A member of Jazzanova, the owner of more than 10 000 records, the manager at Sonar Kollektiv, and a DJ who played at every renowned club in the world in the past twenty (and more) years.
Alex Barck’s rise to worldwide fame was as a member of Jazzanova in the late 90’s. Also as the A&R manager at Berlin based label, Sonar Kollektiv, he was, and still is, responsible for some of the finest ever releases, spanning the horizons from soulful pop and witty dance music. There is, however, no need to elaborate on the mighty Jazzanova and Sonar Kollektiv’s output here. We are here purely to pay homage to Alex Barck’s own illustrious career.
He was born and raised in Prenzlauer Berg back when there was still a wall dividing Berlin, making it exceedingly hard for East Germans to have a real sense of with was happening music wise around the world. This did not deter young Alex though. He was an eager music lover who listened to everything he could find in the East Berlin libraries, devoured magazines smuggled into the east and listened to every thing he could find on the airwaves (especially a radio show by disc jockey Monika Dietel on SFB, which still informs and influences him even ’til today). Just as he came of age, and was old enough to stand behind the decks himself, the wall came tumbling down and an 18-year-old Alex Barck found himself found himself in what was to become, almost instantly, the most influential city and scene of the early 90’s. Here he learned to play eclectic and elusive DJ sets which blended everything from techno to wave, disco, soul, hippie folk, hip hop and, yes also jazz. Whilst the other newly liberated East Germans raided retail stores to finally buy what they couldn’t before, Alex Barck went crate digging. A hobby he devotedly pursues to this day (his record collection encompassing more than 10’000 records to date).
+ Alex Barck
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