“These headphones impress on every level!”
Tobias Lux took his first steps as a DJ a quarter of a century ago at the age of 11 at a party in his parents’ basement. Working with the music, the immediate reaction from the audience and the enjoyment of it all are what grabbed him right away and never let him go. The first turntables were purchased and performances in youth centres and at local parties became more frequent – his recognition grew and grew. When he was only 15 years old he entered a DJ contest and outperformed almost all of the exclusively adult competitors as he took second place. In 1997, the hottest club in Upper Bavaria opened south of Munich at Lake Starnberg. Tobias got the opportunity to perform there and landed himself the position as the club’s only resident DJ, thanks to his energetic style that was as innovative as it was creative. And the success proved him right: from 1997 to 2005 he played there regularly to full houses. Because of that, everybody in Upper Bavaria recognized Tobias as a DJ legend – you could barely find a poster or flyer for well-known DJ spots that didn’t have his name on. In 2002 he was part of the dance project “Sunlite”, who landed a top club hit in the trance scene with their song “Fire”, released by X-IT Records. Afterwards, he began to receive international attention and the famous Ocean club in Ibiza offered him a season residency as a result. No sooner said than done. From May to October 2002, Tobias brought the almost 1500 capacity club to a frenzy on countless nights, cementing his name across the borders. Upon his return there was no holding back and he toured through countries such as Germany, Austria and Italy, returning to his surrogate home of Ibiza again and again for flying visits. What took a backseat in the years after Ibiza was put back on the plan in mid-2014: working and producing in the studio. With his friend and colleague Illboy Phil (head of record labels Treibjagd Records, U6-Schallplatten and Operation Tiger) he produced the widely acclaimed Illboy Phil & Tobias Lux Remix of Claas Hermann’s single “You”, released by Capitol Input Records. And it doesn’t stop there! A release with Treibjagd Records has been planned as have other collaborations, such as with SonicSuiteStudios among others, as well as the release of his first album in 2016.