The man behind Procreation is Sam Geiser, 24 years old, born and still living in Bern. He first got into contact with music during his early childhood, for his father is a Jazz musician. His big youth passion, however, was HipHop. He was fascinated by the likes of Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Prince Paul but also by Todd Terry’s early HipHouse tunes or Detroit techno originators Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. After having bought two turntables and a mixer, he began deejayin’ Hip Hop in 1992.
The deejay culture of the Hip Hop movement was his link to electronic music. In 1993 he rediscovered Jazz with the help of the incredible track on Pharao Sanders’ Thembi Album (Inside 1979) called Astral travelling, which he found while he was looking through his father’s record collection.
He made his first sound experiments with a sampler in 1994 and from then on continuously built up his own studio because of his avid interest in electronic sounds. An introduction to Stefan Riesen from Phont Music in 1997 led to his first release as Soul Mate on Phont Music. This same guy released his 7” on Morris Audio as the Fiddler in 1999, which was licensed to Compost Records and led to the first Procreation EP “Us vs. them”.
He then travelled to Japan for deejaying and recorded the „Double Exposure Vol. 1“ EP with DJ Shufflemaster in Tokyo, again for Phont Music. In the year 2000 he was contacted for an EP by In-tec records where he released the very successful Deetron EP called „Alien Entertainment“ which was hammered by the likes of Jay Denham, Claude Young, Jeff Mills and Laurent Garnier. Sam played sets at clubs all around Europe and his productions got licensed to many compilations around the globe.
In 2001 „Dolls for a diva“ was released on the highly acclaimed Music Man label in January, the start of a strong relationship with this label from Belgium. New Deetron EP’s followed on Dave Angel’s Rotation (Vertigo EP), Jay Denham’s Black Nation/Sector 616 (Dancing manual EP), Steve Bicknell’s Cosmic (as Karakter), Ongaku and Phont Music.
New Procreation tracks appeared on the Compost 100 Compilation (“It’s all related to life”) and the Compost Community sampler (“Citizen”).
The new EP “Rhythmatism” once again sees Samuel diggin’ deep into the realms of electronic offbeat, tech-step and nu jazz. These four tunes will ensure Samuel a great popularity not only in the Techno genre but also amongst all Headz- & Leftfield-hunters.
Procreation also did a remix for Victor Davies’ “Lady Luck” on JCR, which will be on the forthcoming Victor Davies remix album.