Before the ATB phase of his career, German DJ and producer Andre Tanneberge performed as part of the dance music group Sequential One, which he founded in 1993. Over the course of the next five years, the band found an increasing level of popularity in Germany and the rest of Europe, but in 1999 the group disbanded and Tanneberge launched his solo career under the name ATB.
The first track he released as ATB, “9PM (Til I Come)”, raced to the top of the UK charts in 1999 and is generally said to be the country’s first trance hit. While ATB’s early songs were characteristic of their use of guitars, he has consistently embraced an evolving sound, and over the years he has become known for his use of vocals, random sounds, and pianos. While ATB has performed almost solely in Europe with a focus on Eastern Europe, it was announced in 2013 that he would be coming to the United States to play a number of major cities.
In 2009, ATB ranked No. 11 in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll, falling to No. 15 by 2011. That same year, he was named the No. 1 DJ in the world by the DJ List.