Maurizio Schmitz drives his own bus, dividing his diary effortlessly between work and play and playing.
Half Italian, half German and his is a dizzying ongoing musical journey that flies
economy and business all at the same time. Maurizio exploits these contrasts,
wearing pinstripes or pyjamas or both - he jams.
We are talking about psychedelic house here. Socks off and sensual. It works on the big stage, it works in the club and it washes all over an after hour. This sound did not happen by accident.
In 1990 scrambling around some old Thorens decks in a club his mother worked in Maurizio was scooping up all the vinyl lost from the night before – the first Schmitz mixtapes (which actually were not mixed) saw the light of day at this time. Many were to follow and these valuable suckers live amongst 11,000 pieces of vinyl collected and stroked over the years.
When German techno was dynamite, changing the rules and ushering in a whole
new world of electronic music Maurizio was not only there – he was smack in the
middle of it.
Bonn, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich. From the infamous “Labor” club to a 10 years
residency at 'FrequenzBerater' to Frankfurt and “U60311”. Many many more but