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The Citizen's Band aka CB Funk, B.H.F.V, Exile Missile, TCB and/or one half of the extinct duo Arto Mwambe is a Frankfurt-based producer. Below is his life story, in his very own words:

77: born cross-eyed, parents like bonnie m,
84: suburbia u.s.a., dsny, still cross-eyed
88: 98.7 Kiss FM New York on the schoolbus-radio
89: ffm, hyperactive, outsider, got lazered
91: drums and piano in cheezy school-band
93: kicked out of omen, kicked out of school-band
94: kicked out of omen again, got my own band
95: kicked out of band, finally omen, box, wildpitchclub
96: first car, fasttracker, emu esi-32
99: no more car, no more omen, robert johnson instead
02: first release: high tide, punkt music 010
03: ableton 0.1 beta, less midi, more gefrickel
04: exchange high tide for cb funk, kicked out of cocoon
05: silly move to duesseldorf, burkina faso, more synths
06: still silly dd, brontosaurus, disco-house, love
07: cologne & ffm, back to piano, more love, still no car
08: with love to ffm, mwambe on the road, story-teller
09: mwambe still on the road, bored of work
10: LARJ, 4 day week thank god, 4 bike accidents
11: europe, bored of piano, invention of the citizen’s band
12: modular cookery, thoughts about moving
13: burkinian's death, delphi's rise, almost made it
14: 7-year-cycle-breakout, to(o) complicate(d) being: TCB
15: green curtains ​have ​fal​len, new view​

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RA in residency: Robert Johnson

RA in residency: Robert Johnson
17.05.2016

Resident Advisor continues his feature series based on RA's In Residence events by visiting a German club where simplicity is key: Robert Johnson in Offenbach /Frankfurt. Ata is founder of this legendary place and many Magnet Artists have a residency or play this club regularly. Just a few to mention: Roman Flügel, Orson Wells, Lauer, Gerd Janson, Benedikt Frey, TCB, Oliver Hafenbauer and so on. Full article can be read here
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17.05.2016

Resident Advisor continues his feature series based on RA's In Residence events by visiting a German club where simplicity is key: Robert Johnson in Offenbach /Frankfurt. Ata is founder of this legendary place and many Magnet Artists...

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RA in residency: Robert Johnson
17.05.2016

Resident Advisor continues his feature series based on RA's In Residence events by visiting a German club where simplicity is key: Robert Johnson in Offenbach /Frankfurt. Ata is founder of this legendary place and many Magnet Artists have a residency or play this club regularly. Just a few to mention: Roman Flügel, Orson Wells, Lauer, Gerd Janson, Benedikt Frey, TCB, Oliver Hafenbauer and so on. Full article can be read here
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TCB - Boiler Room x Live At Robert Johnson

TCB - Boiler Room x Live At Robert Johnson
21.01.2016

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21.01.2016

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TCB - Boiler Room x Live At Robert Johnson
21.01.2016

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Christian Beißwenger makes up The Citizen's Band

Christian Beißwenger makes up The Citizen's Band
03.12.2015

Yes, he is effectively a one man band. Over the course of an hour and a half it sees us taken through soulful grooves and into dynamic house soundscapes on the English music platform The Ransom Note. Listen here

03.12.2015

Yes, he is effectively a one man band. Over the course of an hour and a half it sees us taken through soulful grooves and into dynamic house soundscapes on the English music platform The Ransom Note. Listen...

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Christian Beißwenger makes up The Citizen's Band
03.12.2015

Yes, he is effectively a one man band. Over the course of an hour and a half it sees us taken through soulful grooves and into dynamic house soundscapes on the English music platform The Ransom Note. Listen here

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Magnet Musik @ Sonar 2015

Magnet Musik @ Sonar 2015
16.06.2015

Magnet Musik is well represented at this year's Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Below you can find an overview of the Magnet-artists performing at the sunny festival this year:

THURSDAY JUNE 17.:
- John Talabot & Marc Pinol / Hivern Discs @ El Poble Espanyol - LINK
- Move D @ Electric Minds x Mono_Cult / Sala BeCool - LINK

FRIDAY JUNE 18.:
- Pional @ Coffy Radio - LINK
- Gerd Janson @ Resident Advisor / El Monasterio - LINK
- Oliver Hafenbauer & TCB @ Feel My Bicep vs Live At Robert Johnson / Parc del Forum - LINK

SATURDAY JUNE 19.:
- Isolee @ Pampa Records / El Monasterio - LINK
- Roman Flügel @ Sonar by Night - LINK
- Lake People & Christian Löffler @ Just This Showcase / Upload Barcelona - LINK

SUNDAY JUNE 20.:
- Pional @ Sonar by Night - LINK

16.06.2015

Magnet Musik is well represented at this year's Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Below you can find an overview of the Magnet-artists performing at the sunny festival this year:

THURSDAY JUNE 17.:
- John Talabot & Marc...

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Magnet Musik @ Sonar 2015
16.06.2015

Magnet Musik is well represented at this year's Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Below you can find an overview of the Magnet-artists performing at the sunny festival this year:

THURSDAY JUNE 17.:
- John Talabot & Marc Pinol / Hivern Discs @ El Poble Espanyol - LINK
- Move D @ Electric Minds x Mono_Cult / Sala BeCool - LINK

FRIDAY JUNE 18.:
- Pional @ Coffy Radio - LINK
- Gerd Janson @ Resident Advisor / El Monasterio - LINK
- Oliver Hafenbauer & TCB @ Feel My Bicep vs Live At Robert Johnson / Parc del Forum - LINK

SATURDAY JUNE 19.:
- Isolee @ Pampa Records / El Monasterio - LINK
- Roman Flügel @ Sonar by Night - LINK
- Lake People & Christian Löffler @ Just This Showcase / Upload Barcelona - LINK

SUNDAY JUNE 20.:
- Pional @ Sonar by Night - LINK

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New TCB live recording

New TCB live recording
18.03.2015

Check out the live recording of TCB for Timnah Sommerfeldt's Home show.

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18.03.2015

Check out the live recording of TCB for Timnah Sommerfeldt's Home show.

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New TCB live recording
18.03.2015

Check out the live recording of TCB for Timnah Sommerfeldt's Home show.

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Lifesaver II from LARJ is out today

Lifesaver II from LARJ is out today
16.03.2015

Boiler Room debuts Roman Flügel's contribution to the forthcoming Lifesaver II compilation from Live At Robert Johnson, which is released today.

The compilation features tracks from Lauer, TCB, Benedikt Frey, Roman Flügel and many others connected to the LARJ-camp in Offenbach. The Lifesaver compilation will be released as a double 12"-vinyl. Additionally Live At Robert Johnson will release an Extension-10"-vinyl containing two brand new tracks by the infamous Hotel Lauer and Tuff City Kids end of March 2015.

Listen to 'Tender Hooligan' here.
Listen to snippets from all tracks here.

16.03.2015

Boiler Room debuts Roman Flügel's contribution to the forthcoming Lifesaver II compilation from Live At Robert Johnson, which is released today.

The compilation features tracks from Lauer, TCB, Benedikt Frey, Roman Flügel and...

Read more
Lifesaver II from LARJ is out today
16.03.2015

Boiler Room debuts Roman Flügel's contribution to the forthcoming Lifesaver II compilation from Live At Robert Johnson, which is released today.

The compilation features tracks from Lauer, TCB, Benedikt Frey, Roman Flügel and many others connected to the LARJ-camp in Offenbach. The Lifesaver compilation will be released as a double 12"-vinyl. Additionally Live At Robert Johnson will release an Extension-10"-vinyl containing two brand new tracks by the infamous Hotel Lauer and Tuff City Kids end of March 2015.

Listen to 'Tender Hooligan' here.
Listen to snippets from all tracks 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.

...

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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 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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TCB live at 15 Years Robert Johnson

TCB live at 15 Years Robert Johnson
24.07.2014

Frankfurt’s master of esoteric disco grooves draws a selection of warm house rhythms at his spiritual home. Listen to the recording of The Citizen's Band live at 15 Years Robert Johnson here.

24.07.2014

Frankfurt’s master of esoteric disco grooves draws a selection of warm house rhythms at his spiritual home. Listen to the recording of The Citizen's Band live at 15 Years Robert Johnson...

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TCB live at 15 Years Robert Johnson
24.07.2014

Frankfurt’s master of esoteric disco grooves draws a selection of warm house rhythms at his spiritual home. Listen to the recording of The Citizen's Band live at 15 Years Robert Johnson here.

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Listen to The Citizen's Band "Smalltown Blues"

Listen to The Citizen's Band "Smalltown Blues"
05.02.2014

The latest release from Christian Beisswenger aka The Citizen's Band, the "Smalltown Blues EP" is being featured at Pitchfork.com.

The release it out now on Tasteful Nudes.

Listen to the track here.

05.02.2014

The latest release from Christian Beisswenger aka The Citizen's Band, the "Smalltown Blues EP" is being featured at Pitchfork.com.

The release it out now on Tasteful Nudes.

Listen to the track...

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Listen to The Citizen's Band "Smalltown Blues"
05.02.2014

The latest release from Christian Beisswenger aka The Citizen's Band, the "Smalltown Blues EP" is being featured at Pitchfork.com.

The release it out now on Tasteful Nudes.

Listen to the track here.

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Little White Earbuds reviews TCB

Little White Earbuds reviews TCB
20.10.2013

The first release from Oliver Hafenbauer's label, 'Die Orakel 01' gets some well-deserved love from Little White Earbuds. Original tracks comes from TCB aka The Citizen's Band, and KM / MM aka Kassem Mosse and Mix Mup delivers the remixes.

Read the full interview - and listen to the music - here.

20.10.2013

The first release from Oliver Hafenbauer's label, 'Die Orakel 01' gets some well-deserved love from Little White Earbuds. Original tracks comes from TCB aka The Citizen's Band, and KM / MM aka Kassem Mosse and Mix Mup delivers the...

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Little White Earbuds reviews TCB
20.10.2013

The first release from Oliver Hafenbauer's label, 'Die Orakel 01' gets some well-deserved love from Little White Earbuds. Original tracks comes from TCB aka The Citizen's Band, and KM / MM aka Kassem Mosse and Mix Mup delivers the remixes.

Read the full interview - and listen to the music - here.

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Dot that spot interview The Citizen's Band

Dot that spot interview The Citizen's Band
21.02.2013

In an interview for Dot That Spot, The Citizen's Band talks about modular synthesizers, the frankfurt scene and his own music. Also, he recorded an accompanying mix!

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21.02.2013

In an interview for Dot That Spot, The Citizen's Band talks about modular synthesizers, the frankfurt scene and his own music. Also, he recorded an accompanying mix!

...

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Dot that spot interview The Citizen's Band
21.02.2013

In an interview for Dot That Spot, The Citizen's Band talks about modular synthesizers, the frankfurt scene and his own music. Also, he recorded an accompanying mix!

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The Citizen's Band in the Mix

The Citizen's Band in the Mix
14.11.2012

Inverted Audio have asked The Citizen's Band to participate in their Series of Mixes. The outcome is a disco-infected house-mix which is eager to stretch out to various genres.

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14.11.2012

Inverted Audio have asked The Citizen's Band to participate in their Series of Mixes. The outcome is a disco-infected house-mix which is eager to stretch out to various genres.

...

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The Citizen's Band in the Mix
14.11.2012

Inverted Audio have asked The Citizen's Band to participate in their Series of Mixes. The outcome is a disco-infected house-mix which is eager to stretch out to various genres.

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