Mikser Festival by night: DJ Michael Mayer@Mikser House

by Christine Carter

DJ Michael Mayer performed last night within Mikers Night program in big space of Mikser House. As DJ, Producer and Remixer, He took major part in creating Techno music scene in Germany. Michael  is co-owner of  the Kompakt label, one of the best and most influential music labels in entire Europe, originated in 1998 in Cologne. Idea for Kompakt was inspired by iconic Andy Warhol's Factory, guys made platform for creative artists which combines all kinds of music freedoms and creates variety of electronic music genders and sounds. Komapkt is all in one: a record store, label, studio, distributor and music agency. Famous by making Total Confusion parties in Cologne and elsewhere, also releasing  music compilations named Kompakt Total. In year 2007. Michael made a new project in cooperation with Superpitcher, that was quite an accomplishment. The Project was named Supermayer and it was something like  "Alice in Wonderland". The Project presented the world where everything was possible, a  true bay of plenty, where One person can do and take what ever prefers without any music boundaries. Together, Michael and Pitcher released a full length album named Save the World.

Today, Michael is a very famous and respected artist, He travels all around the globe and plays music in Fabric, Panorama bar and in other iconic places significant for club culture.

 A DJ has a certain responsibility. He has to play progressive, contemporary music and combine it with the past. It is all about entertaining people, but you must not under challenge nor overstrain them. You must be subversive and play music that no one would have ever dreamt of listening to voluntarily at the club. You are both, entertainer and educator.

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