BK Duke (PACHA Rec.)
BK Duke started his career by mixing vinyl at school-parties and smaller events. At the age of 18, he became resident-DJ at the hottest club in town, Club California in Munich, Germany. Funk and Soul were his passion at that time and in the eighties, his style changed significantly to House. In 1997, after many years of experience in the house-scene and many shows on big events throughout Austria, Switzerland and Germany, he opened his own house club in Nuremberg, Germany.
You may state that BK Duke is a DJ for the really extraordinary events: New Year’s Eve 2000 he mixed for hundred thousands of people in front of “Brandenburger Tor” in Germany’s capital Berlin, shortly after that for ARD (Germany’s TV channel Number One) and in the following years he annually rocked the turntables for IKEA Party Zone, the world-famous Swedish furniture company (also more than 10.000 people) in Nuremberg, Germany.
As a celebrity DJ, he mixed for Escada, Laurel, Instyle Magazine, Patek Philippe, David Coulthard, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and also at Wladimir Klitschko´s birthday party. In 2005 he founded Diamondhouse Records, currently one of the leading Deep House record labels in Europe.
Clear that nowadays a good DJ is nothing without a constant output of productions: BK Duke certainly won’t have any problem concerning a lack of output: in the past two decades he has produced more than one hundred original songs and remixed uncountable heavyweights of the scene: Pitbull, Chris Lake, Bob Sinclar, Milk & Sugar, JCA, Barbara Tucker, Bongoloverz, Major Boys are only some of the artists whose tracks were getting the special BK Duke treatment.
His tracks are playlisted and supported by world’s leading DJ elite, entered the charts in various countries, developed to massive floor fillers around the world and appear on innumerable cd-compilations e.g. Hed Kandi, Ministry Of Sound, Radio Energy (NRJ), PACHA, Big City Beats… His dancefloor anthems “Paradise” & “Sunshine”, signed on PACHA Recordings, are featured on worldwide top sellers cd-compilations like e.g. PACHA Summer, PACHA Brasil and many more. Also german leading TV station VIVA picked his track on VIVA Club Rotation.
His weekly radio show “Play It Loud!” is broadcasted on more than 20 radio stations all around the globe on FM & online with more than 1 million listeners every week and show.
Next to his own songs and remixes, BK Duke is also producing as an exclusive author for ROBA Publishing and many other DJs. BK Duke – this means 200% House Music, that’s for sure!
Remixes for the following artists (excerpt): Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Chris Lake, Bob Sinclar, Milk & Sugar, JCA/Solaphonics, Major Boys, Lee Cabrera, Yves Murasca, Ela Wadi, The Henchmen, Jon Silva, DJ Favorite, The Freshguys, Bongoloverz, Divided Souls, Dani Masi, Fabio Bacchini, Niko de Luka, Barbara Tucker / Don Oliver, Candy Williams & Whiteside, Stereo Mutants, Bongoloverz, Silvano da Silva, Cristian Poow, Levan, Giulia Siegel, Tiger & Dragon and many more…
Remixes & Productions for the following labels (excerpt): Pacha Rec. (ESP), MODA Music (IT), ZYX (DE), Caus-N-ff-ct Rec. (DE), Kontor (DE), Houseworks (CH), Egoiste (CH), Cassagrande (ES), Milk & Sugar Recordings (DE), Tricircle Recordings (DE), 120 dB Rec., Delecto Recordings (CAN), Soulisimo Recordings (NL), IT Records (IT), Diamondhouse (DE), Sony (DE), Universal (DE), EMI (DE), Love House (UK), SUKA (FR), USB Digital (RO), White Lotus Club (DE), Next Plateau (US), Housesession (DE), Interlabel (DE) and many more…
Gig-o-graphy (excerpt): Heart Club (Khabarovsk, Russia), Woo Bar (Seoul, Korea), Doré Club (Miami, USA), Pacha Hotel (Ibiza, Spain), KM5 (Ibiza, Spain), Ocenbeat (Ibiza, Spain), Republic Café (Salzburg, Austria), Le Traxx (Rouen, France), VIP Room (St. Tropez, France), Dreams (Athens, Greece), Blue Moon (Corsica, France), Pacha (Munich, Germany), Puka Naka (Bolzano, Italy), Mach 1 (Nuernberg, Germany), 8 Seasons (Munich, Germany), Palais (Munich, Germany), Chili Club (Hamburg, Germany), Frankfurter Botschaft (Frankfurt, Germany), First Floor (Hof, Germany), just to name a few….
Radio stations & shows: weekly radio show “Play It Loud!” broadcasted on more than 20 radio stations all around the globe on FM & online, weekly radio show “Bar Canale Italo Classic”. BK Duke tracks played in following radio shows: Release Yourself by Roger Sanchez, Hed Kandi by David Dunne, Housepacific by Christian Hornbostel, Ibiza Global Radio (Spain), Maxima FM (Spain), XM Radio/Miami (USA), Urban @ Radio Peckham/London (UK), N-Joy Radio/NDR (D), Big City Beats/Big FM, Nova Radio (D), Ibiza World Radio (ES)…