Ata

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Ata is the daddy mac of both the club- and label Robert Johnson plus the house kingpin there. Upon returning to Frankfurt from a life-altering club night in Barcelona, he decided that he wanted to be a DJ, and has since come a long way – from his early days at Delirium record store, unforgettable nights at the Omen or his seminal Wild Pitch Club.

Since then Ata has co-founded the (very nearly holy) trinity of the Playhouse, Klang and Ongaku labels and the now legendary Robert Johnson club in Offenbach, a landmark in Europe’s club scene ever since its inception.

Amongst all this it would be easy to forget that he is still a DJ at the prime of his powers if it weren’t for his marathon sets that still have the power to turn lives around.

Because let's face it: There are more DJs in the world than basil leaves in Liguria and they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Despite the latest developments and modern hotchpotch like laptop-deejaying there still is this almost metaphysical little extra pinch that's so hard to describe and that separates the wheat from the chaff. And for that Ata is a prime example.
How exactly this man manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd is his secret. We may assume it is experience.

Dates

08.11.2014
BAKA GAIJIN / Lieblings / Dusseldorf
Leftorium / Brussels
Die Registratur / Munich
Robert Johnson / Offenbach
Robert Johnson / Offenbach
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Ata b2b Baris K

Ata b2b Baris K
25.07.2014

Turkey’s cosmic disco revivalist Baris K joins Robert Johnson’s mac daddy and house kingpin Ata for a special b2b session.

Listen to the set, recorded by the Red Bull Music Academy, here.

25.07.2014

Turkey’s cosmic disco revivalist Baris K joins Robert Johnson’s mac daddy and house kingpin Ata for a special b2b session.

Listen to the set, recorded by the Red Bull Music Academy,...

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Ata b2b Baris K
25.07.2014

Turkey’s cosmic disco revivalist Baris K joins Robert Johnson’s mac daddy and house kingpin Ata for a special b2b session.

Listen to the set, recorded by the Red Bull Music Academy, here.

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Slices Feature: Ata Macias

Slices Feature: Ata Macias
01.06.2014

"Athanassios Christos Macias, Ata for short, is a genuine Frankfurter institution. Whether it’s as a DJ, through the Delirium Record Store or the labels Ongaku, Playhouse or Live at Robert Johnson, it’s hard to imagine what the Frankfurt scene would be without Ata—and it’s been like that since the nineties.

In addition to the internationally renowned techno and house club Robert Johnson in Offenbach, the driven entrepreneur is also involved in the restaurant Club Michel and the Cafe Plank. Indeed, Ata is very passionate about cooking and food and nutrition in general. For this edition of Slices on Electronic Beats TV, we headed to the Bahnhofsviertel quarter in Frankfurt in order to pay him a visit."

See the feature here.

01.06.2014

"Athanassios Christos Macias, Ata for short, is a genuine Frankfurter institution. Whether it’s as a DJ, through the Delirium Record Store or the labels Ongaku, Playhouse or Live at Robert Johnson, it’s hard to imagine what the...

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Slices Feature: Ata Macias
01.06.2014

"Athanassios Christos Macias, Ata for short, is a genuine Frankfurter institution. Whether it’s as a DJ, through the Delirium Record Store or the labels Ongaku, Playhouse or Live at Robert Johnson, it’s hard to imagine what the Frankfurt scene would be without Ata—and it’s been like that since the nineties.

In addition to the internationally renowned techno and house club Robert Johnson in Offenbach, the driven entrepreneur is also involved in the restaurant Club Michel and the Cafe Plank. Indeed, Ata is very passionate about cooking and food and nutrition in general. For this edition of Slices on Electronic Beats TV, we headed to the Bahnhofsviertel quarter in Frankfurt in order to pay him a visit."

See the feature here.

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Ata's NYE-mix now online

Ata's NYE-mix now online
23.01.2014

The line up at Robert Johnson for NYE consisted of Ata & Robert Johnson Family Allstars and you can now listen to Ata's set online.

Listen to- and download the recording below.

Ata - Robert Johnson, NYE 2013/14

23.01.2014

The line up at Robert Johnson for NYE consisted of Ata & Robert Johnson Family Allstars and you can now listen to Ata's set online.

Listen to- and download the recording below.

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Ata's NYE-mix now online
23.01.2014

The line up at Robert Johnson for NYE consisted of Ata & Robert Johnson Family Allstars and you can now listen to Ata's set online.

Listen to- and download the recording below.

Ata - Robert Johnson, NYE 2013/14

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RBMA15: Ata talks to Trevor Jackson

RBMA15: Ata talks to Trevor Jackson
01.11.2013

The Red Bull Music Academy celebrates it's 15th anniversary this year, and in that connection they are publishing a book consisting of conversations between some of the most interesting people in modern music.
'For The Record' features personalities like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu, DJ Harvey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ben UFO, Martyn Ware, Kerri Chandler, Moritz von Oswald and many, many more and also Ata & Trevor Jackson.

Read the complete interview with Ata and Trevor Jackson here

See more about 'For The Record' here
and buy it via Gestalten

01.11.2013

The Red Bull Music Academy celebrates it's 15th anniversary this year, and in that connection they are publishing a book consisting of conversations between some of the most interesting people in modern music.
'For The Record'...

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RBMA15: Ata talks to Trevor Jackson
01.11.2013

The Red Bull Music Academy celebrates it's 15th anniversary this year, and in that connection they are publishing a book consisting of conversations between some of the most interesting people in modern music.
'For The Record' features personalities like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu, DJ Harvey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ben UFO, Martyn Ware, Kerri Chandler, Moritz von Oswald and many, many more and also Ata & Trevor Jackson.

Read the complete interview with Ata and Trevor Jackson here

See more about 'For The Record' here
and buy it via Gestalten

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Resident Advisor streams "The Lifesaver"!

Resident Advisor streams "The Lifesaver"!
10.04.2013

Resident Advisor streams "Live At Robert Johnson - The Lifesaver Compilation" in full-length till end of this week!

Check it out here!

10.04.2013

Resident Advisor streams "Live At Robert Johnson - The Lifesaver Compilation" in full-length till end of this week!

Check it out here!

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Resident Advisor streams "The Lifesaver"!
10.04.2013

Resident Advisor streams "Live At Robert Johnson - The Lifesaver Compilation" in full-length till end of this week!

Check it out here!

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Live At Robert Johnson reveals the Lifesaver!

Live At Robert Johnson reveals the Lifesaver!
21.02.2013

Live At Robert Johnson just released The Lifesaver.
The unmixed compilation features Tracks by Roman Flügel, Lauer, Tuff City Kids and The Citizen's Band. A tour is also taking place!

Read more on resident advisor!

21.02.2013

Live At Robert Johnson just released The Lifesaver.
The unmixed compilation features Tracks by Roman Flügel, Lauer, Tuff City Kids and The Citizen's Band. A tour is also taking place!

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Live At Robert Johnson reveals the Lifesaver!
21.02.2013

Live At Robert Johnson just released The Lifesaver.
The unmixed compilation features Tracks by Roman Flügel, Lauer, Tuff City Kids and The Citizen's Band. A tour is also taking place!

Read more on resident advisor!

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De:Bug features Robert Johnson!

De:Bug features Robert Johnson!
14.11.2012

De:Bug magazine did a great feature of Ata's label, Live At Robert Johnson in issue #171! Being a big innovator in contemporary House, Techno and Disco, LARJ will release it's first compilation "Lifesaver" in April.

Check out De:Bug #171!

14.11.2012

De:Bug magazine did a great feature of Ata's label, Live At Robert Johnson in issue #171! Being a big innovator in contemporary House, Techno and Disco, LARJ will release it's first compilation "Lifesaver" in April.

...

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De:Bug features Robert Johnson!
14.11.2012

De:Bug magazine did a great feature of Ata's label, Live At Robert Johnson in issue #171! Being a big innovator in contemporary House, Techno and Disco, LARJ will release it's first compilation "Lifesaver" in April.

Check out De:Bug #171!

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