Saturday, August 1st • Bar opens 8PM, Club doors 10PM
Alex Tsotsos aka GummiHz is a DJ and music producer residing in Berlin, Germany. He has founded and runs the labels Claap, C-EDITS and Raw Instinct. Alex has released music on Realtone records (FR), Wolf + Lamb Black (US), Defected (UK), Fabric (UK), among many others.
GummiHz ( Claap | Berlin )
Bar: Wizdom Entertainment
Alex Tsotsos aka GummiHz is a unique creative force and an exceptional artist! “The Andre 3000 of techno” according to the ‘innovator' and legend, Derrick May! A natural born dj and diverse music producer, Alex is the man behind labels Claap, C-EDITS, and Raw Instinct.
Alex grew up with a strict sense of his own taste, gifted with musicianship and charisma both being pretty obvious since his early childhood with his first proper dj residency just at 15! Although Alex doesn’t come from any techno or house mecca, it seems that the whole universe conspired so that, while still a teenager, Alex would get his ears and hands on house and techno records coming from Detroit, New York, Chicago, London and Paris. GummiHz has brought his signature sound to clubs and events in numerous cities across the globe. A Berlin resident since a few years Alex plays regularly at clubs Watergate, Tresor and Cookies. While often being invited to play the legendary Bar 25. A London resident during 1996 to 2006, having experienced both the electronic music explosion during the mid 90s in the UK as well as the famous summer of love in '98. Alex's carrier has its own fair share of twist and turns. The most notable being in 2010, when he felt the need to take his carrier to the next level! Following the circumstances, this uncompromising spirit founded his own label Claap. In just a couple of years, Claap has signed many new artists focusing solely on their musical talent. Claap has also featured music and remixes from well known acts and has gained many admirers around the world. Soon after, Alex launched the sublabels C-EDITS and Raw Instinct. C-EDITS is a project and a label focusing on covers, edits and original music spanning from breaks and disco to slow house. The label received world wide notoriety due to its signature approach on re editing or recomposing a song. One strong example is the first release on C-EDITS, an edit by Alex on the classic 90s anthem “So in love with you” by Duke Ellington. Duke liked the edit so much that he licensed it as an official remix!
A man of exquisite taste, Alex is an avid fan of jazz, disco, soul, rock, folk, classical and any sort of music that is touching to him. Influences also come from many artists outside electronic dance music. A man who gives back to the scene he is so passionate about, without being deluded by trends and hype but trusting strictly his inner instinct. With upcoming music on Transmat, Alex Tsotsos is proving to be a never ending source of quality dance music.