Marc and Mirojam have both been independently in the music business for quite some time. They got in touch with each other via social networks in 2019 and have been working on Reinstoff remotely from each other ever since.
Both grew up in times when electronic music was in its infancy. “We’ve heard a lot, done a lot, and now it’s time to make music together.” Even though they were often inspired by the same things, artists and bands, there are influences that have been exclusively appropriated by one member. The individuality makes the band strong, which then results in the intersection as ” Reinstoff “.
Marc Marcson aka Marc Häfner has kindly worked on a couple of occasions and release Trail ft Klangschwester plus Hitzefrei as well as remixing New Keys by Klangkubik.
“As a teenager growing up in the late 80´s and 90´s in the Rhein-Main area it was nearly impossible to not have contact with electronic music.
One of the first new-wave / techno / electro clubs in Germany was in my home tone and was called KD. There they played early electro stuff like Front 242 and Nitzerebb (and a lot of underground German productions).
In those early years of electronic music, I got a “band” together with my cousin which we called “The Bloody Brains”; we played a Yamaha keyboard using a bass distortion pedal to achieve an evil sound and added a bass guitar and sang weird stuff (recorded on tape). Unfortunately, we stopped this experiment too soon in my opinion, even if it was only “teenagers playing around”. After a while I got bored of electronic music but I was always open to different genres.
Then came Nirvana and Co. and I was more into the alternative and grunge scene for a while until I got bored again (ha ha).
Then I started to visit some clubs in Frankfurt (Main) like the XS, Dorian Gray and the Omen. One night at the Omen, Sven Väth played the whole night. I think it was in December 1993. This night was pure magic to me. He played a fantastic set and the atmosphere between the clubbers were so damn cool. Everyone was partying together (not everyone focused on the direction of the DJ booth). That night I really fell in love with techn and that love has lasted until today!
I bought my first piece of equipment in 1997 (a Roland Groovebox MC303) and started to play around creating my own sounds. Well that is the story until 1997 (to be continued lol)”
Mirojam is the stage name of Mirko Herth.
Since 1987 mirojam is making electronic music.
mirojam, whose grandparents hail from Italy, Serbia and East Frisia, grew up in the Midwest of Germany. He became a musician at the tender age of 3. He started out playing chime bars and practicing the flute, went on to the mandatory guitar, got familiar with the drumsticks and learned how to play the piano. To top things off, he eventually discovered his singing voice and completed a classical vocal training.
The composition and production of his own songs had always been an affair to the heart for mirojam. After participating in a few different band projects, he decided to play all the instruments that he needed for his compositions himself. The world of electronic music provided him with the best conditions to create his very own music. With the help of an Atari ST, a tape recorder, various synthesizers and samplers his first recordings emerged in 1987.
In 1993, he formed the musical duo “Homeless” with Philip Omlor, followed by the production of their first album “Prelude” two years later. It was both Phillips and mirojams distinguished voices, combined with their deep understanding for music and mirojams technical skills that made that album pretty unique, given the standards of the 90’s. In fact, “Prelude” was crossing the gaps from the Beatles to Peter Gabriel to Depeche Mode. But, in hindsight, either time wasn’t ripe or the boys too young to realize what a gem they had created.
After their split up, electronic music became mirojams main platform to develop his skills further and further. Over the years, he published lots of new tracks, but he always avoided to send anything out to a label. His music was for himself and his friends – he created that kind of music they enjoyed but couldn’t find in the record stores. And although he had seriously contemplated to study music after he’d finished school, he decided against it in the very last minute. He was to anxious that his creative choices would lose their freedom once his music became a business matter and would serves as his only income.
This attitude hasn’t changed until today, with the difference that the time is finally ripe and mirojam ready to not only share his outpourings exclusively but with the whole world. From downbeat to techno, from electronica to trip hop – mirojams music evolves without restrictions and he never strictly follows the marching course of a certain genre. He “thinks” the music and then produces it. Simple as that. Time and again he collaborates with other musical free spirits from all over the world. In this way, many exciting projects arise.
Thanks to the internet, they can now be found on all important platforms and are available to listeners worldwide.
“I am grateful for your support. Hope you like electronic Music :-)(-:”