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Chris Liebing (born Christopher Liebing on 11 December 1968) is a German techno DJ, music producer and radio host and the founder of the record label CLR.

Liebing was born in Gie├čen, Hesse. In the early 1990s, he became active on the Frankfurt dance music scene. He opened the Spinclub techno club in 1994, and worked at Eye Q Records in Frankfurt. He formed his first label, ‘Audio’ in 1996, which was followed in 1999 by CLR.

In 2004, he released the philosophy-themed Evolution, which took two years to make. The album was described by CMJ New Music Report as “a techno album to go to war with”.

In 2005, he worked with Speedy J on the Collabs 3000: Metalism album, released by Novamute. The album was described by Billboard as “one of the year’s best collections of original electronic music”.

In 2009, he launched the CLR Podcast, which was made available every Monday via iTunes and CLR’s own website. The podcast was voiced by Liebing and featured guest mixes from a wide variety of techno DJs. Amongst the more notable guests was Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. The podcast ran weekly until 2015 when the 315th and final episode was broadcast. It was replaced by a new weekly podcast entitled AM/FM, which features only mixes and live recordings by Chris Liebing himself.

Liebing has played at Space and Amnesia in Ibiza, Fabric in London, Berghain in Berlin, Cocoric├▓ in Riccione and large festivals such as Time Warp. In 2018, Liebing launched his first album in eight years: Burn Slow on Mute Records. The album included vocal contributions from artists such as Gary Numan and Polly Scattergood.[10] The album art was derived from a painting by Jan Brueghel the Younger.

He created a new show called AM/FM in 2015.

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Chris Liebing is synonymous with techno. His legacy is long assured, but his craft never stops evolving. Whether as label head, podcast curator, DJ or producer, he continues to challenge himself and his audience to explore new realms in the electronic world. And often ahead of the curve, too, from […]


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