After having lived in Stuttgart, Vancouver and Hamburg, chopstick is now based in Germany’s electronic music metropole Berlin.
it‘s his work as a producer, remixer (Madonna, Moby, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Xzibit, Deep Dish, Miss Kittin, Sister Sledge, etc.) and label manager (Suol, Baalsaal, Criminal Records) that have seen him emerge as one of the scene‘s most talented and respected players. He has shown that he is regarded as highly for his production skills as those he displays behind the decks. His sets are always varied and inspired, playing his unique sound between deep and techy house. chopstick has champi- oned this earthy, grounded and emotional sound throughout Australia, Asia, South America, North America and Europe to a worldwide audience
Together with longtime friend and Kling Klong Records owner Martin Eyerer, he star- ted a collaboration named Eyerer & Chopstick. Their releases have sold more than 20.000 vinyls. Releases like “Make My Day (Haunting)“ which features Cassius Sin- ger Philippe Zdar have been licensed to various territories and was even made Es- sential New Tune by Pete Tong on Radio 1 several times.
In fall 2007 once he had proved himself with Criminal Records, Chopstick began his second label with partner in crime Johnjon and André Stubbs: Baalsaal.
In January 2010 Chopstick together with John continued the label Baalsaal under the name Suol, which has immediately gained more recognition with it’s more earthy & deeper sound. The label’s roster inlcude artistst such as Heiko Laux, Trickski, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Chopstick, Johnjon, Till von Sein, Here Today, Tigerskin, Axel Bartsch, Hatikvah and Kollektiv Turmstrasse.
Under Chopstick’s guidance, Suol quickly began to gain international respect. Not afraid to sign tunes that were different from the mainstream, Suol quickly became recognised as a great source of quality underground sounds.
Whether as Suol or on his own, or in partnership with his friends and peers, whether as a label manager or consultant to his friends, whether as a sound engineer, DJ, producer, mastering engineer or as a song writer, there’s something reassuring and inspiring about an individual who’s not afraid to strive for more and keep his cool at the same time.
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