You probably best know LOPAZZ for the quality, avant-garde club music he’s produced for labels like Get Physical, Cocoon, Poker Flat and London’s legendary Output Recordings, but his career as a multimedia artist is far more colourful and diverse than you might’ve imagined.
His first serious involvement with music began in the early 90s, since 1996 he’s been a part of the “HD800” team, founded by legendary Dman operating a techno club, record labels and a recording studio.
LOPAZZ is also renowned as a film and television composer, having written and performed more than 70 TV- and documentary scores over the years. Since 1999, he has been providing original compositions and productions for UNESCO’s “World Heritage”, Along Mekong´s “Wanderlust”, “The Foodhunter” and “Marco Polo Reloaded” as well as Michael Martin´s “Planet Desert”.
With typical interest in musical process and commitment to authenticity, he travelled to China, Ethiopia, South-Africa and Mongolia, recording orchestras, singers and monks in order to enrich this soundtrack.
Some of his finest work for film and television was collected in the 800achtspur compilation, “18 Themes for TV-Documentaries” (2003) and his Albums on Get Physical “Ambient Film Themes Vol.1 & 2” ( 2009/2010 ). He’s always had a sense of fun, though, and his love of TV and music resulted in his cheeky 2001 rework of the classic “Miami Vice” and “Magnum” themes with Redagain P.
In 2003, LOPAZZ’ self-titled EP of off-kilter dance music was discovered by Andreas Baumecker and released on his Freundinnen Label, later signed by Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings, followed by the singles “Blood”, remixed by Tiefschwarz and his first bona fide club hit “I Need Ya”. “I Need Ya” was licensed for a limited edition Japanese release by French fashion label Colette, and its success led to LOPAZZ remixing Germany’s biggest pop act Xavier Nadoo, while techno legend Sven Vaeth snapped up “I Need Ya” for his “Sound of the Fourth Season” mix CD.
His relationship with Berlin-based Get Physical began in 2003 with his remix of Chelonis R. Jones’ “I Don’t Know”, followed by the label’s release of his own deep, twisted vocal track “Migracion”. Get Physical commissioned a subsequent remix 12″, featuring epic, forward-thinking versions from now firmly established Chilean superstars Luciano and Ricardo Vilallobos.
Further releases for Compost Black Label, Output and Lasergun cemented LOPAZZ’ reputation as an artist of real originality and significance. He became an increasingly in-demand remixer. Alexander Robotnick, Isolée, The Rapture, Gus Gus, Kasper Bjorke, Justin Martin, Tiger Stripes number among his happy clients to date.
In 2007 he released a new 12″ for the label, this time entitled “Share My Rhythm” ( co-written like “Blood” & “Migracion” by his “Bad Cop Bad Cop” partner-in-crime Alex Cortex ). In the same year LOPAZZ released his album “Kook Kook”, a perfect document of his witty and avant-garde electronic funk blueprint – playful, imaginative, intimate and impossible to pigeon-hole.
From 2010 to 2012 LOPAZZ co-produced all tracks, releases and remixes for DJ T. like “The Pleasure Principle” Album ( with remixes by Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, A Tale Of Us, Clockwork) and the remix for Phreek “Passion” and the Edit for Black Light Smoke “Lovework”.
A further collaboration with M.A.N.D.Y completed the production-phase that started in Iceland 2008 with releases on Watergate X, Renaissance and the Album “Double Fantasy” on Get Physical Music in 2016.
From 2000-2014 LOPAZZ has been performing live on an extensive world-tour, playing live at hot spots and clubs like D’Edge in Sao Paulo, Watergate / Weekend / Berghain / Tresor in Berlin, Bataclan in Paris, Fabric London, The Standard/ Le Bain in New York City, Asylum in Honolulu / Hawai’i, Monarch in San Francisco, Cocoon In Frankfurt, Amnesia in Milano, Rooftop Moscow , Treehouse & Electric Pickle Miami, Lola / Shanghai, Privilege / Ushuaia on Ibiza and many more.
LOPAZZ became an increasingly in-demand mixing and mastering engineer for artists like Axel Boman, Booka Shade, John Talabot, Running Back, Tuff City Kids, Art Department & Seth Troxler, Lauer, Fort Romeau to name just a few. His Mixmastering.de studios belong to the top-notch facilities for writing, production, mixing and mastering.
Restless as ever, LOPAZZ is currently dividing his time between the studio, where he’s working on new material with Gerd Janson, Casio Casino and Rossano Snel and the publishing-office with A&R work for artists and labels.