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

New Kids On Acid / Watergate / Berlin
Robert Johnson / Offenbach
Back to the Woods Open Air / Open Air an der Isar / Garching
Ääniwalli / Helsinki
Jour & Nuit / La Belle Electrique / Grenoble
New Kids on Acid / Watergate / Berlin
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New recording from Ata

New recording from Ata
17.06.2015

Ata's dj set from the XXX loves Live At Robert Johnson night at Closure, Amsterdam, recorded on May 23rd, 2015 is now online.

Listen to the mix here.

17.06.2015

Ata's dj set from the XXX loves Live At Robert Johnson night at Closure, Amsterdam, recorded on May 23rd, 2015 is now online.

Listen to the mix...

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New recording from Ata
17.06.2015

Ata's dj set from the XXX loves Live At Robert Johnson night at Closure, Amsterdam, recorded on May 23rd, 2015 is now online.

Listen to the mix here.

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Listen to Ata's set from Oscillate, Belrin

Listen to Ata's set from Oscillate, Belrin
17.03.2015

You can now listen to Ata's set from the "Oscillate" event at ://about blank, Berlin from March 14. 2015 online.

Find the recording here.

17.03.2015

You can now listen to Ata's set from the "Oscillate" event at ://about blank, Berlin from March 14. 2015 online.

Find the recording here.

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Listen to Ata's set from Oscillate, Belrin
17.03.2015

You can now listen to Ata's set from the "Oscillate" event at ://about blank, Berlin from March 14. 2015 online.

Find the recording here.

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LARJ takes Lifesaver 2 on the road

LARJ takes Lifesaver 2 on the road
17.02.2015

Most of the label's core roster will be representing at a series of European showcases in the coming months.

Sixteen dates in support of Live At Robert Johnson's forthcoming Lifesaver 2 compilation have been announced.

The tour will see a rotating cast of the Frankfurt label's core artists touch down for slots in the UK, France, Paris, Netherlands, Spain and more. Naturally, things get underway on home turf, with Ata, Orson Wells and Massimiliano Pagliara playing at Robert Johnson on March 7th. The same night, Roman Flügel, Gerd Janson and Oliver Hafenbauer play at Bristol's Just Jack. The following weekends include dates with Portable in Stockholm (21st), Lyon with Tuff City Kids (27th) and Jena with Ata (28th).

Four dates are lined up for April. Paris's Djoon club hosts Ata and Lauer on the 17th, after which Hafenbauer and Benedikt Frey head to Golem in Hamburg on the 24th. Dates at Barcelona venue Nitsa on the 25th and Passage 46 in Freiburg, Germany, on the 30th round out the month: Ata, Lauer and Frey play the former, while The Citizen's Band, Hafenbauer and Holger Wuest soundtrack the latter.

May is the tour's biggest month, with seven dates are confirmed so far. Highlights include stops at Zukunft in Zürich with Ata, Lauer and Hafenbauer on the 9th, Berlin's Panorama Bar on the 15th with Ata and Flügel, and fabric on the 16th with Flügel and Portable. Other stops include Cologne (8th), Oslo (22nd), Amsterdam (23rd) and Munich (29th).

See the complete list of dates here.

Via Resident Advisor.

17.02.2015

Most of the label's core roster will be representing at a series of European showcases in the coming months.

Sixteen dates in support of Live At Robert Johnson's forthcoming Lifesaver 2 compilation have been announced.

...

Read more
LARJ takes Lifesaver 2 on the road
17.02.2015

Most of the label's core roster will be representing at a series of European showcases in the coming months.

Sixteen dates in support of Live At Robert Johnson's forthcoming Lifesaver 2 compilation have been announced.

The tour will see a rotating cast of the Frankfurt label's core artists touch down for slots in the UK, France, Paris, Netherlands, Spain and more. Naturally, things get underway on home turf, with Ata, Orson Wells and Massimiliano Pagliara playing at Robert Johnson on March 7th. The same night, Roman Flügel, Gerd Janson and Oliver Hafenbauer play at Bristol's Just Jack. The following weekends include dates with Portable in Stockholm (21st), Lyon with Tuff City Kids (27th) and Jena with Ata (28th).

Four dates are lined up for April. Paris's Djoon club hosts Ata and Lauer on the 17th, after which Hafenbauer and Benedikt Frey head to Golem in Hamburg on the 24th. Dates at Barcelona venue Nitsa on the 25th and Passage 46 in Freiburg, Germany, on the 30th round out the month: Ata, Lauer and Frey play the former, while The Citizen's Band, Hafenbauer and Holger Wuest soundtrack the latter.

May is the tour's biggest month, with seven dates are confirmed so far. Highlights include stops at Zukunft in Zürich with Ata, Lauer and Hafenbauer on the 9th, Berlin's Panorama Bar on the 15th with Ata and Flügel, and fabric on the 16th with Flügel and Portable. Other stops include Cologne (8th), Oslo (22nd), Amsterdam (23rd) and Munich (29th).

See the complete list of dates here.

Via Resident Advisor.

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Ata & Gerd Janson b2b @ Boiler Room

Ata & Gerd Janson b2b @ Boiler Room
15.01.2015

Halfway through Ata's four month long 'Give Love Back' exhibition at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Boiler Room recorded a specially-conceived broadcast. To mark the occasion, Ata invited Gerd Janson for an extended b2b session. The rest came easily.

Watch the full 3 hours and 36 minutes here.

15.01.2015

Halfway through Ata's four month long 'Give Love Back' exhibition at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Boiler Room recorded a specially-conceived broadcast. To mark the occasion, Ata invited Gerd Janson for an extended b2b...

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Ata & Gerd Janson b2b @ Boiler Room
15.01.2015

Halfway through Ata's four month long 'Give Love Back' exhibition at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Boiler Room recorded a specially-conceived broadcast. To mark the occasion, Ata invited Gerd Janson for an extended b2b session. The rest came easily.

Watch the full 3 hours and 36 minutes here.

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Ata, Gerd Janson and TCB @ Boiler Room

Ata, Gerd Janson and TCB @ Boiler Room
24.11.2014

Next week sees a special edition of Boiler Room, taking place in Frankfurt for the very first time.

Ata & Gerd Janson will play a back-to-back set and TCB will play live. It goes down at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in connection to the exhibition 'Give Love Back', circling around the one and only Ata.

Read a beautiful conversation between Gerd Janson and Ata (+ RSVP to the Boiler Room event) here.

The session takes place on Wednesday November 26. 2014 at 20.00 CET.

24.11.2014

Next week sees a special edition of Boiler Room, taking place in Frankfurt for the very first time.

Ata & Gerd Janson will play a back-to-back set and TCB will play live. It goes down at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in...

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Ata, Gerd Janson and TCB @ Boiler Room
24.11.2014

Next week sees a special edition of Boiler Room, taking place in Frankfurt for the very first time.

Ata & Gerd Janson will play a back-to-back set and TCB will play live. It goes down at Museum für Angewandte Kunst in connection to the exhibition 'Give Love Back', circling around the one and only Ata.

Read a beautiful conversation between Gerd Janson and Ata (+ RSVP to the Boiler Room event) here.

The session takes place on Wednesday November 26. 2014 at 20.00 CET.

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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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