Born in May 1971 my musical interests went rather for the "pling-plang" of my toy clock than for the sounds of Pink Floyd, Beatles and Stones echoing into my room and coming from my parents.
Not before the age of 10 my interest changed from radio plays to the noisy sounds of the punk bands my brother Timm was listening to. At the age of 12 and against all educational plans of my parents and teachers I started listening to The Cure, Siouxsie, Joy Divison, etc.
This went on for quite a while.
1986, after various private parties and bad discos, I gave my debut as a DJ in the "Make Up". Probably one of the most notorious clubs in Aachen at that time. There they blended the sounds of the "dark" scene with my well known Punk Rock in all its fascettes.
At the beginning of the 90's a friend lured me to Lier in Belgium. I expected to see something different and so I went for it just to find me in the La Rocca. This club had running a show I've never seen before. The brilliant sound, spiced up with amazing laser effects, fixed me on the just upcoming and spreading Techno music. So I went to Belgium week after week. Big Clubs like the Illusion, the Globe and the Cherry Moon. House& Acid have been on my ears' list from then on.
1994 I wanted to learn all those turntable tricks with those sweet MK1200. Blending and mixing music seamlessly and getting the crowd to party all night long. So I got myself 2 of those MK1200 turntables along with a mixer and started spinning track after track and night after night in my appartment. Eventuelly I decided to be good enough to go public and started to do some after hour parties at the Ritz (now Nightlife). With that additional training I felt fine to spin my stuff in Belgium.
After a while my day job (male nurse) appeared to suffer dreadfully. I couldn't spin music three nights a week in Belgium and still "being nice" to my patients. So I shifted my party life to the weekends.
At the beginng of the new century I've been asked by Pommes (www.perplaix.com), to spin some music on one or another 80's party he was doing at that time. I was glad and did that favour to him. Simply for the ol' time's sake. After quite some of those parties in the Black & White we noticed that more and more other promoters were copying the idea and so we "specialized". So the time for the Musik Bunker had come.
2004 turned out to be a good year to get addicted to spinning music again. Just the music that had been running through my bones for years. "Dark Side Of The 80s" was the party name Pommes came up with and the idea couldn't had been any better. Later DJ Zöller took my place as the "dark side DJ". Being at around my age he also raised in the same clubs with the same music. At times he was also playing at the Zwischenfall in Bochum.
With the beginning of 2006 Pommes rented the old Make Up for parties. He asked me whether I'd like to spin some music to revive the good old times. So I got myself a new job in sweet old atmosphere. Four parties took place before the landlord got shocked by the huge success. Eventually he wouldn't want to play along and stopped the dark side parties.
Now I'm in the Musik Bunker Aachen again and I don't even feel drawn back. So up to the new old parties at the "MuBu" in Aachen !!!
See you around, Jan