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Poll 2022: Ofenbach

From: France

DJ style: “Dance-pop/house.” 

Best known for: “‘Head Shoulders Knees & Toes’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘Wasted Love’ and ‘Katchi’.” 

Favourite tune of 2022: “Massano ‘The Feeling (2022 remastered)’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “James Hype.”

2022 has been a blowout for French DJ and production duo Ofenbach. This year has seen the pair juggle a packed summer tour of more than 60 performances and a US tour with studio time, they told German outlet BigFM: “We feel it in our heads, shoulders, knees and toes”. After the pandemic they were welcomed back to touring with a mighty invitation to play the mainstage at Tomorrowland which, needless to say, was a huge honour for them.

In the studio, Ofenbach have been building up to their debut album ‘I’, which drops on the November 4th via Warner Music. Singles ‘Love Me Now feat. FAST BOY’ and ‘4U’ were well received by their fan-base. Aside from album prep, Ofenbach couldn’t resist the chance to put their twist on a tune from two of the world’s pop treasures, Coldplay and Selena Gomez. Their rolling remix of ‘Let Somebody Go’ dropped back in April, just in time for festival season. Now all eyes are on the album.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year? 

“Fisher at Tomorrowland.”

Name one great festival you play for the first time this year… 

“Sziget Festival.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played? 

“On New Year's Eve during the covid period, we missed playing at festivals and clubs so much that we played a 10-hour set for our closest friends.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“We've been thinking about getting a Fender Rhodes for a long time.” 

What’s the last tune you bought? 

“Biscits ‘Wait A Minute (Extended Mix)’.”

What’s the next big sound?

“We are working on exclusive versions of our tracks and tracks we love for our DJ sets and trying to find a gap between genres that could maybe be the next big sound…”