Genetic druGs - Audiopharmaceutical Travel Agent - Berlin/Germany.
explorer - sound & vision dealer - sound archivist - culture broker - dance floor mechanist
After more than 25 years of expeditions around the globe I look back on cultural experiences, musical collaborations and a bunch of releases. What started as an audiophile travel diary in 1992 with my CD "Karma Club" has developed into a production of more than 500 hours of DJ-Sets and Radio shows.
I love to pick up pictures, music, voices, instruments and atmospheres at their point of emergence: in streets, shops, temples, fields and private living rooms. This passionate sound gathering allows me to create cut-up soundscapes with my field recordings from West Africa, India, China, Japan, Hawaii, Brazil and Mexico. Since 16 years I'm offering this electronic and tribal cocktail to fans and listeners in my radio show "Cyberjam" on RBB / WDR Funkhaus Europa in Berlin, Bremen and Cologne. My DJ mixes contain energizing Dub, Dubstep, Mashups, Breakbeats, Afrobeats, Cumbia Digital, Kuduro, House and Rare Grooves as well as soothing Trip Hop. I'm thrilled by creating hip moving dancefloor slayers and Mashups that open new doors to cultural perception.
The material for my global excursions is not limited to sound but extends to moving images with three video installations: "Karma Club" (1994) with pictures and films from my 4000 km journey through India and Nepal, "Vodoun Benin meets Genetic druGs"(1996), a musical documentary from Benin, the cradle of Voodoo, "The Afro Pharma Experience"(2004), a documentary on healing rituals in West Africa.
A live music show "Bollywood Spacecake" (1999-2004) heaved even the humblest homes with its singing and dancing indian film stars. "Contagious" (2007) and "South Indian Paraphernalia" (2008) will pick you up for a tribal excursion to some more cultural melting pots of this planet.
SEA OF JOY (2017) Once again audiopharmaceutical travel agent Genetic druGs headed out for musical expeditions in India and Egypt.
He met the indian singer Chinmoy Adak from Kolkata, who focused his lifetime on the exploration of West Bengal folk tradition. Chinmoy sang a Baul "Bamboo Song" and poetry from the Bengal philosopher Rabindranath Tagore "Ebar Tor Mora Gangé".
What started with Genetic druGs first indian trip in 1992 and the album KARMA CLUB in 1994 continues with two more chapters "Karma Club Part 8 & Part 9" with devotional recordings from a puja for the Goddess Sakthi, performed by Chandra Palani and Parameshwari in a local Hindu temple in the South Indian village Mamallapuram near Chennai.
Mohamed Mounir the egyptian pop singer and Genetic druGs friend from Cairo delivered musical poetry from Salah Jahin, "Edaya (Hands in my pockets)".
The story of the album is framed by two South Indian devotional songs, "Ananda Sagara (Sea Of Joy)" feat. Parameshwari and Kamala Murugasan, dedicated to Lord Krishna and "Namaste Sharada Devi feat. Parameshwari, Kamala Murugasan and Chandra Palani", dedicated to the Goddess of art Sarasvati.
Have a wonderful trip!