Zweiklang translates from German into English as "two tone" and perfectly sums up the DJ and production duo of Christian & Jurgen, twins from Stuttgart (Germany), not only the home to Porsche but also home to quality music, who are making a big impact in house music circles as DJs and producers, as well as running their own record label Solardish. Their style takes in an eclectic mix of soulful, jazzy and deep sounds with heavy Latin and African influences, alongside a healthy dose of tech house.
The "two tone" approach reflects the twins respective qualities and while the strong sibling bond is essential to the way they make music, both Christian and Juergen bring different elements to the mix. The pair describe this as the "unity of difference" with Christian leaning towards harmonies, having studied classical guitar and synth programming, while Juergen is a master of drums and percussion. The results are a blend of moody, melodic house sounds, warm keys and soulful vocals with massive rhythms and dancefloor moving electronic grooves.
Born in Stuttgart, the Zweiklang twins were brought up on music and as soon as they were able they began to DJ in the city`s clubs and bars alongside the likes of Casey Hogan, Housecrack Sandro, C. Willy, Joxe, Jochen Pash, Katman Tom and many more. As their reputation spread they were invited to perform at the legendary beach bars Cafe Del Mar and Kanya on the White Isle of Ibiza and other parts of Spain as well as Nikki Beach / South Beach (Miami). They also presented their own monthly radio show for Global Soul Radio (UK) and Smoothtraxx (Greece) and have appeared as guests for numerous shows and stations around the globe including Ibiza Global Radio (Spain), SSRadio (UK), Dance Box (Latvia) and Cyberjamz (USA).
With production as their next goal the duo underwent studies in Music Technology and Sound Engineering in Argentina and Barcelona. The results were immediate with early successes including a remix of legendary Italian producer Joe T. Vanelli and winning the German music contest Soundsgood with their track Electric Mediterrane. More recently they have worked with many international record labels including TriCircle, Music Plan, Movin, Coffee Bar Music and attracted support from leading DJs such as Dubfire, D.Ramirez, James Zabiela, Timo Maas, Shur-I-Kan, Ian Pooley, Grant Nelson, Fedde Le Grand, Tony Humphries, Alfred Azzetto, Rasmus Faber, Richard Earnshaw, Davidson Ospina, Souldynamic, DJ Dove, Stereo Mutants, Nacho Marco, and most notably Roger Sanchez who featured their music on his `Release Yourself` show. Zweiklang have also performed on the Viva television programme in Berlin with vocalist Esteban Garcia.
At the beginning of 2009, Christian and Jurgen combined their love of music with their university studies in business administration to launch their own record label Solardish. The remit of Solardish Records is contemporary electronic music that excites and energises the twins. With early releases coming from Converge, DJ Latinmix, Alvaro Hylander and Zweiklang Twins themselves amongst many others, the future is looking very bright for the label with reviews on iDJ magazine, Our House magazine, House Music With Love, DJ Times and De:Bug magazine.
Musical quality, skilled technique, creativity, elegance, energy, connection with the public and a lot of true feeling: that defines the essence of the Zweiklang Twins.
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Solardish Records is a German-based record label for contemporary electronic music. It is another way to bring the music that we love and feel forward into the international club world of tomorrow. Our goal is to create something new, something different, using music as our common language around the globe.
Solardish Records will be promoted and distributed all over the world. The releases will be found on all the best digital download stores. We are working together with competent marketing and distribution services. The idea is to create a pool of friends and music lovers, all sharing the same passion for contemporary electronic music. Solardish Records is a platform created to receive new people, artists, projects and their influences.
The Solardish Records team wants to create personal relationships with the artists. We aim on building a family to retain quality. Building relationships means keeping in contact with the artists, gaining mutual respect and cooperation.