Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Swiss-born and Berlin-based Robi Insinna, aka Headman, graced the "nu disco" movement beginning in the early 2000s as a DJ, producer, and founder of Relish Records in 2001. As an early contemporary of DFA Records and Output Recordings, he was part of the scene that ushered the "punk funk" sound onto discerning dancefloors around the world. In 2003 he released his debut album, It Rough, to critical acclaim on the Munich label Gomma. His uplifting mix of house, disco, and rock was reflected in his remix work for the likes of Seelunluft, Munk, Chicken Lips, and Annie during this period. In 2006 Insinna released his sophomore album, On, featuring collaborations with Soulwax and the Rapture, and his third album, Catch Me, arrived in 2008. Continuing remix work for the likes of Tiga, Doves, the Invisibles, and more in 2009, Headman also remixed influential electro new wave band the Units and collaborated with Yello frontman Dieter Meier on the single "Gimme." In 2010 Insinna released his fourth album on his own imprint; 1923 featured guest vocalist Steve Mason.