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Made in Romania but soon living in Germany as a political refugee, Borrowed Identity’s name says a lot about his life. His musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, thus explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music.
Inspired by DJs and producers that take risks, from Moodymann to Larry Heard, Robert Hood to Basic Channel, this man has so far released on labels like Mistress Recordings, Chicago imprint Stripped & Chewed, PETS, Supplement Facts, Get Physical and essential deep house outlet Quintessentials. Said music is deep and cultured, awash with real musicality and true sampled soul and is perfectly at home in the record bags of those who have supported it so far including Mike Hucakby and Move D, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle and many more tastemakers.
Most recently the man has also released on DVS1’s Mistress Recordings, turning the heads of a whole new raft of fans, as well as sitting pretty in the top 10 of RA’s most charted tracks. Never one too concerned with genres and instead focussed on making music with real heart and soul, Borrowed Identity oozes passion for music of all varieties and that really shows in his considered releases.
“When I’m DJing I want my sound to be ever adaptable,” says the man himself, “like the skin of a chameleon, which changes colour and intensity as and when it needs to best blend in with its setting.” With such a broad musical palette and such wide reaching tastes, Borrowed Identity is an artist to be watched in 2014.
Dj Support by the likes of: Mike Huckaby, Ian Pooley, Move D, DVS1, Delano Smith, Catz 'N Dogz, Laurent Garnier, Rainer Trüby, Detroit Swindle, KINK, Tiefschwarz, Lovebirds, Jimpster, Moomin, tINI, Brawther, Snuff Crew, Sven Weisemann, Norm Talley, 6th Borough Project, Ashley Beedle, Jaques Renault, Luke Solomon, Groove Armada, Satoshie Tomiie, Huxley, Nicholas, Trickski, Alex Barck (Jazzanova), Trickski, Mousse T, Fred P, Daniel Bortz, Darko Esser, Brothers' Vibe, Axel Boman and many more tastemakers
Selected discography Borrowed Identity
Mistress001 Borrowed Identity - Leave Your Life EP on Mistress Recordings (Minneapolis, USA)
QE035 Borrowed Identity - Love For Sale EP on Quintessentials (UK)
FASM005 Borrowed Identity - Stimulation EP with (Mark E Remix) on Foul&Sunk on Vinyl
Love For The Gang on Stripped & Chewed (Chicago, USA)
PETS034 HOME IS WHERE THE POOL IS on Pets Recordings
SFR035 Things Have Changed Ep on Guy Gerbers Supplement Facts (London,UK) on Vinyl
LSR005V Je T'Aime Ep on Legendary Sound Research (Netherlands)
TRA022 First Step EP on Traveller Records (Finland)