To call Rene a euphoric melancholic would not be wrong. He is that kind of person that reflects about music, but rather produces and presents it. And he does that in many different ways: in the form of a live-act, a two-hour peaktime-set or a 15-hour-long Deep House set at Club der Visionäre. His home is Berlin and the wide world of electronic music. His habitat, however, cannot be determined by geographic variables. It is located somewhere beautiful.
Rene first comes into contact with house and techno in his original home city Cologne. It is in the beginning of the 1990s, where the brooding Cologne scene, with clubs like Space and Warehouse, coins Rene’s musical education. But far more than the DJing, Rene is enthused by the production of music – a passion that will stay with him until today. In 1994 he releases his first track on a CD-compilation and two years later he starts to release his tracks on white labels that he distributes in local record shops. Very quickly Rene – the sympathetic house purist – becomes an established item within the Cologne techno circus. As a logical consequence René starts his own label Treibstoff together with Marcel Janovsky in 1997 and becomes the most featured artist on the label. Until today he has released more than ten EPs as well as two full-length albums on Treibstoff.
With the increase of his level of popularity, Rene starts to establish himself as a sought-after DJ. He gets to know the world and travels all around Europe without loosing focus on his first passion – the production of music. In 2003 his first album “Solar” is released on Treibstoff, only one year later “With a little Luck” – his second album – is released. Both albums are hailed by critics and ravers alike: They praise Rene’s intuitive production methods, his hidden melancholia and his very own construct of minimal techno. Quickly other labels turn their attention to him. He produces remixes on Pokerflat, Plastic City or records for Sub-Static. Also, Rene starts to perform live and keeps on working on new tracks and touching DJ sets.
Rene’s DJing is very multifaceted. He equally enjoys playing a primetime-set of minimal techno or a seemingly everlasting deep and rolling house set. He doesn’t have to decide – a fact that is mirrored in his productions, too. He has always done both: minimal tracks on labels like Treibstoff and Sub-Static and deep, hypnotic house grooves on Spectral and Dessous. With the launch of his own digital label Deep Data, Rene Breitbarth creates a platform for his passion of deep house later in 2008. The label at first only releases Rene’s groovy house tracks – inspired by endless sets at the Club der Visionäre. Later special vinyl releases are made and other artists are featured like Jeff Samuel, Jay Tripwire, Falko Brocksieper, Franklin De Costa, and Moritz Piske. In 2011 Rene writes his third album « Bassdrum Stories » and has released 30 EPs on the label. Moreover he explores new fields and starts a label for sample libraries, Deep Data Loops, which came up by now with good results and collected significant compliments. The year 2012 is productive as well: Rene works on regular releases, produces sample packs, creates an 80’s sound album and DJs (Europe, Russia, USA).
Since 2014 Rene releases his tracks for free in any format at his Bandcamp site http://renebreitbarth.bandcamp.com or as 320 MP3 files at his homepage http://www.renebreitbarth.de