Hans Nieswandt

DJ Dionysos Stories from the World of the Disco

DJ Dionysos

DJ Dionysos Stories from the World of the Disco

Conjuring electronic grooves for the past 20 years, Hans Nieswandt ranks among Germany’s most successful house DJs. Now he has come up with another ambitious project: After two successful books chronicling his life as a DJ, he’s now going for gold. He quickly finds a hero, and a compelling, overarching narrative and the name “DJ Dionysos”- for the god of excess and ecstasy is omnipresent in today’s electronic disco-temples.
Instead of clinging studiously to his desk, Hans Nieswandt has hit the road, mixing tracks halfway around the world, from Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur to the Transsiberian tracks and Novosibirsk.
All mentiond incidents, bizarre encounters, cultural curiosities and outlandish adventures prove that reality is stranger than fiction. And fortunately Hans Nieswandt takes his time to describe some of his greatest gigs and bizarre musical experiences from across the globe, spiced with a brief account of the new DJ generation and the clash of techniques.

“Sometimes Hans Nieswandt’s book reads like a blend of Tom Wolfe’s observations on high society and Bruce Chatwin’s travelogues.” (Welt am Sonntag on"Disko Ramallah" and"plus minus acht".)

“Hans Nieswandt is the intellectual star among Germany’s house DJs.” (Elle)

Pop literature / Music


ISBN: 978-3-462-04231-3
release: 18. November 2010
192 pages, Broschur


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About the Author

Hans Nieswandt, born in 1964, has for the past 20 years been both a respected and prolific figure in the world of DJ and club culture, in electronic music production and intelligent pop journalism. He has released 6 albums and countless remixes to date. For the past 6 years, Nieswandt has also been presenting his own radio show for the radio station 1LIVE.