TheFatRat is the EDM moniker of Göttingen, Germany's Christian Büttner, who has been active as a producer, songwriter, and engineer since the early 2000s.
His music ranges from euphoric progressive house to trap and glitch-hop, with a heavy influence of video game music. He is enormously popular on YouTube, particularly with the gaming community, and has over a million followers. He also encourages fans to use his music in their own videos. Büttner started using the name TheFatRat in 2011, and his initial tracks were giddy, bass-heavy electro-house. From there, he started producing dozens of remixes and mash-ups in addition to his original tracks, which switched between styles but often had a dramatic flair to them, as well as sugary-sweet melodies. His most popular originals include "Unity," "Time Lapse," and "Monody" (featuring vocalist Laura Brehm
). His first major-label EP, Jackpot, was released by Casablanca
in late 2016. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi