Solomun

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Solomun
Birth name Mladen Solomun
Also known as Solomun
Born (1975-12-27) December 27, 1975 (age 41)
Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Genres Lounge, House, Deep House, Techno
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 2002–present
Labels Diynamic, 2DIY4
Website http://www.diynamic.com/news/

Solomun (born Mladen Solomun in 1975) is a DJ, producer and three-time DJ Awards winner for Best Producer and Best Deep House DJ.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

After Solomun was born in Bosnia,[4] as requested by his father, he moved to Hamburg with his family. As a young boy, he worked for his father in construction.[5] Eventually, he discovered that he really enjoyed filmmaking.[6] He worked and founded a small production company with a few friends, where they created short films together.[5] He worked with film for about five years before discovering that music was his passion.

His cousin, who went to nightclubs frequently, brought him tapes whenever he came into town. This is when Solomun realized that there is more to music than just commercial radio.[7] From then on, he started purchasing vinyl records, and eventually playing at House of Youth at the age of 16 for other teenagers.[8] After taking a break from music, he started producing and creating selections at the age of 23.

For about one to two years before he started making music, he learned how to produce from a good friend that started a hip-hop label at the time.[5]

2005 was the year that Solomun began producing music, eventually founding the record label, Diynamic in late 2005 with his partner Adriano Trolio,[9] who manages the booking for Diynamic.[10] The motto for Diynamic is "Do It Yourself.[11]" Eventually, Solomun met H.O.S.H. in 2006, and that is when Diynamic kicked into full force.[12] Solomun's first EP on Diynamic, Solomun EP, came out in 2006.[13] Since then, he has released many other EPs and compilations, as well as the 2009 album Dance Baby.[14] In December 2010, he launched a second label, the more experimental 2DIY4.[15]

In 2011, Solomun remixed Noir & Hayze's "Around.[16]" The track was dubbed Remix of the Year by Resident Advisor.[17] He was named Mixmag's "DJ of the Year" in 2012,[18] which is when his rise in popularity soared to new heights.[19] He was also awarded Producer of the Year by the DJ Awards in Ibiza,[3] and Best International DJ by the Cool Awards in Brazil that same year.[20]

Solomun kicked off the Ibiza 2013 season by presiding over the Burn Studios Residency bootcamp.[21]

Until the end of June 2014, he owned the Hamburg-based club Ego, co-run by his sister and Adriano Trolio.[22]

Solomun's musical roots are in hip-hop, soul, funk, and R&B.[23] His sound has been described as "house music, but with deep, ultra funky basslines, euphoric melodies and emotionally charged vocals".[24]

In 2015, he was holding two residencies on the island, at night-clubs Pacha and Destino.[25]

Solomun kicked off 2016 with two events at The BPM Festival including Diynamic in the Jungle[26] and Solomun +1 with Mano Le Tough.[27] Following that, the Bosnian artist continued touring across North America.[28] Continuing after that, the Diynamic family celebrated ten years at Watergate in Berlin on 9 April 2016.[29] It has also been confirmed that there will be a ten-year celebration at DC-10 in Ibiza on 19 August 2016.[30]

Solomun also hosted two residencies in Ibiza, Spain, in 2016—Solomun +1 at Pacha[31] and Solomun +1 live at Ushuaia and Destino.[32] He also played at events like Ultra Europe,[33] Exit Festival,[34] MELT! Festival,[35] Tomorrowland,[36] and Movement Croatia[37] in 2016.

Industry Awards[edit]

2016[edit]

  • Best DJ: #1 (Deep House, public vote) // Beatport
  • Best DJ: #5 // Resident Advisor
  • Best DJ: #1 // DJ Mag Italia (IT)
  • Best Night: “Solomun+1″ (Sundays at Pacha) // DJ Mag Italia (IT)
  • Best Remixes // DJ Mag Italia (IT):

- Whilk & Misky - Clap Your Hands (Solomun Remix) - Ost & Kjex - Queen of Europe (Solomun Remix)

  • Ibizas most shazaamt summer hits:

- #2 Whilk & Misky - Clap Your Hands (Solomun Remix)

2015[edit]

  • Winner - Category: Deep House - DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)[1]
  • Winner - Best DJ: Solomun - DJ Mag Italia (IT)[38]
  • Winner - Best Night: “Solomun +1″ (Sundays at Pacha) - DJ Mag Italia (IT)[38]
  • Best DJ #13 - Resident Advisor (UK)[39]

2014[edit]

  • Best DJ #26 - Resident Advisor (UK)[40]

2013[edit]

  • Winner - Category: Deep House - DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)[2]
  • Best DJ #24 - Resident Advisor (UK)[41]

2012[edit]

  • Winner - DJ of the Year – Mixmag Magazine (UK)[18]
  • Winner - Best Producer – DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)[3]
  • Winner - Best International DJ – Cool Awards Brazil (BR)[20]
  • Best International Tour – Rio Music Conference Award (BR)[20]
  • Best Producer – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Label Diynamic – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best DJ #03 – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Track #04 Kackvogel – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Producer #6 – Faze Mag (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Label Diynamic #5 Faze Mag (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Track #14 Kackvogel – Faze Mag (DE,AT,CH)[20]
  • Best DJ #22 – Resident Advisor (UK)[42]
  • Best Compilation #05 (Watergate 11) – DJ Mag (UK)[43]
  • Best Compilation #05 (Watergate 11) – Mixmag Magazine (UK)[44]

2011[edit]

  • Remix of the Year- Around (Noir & Haze) - Resident Advisor (UK)[17]
  • Most Charted Artist“ #04 Resident Advisor (UK)[45]
  • Best Remix #02 – Around (Noir & Haze) - Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Remix #03 - Let's Go Back (Kraak & Smaak ) - Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best Producer #02 - Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best DJ #03 - Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]
  • Best DJ #05 - De:Bug Magazine (DE, AT, CH)[20]

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • 2005 Galaxy Empire – Mudra Records
  • 2005 Jackpot – Schanzen Rec. – CD Compilation
  • 2005 Frei – Schanzen Rec. – CD Compilation
  • 2006 Do It Yourself EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2006 Nachrichten EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2006 Oelkersallee EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2006 Solomun EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2007 Feuer und Eis EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2007 Hooked / Jungle River Cruise – liebe*detail
  • 2007 Koboldmaki – Sonar Kollektiv
  • 2007 Meerkats – Sonar Kollektiv
  • 2007 Mischwaren EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2007 Sambada EP – Dessous Recordings
  • 2007 Second Kiss in Winter / Four Seasons EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2008 Deadman/Beauty and the Beast – Four:Twenty
  • 2008 Ghostdog / Trilogy EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2008 Flying Pics EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2008 Beauty and the Beast / Dead Man – Four:Twenty
  • 2008 Black Rose / Trickski Remix – Sonar Kollektiv
  • 2008 Woodstep EP – Dessous
  • 2008 International Hustle EP – Four:Twenty
  • 2008 Argy and Solomun – Focus On – Poker Flat
  • 2008 Midnight Call EP – Compost black
  • 2008 Federgewicht EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2009 Carnivale / Factory – Phil e
  • 2009 Dance Baby – Diynamic Music
  • 2010 Sisi EP - Leena Music
  • 2011 Daddy's Jam – Rebellion
  • 2011 Love Recycled EP – 2DIY4
  • 2011 Zappzerapp EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2011 Challenge Everyday EP – Diynamic Music
  • 2011 Something We All Adore EP – Supernature
  • 2012 Living On – from: 5 years Diynamic Charity Compilation – Diynamic Music
  • 2012 Kackvogel – Watergate Records
  • 2013 Bootcamp - Diynamic Music
  • 2014 Samson - Diynamic Music
  • 2014 Friends – 2DIY4
  • 2015 "Zora" - Diynamic Music
  • 2016 Let it out – Solomun feat. Liu Bei – Diynamic Music
  • 2016 Solomun Selected Remixes 2009-2015 – Diynamic Music

Remixes[edit]

  • 2007 Bearweasel – "Moniker" (Solomun Remix) – Supernature
  • 2007 Barbo – "Barbi in Love" (Solomun Remix) – Buzzin Fly
  • 2007 Monoroom – "Feed Me" (Solomun Remix) – Freunde Tontraeger
  • 2008 Tiger Stripes – "Hooked" (Solomun Remix) – Liebe*detail
  • 2008 Kollektiv Turmstrasse – "Blutsbrueder" (Solomun Rmx) – MGF
  • 2008 Palm Skin Productions – "Wonderful Thing" (Solomun Remix ) – Freerange
  • 2008 Marbert Rocel – "Cornflakes" (Solomun Remix ) – Compost Black
  • 2008 Christian Prommer – Daft Punk/"Around the World" – (Solomun Remix)
  • 2010 Oliver Koletzki And Fran – "Echoes" (Solomun Remix) – Stil Vor Talent
  • 2011 Gorge – "Garuna" (Solomun Remix) – 8bit
  • 2011 Edu Imbernon and Los Suruba – "Punset" (Solomun Remix) – Eklektisch
  • 2011 DJ Hell – "Germania" (Solomun Remix) – Gigolo Records
  • 2011 Noir and Haze – "Around" (Solomun Remix) – Noir Music
  • 2011 Kraak and Smaak – "Let's Go Back" (feat. Romanthony) (Solomun Remix)
  • 2011 Tiefschwarz – "Corporate Butcher" (Solomun Remix) – Watergate Records
  • 2012 Pool – "Game Over" (Solomun Remix) – 2DIY4
  • 2012 Luca C & Brigante feat. Roisin Murphy – "Flash of Light" (Solomun Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  • 2013 Foals – "Late Nght" (Solomun Remix)
  • 2013 Tiga vs. Audion – "Let's Go Dancing" (Solomun Remix) – Turbo Recordings
  • 2014 Claude VonStroke – "The Clapping Track" (Solomun Remix) – Dirtybird
  • 2014 Broken Bells – "Holding On For Life" (Solomun Remix) – Sony Music
  • 2014 Lana del Rey - West Coast (Solomun Remix)- Polydor Ltd.
  • 2015 Liu Bei - Atlas World (Solomun Day / Night Remixes) - 2DIY4
  • 2015 Josef Salvat – Hustler (Solomun Remix) – Columbia
  • 2015 Paul Kalkbrenner – Cloud Rider (Solomun Remix) – Sony Music
  • 2015 Editors – Our Love (Solomun Remix) – Pias
  • 2015 Johannes Brecht – Breathe! (Solomun Edit) – Diynamic Music
  • 2015 Whilk & Misky – Clap Your Hands (Solomun Remix) – Island/Universal
  • 2016 Interpol – Everything is wrong (Solomun Remix)- Matador
  • 2016 Ost&Kjex feat. Anne Lise Frokedal – Queen of Europe (Solomun Remix) – Diynamic Music
  • 2016 Stimming – Alpe Lusia (Solomun Remix) – Diynamic Music
  • 2016 Moderat – Eating Hooks (Siriusmo Remix, Solomun Edit) – Monkeytown
  • 2016 Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For you Solomun Morning Version – K7!
  • 2016 Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For you Solomun Night Version – K7!

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