Uwe Schmidt was born on 27 August 1968 in Frankfurt, Germany. In the 1990’s, he moved to Chile, where he started performing under the pseudonym Senor Coconut. Uwe debuted as a DJ in the middle of 1980’s. He is often called the founder of elctrolatino style. Some believe he also discovered a special genre called electrogospel.
Schmidt worked under a huge variety of pseudonyms. His fans can name about 50 different nicknames. The most popular pseudonyms are Atom Heart, Atom TM, Señor Coconut, and LB or Lassigue Bendthaus. He released about 100 albums and the same number of singles. The numerous electronic songs include a big variety of genres, from experimental music to techno, electrolatino, and modern electronic music.
It should be noted that even though Schmidt released many songs, they are famous for their minimalistic form. He perfectly senses the atmosphere, knows the right rhythm and identifies the needed synthetic texture. Uwe demonstrated all these skills in his album Liedgut, which was recorded in 2009.
After moving to Chile in the mid-1990s, Schmidt became interested in traditional Latin music. Back then, he spent a lot of time polishing innovative sound of percussions. These discoveries in the percussions sound coupled with the traditional Latin music helped the artist create a unique style called electrolatino.