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Deichkind live (2006)
Background information
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Hip-Hop, Electro, Electropunk
Years active 1997 – Present
Labels Showdown (parent label: WEA Records),[1] Island Records
Members Philipp
Ferris MC (since 2008)
DJ Phono
Porky (since 2005)
Past members Malte
Sebi († 2009)

Deichkind (German pronunciation: [ˈdaɪçkɪnt], literally 'Dyke Child') is a Hip-Hop / Electro band formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1997. In the middle of 2008 Ferris MC, aka “Ferris Hilton”, joined singer/MC Philipp Grütering and bassist/MC Sebastian “Porky” Dürre as the newest member of the band. During their concerts the band is joined by their tour-DJ, DJ Phono.

The band had its first success at the turn of the millennium with the single “Bon Voyage.” During the 2000s their style incorporated more and more electronic elements. The most famous examples of this electronic-leaning hip hop sound are the three singles, “Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah)” (2006), “Arbeit nervt” (2008), and “Leider geil” (2012). These three singles placed in the charts.

In 2005, the group represented Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2005, with the song "Electric Super Dance Band", placing 14th with 12 points.[2]

Befehl von ganz unten (2012) was Deichkind's first hit album, selling more than 200,000 units. Niveau Weshalb Warum (2015) debuted at number-one on the album charts in Germany and Switzerland.



  • Bitte ziehen Sie durch (2000; Hotbox please, lit. Please pull through)
  • Noch 5 Minuten, Mutti! (2002; Another 5 minutes, mommy!)
  • Aufstand im Schlaraffenland (2006; Revolt in Cockaigne)
  • Arbeit Nervt (17 October 2008; Work sucks, lit. Work is annoying)
  • Befehl von ganz unten (10 February 2012; Order From Down Low as opposed to On High, lit. Command from the very bottom)
  • Niveau Weshalb Warum (30 January 2015) (Niveau why wherefore. "Niveau" means intellect or tastefulness. The title parodies the German Sesame Street theme song lyrics Wieso, weshalb, warum)


  • Kabeljau Inferno (2000; Cod inferno)
  • Bon Voyage (feat. Nina) (2000)
  • Komm schon (2000; Come on)
  • Weit weg (feat. Bintia) (2000; Far away)
  • Limit - including Remixes of Boris Dlugosch and Johannes Heil (2002)
  • Pferd im Stall (2002; Horse in the stable)
  • Electric Super Dance Band (2005)
  • Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah) (2006; Riot and Ruckus)
  • Ich betäube mich (feat. Sarah Walker) (2006; I sedate myself)
  • Arbeit nervt (2008; Work sucks, lit. Work is annoying)
  • Luftbahn (2009; airway)
  • Bück dich hoch (2012; Bend up. A German portmanteau of "bück dich" (bend over) and "schlaf dich hoch" (sleeping your way up to the top).)
  • Leider geil (2012; Unfortunately Awesome)
  • Der Mond (2012; The Moon)
  • Ich habe eine Fahne (2014; has a double meaning: I have alcoholic breath / I've got a flag and was made in reference to the soccer world championship 2014)
  • So’ne Musik (2014; Such a Music / This kind of Music)
  • Denken Sie groß (2015; Think big)
  • Happy New Fear (2015; Victoria)


  1. ^ "Discogs". Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Bundesvision Song Contest". (in German). Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

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