13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

True to style, Wolfgang Gartner’s first full-length album, Weekend in America, is infused with equal parts hip-hop mainstream crossover appeal and traditional electro house breakdowns. Features from rappers Eve, Jim Jones, and Cam'Ron (“Get Em,” “Circus Freaks”) are an appeal to transition listeners from Generation X. Tracks with will.i.am ("Forever") and Omarion ("Still My Baby") are undeniably pop. Wolfgang's sweet spot, however, is progressive house. The vintage arcade sound effects on "Space Junk" have made it a mainstay track in DJ sets worldwide. Elements of electro house shine through in the glitchy “818,” which elicits visions of a grungy underground club in the city from which the song draws its name: Los Angeles. Rounding out the album, “Shrunken Heads” and “Illmerica” represent the typical Wolfgang Gartner progressive synth sound that has fans clamoring for more. This version of the album also features two bonus tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

True to style, Wolfgang Gartner’s first full-length album, Weekend in America, is infused with equal parts hip-hop mainstream crossover appeal and traditional electro house breakdowns. Features from rappers Eve, Jim Jones, and Cam'Ron (“Get Em,” “Circus Freaks”) are an appeal to transition listeners from Generation X. Tracks with will.i.am ("Forever") and Omarion ("Still My Baby") are undeniably pop. Wolfgang's sweet spot, however, is progressive house. The vintage arcade sound effects on "Space Junk" have made it a mainstay track in DJ sets worldwide. Elements of electro house shine through in the glitchy “818,” which elicits visions of a grungy underground club in the city from which the song draws its name: Los Angeles. Rounding out the album, “Shrunken Heads” and “Illmerica” represent the typical Wolfgang Gartner progressive synth sound that has fans clamoring for more. This version of the album also features two bonus tracks.

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About Wolfgang Gartner

The most commercial alias for Joey Youngman -- the DJ and dance producer who also recorded as Bosco & Terell, Count Funkula, Frequent Flyers, the Girth, Mario Fabriani, and Spyro Pappadopoulos, not to mention monikers for his several collaborative projects -- Wolfgang Gartner functioned as an outlet for his active and noise-packed electro-house productions, which contrasted greatly with his more sophisticated and "tasteful" deep house releases. Youngman didn't reveal that he was behind Wolfgang Gartner until 2008, once the alias gathered steam in clubs. From 2007 through 2011, there were nearly a dozen Gartner 12" releases, along with remixes of tracks by Tiësto and Sneaky Sound System, MSTRKRFT, and Britney Spears. (The eventual release of a compilation, Back Story, helped fill in the story.) In September 2011, Youngman released the first Wolfgang Gartner album, Weekend in America (Ultra), which allowed him to indulge in his love for rap music by roping guest appearances from Cam'ron, Jim Jones, will.i.am, and Eve, along with R&B vocalist Omarion. Additional singles on Ultra followed over the next several years, leading up to his second proper album, 10 Ways to Steal Home Plate, in 2016. Released on Gartner's own Kindergarten label, it featured Wiley and Trina on the single "Turn Up." ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  • BORN
    Mar 17, 1982

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