Dubstar is the alias of Christian C-Rock Rindermann.
christian *c-rock* rindermann, born 1972 (frankfurt, germany), first dj-gig 1989, first release 1994 (on ladomat/playhouse). one of the heads of the new german house movement along names like ata macias (playhouse/robert johnson), yannick (needs not wants) and dixon (sonar kollektiv). founder and editor of germany's first house-underground-magazine "SiZE!" (together with dj yannick).
from 1994 to 1997 c-rock was the man behind a couple legendary events (together with ricardo villalobos) and clubnights with guests like chez damier, dan curtin, david alvarado, john acquaviva, carl craig and many more. a residency at frankfurt's box (former xs-club) started in 1999 and a monthly residency at club monza followed in 2000.
summer 2004 marked the start of c-rock's *going deeper* clubnight every friday at cocoonclub frankfurt. *going deeper* stands for a broad selection of housemusic, disco, classics and contemporary techno and house productions with guests like chez damier, charles webster, markus enochson, king britt, jef/k, vincenzo and many more.
running labels are stir15 recordings (deephouse), lofi stereo (electronic & minimal) and release music (chicagohouse oldskool influenced). side-projects include the management of the music network mad-net and the technical-conception for the red bull music academy. a development-collaboration with ecler audio barcelona brought up the effect-mixer nuo5 and the first real midi dj-mixer nuo4.
his productions and dj-sets are influenced by the early work of curtis mantronik, kraftwerk as well as chicago-house and the strong european electronic body movement. deephouse always has been a major influence as well as all kinds of jazz and dub productions.
c-rock's debut album track & feel (stir15-dlp1/cd1, 1998) is still classified as one of the milestones of the new school of german housemusic and has been voted up to position #8 in the spex "best-of-1998-charts". collaborations with needs (aka boobjazz), ricardo villalobos, luciano & pier bucci, sven vaeth, clair dietrich, chris duckenfield, glance & chris gray, russ gabriel, richard davis, swayzak, richard davis and many more. his dj-career took him to clubs around the globe in cities like santiago de chile, barcelona, zurich, chicago, sao paolo, lisabon, capetown and many more.
latest works include remixes for phonique & erlend oye, abdullah ibrahim and blaze. besides his solo-projects and remixes c-rock also teams up with neville attree under the name of "further" and with matthias vogt for their "motorcitysoul" project.
motorcitysoul just released the chez damier co-production "kids in the streets" on stir15 recordings (09/2005).