Awakenings Festival 2020
SAT JUN 27 & SUN JUN 28
When one could assume, &ME entered the House and Techno world somewhat out of the blue, it is due to his sublime modesty thatʼs already captured in his alias. Coming from Hamburg to Berlin in 2004 his talent was soon recognized by folks like DJ Hell or DJ T. who hired him as their co- producer.
Itʼs been quite a ride for Rampa over the last couple of years. When it comes to DJing, he never really cared about the diehard dedication to the four to the floor-aesthetic, one can find among most Technoheads. He preferred to be diehard dedicated to a whole lot more, be it Punkrock, be it HipHop, be it any other suitable outlet for his genuine passion for music.
Crossing borders is a familiar experience to David Mayer. Though being born in south Germany, he spent most of his youth living in Norway and (for a change) in Lanzarote, before Berlin happened to become his home in 2004. As he prefers thinking outside the box, Mayer has always been equally interested in experimenting with diverse forms of music, no matter what musical genre they derive from, although his passion for funked up and heavily pounding 4/4 beats clearly dominates his creative output. Both, when spinning records and producing tracks, he is presenting his own interpretation of catchyness, mixing up Techno and House, adding a little deepness, but always keeping an eye on making his audience shake some.