CHARLOTTE DE WITTE: KNTXT
AWAKENINGS X CHARLOTTE DE WITTE PRESENTS KNTXT
Patrice Bäumel is an internationally renowned Dj and producer currently living in Amsterdam. 2017 was Patrice’s most successful year yet, the culmination of many years travelling the road, a positive change in lifestyle, lots more hard work, fun, and spreading the love. From being invited by Radio 1 to contribute to the esteemed Essential Mix series, to his Afterlife released single ‘Glutes' being voted one of the biggest tracks of the year, 2017 was a year to remember for Patrice, and a sign of things to come...
Patrice is currently busy in the studio working on his eagerly anticipated follow ups for both Afterlife and Kompakt. After’s 2016’s prolific musical output which included the Balance compilation series, EPs on Correspondant and Speicher/Kompakt, plus remixes for Underworld and Depeche Mode. His musical footprint grew even larger in 2017 with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Anjunadeep, Kompakt and more, whilst continuing his growth as a DJ, performing every weekend to new fans around the world.
Since graduating from the Red Bull Music Academy in Sao Paolo in 2002 and deciding to turn his hobby into a career, Patrice has been on a mission to create and share music that spreads love, positivity and happiness, works in a peaktime context and most of all connects people with each other. Patrice was born in the small East German town of Freital, amidst the restrictive political situation of Eastern Bloc communism. With his father working as a music journalist, there was music around the house all the time. From free jazz, Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson right through to rock and punk bands like The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols or The Ramones. His father encouraged him to find his own musical path, which led him to childhood obsessions with Depeche Mode and The Cure, the bands whose melancholic nature still are at the root of Patrice's sound today.
In 1996 Pat moved to Amsterdam from his native Germany, an exciting and vibrant city full of optimism and diversity, without the tension and economic crisis that he left back home. Dabbling in Djing and production, Patrice was on a new life changing journey to a path he now calls his own. He found his way to Club 11 where he became a resident, before naturally migrating with the same core team to Trouw, his nights 'Black Magic' and ‘Hifi' becoming favourites at the now legendary venue. Bäumel infuses his productions and DJ sets with an infectious energy and a sense of adventure, creating a sound that satisfies the mind as well as the body. He calls it 'techno music for grown-ups'. Trademark productions like ‘Surge’, ‘Glutes’ and ‘Roar’ and his remix of Cubicolour’s ‘Deep End
Thrills’ are perfect examples of that philosophy. The buzz around him is growing. Bäumel's 2018 is looking bright.