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DupleX Presents WESTBAM

Not just another chapter of our flagship resident night is coming on 9th June, this time we are going to announce something totally different. We are sure a lot of fans will take big Pride in this event. We are calling all fans of underground music to Duplex, The Rooftop Venue for this spectacular show of the legendary DJ & producer – WESTBAM! The Best Tickets and Best Prices on all DupleX Events are to visit our Box Office at DupleX, 21, Wenceslas Square or you can buy your tickets via www.duplex.cz/tickets/

Maximilian Lenz, known by his stage name WestBam, is a German DJ producer. Lenz started his musical career in 1978 in the punk scene of his birth town Münster under the moniker Frank Xerox. He then played bass, drums and synthesizer. Together with Andreas Bleckmann (alias Sally), he founded the band Anormal Null in 1979. Afterwards he founded Kriegsschauplatz, who were active until 1983.

Westbam will perform at DupleX, The Rooftop Venue on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Supporting DJs of the night will be elite representatives of Czech techno scene which we will gradually unravel at the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/307384806569436/

The origin of his DJ moniker Westbam is a homage to Afrika Bambaataa, thus Westphalia Bambaataa. He started his career as a DJ in 1983 in the Odeon club in Münster. In 1984 he moved to his friend and mentor William Röttger in Berlin where he released his first record called 17 – This Is Not a Boris Becker Song, which was coproduced by Klaus Jankuhn. WestBam, his brother Fabian Lenz, William Röttger, Klaus Jankuhn and Sandra Molzahn later founded their own label Low Spirit.

He played at the first Love Parade rave party in 1989 at Ku’damm Berlin and also wrote the Love Parade Anthems from 1997–2008. He was the only DJ, who played at all Love Parades from 1989 to 2008! In 1991, he organised the first Mayday rave in Berlin. With over 5000 people, it was the biggest techno party in Germany at the time. Since then, Mayday has been vital to the German techno scene. Westbam was involved in the planning of the events and also produced the annual Mayday anthems together with Klaus Jankuhn in the project Members of Mayday until 2013.