Gregor Schönborn has been producing as Crowdpleaser since 1999. Perhaps his biggest success so far has been the longplayer ‘2006’ made with likeminded producer St. Plomb, which managed to meld dark and funky techno to the artist album format in a wholly original fashion. Both solo and with St. Plomb, Crowdpleaser has released a number of electro-inflected techno twelves on labels such as Mental Groove, Viking Music and Deeply Rooted House, tracks which have found their way into DJ sets by the likes of Michael Mayer, Tiga and Thomas Brinkmann.
A designer by day, Schönborn’s Photoshop skills grace the sleeves of the Mental Groove catalogue, but on the weekends he’s also a DJ. A regular on the Swiss and European circuit, Crowdpleaser’s set are often built on a bedrock of forward-thinking house and techno, but for his RA Podcast he’s up to different tricks, finding room for classic house from Ron Hardy and Masters at Work as well as more vintage tracks by the likes of James Brown, Femi Kuti and even Lou Reed in between the 4/4 pulse. Crowdpleasing stuff.