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Wolfgang Gartner : Casual Encounters Of The 3rd Kind

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

Electronic music producer and DJ WOLFGANG GARTNER has been pleasing fans all summer long, putting out release after release of pure electro-house gold. The famed producer is back again with the two-track EP CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND, out now via Ultra Music and featuring the uplifting house jam “Girl on Girl” and its heavier counterpart “Girl on Boy,” currently sitting at #16 on the Beatport Top 100 chart. CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND is available now on Beatport ( and iTunes ( [youtube id="SNmTbvsNtoY" width="620" height="360"] In support of CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND, WOLFGANG GARTNER is launching the Love & War Tour, a massive fall U.S. tour with over 30 dates in five weeks.  DJ/producers Pierce Fulton and Popeska will support WOLFGANG GARTNER throughout the tour.

“This will be my second five-week, nonstop bus tour of North America,” says WOLFGANG. “A lot has changed in my performance and the overall landscape of dance music in America since the last tour in March of 2011–in a very good way. The production/visual effects team and crew I'll have with me will be breaking new ground as well as bringing my music to new markets that have never had a chance to experience it live before. I really think this tour will be five of the most memorable weeks of my life.” To pre-order tickets to the Love & War Tour, visit: Stay tuned for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Prior to launching the Love & War Tour, WOLFGANG GARTNER will unleash BACK STORY, a retrospective catalog release out September 4 via Ultra Music and featuring some of his biggest tracks to date, including “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony,” “Montezuma,” “Undertaker” and more. “This is a collection of some of my older works, and a story of how I got to where I am today musically,” says WOLFGANG.  “Everything here was produced between 2008 and 2010 and released independently on my label Kindergarten, and represents a creative coming-of-age.  I still play many of these tracks in my sets as they've stood the test of time and still move audiences today.”

The complete track listing for WOLFGANG GARTNER’s CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND is:

  1. Girl on Girl
  2. Girl on Boy

The complete track listing for WOLFGANG GARTNER’s BACK STORY is:

  1. Latin Fever
  2. Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony
  3. Fire Power
  4. Push & Rise
  5. The Grey Agenda
  6. Flashback
  7. Montezuma
  8. Hook Shot
  9. Clap
  10. Frenetica
  11. Flam Mode
  12. Sesso Buono
  13. Undertaker

WOLFGANG GARTNER’s current tour dates are as follows:

Fri 8/17 Madawaska, Ontario, Canada World Electronic Music Festival
Fri 8/24 Dublin, Ireland Marlay Park
Sat 8/25 Brighton, UK Coalition
Sun 8/26 Daresbury, UK Creamfields
Mon 8/27 Ibiza, Spain Space
Sat 9/1 New York, NY Electric Zoo
Sat 9/8 London, England Ministry of Sound
Mon 9/10 Ibiza, Spain Pacha

WOLFGANG GARTNER’s Love & War tour dates are as follows:

Thu 9/27 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
Fri 9/28 Oxford, MS Lyric Theater
Sat 9/29 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
Tue 10/2 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Wed 10/3 Northhampton, MA Pearl Street Ballroom
Thu 10/4 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Fri 10/5 Providence, RI Lupos
Sat 10/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Tue 10/9 Ann Arbor, MI Necto
Wed 10/10 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
Thu 10/11 Urbana, IL The Canopy
Tue 10/16 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Thu 10/18 Missoula, MT Knitting Factory
Fri 10/19 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat 10/20 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Mon 10/22 Seattle, WA The Showbox Sodo
Tue 10/23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Wed 10/24 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
Thu 10/25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Tue 10/30 San Luis Obispo, CA The Graduate
Wed 10/31 San Luis Obispo, CA The Graduate

View a teaser of the Love & War Tour here:

View WOLFGANG GARTNER on an episode of Ultra TV here: About WOLFGANG GARTNER: ”I have to make something that’s never been made before; have to make the best thing that I’ve ever done in my life - otherwise it gets stagnant or worse,” says producer/DJ WOLFGANG GARTNER. Whether or not his progressively more maximilist take on electro-house is your bag or not, you have to respect his exponentially steep rise through the electro-house ranks. And Lord knows, you’ve heard it—or about it: flipping Beethoven’s 5th for the 4 a.m. crowd; eight #1 tracks on Beatport; remix/collabs with Britney Spears, Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas; festival-highlight performances at Coachella 2012 and Electric Daisy Carnivals 2010 and 2011 and a Grammy nomination under his belt. Where Joey Youngman, the one-time party kid from San Luis Obispo, CA and another-time househead old soul, has been electro-house’s dark (work) horse, Weekend in America, his debut full-length for Ultra Music, is WOLFGANG GARTNER becoming dance music’s one-man parallel universe, outpacing electro-house and outdoing himself. GARTNER continues to outdo himself with his most recent release and will build his impressive repertoire with constant remixes and original productions throughout 2012.