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Sleazy Sunday with Tama Sumo photo gallery
Sleazy Beats & Dirty Vibes
Sleazy Sunday with special guest Tama Sumo, resident of Berghain/Panorama Bar and Ostgut Ton artist.
Open air BBQ madness !
Music is pure communication – stay in contact and follow your heart!“
Heart, emotion and passion instead of pure functionality – these are Tama Sumo’s dj characteristics in a nutshell.
She started out in 1993 at the Drama bar in Berlin / Kreuzberg, one of the first bars to ever feature its own dj at
the weekend and an important hang out for the scene before going to the clubs. Besides, the Drama has been
one of the few locations playing house music, when techno was dominating all the
other clubs and bars at that time. Tama Sumo used to play a lot of New York style vocal house and quickly
became a regular DJ behind the decks at the gay saturdays at Café Moskau.
In the beginning of 1994 she started playing regulariy at the legendary Techno-Club Globus/Tresor and became a
resident DJ at this location for the following years. Here she began to integrate different electronic-music-genres
into her house sets, a mixture, she conctantly improved over the years and which by now has become so
sigificant for her long sets.
Since 2001 Tama Sumo also played regulariy at the „Dance With The Aliens“-Party at the old OstGut, the
predecessor of Berghain, which eventually opened the door to a residency at the new Panoramabar & Berghain.
In the meantime she developed a varied style ranging from House in all its colours, combined with reduced
Techno, old Electro, Disco and Pop. Altogether her sets feature a lot of bass, sometimes melody, always deep,
sexy, dirty, jacking, rough and funky.
„Music for me is something very subjective and I always attempt to approach it with my intuition,” Tama Sumo
„To be a DJ for me means to be in touch with the audience without speaking and to interact with the crowd and
give them what they need while staying true to myself at the same time.
It’s also fundamental to my work that I succeed at letting the music, the crowd and myself run freely. I have to turn
off my head and go with the flow.
I love to create and play with different moods and atmospheres. And I’m still fascinated by the fact that music can
release a huge amount of energy and fun immediately.
Music and bass in particular make people happy!“
At the beginning of 2008, she has finally released her first record. Both tracks, “Play Up” and “Brothers, Sisters”,
have been produced in collaboration with Prosumer. They perfectly sum up Tama’s take on house music: two
rough and funky tracks which made the DJ Top 50 of German Groove Magazin at first go.
Tama Sumo Iron Glace part of Fünf OstGut TonCD15/LP07 11/2010
Tama Sumo & Prosumer Rarified EP OstGut Ton 36 05/2010
Tama Sumo Panoramabar Mix CD OstGut Ton CD 10 10/2009
Tama Sumo & Prosumer Alien Mutts Diamonds & Pearls 10/2009
Tama Sumo & Prosumer Play Up / Brothers, Sisters OstGut Ton 14 03/2008
Mount Kimbie William (Tama Sumo & Prosumer Remix) Hotflush Records 05/2010