Timo Maas First Day

Timo Maas is set to release the single ‘First Day’ on May 30th as the first to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Pictures’. ’Pictures’, his Warner Bros. debut, follows on June 13th.

The insistent rhythms and irresistible hook of ‘First Day’ are as addictive as the best of Timo’s work, whilst the inimitable vocals of Placebo’s Brian Molko interplay perfectly with those of newcomer Jo Kate. Sure, it’s dance music, but its creativity and originality breathe fresh vitality into the genre.

Timo recorded ‘Pictures’ over the course of two years with his production partner Martin Buttrich, primarily in their studio in Hannover in which they’d also recorded the bulk of his debut production album ‘Loud’. ‘Pictures’ captures the essence of what made ‘Loud’ so important and yet evolves in such as a way as to confront the norms of what dance music should represent in 2005

Having collaborated on ‘Help Me’, one of the highlights of Timo’s debut album, Kelis reprises here role by adding her sensual vocal gift to ‘4 Ur Ears’. Neneh Cherry guests on ‘High Drama’, a song originally written for P. Diddy’s long overdue dance album, and the ethereal, dreamlike qualities of her voice help to provide one of the strongest tracks that Timo has ever worked on.

Having first performed as a teenager in his native Germany, Timo’s DJ career has gone from strength to strength. An early residency at Hamburg’s Tunnel gave him the opportunity to hone his talents as well as make a name for himself. A prestigious residency at New York’s Twillo followed and Timo has been in huge demand on the international club circuit ever since. Further more, his talents have also been requested at events as varied as Glastonbury, Creamfields, the Malaysian Grand Prix and at Naomi Campbell’s birthday in St. Tropez.

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