Musicstyle: Progressive, Psytrance, Funkadelic, Trance & Alternative, Psychedelic Electronica
Record Labels: Dreamtime, Fabula, Uroboros Records & Soundmute Recordings
Styx.Dj is born in a Saxon family in Sibiu, Transylvania. After the Romanian Revolution in 1989 he together with his family moved to Germany. Living in Munich, around mid 90s, he discovered his passion for music and started mixing, trying out different styles, from break beats, d’n’b to house, progressive techno, trance and even electro. Throughout his development in music styles, distinct trance elements have always been part of his sets while in the German-based Plasmamusic project.
In 2000, he first went to Australia where he played vinyl at numerous of parties and festivals. There he met with Matteo Stroppa aka Loopus in Fabula who helped him deep-dive into the world of psychedelic trance and trippy, funky, groovy, oriental downbeats. He kept exploring all faces and tempos of trance. Now his sets can range from Goa trance, progressive, forest trance sets with a funky touch as well as alternative trippy downbeats like chill-out, bass music, glitch-hop, etc.
When he got back to Germany, he traveled around festivals with SchmoX chai shop as a resident DJ and took part in setting up the SchmoX-Family project at Nachtwerk Club in Munich. In 2004, he organized the first Transylvania Calling festival in Vulcan, Brasov county of Romania, and co-founded the funkadelic record label Fabula Records in Italy together with Matteo Stroppa. In 2010, after working at Universo Parallelo, he joined the Brazilian label Uroboros Records and in 2014 - the Croatian label Soundmute Recordings.
Styx played at many festivals and parties in over 30 countries around the world. Some of the most influential amongst them were Exodus in Australia (2003), Elixiria in Finland (2004), Solar Eclipse Festival in Turkey(2006), BOOM Festival after-party named Utopia in Portugal (2006, 2008), Universo Paralello in Brazil (2009), Popol Vuh in Mexico (2012), Tribal Gathering in Panama (2013), Funny Moon (2013 - 2018) in the Czech Republic, and of course his legendary 7-10 hour sets at Transylvania Calling festivals.
In Romania, he was a pioneer to bring electronic and psychedelic music to the country, organising and supporting countless parties and festivals. His EcoWarriors project was launched in 2006 to promote conscious attitude to nature, through organizing multiple trash collection events in Romania's parks and valleys usually accompanied by parties. In 2010 and 2011, he co-organized the Fusion Festival Romania. He is the main organizer of the Transylvania Calling Festival, which calls for the tribes from dozens of countries around the world to join for 7 days of wonderland under the full moon to celebrate life through dance, music, spirituality workshops, and arts.