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From oldskooly B-Boy mixtapes to the top of the Beatport Charts: The way that Jewelz chose was no straight line. But the journey from hip hop to house was all worth it: The DJ and producer is one of Germany’s most important newcomers. And will enter an even new level in 2010. His current release “Get Down“ just rushed to Number One of the Beatport electro house charts. Since his 2007 debut single “If U Luv Me“, Jewelz’ productions and remixes are regularly found in playlists by Avicii, Fedde Le Grand, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angello, Pete Tong, Tiesto and Judge Jules. And we didn´t yet talk about his club gigs: Jewelz, who in younger days scratched for the German Technics DMC Championships, is a master at the decks. Combining house, electro, techno and hip hop skills, he delivers an absolutely infectious and authentic sound of today. But let´s spin back the record and take a closer look at his homebase: Heidelberg. For decades, this city served merely as a romantic scene for tourists. But in the late-’80ies the place turned into a spot for one of the most vivid rap scenes in West Germany. Here, Jewelz inhaled the feeling for musical precision and irresistible grooves. The Jewelz sound – crystal clear house, progressive, pumping, electrifying – appeals to many: Remixes for Tom Hangs (Avicii), Joachim Garraud, Medina and The Presets, releases on Labels such as Ministry of Sound, Bedroom Bedlam, Universal, Superstar, Kontor, Tiger, Pink Rabbit, WePlay, Nervous and a feature of his track “Mermaid“ at the Pete Tong Show “Fast Trax“ testify his evolution as a producer – and prove that he´s a player to keep your eye on for the future.