Patrice Bäumel is an internationally renowned Dj and producer currently living in Amsterdam. 2017 feels like the culmination of many years travelling the road, working hard, having fun and spreading love. Patrice is currently busy in the studio working on new original material to follow on from last years Dum Dum/Surge EP on Kompkat and recent remixes for Dusky and Cubicolour, which became an anthem for many over time and culminated in and essential new tune on Pete Tongs Radio 1 show.
With remixes completed for Depeche Mode, Sasha & Polica, Chapter 24 Records, Guy J’s lost and found recordings plus a beautiful rework from Max Coopers remixed version of “Emergence”, the first 6 months of 2017 is going to be a busy one. Add to this an EP for Tale of Us’ brilliant Afterlife label featuring the track Glutes which premiered on Patrice’s Afterhours Mix recently and another track on the every excellent Speicher series, this time a split 12” with Patrice on one side and Danny Daze on the flip and there wont be a quiet moment!
Last years “Balance Series” compilation landed in Mixmags top 5 of the year and helped drive Patrice forward as a DJ, playing accross the globe, opening up new doors and cementing new friendships in Australia, India and South America especially.
Since graduating from the Red Bull Music Academy in Sao Paolo in 2002 and deciding to turn his hobby into a career, Patrice has been on a mission to create and share music that spreads love, positivity and happiness, works in a peaktime context and most of all connects people with each other.
Patrice was born in the small East German town of Freital, amidst the restrictive political situation of Eastern Bloc communism. With his father working as a music journalist, there was music around the house all the time. From free jazz, Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson right through to rock and punk bands like The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols or The Ramones. His father encouraged him to find his own musical path, which led him to childhood obsessions with Depeche Mode and The Cure, the bands whose melancholic nature still are at the root of Patrice’s sound today.
In 1996 Pat moved to Amsterdam, an exciting and vibrant city full of optimism and diversity, without the tension and economic crisis that he left back home. Dabbling in Djing and production Patrice was on a new journey into the life he now knows. He found his way to Club 11 where he became a resident. From there he naturally migrated with the same team to Trouw, his nights ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Hifi’ becoming favourites at the legendary venue.
Bäumel infuses his productions and DJ sets with an infectious energy and a sense of adventure, creating a sound that satisfies the mind as well as the body. He calls it ‘techno music for grown-ups’. Trademark productions like ‘Roar’, ‘Mike Tyson’ or ‘Surge’ and remixes like his rework of Cubicolours
– Dead End Thrills are perfect examples of that philosophy.
The buzz around him is growing. Bäumel’s future is looking bright.