Dirk and Marco Duderstadt began their careers in 1994 by djing at various local events. In 1998 they had a highly successful start in the music industry with the founding of the project Fragma. Fragma entered top positions on sales charts worldwide (No. 1 UK, Australia, Scandinavia). Based on this unbelievable and surprising success they had the chance to DJ at events in Australia, North America, Panama, South Africa and all over Europe. So they played at gorgeous clubs like ‘Glow’ in Washington and the ‘Room At The Top’ Bathgate (UK) alongside Armin Van Buuren, Johan Gielen, George Acosta, Steve Helstrip etc.
Discovering their personal passion for the music, they decided to produce a new project under their real surnames ‘Duderstadt’. After they have completed some remixes for Fragma, Blank and Jones, Monoculture and Mega loMania, they released a track called ‘Mahananda’ on Afterglow Records which got plays by every influential DJ worldwide (Tune of the Week on ASOT, plays by Corsten, Darren Tate, Woody van Eyden etc ).
2006 it was topped by the follow up ‘Muhanjala’ which has risen up to second place of the Dutch dance charts. Seven plays on Paul Van Dyk?s radioshow, sold out vinyls after three weeks and loads of remix requests (Alex Morph, M.o.r.p.h. & van Eyden, Duende, Primate C etc.) confirms the quality of their tracks.
In 2007 they released ‘Smile’ together with Uk Singer Anita Kelsey which got countless plays by all Top Djs and was voted for ‘Future Favourite’ on ASOT and Web Vote Winner on Above & Beyonds TATW Show twice. It also entered several important charts and was compiled on many major compilations Currently they are working on their first Artis Album which we will see in light in autumn 2007.
Next to producing their Dj Career is also on the run. They will attend at ‘Love From Above 2007’ hosted by Vandit Records playing alongside Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, and Alex Morph. At Nature One ‘07 they will play on the Gatecrasher Floor together with Kyau & Albert, Ronski Speed, Menno De Jong, Woody van Eyden and many more. If this is not enough, check their monthly radioshow ’Electronic Eavesdropping’ on afterhours 7 p.m. to 8 p.m CET.
Last but not least the jury of Germanys Dj Meeting has chosen the Duderstadt Website for the best national Dj Website in 2007.
Headliners in this Clubs and Events (selection):
Clubs: Glow – Washington (USA), Shadow-Lounge – Miami (USA), Warehouse – Calgary (Canada), Privilege & Eden – Ibiza (ESP),, BCM Palace – Mallorca (ESP), KM – Benidorm (ESP), Matrix – Reading (UK), Room At The Top – Bathgate (UK), Candy Store & The Big Top – Plymouth (UK), Cafe Blue – Bristol (UK) The Rhythm Dome – Blackpool (UK), [email protected] – Northampton (UK), Fusion – Workington (UK), SQ1 – Cork (Ireland), Club Heat – Darby (Ireland) Dockside – Capetown (Southafrika), Liquid Lounge – Limassol (Cyprus), Gorgeous – Kopenhagen (Denmark), Hush – Mykonos (Greece), Da Karma – Cairo (Egypt), Red Room – Melbourne, QBH – Melbourne (Australia), The Mansion – Surfers Paradise (Australia), PW1 – Porta Westfalica (GER), Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen (GER), Heizhouse – Parchim (GER), Bonanza – Edderitz (GER)
Events: Clubfestival – Schaffhausen (CH), Nature One meets Privilege – Ibiza (ESP), Ministry of Sound – Johannesburg (South Africa), Melody 3 – Calgary (Canada), Open Air Festival – somewhere 3 hours away by car from Helsinki :-) (Finland)