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„Practice makes perfect“ is a statement that holds true especially in the case of the Hip Hop genre, either on the mic or the mixer. Andreas Strobel’s practice with two turntables and a cross-fader made him at last succeed in winning a prestigious mix-contest at radio station Antenne Bayern in 2003. This was a huge step in the career of the young DJ, for he won a support slot on the tour of the two famous jurors, Tom Novy and DJ Friction. „Technique“ was already his pseudonym in the early days that he did credit to. Andreas developed his skills by learning from his neighbouring mentor DJ Minike who had a big influence on the youngster. Andreas and his mate DJ Andi Lirious teamed up to become the CRUSHBOY DJ Team in 2008. Together, they started to rock bigger events in the surrounding area of hometown Pfaffenhofen with their perfect match of party-friendly Hip Hop tunes and commercially successful dance music.
The CRUSHBOY DJ Team proved its huge potential for big room affairs at the party of RTL II’s famous dance program The Dome. This and other experiences led to the question of how to gain even wider recognition in the music biz. The answer was delivered by Andreas’ ex-collegue at Deluxe Music, the A&R pro Anusch Mehdizadeh: “You need to succeed with a club anthem.“ Consequently, Anusch started to check his network for ideal partners and collaborations. The encounter with Ulrich Hilbel was also a lucky break in 2010. As a jack of all trades on musical instruments and the production desk, he was the perfect complement to form the artist act CRUSHBOYS. Ulrich has already been programming beats for 15 years by means of minimal equipment. Looking back on a musical career as a producer for other artists, he was the one who put he project on solid ground. Minimal are also the Techno beats Ulrich has started to spin only 4 years ago. It was vocalists which were to accomplish the team.
Luck fell in the right place at the beginning of 2011, when DJ Minike contacted Florida based studio of Miami Beat Wave. The result of this contact was the remix of their album and thus, a door to vocalists was pushed open. On the benefit of this connection with the U.S.A., the first production for Whirlpool Records has now been realized. CRUSHBOYS - In Your Rhythm feat. Miami Beat Wave unifies the forceful concept of party-friendly, commercial dance music according to the idols of world’s famous David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and others with the scratch skills derived from the Hip Hop roots of DJ Technique.
Release/catalogue number: WPR0005
Release date: Aug 17, 2012