Pytzek

Zagreb, Croatia

House

Pytzek Beatport

Biography

Pytzek first started showing interest in contemporary electronic music in his early days. The beginning of his interest was massively influenced by flourishing hip hop culture, especially by the artists like: Afirka bambata, Grandmaster flash, Rakim, A tribe called quest, to mention but e few…

The arrival of legendary Prodigy marked an opening of a whole new world of influences for him. The stronger the electronic music influences on the whole music scene were, the more interest he was manifesting towards its rapidly advancing culture.

In 1999 he moves to Zagreb where he starts working at the ‘Multimedial Institute’ MAMA. That organization has influenced his further music development in the best possible manner, being the place where he first started his dj career. That was also the place where he met his long time friend and companion Edward Bilic, who shared his views on electronic music matters. The he two of them formed a dj back to back project Pytzek&Edo, which soon became an integral part of. The project was part of every important electronic music event in Croatia, and dozen of important events abroad. As the time was passing the two of them were expanding their horizons. It was not long after that that they hooked up with a few people who shared their views on the music matter, which culminated in the forming of.

FREQUENCY CREW:

In 2002 they met Sergej, Fogseller, and Vedran Gulin-Goo. The five of them founded the ‘Frequency crew’. It was conceived as a platform for advancement of electronic dance music in Croatia, and promotion Croatian dance music abroad.

The first bigger thing was ‘Sunday Frequency’ program, which soon became notorious among the clubbers in zgareb. After the program was brought to a stop, the crew soon found a new venue- ‘Tokica’ nightclub, where they started what was soon to become the best underground music destination in the city of Zagreb. ‘Dot frequency’ became the first destination for all the people who were involved in the scene, and it can be said that it became a scene for itself, featuring some of the biggest names of the global scene: Mark Moore ( from S-Expres) ,. Jonty Skrufff, Terry Francis, Alexandar Robotnic, Matthew Dear, Asad Rizvi, Tyler T Bone Stadius, Dave Mathersole, Raily Reinhold, Martin Landsky, Tasty Tim and many more, together with all the renown Croatian artists and live acts: Marijan Felver , Petar Dundov, Luka Majic, Kiki, Omar , Zvukbroda, Labosh, Confusion Crew, Verbal, Nicole, Unique etc.

Their efforts were rewarded when they founded the ‘Frequency’ music production studio, and started hosting their own radio show on the prestigious ‘Proton’ radio station.

MAMA

During all that time Pytzek remained active working as a member of the ‘Multimedia Institute’, the institution where the thing first started happening for him. He hosted dj workshops and worked as a resident d.j. in the club in 2001. He is one of the founding members of the first independent Croatian electronic music label – Egooboobits, which has been featuring work of highly renowned electronic music artists like: Zvukbroda, NoName NoFame, Blasko, Aesqe, Qwerty.

Nowadays the music label features the work of forty artists. It is important to mention that all the artwork is published under the “Creative commons license”, which makes it the only music label of that type in Croatia.

In 2003 Pytzek joined Bojan Mandi and Petar Milat, and they started working on the [MAMATRONIK] project.

[MAMATRONIK] is a contemporary electronic music program, a collaboration of the “Multimedia Institute” and KSET. It presents innovative electronic musicians, artists and producers through live acts, presentations and lectures. Besides the usual live act performances it features annual presentations of seminal electronic music label work.

[MAMATRONIK] has so far presented sixteen artists, ten contemporary music labels, max/msp software workshop, and “Glazbene konstelacije digitalnog doba” symposium which was the best part of the “22nd Music Biennale Zagreb” program.

Events and artists featured by the [Mamatronik] project:

DAT Politics (FR)// Chicks On Speed Records, DJ SPOOKY THAT SUBLIMINAL KID (USA), AGF (DE), LADISLAV DELAY PRESENTS LUOMO (FIN), THE BUG FEAT. RAS B. (GB), FELIX KUBIN (D), MOUSE ON MARS (D), MIKAEL STAVOSTRAND (SWE), MEGO LABEL NIGHT Ramon Bauer (Aus) Peter Rehberg (GB) Tujiko Noriko (JAP), KITTY YO LABEL NIGHT Tarwater (DE) Laub (DE), GLAZBENE KONSTELACIJE DIGITALNOG DOBA

Symposium, concerts and workshops which were part of the “22nd Music Biennale Zagreb”: 08.04. Vladislav Delay (FIN) // Mille Plateaux, 09.04. Kim Cascone (SAD) // Anechoic, 10.04. Mikael Stavostrand (SWE)// Mitek, 11.04. Rechenzentrum (DE) // Mille Plateuax, Kitty Yo, Shitkatapult

DJ PYTZEK – club residencies: Tockica “Dot frequency” active residency, Otv club (Bogaloo) “XY” with Edo (2003), Otv club (Bogaloo) “Bodywork” with Frequency crew (2003)