Terranova

Formed 1996.

German Hip-Hop group

Biography

Terranova is a German band based between Berlin and Paris made up of current members Fetisch and &me. Terranova are signed to Kompakt records. Terranova was formed in 1996 by Fetisch, Marco Meister and Kaos. They previously went under the moniker Turntable Terranova on the Compost label and sometimes as Edition Terranova. Their music is a fusion of punk rock, electronic, hip hop and House. They currently reside between Paris and Berlin and perform DJ sets worldwide. They have been constant collaborators with artists in the past, Cath Coffey, Nicolette Krebitz, Tricky, Ari Up, Mike Ladd, Khan, Snax, Billie Ray Martin e.a.

Terranova began after previous member Shapemod left Los Angeles from studying guitar to Berlin where he met Fetisch at the Pogo Club when they began producing together. Their first release, in 1996, was a 12" record entitled "Fiasko". The "Antimatter EP" was also released the same year. It wasn't until 1997 when they released the 12" record "Tokyo Tower" that brought Terranova into the British press. On 19 January 1998, Terranova released their take on DJ mix album, DJ-Kicks which gained them further recognition and is regarded as one of the best and most loved in the highly respected series. Remixes for Fanatik, Jungle Brothers and Stereo MCs followed soon after, among many others. In 1999 Terranova released the singles "Turn Around" feat. Cath Coffey and "Just Enough" feat. Nicolette Krebitz. Photographer Juergen Teller made his first foray into film direction for the band's accompanying video for the track "Just Enough". Terranova released their debut LP Close the Door in the same year with Copasetik. Close the Door featured guest vocals from Stereo MCs member, Cath Coffey on tracks "Turn Around", "Midnight Melodic (Chase the Blues)" and "Sweet Bitter Love". From the same label Rasco featured on tracks "X-Files" and "Midnight Melodic". Bristol artist Tricky appeared on "Bombing Bastards". And Nicolette Krebitz sang on "Never," "Plastic...

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