Musik digital gemixed - DJ 2.0 / digitale Kunst
DJ Schmolli (located nearby Vienna, Austria) is not only a deejay but also a musician, producer & remixer. He played in various bands before he did his very first mashup mix (Creed vs. Destiny’s Child) in the year 2000. After doing a couple more mixes he decided to follow other musical projects, mainly as a live musician. At this time around DJ Schmolli also became resident DJ in a few clubs & pubs in his hometown earning his first experiences behind the turntables.
Thanks to the internet and the fact the mashup scene literally exploded DJ Schmolli decided to do some bootlegging again back in autumn 2005. Until today he can look back at about 200 mashups and a few remixes. Amongst them are classics like „Don’t Cha Push My Humps” (Sugababes vs. Black Eyed Peas vs. Pussycat Dolls vs. Madonna vs. Gorillaz) and „Hollaback Thriller Girl“(Michael Jackson vs. Gwen Stefani). Over the years Schmolli found himself a place in the top bootleggers league mixing almost every available musical genre into unique mashups. No matter if pop, rock, alternative, house, heavy metal, electro or reggae, DJ Schmolli can mix it. From Michael Jackson vs. Justice (“Justice For Billie Jean”) to The Monkees vs. Iron Maiden (“The Trooper Believer”) to his highly acclaimed Falco mashup tribute album called “Falco Re:loaded” from 2008.
DJ Schmolli’s mashups have been recommended in The Toronto Star and The Washington Post. Many of them found their way into the Bootie Top 10 and other mashup charts and were featured on well-known websites like Audioporn Central, Mashuptown and Bootlegs France. They constantly get radio airplay all over the world like on BBC Radio1 or Austria’s biggest station Ö3 and their video releases reach 100.000s of views on Youtube.
DJ Schmolli also increased his live presence over the years. Besides being resident DJ at Bootie Munich, Bootie Vienna and Frankfurt’s Mash:Box he also played DJ sets in Vienna (e.g. U4, Ottakringer Brauerei, Pratersauna, Fluc Wanne…), Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro and to name just a few. Not to forget the legendary performance in front of 1.300 mashup fans at the birthplace of the worldwide Bootie parties, San Francisco. Schmolli has also been DJing at festivals, at Paaspop in Holland and at VOLT in Sopron (Hungary) for example.
In 2012 DJ Schmolli will continue to spin around the world. Some stops will include Germany, Switzerland and also a North/South America tour is in the making.