Ralf Hildenbeutel
Ralf Hildenbeutel

Ralf Hildenbeutel

About Ralf Hildenbeutel

A pioneering influence on the Frankfurt techno and trance scene of the early '90s, the classically trained, limelight-shunning Ralf Hildenbeutel is also an established composer of film and TV soundtracks. Early success came as a writer and producer for Eye Q Records. Work there as a background kingpin on Sven Väth's solo projects led Hildenbeutel to form Earth Nation with guitarist Marcus Deml. In 1997, he co-formed the production company Schallbau, creating hits for the likes of Yvonne Catterfeld and Laith Al-Deen. With time, his primary concern became soundtrack composition, a noteworthy springboard being a gold medal win at the 1996 New York Film Festival for Ralf Schmerberg's Hommage à Noir. In later years, there were notable solo albums, such as 2015's string-laden Moods, before Hildenbeutel's production on late-career records by Chris Liebing -- including 2021's Another Day -- showed that club sounds were still close to his heart.

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