6th Floor is Peer Schmid, producer from Hamburg and one of the founders
and heads of cosm records. Known for its creative blend of deep
atmospheres and driving power, his music reminds of danceable stories
freed from the boundaries of the conventional fool-un formulas -
playing with them at the same time. 6th Floor's promising first
releases are now finally followed by even more unique pieces of
psychosonic experiences that pledge to cause a stir on the
international dancefloors of festivals and clubs around the globe.
Born in the swiss alps, he grew up in Hamburg and spent a good portion
of his childhood listening to his mothers huge record collection.
Gaining eclectic musical influences as diverse as jazz, blues, early
hiphop or classical music, avantgarde and hippie-stuff he quickly
became aware of the importance of music for his life. After playing the
violin for some years and the usual teenage attempts in a traditional
rock band he had a first encounter with a friend's MS-20 hooked up to a
Space Delay which started his obsession for synthesised sounds. His
affinity to transcendental music and mind states surfaced very early
and quickly paved the way for letting the whole boom-boom and
entheogenics thing enter his early adolescent life. But it was not
after graduating from school that he was finally able to acquire the
basic tools and skills for electronic music production. Temporarily
studying cognitive sciences in Osnabrück, he felt an inner urge to
plunge deeper into the realms of music and decided to go on the long
and complex way to make his passion his profession. Selling studio gear
in the local studio store and doing numerous small studio jobs around
the city, he gained experience in the different technologies and
techniques of music production and composition.
Delving further into the music industry he completed a traineeship as
AV-media clerk, gathering competence in event-, label- and artist
management for both the underground and the mainstream music industry
alike. Looking back on an intimate personal relationship with more than
fifteen years of electrosonic art Peer is currently studying musicology
in Hamburg and managing cosm records. Apart from his solo work he
collaborates with various artists on a number of different projects in
diverse styles such as psytrance acts Electric Sheep with Paraphone,
Metabreed with Oddsono, the psy-breaks oriented Digipack with Tomac or
the downbeat duo Strawberry Fields.
2002 6th Floor (w. Oddsono) Pink Plastik v.a. - ep 1 ov-silence rec.
2003 6th Floor (w. Oddsono) Pangalactic Gargleblaster v.a. - chapter 02 ov-silence rec.
pH∞ Spelljammer v.a. - chapter 02 ov-silence rec.
2004 6th Floor Mental Floss v.a. - chapter 03 ov-silence rec.
2006 6th Floor Distorted Dreams v.a. - silicon spring ov-silence rec.
2007 6th Floor Moonstroke v.a. - cosmology cosm records
Strawberry Fields 50ft. Above Ground v.a. - cosmology cosm records
Electric Sheep The Other v.a. - cosmology cosm records
Electric Sheep Toxygen v.a. - cosmology cosm records
ones’n’zeros Floating v.a. - cosmology cosm records
Digipack Electronic Outlaw Underground v.a. - cosmology cosm records