19.10.2019, 22:00

buntergrund - Vienna Calling w/ Maximilian Grün

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Maximilian Grün / Circa afterhours, Wien
Support by Jokl / Stadtpark Musik, Wien

House & Techno


Some things just cannot be missed in life. Like the record box of your big brother. If he’s DJ on top of that, fate seems to be sealed. In 2007, at the tender age of 17, Maximilian Grün moved in with his brother in Vienna and found himself behind the decks soon. At first only at private afterparties, shortly thereafter in the clubs of the capital. Always with a strong focus on driving Tech House tracks and an intuitive sense for a never-ending good vibe—not only on the dancefloor. New friendships were born, and Maxi teamed up with Alecante, the host of Vienna's most well-known afterhour: "Sunday Mornings". Soon Maxi became a popular resident DJ there and played sets side by side with greats such as Valentino Kanzyani, Ian F or Praslea—at a time when his peers tried to cheat the bouncer with fake student ID cards.

This early leap into the cold water of Vienna drew large circles in the then manageable scene, and so it happened that perhaps the most famous club in the city, the Flex on the Danube Canal, offered him its own series of events: »BeLoved« was born. For diversion and summer holidays, he also hosted the open-air event "Millhouse" twice a year in his homeland Carinthia — electronic vacation with friends you could say.

After these first intense years, which led him from his DJ baptism of fire at the bar 25 in Berlin over Geneva, Zurich, Munich and Prague even to Thailand, Maxi pulled then for full four years the creative ripcord. Listening instead of playing was the order of the day. But you don’t escape your fate so easily. And so he's been back behind the decks since last summer. A few experiences richer, with many good tracks more in stack and a newly discovered fondness for 90s house music—preferably vintage on vinyl.