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"Music means freedom to me and nowadays the influence of the music emerges in every single sphere." Manon aka Manon Maeder has been part of the Swiss techno and house scene since the early nineties. In the late nineties she was already knee deep in productions and released tracks for various national compilations like "Kaufleuten" as well as international compilations like "Island – Vol.2". Manon regularly plays at many big name clubs and festivals like Cocoon Club, Time Warp, Panoramabar, Hive and many more. Manon made her first steps into the "World of Vinyl" at the age of seven when she spent her first savings to buy disks instead of dolls.

Music has become the most important thing in her life and she built up her whole social environment around. As luck would have it she got the opportunity to play her first records at her home base at the age of 15 years. Nowadays it's getting clear that this first "steps" as a DJ finally were the beginning of her present carrier.

During her education in gastronomy Manon made her first attempts to illegal parties at the "Dampfzentrale" and the "Bluelight" in Berne/Switzerland. It was during this period that she discovered her passion about electronical music. The founders of the "Bluelight" opened one of the first House and Techno locations in Berne, the "Aare Bar". Manon has been working there for one year as leader of the bar. After going abroad several months she came back and took over a bar of her parents. Chairs have been replaced by a DJ desk and a dance bar and after hour location was born in which well-known names from the national and international DJ scene were guests.

Zurich became the mecca of electronical music in Switzerland. Due to private and professional reasons Manon decided in 1993 to move to this city.

Because of her job at the record shop and her involvement in the legendary after hours at the "Oxa" in Zurich/Switzerland and the "Tarot Club Grodoonia" in Rumlang/Switzerland she finally decided to do her hobby as a profession. Thanks to her first resident job at the "Kaufleuten" Club in Zurich and various gigs at insider parties of friends such as "Dekadance", Massive Ursive Primitive" and "Life is a Bitch" she established her carrier in the Swiss and later on also in the international DJ scene.

It was in 1996 when Manon started producing and 1997/1998 her first production "Midweeker" has been released on the "Silvester Party Compilation" from Sensor Club/Switzerland.

"The Fly" from 1998 has been published on (Muve, Zurich/Switzerland) in the same year and was followed by her chill out mix compilation "Ossul El Dorado".

In 1999 her first international release has been published. The record "Unwirklich" (Gem Records, Frankfurt/Germany) has been licensed for different mix compilations. The latest licensing of "Unwirklich" has been realised in the summer 2005 for "Island- Vol.2" mixed by Paul Lomax, Ibiza/Spain.

2002 "Keep the Green Clean" (Muve, Zurich/Switzerland) has been her last release before she made a longer break in producing due to familiar reasons.

Since 2005 she's working more actively in the studio again. In collaboration with Pascal Feos she published their joint record "Out of My Head" (Level Non Zero, Frankfurt/Germany). followed by her first remix "Midnight of My Life" from Triosomie 21 (Chromo Music, Paris/France) in 2006.

Working and performing together for over a decade, Manon met Monika Kruse and her Terminal M label. Unsatisfied with the arbitrariness of today 's techno sound they have created something different with lots of style, beauty and truly memorable. Manon has managed to redefine our perspective of today's techno releases and presented "Inkulu" in 2009 as one of her first sophisticated releases on Terminal M. Manons current release is "Que Cara E Essa" EP including Stacey Pullen and tINI on Desolat. 
More to come this year ...


Artist Title Label Year
Manon Klangfabrik Hive Audio 2011
Manon Que cara e essa Desolat 2011
Manon Pulsnote Terminal M 2010
Manon Inkulu Terminal M 2009
Manon Shifted Terminal M 2009
Manon Out Of My Head /Pascal F.E.O.S. Album Level Non Zero 2006
Manon Keep the green clean Muve Recordings 2002
Manon Unwirklich GEM Records 1999
Manon The fly Muve Recordings 1999
Manon Midweeker Muve Recordings 1997


Artist Title Label Year
GruuvElement's Solid (Manon Remix) Natural Rhythm 2012
Ross Caiden Secret Charms of Malinalco (Manon Remix) F***House Music 2012
Monika Kruse | Zafra Negra Latin Lover (Manon Remix) Terminal M 2011
Triosomie 21 Midnight of My Life (Manon Remix) Chromo Music, Paris/France 2006