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TGMS Future Stars #42: LABSKRAUS

Our next talent in our TGMS Future Stars series comes from northern Germany. As a child, he played around with small recorders where you could even change the bases and highs. We all got to start somewhere, isn’t it?

At the age of 8, Alex aka LABSKRAUS, started out as a DJ in a popular club in his hometown, basically with nothing but a retractable table, a few CDs and some rhythmic feeling, which got the people dancing. Of course, people mocked me, but I started to catch fire and had a wonderful time at the club for eight years.

The music he played over there was rock and indie rock and has little to do with what he is doing now. After DJing comes producing. As with a lot of beginners, the music just didn’t sound right for him. But being astonished by the many possibilities he stayed consistent and even worked day and night to improve his tracks. Some were later released by Super Six Records and Beachtown Records. Being persistent pays off!.

At some point in time LABSKRAUS started focusing primarily on DJing and now he is playing gigs at numerous clubs around and tries to take the crowd on a journey.

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Where are you from?
I was born as Alex Kraus, 1984, and come from Rostock in northern Germany.

What do you find inspirational about where you are living?
The ocean, the close proximity of the beach and a good cup of coffee.

What is the most annoying thing about the music industry?
At the moment there are no serious topics that concern me. Probably because the music industry doesn’t determine my daily routine and is also not my source of income. It’s a crazy big supply of musicians out there, who all believe in themselves and everyone wants to get somewhere. It’s to my advantage to be patient and consistent, even with all the changes that are happening.

Where do you hope to see you in 3 years from now?
In private I have set my priorities, which is why I can fully concentrate on DJing now. There have been many great and exciting gigs in the past and there will be even more in the future!

What can we expect from your mix?
“To expect” is, in my opinion, a complicated wording in this reference. Everybody associates something different with such a statement and has their own conception of what they hear. I think this time you will hear a little story of melancholy, driving beats, Open Air feeling and groovy club sound until the sun rises.
Or something similar … 😉 Listen & decide for yourself.

What is your absolute favourite track of the moment?
It is something different every day, but currently it’s definitely “Mattheis – Osi”. And of course he is included on the Podcast.

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