades, and spawned a couple different club hits with "In the End (I Want You to Cry)" and "Holding Back (My Love)." In the midst of this breakthrough success in 2009, Tensnake was chosen to compile a DJ mix for Resident Advisor. In 2010 he released the Coma Cat EP on the Permanent Vacation label. The EP's title track was licensed for release by Defected in the United Kingdom and after it became a hit, the producer's remix work picked up considerably. Tensnake remixes of Aloe Blacc (2010's "I Need a Dollar"), Lana Del Rey (2012's "National Anthem"), and the Pet Shop Boys (2013's "Thursday") followed, and at the end of 2013 Tensnake released his midtempo single "58BPM" with vocals from Fiora. The track landed on his debut album, Glow, which was released in 2014 with guest appearances from Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, and Nile Rodgers. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi