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Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2019-10-18 14:44

Deep/melodic house
Best known for: 
Running the Diynamic label and starring in the Grand Theft Auto Online video game.

Mladen Solomun has come a long way over the past decade. Emerging from the deep house scene of Hamburg, his adopted hometown — his family had moved there from the former Yugoslavia when he was a kid — Solomun founded the Diynamic label back in 2005. Initially, it served as a platform for local artists like Stimming, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and H.O.S.H, and their early, string-soaked melodic house EPs provided a sweet alternative to the robotic minimalism of that period. Solomun also pushed this sound in his own productions and DJ sets, and this distinctive, singular style has led him to become an increasingly popular international DJ.

He has enjoyed multiple residencies in Ibiza and has performed at major European festivals like Exit, Melt and Tomorrowland. While his remix and production work has slowed down in recent years, Solomun recently had the honour of playing himself as the resident DJ of the video game Grand Theft Auto Online and he continues to bring his emotional house sound to clubs and festivals across Europe and the US.