DJ and multimedia artist
Since the late ’90s, Shumi has long been a key figure in Cologne’s music community. His residencies at some of Cologne’s most important clubs and gigs at high-profile venues around Germany and Europe have demonstrated that his DJ abilities are on par with those of the trade’s top players. His love for soulful, deep vibes combined with his ability to transition seamlessly between minimal techno and straight house led him also to enter the production arena, with his very first record, Jump For Joy, released on the famous Cologne-based label Kompakt. Besides tearing apart international dance floors, Shumi also runs the multimedia project Okinawa 69 together with his partner in crime Tasso, where visuals and music are merged into one multifaceted stream of consciousness.