OPTMS

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Biography

  • OPTMS is a producer/DJ based in Germany with his roots in southeast Europe.
    Growing up in Bremen (Germany), his musical journey began in 1998 with playing drums and getting into music production on DAW. Inspired by ISP, he purchased his first turntable and mixer in 1999 and started with Turntablism. After 5 years of bedroom deejaying, making a few mixtapes under different monikers and establishing his DJ crew „Table Thugs“ w/ Addict, EVL NDL and Julius Holtz, it was time to get a serious DJ name. While grubbing on the attic, he found an old action figure from his childhood, the rest is history. In 2004 he entered his first DJ-Competition in Berlin, where he took the 3rd place. The same year he had the chance to participate at the world-famous I.T.F. DJ-Battle, held in Hamburg. Stats: 2004: Kurt Lade Klub DJ-Battle Berlin / 3rd place. 2004: I.T.F. Hamburg Heats / 4th place. 2004: I.T.F. German Finals Scratch Category / 6th place. 2005: I.T.F. Hanover Heats / 3rd place. 2009: Wizard of Ahh #3 / 3rd place. 2010: Red Bull "Hit the Wax" / 2nd place. Between 2002 and 2010 he produced a vast heap of beats with a deep passion for banging drums, groan synths, and raffish samples, but never released anything until 2010. In 2011, the small French label Vaatican Records (i.a. 1000names, Vlooper) re-released his Electro-Cution EP, followed by his Digital Cocadisco EP, released by Italian label Pitjamajusto (i.a. Digi). At the end of 2011, OPTMS moved to Munich. He came in touch with beatsmiths like Jay Scarlett, DJ Explizit & Sepalot, who gave him the opportunity to perform his music live and brought massive support on radio plays, etc. He released more music via miscellaneous labels such as Munich based Gold Diggers Records by Felix Kirner (Pho Queue), Fwonk* (UK) & Subwise (Russia, i.a. 813) Over the years he supported the likes of Kaytranada, Rah Digga & Afu-Ra and shared stages with Homeboy Sandman, Scntst, Alec Empire, Erobique, Blade (Marc B. & Blade), Pfel (C2C), Fatoni, Hgich.T, Tribes of Jizu, Roger Rekless, The Analog Roland Orchestra, Anton Mints, Ebow, Danny Scrilla, Krts, Taprik Sweeze, Comfort Fit, DJ Static, Marc Hype, Kid Fresh, Rafik, B-Ju, Mechatok, Al Rock, Thallus and more.