Austrian resident Wolfgang Stindl started working on his
Ikarus project back in 1995 after years of studying and
performing live. Inspired by vast journeys and a great variety of
ethnic music, Ikarus started to combine his Electronic chill out
tracks with sounds & vocals from all over the globe. With the
assistance of MP3.com in 1999, Ikarus got the chance to reach a
wider audience and to work together with musicians over the
Internet and to sell his CDs globally.
Encouraged by the incredible feedback from listeners and
excellent chart positions on MP3.com, Ikarus released his
official debut album titled ‘Touch The Sun’ on Sonic
Images Records / Earthtone Records in January 2001. Both
‘Touched The Sun’ and ‘Praying To Different
Gods’ have been licensed exclusively to Stoned Asia Music
and have featured on Pathaan’s Small World and the
forthcoming Stoned Asia Vol. 5 compilation. This very collectable
12” reflects the true intentions of the Stoned Asia Music
label in bringing the best in the contemporary ‘World
Music’ genre to the masses.
Sure to be a firm favorite at The Big Chill & Ibiza,
throughout the summer getting huge response from chillers like
Bruno (Café del Mar), Jonathan Sa Tricha, and Phil Mison.
Ikarus has also remixed One Giant Leap (feat. Robbie Williams
& Maxi Jazz) for Palm Pictures while ‘Praying to
Different Gods’ features on the movie soundtrack to
‘The Matrix – Revisited’ (starring Keanu
Reeves) on Warner Bros. Ikarus has had tracks featured on a
number of compilations and has also featured on various Bravo
marketing documentaries and the fabulously titled Bikini Karate
Babes computer game!