oliver marquardt

Oliver Marquardt AKA
DJ Jauche AKA
Jack Flash AKA
Robin Masters Orchestra AKA
Machomovers AKA
Rockford Inc.

Born in East Berlin, Oliver Marquardt was first inspired to become a DJ when the 1984 breakdancing film ‘Beat Street’ permeated the city’s isolated music scene. Equally influential was the dance music he heard broadcast from West Berlin radio. After closely following these new musical styles – hip-hop, acid house, etc. – Oliver bought his own pair of turntables in 1989. This was right after the Berlin wall came down, providing fertile soil for the city’s new underground music scene to take root, and by the following year Oliver was organizing his own techno parties.

Although his illegal warehouse parties (complete with 50k-watt laser lights) were noteworthy in themselves, Oliver forged ahead as one of the first German DJs to establish a nationwide presence. DJ Jauche, as he was known, began a residency at Berlin’s legendary Walfisch club, and also played regularly at Tresor and Planet. By the mid-90s he had presented his unique style throughout Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Hungary, and Malaysia, on top of the countless clubs and events in his homeland.

Still, while the rest of the world associated Germany with its stark techno output, DJ Jauche nurtured a parallel space for deep house sounds to evolve. In 1998 he launched Jetstream, a small-scale record label of his own. For the 1999 edition of the annual summer festival Loveparade, under the alias Jack Flash, Oliver prepared a re-edit of the disco classic “Love is in the Air” and pressed 500 white label copies. When the track became an underground hit, he approached the production team Milk & Sugar (who ran the label of the same name) for advice on giving it a bigger release. Without Oliver’s knowledge, and with a bigger budget, they appointed the track’s original singer John Paul Young to record new vocals for their own version of the track, which received a worldwide major label re-release in 2001 accompanied by a music video. Frustratingly, Jack Flash did not receive proper due, but since his passion was for the music and not the money, nothing could diminish his commitment.

During these early days of the new millennium, DJ Jauche continued to develop Berlin’s thriving techno scene, throwing parties with his friends at the infamous Ost-Gut, hiring his brother Sven to work the door. (Nowadays Sven can be seen guarding the entrance to the palatial Berghain/Panoramabar.) Meanwhile, he debuted his new project Robin Masters Orchestra to showcase his own productions paired with various guest vocalists. He also continued to champion deep house with the Extreme Couching mix CD series released on DJ-Sets, now on its fourth edition. In his studio, he stayed busy working with co-producer Björn Brandt, releasing not only as Jack Flash but also the newer alias Machomovers, best known for their club hit “Jaegermeister” from the 2003 album Sexy on Sonntag Music. Around this time Oliver expanded his repertoire by producing, mixing and arranging Deutsch Amerikansiche Freundschaft’s 15 Neue DAF Lieder, the band’s first album in almost two decades. Over the years DJ Jauche has also completed numerous remixes, including for the seminal German punk band Die Ärzte, NYC rave pioneer Frankie Bones, and fellow Berliner Marusha.....

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Oliver Marquardt AKA
DJ Jauche AKA
Jack Flash AKA
Robin Masters Orchestra AKA
Machomovers AKA
Rockford Inc.

Born in East Berlin, Oliver Marquardt was first inspired to become a DJ when the 1984 breakdancing film ‘Beat Street’ permeated the city’s isolated music scene. Equally influential was the dance music he heard broadcast from West Berlin radio. After closely following these new musical styles – hip-hop, acid house, etc. – Oliver bought his own pair of turntables in 1989. This was right after the Berlin wall came down, providing fertile soil for the city’s new underground music scene to take root, and by the following year Oliver was organizing his own techno parties.

Although his illegal warehouse parties (complete with 50k-watt laser lights) were noteworthy in themselves, Oliver forged ahead as one of the first German DJs to establish a nationwide presence. DJ Jauche, as he was known, began a residency at Berlin’s legendary Walfisch club, and also played regularly at Tresor and Planet. By the mid-90s he had presented his unique style throughout Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Hungary, and Malaysia, on top of the countless clubs and events in his homeland.

Still, while the rest of the world associated Germany with its stark techno output, DJ Jauche nurtured a parallel space for deep house sounds to evolve. In 1998 he launched Jetstream, a small-scale record label of his own. For the 1999 edition of the annual summer festival Loveparade, under the alias Jack Flash, Oliver prepared a re-edit of the disco classic “Love is in the Air” and pressed 500 white label copies. When the track became an underground hit, he approached the production team Milk & Sugar (who ran the label of the same name) for advice on giving it a bigger release. Without Oliver’s knowledge, and with a bigger budget, they appointed the track’s original singer John Paul Young to record new vocals for their own version of the track, which received a worldwide major label re-release in 2001 accompanied by a music video. Frustratingly, Jack Flash did not receive proper due, but since his passion was for the music and not the money, nothing could diminish his commitment.

During these early days of the new millennium, DJ Jauche continued to develop Berlin’s thriving techno scene, throwing parties with his friends at the infamous Ost-Gut, hiring his brother Sven to work the door. (Nowadays Sven can be seen guarding the entrance to the palatial Berghain/Panoramabar.) Meanwhile, he debuted his new project Robin Masters Orchestra to showcase his own productions paired with various guest vocalists. He also continued to champion deep house with the Extreme Couching mix CD series released on DJ-Sets, now on its fourth edition. In his studio, he stayed busy working with co-producer Björn Brandt, releasing not only as Jack Flash but also the newer alias Machomovers, best known for their club hit “Jaegermeister” from the 2003 album Sexy on Sonntag Music. Around this time Oliver expanded his repertoire by producing, mixing and arranging Deutsch Amerikansiche Freundschaft’s 15 Neue DAF Lieder, the band’s first album in almost two decades. Over the years DJ Jauche has also completed numerous remixes, including for the seminal German punk band Die Ärzte, NYC rave pioneer Frankie Bones, and fellow Berliner Marusha.....