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Artist

Current show

Dreams Highway

1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Current show

Dreams Highway

1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Upcoming show

Raymond Averson

2:00 pm 3:00 pm


Absolute Beach

Scheduled on

Thursday 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

In the beginning

It was in the spring of 1984 when I stood for the first time behind the decks. That was in a cellar of a Youth House in Leverkusen. More than 100 guests celebrated in the “phonothek” and danced to “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics or to Queen’s “I want to break free”. This 7” vinyl of Queen was the very first record I played in front of an audience. On a tangential turntable, I think it was a Technics SL7 at the time. The turntables were absolutely unsuitablefor mixing. Touching the record while playing? Impossible… The happiness with music was and is still in the foreground for my work, and of course, the emotions that music can trigger. I don’t like the DJs hiding behind their cap and facedown; I like to watch the people. Over theyears, I have been able to experience so many great moments.

Music & Ibiza

Ibiza has had a significant musical influence on me. I’ve spent a lot of time on this lovelywhite island. In 2017, I played at the Club Hush in Ibiza, based in Sant Antoni. I was also partof the Ibiza Radio Show on WideLine Radio and Sky Radio in 2017 & 2018. This show isbroadcast live from the Mambo Studio in Ibiza, directly above the world-famous CafeMambo. In 2019, I played Poolside sessions at Destino Pacha Resort Ibiza, Playa Sol Mare Nostrum, New Algarbe & Jabeque. Since 2019, Ibiza Global Radio has been broadcastingsome of my sets.

I’ve had the privilege to share at least and only the stage with some of the biggest DJs in theworld, from David Guetta to the king himself, Carl Cox unfortunally not at the same time 😉. I’ve met many great people in Ibiza, such as Anna Tur, Jack Eye Jones, Max Porcelli, Woody van Eyden, Sounom & Dagon, Bakermat, Zonderling, Miguel Garji, Jose Maria Ramon, Neil Moore, and many more.

Since 2019, various radio stations have been broadcasting my weekly set “AbSoulute Beach” featuring slow and smooth deep house music. Always in 117 bpm.

Mixtapes

My mixtapes / djsets  (listen at mixcloud.com/djof69) are all  harmoniously  mixed. I recorded them with my Pioneer equipment. I prefer to play in clubs or festivals with the CDJs2000 nexus and newer and a DJM Mixer. Most of the time I released them on Beatport and Youtube and in August 2016 I was in first place of the worldwide Beatport TOP 100 DJ Charts and since then I have been there until the end of the service in December 2017 the TOP 20 of the DJ charts. My first number one mix was in August 2016 “Ibiza Summer – Vol. 2 – Chill at the sundowner” in the Beatport Mixcharts.  Since then, there have been 16 mixes in the TOP 10, three of them in 1st place. Since end of 2017 they are already released on mixcloud.com.

Musical Style

In the 80s, my musical style was mainly influenced by what was danceable music in theGerman TOP 75/100 charts. In the 90s, it was mostly Euro-Dance with artists like Dr. Alban, La Bouche, Culture Beat, Snap, or Robin S, among others. During this time, I often played at Pacha in Opladen, an unofficial dependence of Pacha that only existed during this period in Ibiza. Pacha Opladen was a small but very cool club. My record boxes always had housemusic, which fit more with the real Ibizan Pacha. I prefer Deephouse, the funky & soulfulhouse tracks, as well as Downtempo, ChillOut, and the classics of the 80s & 90s and I love toplay my sets on vinyl, if it’s possible.


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