Since 1995 it’s been that way. In the past the musical autodidact and electronic student, spend hours in front his computer playing with sounds. By doing that, he discovered his own formula which made him to the high demanded producer and DJ he is now: Trance + Acid = Tracid. “This is my very own Tracid Traxxx sound – trance music with high party energy” Kai explains. “Until today I can’t sing properly, but I have a strong feeling for the emotionality of music”. And there is another point that distinguishes Kai from others in the scene: “I set high value on ambitious lyrics”. An uncommon statement, especially in the club scene.
Since 1997 Kai Tracid appears constantly in the German dance charts, which he hit with several number ones. People like Frank Farian build on Kai’s talent in 1995. Platinum- and gold records were the result. Other acknowledgements like the nomination for the VIVA-Comet (1998) and the Eins live Krone (2003) followed. What had started out with cheap home equipment now turned into a high tech audio laboratory.
After Kai Tracid’s music took over Europe in the past years, his sound is now demanded world wide. “Every weekend I’m on tour, often by plane, destination: abroad” he says. Australia, England, USA, Japan, Italy, Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Brasilia… The dance world seams to listen to Tracid. Hereby Kai Tracid plays club gigs as well as festivals with 35.000 people.
In the scene, the sportive and attractive musician is classified rather shy. Psyched fuss isn’t his style. He’s not into drugs, not into wild looks or crazy haircuts to get attention. “There was never a hype around me, like around some of my colleagues. I guess the reason is that I’m real and staid true to myself” Kai Tracid says. And after a pause he adds: “I have my very own style and did it all my own way!”
His own way, that’s important to him. Kai Tracid has his own point of view; not accepting people patronising him. Right now he’s getting new energy through yoga. “It’s important to take time for yourself, to find your own way and be self-aware”.
Due to his success, he seems to be right: More than 50 releases of his Tracid Traxxx Label had been (or still are) in the dance charts. More than 100 productions were released by Kai Tracid under his name and pseudonyms. As a DJ he is world wide recommended – more than ever. On top come all the guest performances and interviews at several radio stations and his appearance in the Hollywood-movie “Hey DJ!” What is there more to want? What does he want for his future?
„Produce more music. Something eternal. If I would have the choice, together with my biggest idol William Orbit. Do something creative, that’s joy to me – and others.“