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]

Background[edit]

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]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
2014 "Dr. Who!" (with Tujamo featuring Sneakbo) 21 Non-album single

References[edit]

  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. 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.