Madmotormiquel…

First things first: Try pronouncing that. Or maybe don’t – it’s all about the music after all.

Born and raised in west Berlin Michel Neigenfnd – what his parents named him – had only music and collecting records on his mind from an early age. Influenced by British ‚77 punk rock and US punk from the late 80’s he soon realised musical boundaries were nothing for him. His equally large passion for hip-hop paved the way to first electronic productions. Big beat, drum n’ bass, acid techno, early spiral tribe stuff…

His first fusion festival in early 2000 as well as many illegal open airs and parties in a Berlin filled with open spaces after the fall of the wall, made clear the path he would take. Up until then a party DJ with diverse genres, his passion for techno/house music steadily grew. Through own events with Bachstelzen, a collective of organisers that has greatly influenced Berlin‘s party scene with its events in elaborately themed off-locations, the course was set for frequent techno/house DJ gigs.