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DJ 88 KEYS is one of the most well known House Music producers in Germany. Born in 1968, his musical background is highly influenced by 1970s black music, such as Funk & Disco. After successfully studying the techniques of audio engineering at the Frankfurt SAE College, DJ 88 KEYS started producing his own music in the early 90’s.
The first record came out in 1993 on Think Green Records and was a coproduction with Groovemaster K… Since then, over 20 records and nearly the same amount of remixes followed and with every new release the reputation of DJ 88 KEYS had grown worldwide. First big international success came in 1996 with a Vocal House project named Deep City.
Their single “Let’s dance” was one of the very first Disco House records and became a huge clubhit all over the world.
At that time, DJ 88 KEYS also pushed his career as a DJ on various locations in and around of Cologne. From 1998 to 2000, 88 KEYS was resident DJs at Cologne’s finest House Club Tiefenrausch. In 1999 DJ 88 KEYS started playing records all over Germany and elsewhere around Europe, with bookings at such famous clubs like Ibiza’s El Divino (1999 & 2001), YAB in Florence (2001), Garage & Fabrique (both in Moscow, RU).
At the end of 1999, DJ 88 KEYS had launched a big clubhit called ‘everybody up’ on Clubstar/More Music. The record went straight into the GERMAN DANCE CHARTS with peak pos. #8 and stayed there for 9 weeks! Furthermore, this record has made it into the club charts all over the world and became the biggest success for DJ 88 KEYS so far.
Other releases on famous labels such as Chicaria Records and Sugarland followed and became successful too. As a result of this, DJ 88 KEYS is also an often requested remixer, working for famous artists like Mike Oldfield, The Discoboys, etc. Even the famous Bitburger brewery ordered a House version of there well known TV commercial song “stay a little bit” remixed by DJ 88 KEYS.
Today, after more than a decade of successful work, DJ 88 KEYS is working full time in his own studio and as a well booked freelance DJ in many locations all over Europe.