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One can call it a “mercy of late birth” that Johannes Retschke alias Red Jones alias Fehlfrequenz was born into an artistic family in East Germany and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall was able to make use of the technical progresses introduced by the impending consumer society of the newly opened West.
His passion for electronic music began at an early age and was highly influenced by Radio Fritz in Berlin, especially shows like Loveradio or artists like Anja Schneider impressed on him and finally led him to the decks himself.

Initially operating as “Work In Progress“ along side his friend Philipp Noack he began his music career in the local nightclubs of the area around Dresden. Hitting it off instantly with the party crowd, promoters became increasingly aware of this new talent. This was reflected in a rapid increase of bookings enabling him to further develop his personal style of music above all after moving to Cologne.

Taking the next step into producing in 2009, his début release 'Sirensanity' together with Taboo Recordings Roland van den Toorn on Cologne based “Yellow Tail Recordings“ was an essential cut in many high profile DJs record cases.
Regular bookings in some of Berlin's best electronic music clubs such as Bar 25, Arena and Golden Gate soon followed, raising his profile to an international level.

In early 2009 Johannes secured himself a residency at the club night "Pulstar Cologne” performing on a regular basis with guest acts from the widely known Ostgut Ton crew of Berlin clubs “Berghain & Panorama Bar”. Recently he launched the pulstar.podcast (www.pulstar.podspot.de) inviting and airing mixes by forthcoming Pulstar DJ guest acts, as well as his own. A foretaste of Johannes's sound can be found on this page.

His main aim is and has always been to transmit enjoyment and fun to his audience.
At present he is busy working in the studio on future releases as well as promoting and hosting his own recently launched club night "Soundkiosk", which after a successful start promises to be a regular musical highlight on the local club scene. Johannes can be heard in different clubs nearly every weekend, mastering the balancing act between DJ and entertainer with ease.

Johannes Retschke Johannes Retschke, Cologne/Bonn, Germany


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