Shik Stylko/Realbasic Recordings— Munich/Germany
Shik Stylko are Sebastian Krieg and Roman Freihoff who work together as friends for more then ten years now. Beginning with bookings and regular gigs in the OM Dance Hall (Heilbronn/Germany), they later on spun the vinyls with their guests: Masters at Work, Dj Pierre, Ian Pooley and Erik Rug in the M1 Club located in Stuttgart. During this time Sebastian already was djing there as resident artist and realized successful bookings for the club. Due to his enthusiastic work the club became one of the most respected house locations in the region and the two musicians to well asked for djs with gigs in e.g. Berlin clubs like the Sage, WMF or the E-Werk, the Tiefenrausch in Cologne or the Loft in Ludwighshafen, but also in numerous European festivals and recently in Miami. Besides the djing, working in the studio caught their interest more over the time. Sebastians remixes for Dannii Minogue, Future Funk or J.C.A. as well as Romans versions for tracks of Darryl Pandy were just the starting point for their upcoming releases. Sebastian finished his first vinyl âGet to itâ for the
London based label XPLICIT in 1996; a lot more tracks followed on Toi, Soulcamp, Diva, WEA, East West, Zyx, Brickhouse, Disco 3000, M1 Recordings and Caus’n’ff’ct under identities like T.K. Bros, Morning Grooves, Night People, Buzios, Subsero, Aerosol and, of course, Shik Stylko.
With the founding of their own label Realbasic in January 2002 – together with their partner C-Willy – they provided themselves a platform for all kinds of projects concerning house music making it finally possible to work independently.
Featuring the House legend Tyree Cooper Shik Stylko released with âGroove you out tonightâ their first record at Realbasic Recordings. The track reached a top number 7 position at the Mixmag-Hype Charts in England. Since then âGroove you out tonightâ is not only listed on numerous compilations but also played by dj’s like Knee Deep Brothers, Eddie Amador, Milk & Sugar, Howard Donald, Ben Watt in the clubs around the world.
Their next Releases were âFlippin on 45â on Realbasic Recordings and the follow up single with Tyree Cooper âMy Peopleâ.
On Realbasic Tracks they released under their Synonym Night People âL `Afreaqueâ, a huge Club them which was and is still played by DJ`S like Eric Morillo, Miguel Miggs, Hardsoul just to name a few. This track was also licensed on several Compilations, the most famous one on Azuli Records.