Lissat Biography

Over the past 20 years, Jens Lissat has been one of the biggest names on the German club scene. Insiders even gave him the nickname 'Godfather of Techno' because of the huge influence he had on the Techno scene in the ‘90s. His extraordinary career began in 1979 in Hamburg during the early days of disco music. He started collecting records, taught himself to mix and played in all the top locations at that time. In 1987 he released his first record which was simultaneously the 'first' German House record. The track was called 'Work The House Sound'. In 1990 he created one of the biggest selling techno anthems ever 'Who Is Elvis' with his partner Ramon Zenker. During that same period, they launched their own label 'No Respect Records' which went on to be one of the biggest techno labels of its time. From then on Jens played at raves and in clubs around the whole world - Mayday, Loveparade, Tribal Gathering, Nature One...just to mention a few. Over the years his success story continued with tracks like: 'der Erdbeermund', 'Offshore - I can’t take the power', 'Interactive', 'Dildo', 'Amok' and 'Forever Young'. All-in-all he has released more than 300 productions!

Jens is also one of the names behind the duo Lissat & Voltaxx. Lissat and Voltaxx have been working together on several projects over the past few years and have been releasing under their alias since 2006. Some of their biggest hits have been put out on such trend breaking labels as Toolroom, Sneakerz Muzik, Kingdom Kome Cuts and Ministry of Sound. The ‘L & V’ style varies between Progressive, House, Tribal and Tech-House.

2008 was a very successful year, as they remixed the song ‘Silence’ by Delerium and it went to the top spot in the UK charts - The track even went on to enter the top 10 in over 8 countries! In September 2008, they had their biggest success to date with the track ‘Release Yourself’, and the track hit the No.1 position on several digital platforms.

2009 was also a good year for the duo; they remixed the likes of Roger Sanchez, Nick Bridges, Austin Leeds, Tom Novy and Stefano Noferini. Their track on Eric E's label Sneakerz Muzik and the two releases ‘Sunrise over Mali’ and ‘The Music and Me’ on Toolroom's ‘Leaders of the New School’ were in hundreds of DJ playlists all over the globe. The Remix for Stefano Noferini's track ‘Burundi’ was even in David Guetta’s December 2009 Top Ten!

They started 2010 off with a release on Manuel de la Mare's imprint '303Lovers' and finished their new Toolroom/LONS with an amazing remix pack. New remixes for Saeed Younan, Hoxton Whores, Andrea Roma, Lula and Tomcraft's 'Loneliness' will be hitting the shops soon!

As a DJ team they tour all over the world creating mass-hysteria in the clubs!