Plastik Funk

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Plastik Funk are a music duo consisting of Rafael Ximenez-Carrillo and Mikio Gruschinske[1] who teamed up with Tujamo and Sneakbo for their single "Dr. Who!", which peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]


Plastik Funk were formed in 2002 while Ximenez-Carrillo and Gruschinke were at high school. Ximenez-Carrillo was born in Madrid but emigrated to Grevenbroich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, whereas Gruschinke spent the former part of his life in Tokyo before settling in Berlin.[3] They began DJing hip-hop at high school but after hearing the works of Frankie Knuckles and David Morales, switched to house.[3] They met after becoming the DJs at two different nightclubs in Düsseldorf,[3] They released their debut, the "Do It Right" EP, in 2003, and a string of club hits enabled them to tour around Germany and beyond.[3] Since then they have remixed the likes of David Guetta, Robyn, Shaggy, and Deadmau5.[3]

In 2011, they released thirteen singles, one of which was their first hit - a cover of C+C Music Factory's Everybody Dance Now, which penetrated the German charts.[3] As a result, they were asked to commission a number of compilation album, including the German Ministry of Sound's 2009 Sessions.[3] Their largest hit, Who, was first released in 2012 and gained the acclaim of Avicii, and was played at the Miami club the Winter Music Conference.[3] Following its success, they toured all over the world and started living in Spain. In 2014, Who was remixed and turned into Dr. Who! ft. Sneakbo, which charted at #21 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

In 2018 Raphael Ximenez-Carrillo start touring without Mikio Gruschinske, because Mikio has problem with his back.[4]

On 3 January 2020, Plastik Funk, with Nervo and Tim Morrison, released a cover of Pointer Sisters' "Dare Me".

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2011 "What Can Love Do"
(with Fragma)
Non-album singles
2014 "Dr. Who!"
(with Tujamo featuring Sneakbo)
2015 "Raveille"[5]
(with Timmy Trumpet)
2018 "Cream and Sugar"[6]
(featuring Daisy Killbourne)
2020 "Dare Me"[7]
(with Nervo and Tim Morrison)
"High Enough"[8]
(with Firebeatz)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.


  1. ^ Tewksbury, Colin. "Plastik Funk & Pink Fluid - "2 Billion Dollars"". Earmilk. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  2. ^ "2014-04-05 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Artist Biography by John D. Buchanan. "Plastik Funk | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  4. ^ "Что же все-таки происходит на Amsterdam Dance Event ? Интервью с PLASTIC FUNK". World DJ TV.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Bein, Kat (2019-07-04). "Timmy Trumpet & Plastik Funk salute the day on 'Raveille': Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  6. ^ ""Cream and Sugar" on Apple Music". Apple Music. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  7. ^ ""Dare Me" by NERVO on Apple Music". Apple Music. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  8. ^ "High Enough - Single by Firebeatz & Plastik Funk on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 22 May 2020.