Melodic Trance Duo Stoneface & Terminal
Melodic Trance Duo Stoneface and Terminal
Melodic trance duo Stoneface and Terminal, are respectively Matthias Gierth and Henry Nix, from Gorlitz, Germany. They’re famous for their high-energy DJ sets that dominate dancefloors around the globe.
ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT RECORDS
In 2004, they founded their label Electric Department Records and brought up tracks like ‘Merkur,’ ‘Sidewinder,’ and ‘Summerscape/Miami.’ Paul van Dyk chose ‘Merkur’ for his exclusive DJ MAG Mix-CD. Their imprint has provided a home for a number of their side projects including Gundamea and Lichtengard as well unleashing a wealth of fresh and talented acts.
They have a long list of releases and remixes under various aliases, on high profile labels. Some of the most prominent DJs in electronic dance music remix their productions. These names include
- Paul van Dyk
- Armin van Buuren
- Ferry Corsten
- Above & Beyond
- Markus Schulz
- Aly & Fila
- Ronski Speed
- Gareth Emory
- Andy Moor
- Cosmic Gate
As a result, they have secured a career which has been on a consistently upward trajectory.
After four releases on their label, Henry and Matthias signed to one of the world’s leading trance-labels, Euphonic and teamed up with Ronski Speed to create ‘Incognition / Drowning Sunlight.’ ‘Incognition’ received support from the elite and became one of the biggest club hits in 2005.
In 2006 ‘Venus’ followed and was chosen by Armin van Buuren for his, “A State of Trance” CD-Compilation + Vinyl-Sampler. Also in 2006, the ‘Earth EP’ was released, and Giuseppe Ottaviani made a remix of ‘Super Nature.’ Stoneface & Terminal have utilized their remixing skills for Bryan Adams, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, and 4 Strings.
In June of 2007, Stoneface & Terminal released their first artist album called ‘Wide Range.’ On this album, they showed their multifaceted passion for electronic music in full effect. Three vocal tracks graced the album including the voices of Sylvia Brandse, Denise Rivera (both in cooperation with Raz Nitzan & Adrian Broekhuyse), and Alexander Perls. Adding to the package were special versions of their well-known tracks such as ‘Another Day,’ ‘Super Nature,’ and ‘Drowning Sunlight.’ As the album title suggests, ‘Wide Range’ incorporated a musical style floating between different sounds and styles, from relaxing grooves, vocal-focused hits to energy loaded club tracks. In August, Stoneface & Terminal compiled and mixed Volume 5 of the well-known US Compilation, ‘This is Trance’ on Water Music Records.
In 2014 they released ‘Be Different,’ Stoneface & Terminal’s second artist album. Over a year in the making, the album proved once more that two friends from school could go on to create a musical craft. 2014 also marked the year the pair collaborated with heavyweight Paul van Dyk. Released on Ultra, ‘Follow Me’ caught waves of success and showed the duo’s ability to construct high-quality material with the industry’s elite.
Turning up the heat in 2015, Henry and Matthias unleashed an unstoppable collaboration with Aly & Fila titled ‘Universelab’ as well as their ’10 years Stoneface & Terminal’ celebration with a special album which contained some of their biggest hits and recovered mixes. It also marked the year they reactivated their label Electric Department Records. Their side project, Gundamea which gives an outlet for their deeper shades of dance music, was settled here as well. Showcasing more unique qualities to their sound, Gundamea’s remix of Armin van Buuren and Mr. Probz’s ‘Another You’ has made its rounds across airwaves with a spin by Markus Schulz on his Global DJ Broadcast.
Moving into 2016, Stoneface & Terminal’s continued their impressive studio output, with releases on labels including Perfecto Records, Flashover, FSOE -including Beatport Trance #1 ‘Hypogean’- and many more. With a finely picked selection of shows in 2016 taking them to locations such as The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and the UK, the path of success carries on for Stoneface & Terminal.
Stoneface & Terminal routinely play the most significant festivals and brands around the planet. These include
- A State Of Trance
- Pacha New York
- Ministry Of Sound London
- Nature One
Tune in to their radio show Reflected Broadcast, and share in listening to their favorite electronic music and live recorded sets.