Spanning a musical career of more than 20 years, DJ Scientist from Berlin has become an important figure in the German Hip-Hop and Rare Groove music scene. Aside from his own projects, such as the two solo albums “For Better, For Worse” and “The One Man Band Instrumentals” as well as “The Soviet Tape” album together with French Electronic producer Fulgeance, he has produced and co-produced several LPs, EPs and singles for other musicians. Additionally, the fanatic record collector released mixes ranging from obscure Xian Funk to Soviet Grooves which brought him attention as DJ and musicologist.
Starting his DJ-career in 1995 and dropping mixtapes to spread his name in his home town of Munich, he put out his first record in 2001 – a dj tool called “Mad Science Breaks”. One year later, the “Misantropolis EP”, mainly produced by Scientist, was released on Audiac. From 2002 to 2013, he put his main effort into his own label Equinox Records were he has been curating and coordinating a vast amount of more than 50 releases. Alongside sampler contributions and remixes, his “Journey Goodbye” solo EP was part of the Equinox 10inch Series in 2006. From late 2007 until 2010, DJ Scientist recorded music with rapper/multi-instrumentalist/singer Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four Inc.). Releases included the singles “Same Old Love Song” (2009, with 2Mex, Awol One & Myka Nyne) and “Count On It / Bad Jokes” (2008) as well as the now classic album, “The One Man Band Broke Up” in June 2010. The same year, an instrumental version of the album with Ceschi was released under the name “The One Man Band Instrumentals”, which became Scientist’s first full-length solo work. In 2011, Ceschi and Scientist dropped another EP called “Shorted Circuits” and continued working on new music. With “The Artless Cuckoo EP”, that came out in early 2012, Scientist put focus on his solo works again and released his album “For Better, For Worse” in October 2012. In 2013, he started a new project together with French beatmaker Fulgeance called “The Soviet Tape”. The first single “Moscow Nightlife” was released in October 2014, followed by the full length album in February 2015 on the British label First Word, which featured artists like Blu and Open Mike Eagle. In 2016, DJ Scientist founded a new label called The Artless Cuckoo to release rare and collectible music from the 1970s and 1980s out of the Funk, Jazz and Rock spectrum. On its sister label Boogie On The Mainline he compiled and released “Boogie On The Mainline – A Collection Of Rare Disco, Funk And Boogie From Germany 1980-1987” in 2018 which was accompanied by a dj mix called “German Boogie Essentials”.