In 2011 Sven Väth (pronounced Vaeth) celebrated his monumental 30th anniversary as a DJ. The German DJ and producer has in his career become one of the biggest names in underground music, particularly in techno in which from the mid 90’s onwards he found his true calling.
Beginning his DJ career in 1982, Sven’s musical career took an unlikely path as part of dance pop act OFF in 1985, which had in future members of late 80s, early 90s dance act Snap! A couple of hits later and OFF disbanded, leaving Sven to turn his attention to the fledgling trance scene in his hometown of Frankfurt.
He went on to found trance imprints Harthouse and Eye Q, on which he released his first album to immense critical acclaim - Accident in Paradise. Cited as one of the top 50 dance albums of all time in 1995 by Mixmag, Sven had put himself firmly in the consciousness of the underground dance music scene.