written by Nina de Fazio for Radio Funkhaus Europa/ Cologne
World Music is music which is worldly, to which one can listen everywhere, which has something for everyone. “The most beautiful thing which can happen during a set is when the people dance with their eyes open and with their temperaments influencing your set and in a way work the turntables with you.” Ringo loves this connection with the crowd. To him the work behind the turntables is a very special kind of communication. On one hand silent, only defined via the language of music – on the other the direct exchange with the audience, with people who are at home in the global music scene and try to find information about where to find one track or the other or even promote their own work A good example for how World Music can be “worldly” far more than just in matters of hearing. Ringo fell in love with global music early. Grown up in Eastern Germany, he was still a child when he came in contact with the ethno beats which the people from Vietnam, Mozambique, Angola or Cuba brought in their suitcases.The desire to hear more of this and to be able to work as DJ made him flee Eastern Germany shortly before the wall came down and sent him on an journey through many countries inside of Europe. Among other things he was quite active in the fields of Goa-Trance, Electro and Nu-Jazz, Chill and Dub, NuFunk and Hip Hop Styles. One of his best experiences was in Ibiza, where he worked as guest DJ in „Bambuddha Grove“ and managed to turn a Techno Crowd to Dub-Reggae, Breakbeat-Pop, Ragga-Phunk and other Electronic- Beats.“DJing is a bit like cooking,” Ringo himself an enthusiastic cook, maintains: “You need a sense of timing and the right ingredients and, above all, the talent to produce the best possible dish out of nothing.” With global beats he will probably never run out of ingredients. For Ringo this is he only field which always yields something new and where new fusions appear all the time.
Style in five words:
Electronic Freestyle World Deep NuFunk MP3 – VINYL: Why?
I love Vinyl and play a long time with it, but for me as Freestyler need more selection options thats why im prefer Serato/Vestax
Greatest moment of my career:
I play in The Grand Club Berlin and among the guests was Mick Jagger and danced a lot, and when he left, he thanked personally for the good music. I felt cold down my back.
What makes a DJ a DJ?
Reading the crowd well – Educating the dancefloor whilst entertaining them & giving them the time of their lives ;-)
Shouts to the clubs, promoters & radiostations:
Resident@ Mental Blow Psychedelic Dance
Resident @ Miracle Events @ Cult / Arnsberg and Shows on different Open Air Festivals like Omodin, Earthdance & Bluebird
2000 Publishing of CD-Compilation „ASTRONAUT“ on Millenium Records with Dr Bob (Natural Born Chillaz)
Resident @ Königsburg/ Krefeld with „Electricjazzcafe“ and Shows with Orbit Experience and Martin Kaisa (Strike Boys)
Member of Globalista Soundsystem of Radio Funkhaus Europa/Cologne and Gigs with Gotan Project & Sergant Garcia
Resident @ Unique-Club / Düsseldorf and Shows with Jazzanova, Mardi Gras and Brazilectro Dj Dave the Sheik
Resident @ Bambuddha Grove/San Juan/ Ibiza, weekly Radioshow @ Sun Radio Ibiza and Radio Catalan/Eivissa
2005 Relaunch Globalista/Globalibre and publishing of the cd-compilation „Globalibre- beats around the world“ @ Audiopharm/SPV
Resident @ Bahnhof Langendreer/Bochum with FRIDAY NIGHT BEATZ
Promotion for cd-compilation “ Funky Plüsch“ @ Lab Records/Edel compiled by Gaertner der Lüste
First Night of Models and Designs @ Meilenstein/Krefeld
Resident @ „Chill inn“ / Aljezur / Portugal and „Pacifico estudio 08“ / Vila Nova de Milfontes/ Costa Vicentina / Alentejo / Portugal with „WILDSTYLENIGHT“
Resident @ Goldclub / Essen with Smoove, Dj Shepdog, Basement Freaks, Trio Eletrico, Ancient Astronauts & Ed Royal
The Grand Club Berlin
Musikredaktion/Technik by radio multicult.fm / Berlin
Club Space / Bocas del Torro/Panama