Formatik Records is a Berlin-based platform run by Jakob Hildenbrand and Franziskus Sell, known together as Format B. Years before solidifying as a duo and creating the label, the two young men crossed paths as sound engineering students and wannabe DJs. Before very long, though, their techno dreams began to materialize: continuously collaborating in the studio and playing in clubs and parties, they gained a reputation for their forward-thinking productions (released on Highgrade Records and Stil Vor Talent) as well as their live sets, having become one of Germany's most successful electronic acts of the last few years. By 2009, Jakob and Franz felt the time was right to establish their own home base, hence Formatik Records.
The label's uniting sound, according to Format B, is best described as “Motor-Funk”, led by the mantra of quality and energy. Aside from releasing their own works, the duo also serves as A&R, issuing tracks from producers and DJs they've befriended over the years, including fellow Berliners Daniel Steinberg and Pan-Pot, Amsterdam's Sebastien Leger and DJ Madskillz, and Italy's Uto Karem and Hugo, David Keno, Robosonic and Moonbootica as well. They've also got the ears for scouting out new talent, such as 26-year-old producer and remixer Tobi Kramer.