Slippy Beats is far from being my first production. I’ve been doing this for quite some time now. My first release was back in 1994, Jil Bee "Magic".
My goodness, I just realized I’m old as fuck! I put out a number of tracks as DJ Maui. My studio partner and I wrote and produced for other artists (Fun Factory, etc.) as well. We also worked on the Remix of the Modern Talking Song "You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul" which sold well over 800.000 units. Not that I made any money from it. In 1998 I met Spanish DJ and producer Jerry Ropero. We found we had a lot in common musically and became fast friends. Together with vocalist and songwriter Terri B. we "secretly" started the project Avantgarde and produced the single Get Down the same year. Secretly, because at the time, as above mentioned, Terri was under contract to a different production company and not allowed to work with us. However, often times necessity is the mother of invention so, we did the following: we pitch shifted her vocals to a lower key, making her sound almost like a male singer, which ironi- cally then became the signature sound of Avantgarde and certainly contributed to the single’s suc- cess. Well, those were the days. In recent years I have produced and recorded songs solely for the fun of doing it and I like to keep it that way. Big business is not the prime objective anymore. I re- leased tracks as a solo artist and did collaborations as well.