As “very charming minimal house with black forest funk“ a reviewer from the united states once assessed the first publication of Joachim Spieth. Abi 99” appeared at “Kompakt”, which combined the outrider labels of german minimal techno, “Profan” and “Studio 1”. When the exceptional british dj and cult presenter John Peel played the maxi shortly after its release in his legendary radio show, it became clear that the five years of research with synths and drum machines had been worth while.
In 2003 the Orb-mastermind Dr. Alex Patterson takes the track “You don’t fool me” onto his“Back to mine” compilation, as Joachim deals with the eighth part of the “Speicher” series on the side of “Kompakt” ceo Michael Mayer, and moves forward with the track “Under Pressure”. Even Sven Väth notes the benevolent on his playlist. Miscellaneous remixes follow (for Michael Mayer, Def Jaguar, Einmusik, Maxime Dangles, Guy J etc.), as well as 12″ “Up and Down” on “Tongut”, “Connect” on “Paso Music” and several compilation licensing for example on Gui Boratto’s “Addicted Vol 2″ (2007) or Ivan Smagghe’s “Cocorico 03″ (2008) and a number of engagements as a dj – a side of Joachim that not very many knew about until then. In the past two or three years that has drastically changed.
He’s travelled in germany and europe, where he usually chose the narrow path between harsher house and rather minimalistic techno, with which he succeeded well. Since 2007 Spieth hosts “Affin, a monthly show on Protonradio/USA and also becomes part of Paso Music. In January 2008 Spieth launches his new digital label Affin.