I’m a DJ, producer, remixer, radio host and music lover from Dortmund (Germany). I’m also a teacher and trainer for DJing and Music Production at the VibrA School of DJing, the largest association of DJ schools in Europe.
Teaching to me is more than just knowing technical facts and details about my field of expertise. It’s about giving the student a feeling of “I can understand this!” or “I can do this too!” and talk to him in a way so he can really achieve the knowledge without being an expert before the training.
I took a long way: In 1995, I bought my first turntables and started my first steps as a DJ and amateur producer. I played countless club gigs all over Germany and I still host a weekly fm live radio show named “Schwarzmarkt” (german for “black market”), which is on air live since 2002, every Friday night on Dortmund’s fm college radio eldoradio*. Besides, I was engaged in producing, working with lots of artists and musicians and doing remixes for contests. Since 2006 I additionally work as teacher and trainer at Europe’s biggest association of DJ-Schools, the “VibrA – School of Djing” in Dortmund (and Münster for the time it existed) to coach DJs and producers coming from all styles of music in the arts of mixing, scratching and producing.
Some things I did and achieved in the last years:
- 1995 – today: Club-DJ in various locations
- 2002 – today: Host and Radio-DJ at fm radio station eldoradio* in Dortmund with my own weekly live show
- 2006 – today: Teacher for DJing at the VibrA School of DJing in Dortmund
- 2012 – today: Teacher for Music Production at the VibrA School of DJing in Dortmund
- 2014 – today: Intructor of Online Courses on udemy, skillshare and skillfeed
- 2008 – 2010: Teacher for DJing at the VibrA School of DJing in Münster
I passed the test for the Teacher Certificate at the VibrA with “Sehr Gut” (best grade possible).
I planned and executed workshop, seminars and lectures, f.e. at the “Ruhrpuls Festival” in Bochum (2012), for the LfM (Landesanstalt für Medien, 2013) and as an expert for Music Production, DJing and Remixing I lectured at a academic high school (Q1 and Q2 am Gymnasium, 2014).
Since 2014, I also offer online courses on several platforms like udemy, skillshare and skillfeed (no longer available)
Being a producer and remixer, my work got (and will be) released on several labels since 2011, i.e. Renegade Media (Toronto, Canada), Dubstep Division (Berlin, Germany), Redlight Media Germany (Krefeld, Germany), UK Breakbeat (London, England), DivisionBass (Bristol, England), Boomrush Productions (Germany) and Deep In The Jungle Records (also England).
Additionally I am producer of the current mixtape series “Rootsstep To The World” for Rootstep Division Recordings (Berlin, Germany) with more than 20 issues within the last year.