Step into the soulful realm of techno with Gabriel Ananda, where emotions run deep, and beats connect with the very core of your being. Every 1st Sunday from 2 pm, experience the personal touch of Gabriel Ananda and his guests on “Soulful Techno” – a monthly mix that transcends the boundaries of music, delivering a journey of personal, emotional, and intimate vibes set to loving sweet beats.
Gabriel’s musical odyssey began as a young boy with dreams bigger than his discipline. Passionate about science, philosophy, electronics, sports, and music, he explored various obsessions before discovering his true calling in electronic music. In 1995, he transformed his childhood room into a home studio, marking the beginning of a musical adventure that would define his life.
Initially drawn to harder techno, Gabriel always leaned towards melodies and beautiful sounds. His distinctive fusion of driving techno with melodic elements set him apart, leading to releases on labels like Karmarouge, Trapez, and Platzhirsch. The turning point came in 2004 with the boundary-breaking track “Süssholz,” which charted number one on Groove Charts and propelled him into the limelight.
In 2006, he achieved international acclaim with the EP “Miracel Whop,” featuring the iconic track “Doppelwhipper.” The following years saw Gabriel performing at renowned clubs and festivals worldwide, captivating audiences with his huge live set-up. As the years progressed, he simplified his setup, focusing on a hybrid form between DJ and live act, emphasizing connection and joy with the audience.
In 2008, he founded his label “Basmati,” a platform for experimental productions that resonated particularly well in the Netherlands. The experiences in this vibrant scene inspired a new energy and motivation, prompting Gabriel to take his career to new heights.
His music evolved into an organic, natural sound, influenced by Latino drums, classical melodies, and pop sounds from his childhood. Gabriel’s unique blend of melancholic melodies and positive grooves became the foundation of his signature “Soulful Techno” style.
The “Soulful Techno” radio show, launched in 2013, became a platform for carefully selected, soulful, and authentic tracks. The podcast garnered global feedback, laying the groundwork for the Soulful Techno music label and event platform in 2016.
Beyond music, Gabriel’s interests in science, philosophy, and boundary-breaking endeavors remain vibrant. He’s a mediator, fashion designer, mechanical watch enthusiast, and hobby therapist, with a deep interest in Burkhard Heim’s united field theory, psychology, and spiritual living.
As of mid-2017, Gabriel boasts over 300 productions on 80 releases and countless remixes for notable artists, showcasing his relentless dedication to the evolution of his craft. Join Gabriel Ananda on “Soulful Techno” and let the music take you on a profound journey of desires, dreams, and emotions.