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Münster, Westfalen, Germany (1983 – present)

WestBam, an alias for Maximilian Lenz, was born on 4 March 1965 in Münster, Westfalen, Germany. Not only is he Germany’s most successful and most popular DJ and avant-gardist of the Raving Society, he is also the most innovative producer and co-founder of Berlin’s Indie Dance label, Low Spirit.

1983-1990
1983 marked the beginning of his DJ career in the Odeon Club in Münster. In 1984 he made a permanent move to Berlin which was still divided by the Wall. WestBam started as DJ at Berlin’s famous Metropol and his sophisticated mixing techniques brought him fame far beyond the borders of the divided city.

In 1985 WestBam worked with Klaus Jankuhn to produce his first 12” entitled “17” which was inspired by Paul Hardcastle’s “19”, one of the first sample hits of the time. One of the climaxes of those early years was undoubtedly his performance at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul (South Korea) where he gave a German cultural contribution at the invitation of the Goethe Institute.

In 1989 he made his first album “The Cabinet”. This was the first DJ-concept album to be launched on the German market. This album included the number “The Roof Is On Fire” and brought the breakthrough for DJ WestBam
as well as Low Spirit Recordings.

1991-1995
After that things really started moving. “Monkey Say Monkey Do”, “And Party” and “No More Fucking Rock’n’Roll”
are just some of the titles known to everyone who danced not just in German discos at the time.

1991 saw the arrival of his second album entitled “A Practising Maniac At Work”. The first Mayday also took place in

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  • FistingHans

    Westbam 133.3 - Bo Diddley <<~~~ auch ein sehr schönes und altes Stück :-)

    6 Sep 12:52am Reply
  • brownieboy

    Wizards of the Sonic (Westbam Remix) ---- Classic Techno track !

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • biochip

    WTF with the Chart???

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AngleseyEgg

    Can someone please tell me what the progressive bagpipe track was called from the early nineties? I can't find it anywhere! It featured on Stu Allens Key 103 slot, if that helps. Thanks in advance :)

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    MAYDAY!!!

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pietson

    voice sounds like placebo

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Styledead

    sehr gechillte Songs :) Götterstraße hat nen schönen Entspannungseffekt

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • Empathy82

    also er hat ja mal eine richtig geile neue platte rausgebracht! RICHTIG GEIL!

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    Oldschool

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jappas85

    еще в школе слушал

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • darkplant

    I can't stop (A Homeboy vs WestBam Mix) Celebration Generation (nonVerbal) WestBam - Koon - Stephenson: Always Music

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • krriv

    Great show at Mayday 2011 in Poland! (Katowice) 10-11.11.2011!

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Amphetaminka

    My Day 2010 прошел энергично...

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Ssoniius

    Don't Look Back Anger < 33

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • InspirationPro

    Довольно энергично человек выступил на MAYDAY 2011 !!! слушаю его сэт, заводит )))

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • JeSuisDomi

    love rulez!

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Trafka1989

    Don't Look Back Anger is Amazing! <3<3<3

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • adnene7000

    Greaaatttt!!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • djedests

    Вэстбам лучший! Хотя есть разногласия в его музыке.

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • nero_espresso

    Za mało masz lat żeby pamiętać WestBam'a Heniu, więc się nie wypowiadaj. WestBam to nie Manieczki tylko Love Parade...

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
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