An integral part of the Tresor resident team since 2009, Handmade earned his stripes in the rocky terrain of the Berlin nightlife.
Little by little he developed his pumping original mix of superior and timeless dance styles that have particularly influenced his experience. However, this was not developed entirely in the German capital on the Spree River but rather near another large body of water: Lake Michigan in Chicago.
He only spent a few months in the birthplace of house music but that was clearly enough to lose himself in one of the richest dance music narratives of the planet, by listening his way through entire record stores and checking out the local scene. The combination of abundant
sexiness and spiritual depth, etched into the vinyl of Trax, Dance Mania and Cajual, seemed to parallel a core basic human instinct about the experience of fun.
In these records from the American midwest he found pure hedonism cast into black plastic: the platonic ideal of a party, distilled in wax. In terms of club experience however, the Berlin night scene remained second to none and with ravenous hunger he returned to his homeland.
Ever since Handmade has canneled this drive into what has become his explosive trademark DJ style: deep and dubby-grounded á la Detroit, with the jacking stabs of Chicago influences and occasional deviations into tougher or soulful soundscapes.
This stylistic set-up he adjusts perfectly according to each night’s context, if necessary breaking it wide open: two indispensable qualities of a resident DJ.