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Biography

Frank Popp started DJing in 1996 in Duesseldorfs House-Clubs like the legendary
Ratinger Hof. At the same time he released his first record - a weird disco-tune called
DISCODAMNED NATION, which sold good and helped to get more gigs. After a
while he got bored of that non-musical audience and mainly ibizahouse-orientated
scene in the rhine area and hosted his own electronic parties at the UNIQUE CLUB
once a month on a sunday with nice guests like Michael Mayer, DJ Hell or Ego
Express. There he got to know Henry Storch, manager of Unique, and both found out
they have a similar record collection and musical background, starting from 60s-
Garagepunk, Beat, Soul, RnB, Jazz, Funk to 80s/90s Punkrock and Garage to
modern clubsounds and electronica. That was good, because a bit later Popp
deejayed also on saturdays at Unique, where it was possible to mix a lot of different
styles together - that was exactly what he was looking for.
In 1998 he started to host the thursday at unique which was planned to be a
60s/mod-night with northern soul, RnB, hammond groove, Freakbeat and Garage,
played by a lot of famous bands and deejays. Some highlights were Brian Auger,
Fuzztones, Bobby Hebb or JTQ.
It was also time to do a new record since nearly 3 years: Frank Popp created THE
FRANK POPP ENSEMBLE, began to produce some tunes for his CATWALK EP,
which was released on Unique Records, followed in 2001 by HIP TEENS DONT
WEAR BLUE JEANS and his first album RIDE ON. That finally opened the borders to
conquer europes decks and minibars every weekend.
As written, Frank Popp likes a lot of different sounds, what made him an
uncompromising freestyle-dj, playing everything from Freakbeat to 60s-Soul/RnB to
Funk to Digital-Disco to Rap to Sampladelica to Indie-Rock to….whatever!?! In order
not confuse people too much he splits his DJing into two persons: FRANK POPP and
MARIA GHOERLS.
FRANK POPP plays mainly 60s-Soul, Early RnB, Funk, Hammond Grooves,
Freakbeat, Garage, IndieRock, etc. Deejayed at Euro Yeye Weekender Spain, The
Beat Goes On Weekender Luanco Spain, 100Club London, Le Beat Bespoke
Weekender 2005 in London, Blow Up Club London, Sound Spectrum Antwerp
Belgium, Hip Cat Club Hamburg, Shelter Club Hamburg, Roter Salon Berlin, Atomic
Cafe Munich, Boogaloo Milano Italy, Buttshakin Montpellier France, and many
more… Next big spin: Mod Mayday Tokyo.
MARIA GHOERLS plays Punkfunk, Digital Disco, Electrorock and Italo Disco.
Deejayed at Supermarket Zurich Switzerland, Funky Kitchen Munich, Hotel Shanghai
Essen, Le Fonque Stuttgart, Studio 672 Cologne, etc. Next big spins: Tanz in den
Mai im Hotel Shanghai, Nordstern Basel, Subway Cologne, etc.

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