16 Bit Skanks


Together with , Andy D and Markus Kammann aka Fluxer M DJ, the legendary music club the Beatbox was started in Wuppertal, Germany in 1988. Fluxer M, as the "musical head" of the club, developed the musical spectrum as well as the booking of DJs and artists, which filled the immense gap in Germany's club culture at that time with a great range of "Black Music." Due to the arrival of the Beatbox, hundreds of DJs and artists were promoted: from Gang Starr to A Tribe Quest, from Lou Donaldson to Cassandra Wilson, from Jamiroquai to the Propellerheads, from Giles Peterson to Norman Jay and LTJ Bukem to the Stanton Warriors, just to name a few in a long row of accomplished artists. In 1990, Mü, Jo Jo and Fluxer M decided to open up a record shop and wholesale to make these artist's products available. Groove Attack was born and started in Wuppertal but moved to Cologne in 1993. Fluxer M. split from the Beatbox in 1995 but started another club in 1999, the 45rpm, which worked in the same tradition as the Beatbox until 2002. Throughout all these activities, Fluxer M produced music for the Dope on Plastic 6 compilation series, made trailers for Wilkinson shavers and Konami games, assembled tracks for the Yaziko lounge music compilation and released a 12" under the Mack & MKB project name. Robo Bass Hifi celebrates current electro-reggae sounds of all kinds. Commencing with roots and dub and continuing with dubstep/drumstep, future jungle, and UK digital as well as D'n'B, all styles are represented. Supplied by the striking productions of Fluxer M emerges a floor-filling sound. Performed by the producer Fluxer M and additional DJs, meeting each other through their love of bass music and roots for a very special mixture. Featuring artists such as Bounty Killa, Cutty Ranks, Dubmatrix & Linval Thompson, Ragga Twins, Groove Corporation, Big Youth, Dubblestandart & Marcia Griffith, Ken Boothe, Horace Andy, and Martha & The Muffins.