Born and bred in the Rhine-Main area surrounding Frankfurt/ Germany, DJ and rookie producer Christian (or Chris) Kionke was infected with electronic music before he could even walk properly, when his dad introduced him to Kraftwerk at a very early age.
The infection soon took over his being and after years of partying throughout the 1990s to the sounds of legendary Frankfurt-based DJs like Sven Väth, Mark Spoon, DJ Dag or Pascal FEOS, he eventually started DJing for himself at a local club back in 1997- heavily influenced by the so-called "Sound of Frankfurt" in all of its facettes.
Soon enough hooked by the more "pure" and "techy" approach to dance music, CK discovered DJs and producers like Chris Liebing, Johannes Heil, Anthony Rother from Germany or Adam Beyer from Sweden, alongside the likes of Speedy J. and Umek among countless others- in what was "...really an eye opener", as he recalls.
Chris has become a versatile DJ nowadays who can push music across the board keeping it fun, versatile, groovy and gritty through out. This can be varied from chunky jackin house right through the numerous forms and shapes techno makes from minimal to tribal, from slow to beefy material and from overwhelmingly melodic tuneage to the classic House that Jack once built!
Since the introduction of Traktor Pro, his sets have even become more eclectic and irresistible, creating memorable moments on the dancefloor whenever being unfolded- and 16 years of experience do truly make their presence felt behind the decks, playing live to audiences ranging from 50 up to 4000 people in a club environment. Furthermore, Chris can be heard on the radio every week, hosting various shows on the fledging underground station that is KICK RADIO, being deeply rooted in the UK and appealing to an international audience- not only showing off his tunes and flavours of the week, but also featuring guest DJs and label features from all over the globe.
After years of gaining experience, Chris has finally entered the world of music production recently and it is easy to assume that there will be quite a few surprises unleashed in the next months to come- collaborating with his partner Adam Schock not only in the studio, but also supervising the label "Tanz-Kultur Audio". Watch out...