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Format B biog
Jakob is a Berliner, from Kreuzberg to be exact. As all good parents
do, his wanted him to play an instrument. After years of successfully
dodging music lessons and his parent’s wishes, he finally at the
subtle age of 15 decided that he desperately needed a bass guitar,
which then through diligent practice manoeuvred him from hardcore
bands to funk and jazz bands. But suddenly, there was a small problem:
he liked Techno parties much better than rock concerts.So, as one
does, he began buying the odd techno maxi here and there until one day
little Jakob thought to himself: “Why heck, I can do that too!”
So off he went and bought himself an overpriced Atari St40 and a cheap
synthesizer, only to realize that oops those guys from Detroit really
do know what they’re doing and that it wasn’t that easy after all.
Well, that is basically where Jacob’s ambitiously planned out life
suddenly took a screeching of the wheels turn in another direction….
Franziskus is from Erfurt, a small and rural part of Germanys quite
rough and wild East, which didn’t stop him from starting piano lessons
at the innocent age of 6. His musical interests took him from the
usual suspects like Michael Jackson and The Pet Shop Boys through to
Hardcore (obviously not on the piano). But then one day, or night to
be exact similar to Jakob, all was to suddenly change….. A fortuitous
night out at the legendary E-Werk in 1993, made this young mans
heartbeat skip from Chopin over to a 4/4 beat where it was to remain,
Three years later Franziskus took up residency at the infamous Sub
ground Lighthouse After hour, resulting in numerous further bookings.
The paths of these two young men crossed whilst they were both
studying to be sound engineers. Seeing as all the other students in
there year were long haired Metal heads it was only a matter of time
until their paths crossed. So, after spending a few long Berlin party
nights together they decided to see if they could start a project
together. And so the story ends or better yet, begins with Format:B….