Marc Acardipane

Marc Trauner (born April 7, 1969) better known by his numerous aliases including Marc Acardipane, Mescalinum United, The Mover, Pilldriver, Marshall Masters and Resident E, is a Frankfurt, Germany based DJ and producer. Trauner was co-founder of record label Planet Core Productions and the hardcore techno production team with the same name, better known as PCP. He released, as Mescalinum United, "We Have Arrived" in 1990. "We Have Arrived" was remixed by Aphex Twin and two versions of the track appeared on Aphex Twin's album Classics. He scored a top 20 hit in the UK in collaboration with Scooter in 2003, with the single "Maria (I Like It Loud)", a cover of his 1997 single "I Like It Loud" (Marshall Masters feat. The Ultimate MC). In 2006 he released his Best Of Album - Best Of Marc Acardipane (1989-1998). This was spread over 2 volumes.

Links To Peel

Peel first heard of Trauner's work with Mescalinum United, who released a single called We Have Arrived, which was played by the DJ between 1992 and 1993. A remix of the track was done by Aphex Twin, one of Peel's favourite electronic artists. The song is often regarded as the first hardcore techno track. Other projects from Trauner that Peel played included Dusty Angel, The Mover, Planet Phuture and Pilldriver, who gained airplay on his shows in 1993.

Shows Played

Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived

Mescalinum United
Pilldriver - Impossible X-T-C

Pilldriver - Impossible X-T-C

  • 15 May 1993: 'Impossible X-T-C (Various Artists 12 Inch – The Last Judgement Part One EP)' (Cold Rush Records)
  • 22 May 1993: Impossible X-T-C (v/a 12" - The Last Judgement Part One EP) Cold Rush
  • 28 May 1993 (BFBS): Impossible X-T-C (EP: The Last Judgement Part One) Cold Rush Records
  • 18 June 1993: ‘Impossible XTC (Various Artist 12 inch – The Last Judgement Part One EP)’ (Cold Rush Records)


  • 07 March 1992: 'Night Flight (12 inch – Frontal Sickness Part 1)' (Planet Core Productions)
  • 21 March 1992: Nightflight (Nonstop To Kaos) (12" - PCP E.P.) R&S
Dusty Angel
Planet Phuture

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