Looking back on more then one decade of intense involvement in the
Trance scene, Benjamin Halfmann aka Audiomatic witnessed the rich
evolution of this sub culture with all its innovations, variations and
all its ups and downs. Even more: During the years his project
constantly gained quality and became a reference for sophisticated,
high-functional Progressive Trance. Therefore Audiomatic became an
integral ingredient of this scene and has shaped its musical
development with his unique sounds which have been part of legendary
parties and festivals all around the globe.
It all started with
some powerful Heavy Metal: Benjamin Halfmann banged his head to the
music of AC/DC and posters of Punk, Hardcore and Metal bands adorned the
walls of his room up to the age of 15 years. Then he discovered the
fascinating worlds of Psy Trance and rapidly became engaged as a DJ,
first public performances followed in 1999.
But soon a strong
desire to convert his creativity into own music arose, and so Audiomatic
got hungry for more. His producer’s breakfast consisted of some tasty
Fruity Loops and this simple production software instantly made him
aware that the games on his computer were not only a waste of time, but
also of hard disc space.
Not even one year later his music
already convinced the label management of Leviathan Music and so the
track “Woodstock” became the first official release in 2002. Various
contributions on different compilations followed and the year 2004
delivered the first full length Album “Multiplayer”. Together with
Stefan “Magnetrixx” Lewin, who has always been a good friend and
important source of inspiration for Benjamin Halfmann, the project
“Audiomatrixx” was formed, gained euphoric feedback and also brought to
life a studio album in 2008. The same year, Audiomatic’s second album
was released. Of course this is not the end of his productivity:
Dedicating the next work to his fellow citizens in mind, the album
“Weekend Society” became another pleasant success in 2011.