DJ Aroma

aromamusic, Ritter Butzke

DJ Aroma

aromamusic, Ritter Butzke

Aroma is a Munich born Berliner making music in the capital of techno for almost 15 years. She likes to merge deep and fluffy sounds like Hot Since 82 with deep beats like Maetrik / Maceo Plex, adding a little flavor with the percussions of Okain and stealing hooklines from Gui Boratto or Frivolous. Ask Shazam what track is playing and you will not get an answer, because she never plays one track only – she is a skilled D, sound engineer and a real performer, creating her own groove.

Her tracks and remixes are highly recommended by the ones who know. Laurent Garnier loved her successful track “Freakshow” in 2011. 2015 her track made it to 11 in the Beatport Minimal Charts for weeks. John Acquaviva gave major support to her legendary “Goofy” track in 2008. Another huge release was in 2014 her track “Alien Flaneur” which appeared with a proper prize winning video, vinyl and support from all sides -underground to main floor-: Acid Pauli, Claudio Coccluto, Richie Hawtin, Animal Trainer, Stacy Pullen, Darren Emmerson. Comments range from “well done”, “great, just Wow!” or “Love this!”.

Well, this is how she does it, its not just copy/paste samples, its a great idea, experience, an artistic concept and even if it looks elegant and fluffy -its hard work. But the result is what matters. The “Alien Flaneur” was presented by What people play, had a feature on the Beatport deep house section amongst the 20 best records of the week. It was highly recommended by reviews in magazines like the print version of FAZE Magazine. Her 2015 live album got featured in the german Mixmag. The buzz about her own tracks makes one almost forget that there were also quite a few successful remixes by her, e.g. for the Chicks On Speed album Utopia. Her own tracks were remixed by people like Soukie & Windisch, Frank Leicher or the Cheapers.

Most of her releases appear in-house on her own imprint aromamusic which celebrated the twelfth anniversary in 2016. Numbers help to understand why aroma* does not need to hunt for labels publishing her music. Aromamusic worked with 91 artists on 123 releases with 29 label showcases in 11 countries – this sums up to more than 24 hours of quality music. Apart from aromamusic she has published on labels in Greece, Egypt, UK and of course lots of Germans like Futureaudio, Riiter Butzke Studio, Karmaloft, WAAP or Disko B.

When you listen to aroma*`s music you can detect it is made by her. Be it DJ, live or her productions – DJ aroma is an artist and she developed her very own style over the years. She loves playing at Festivals like the German Fusion Festival with more than 60.000 visitors sharing this attitude. Not many people had the honor to play there 8 times on main stages like she did. These are the places where she unfolds her very special talent to take you on a different level. And people love her for that. Her music is deep, organic, quite slow at 120-122 pushing you quite hard and groovy at the same time. In a way she has a typical Berlin career, had residencies in the most important clubs like Panorama Bar/Ostgut which is now Berghain. Today she is a label manager of the Ritter Butzke label, which is part of the Club with the same name, a top 5 spot in Berlin.

Last not least she is very open to export club music into all kinds of cultures and spheres. Between Aug and Nov 2014 she produced music and soundscapes for the Museum of Modern Art in Freiburg. She organized Music Ahead in 2015 a conference to research on the future of club culture. In 2016 she organized a happening in Morocco and was a speaker at conferences regarding Club Culture. She played tours in Sweden which took her up to the far north without daylight, she played in small Russian villages, she was invited to play for Deutsche Bahn, she even headlined a party in the zoo in Manila. She loves clubs and festivals but there is no location or occasion too awkward for her, if she has the feeling that it could take things further she will be your pilot – to take you on a flight level above 10.000 feet and provide you with a soft landing in the comfort zone.