The Ampersand

The Ampersand

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G-Funk and Minimal Structures clashed with Filter-House in the darkest corner of the 36 Chambers where they teamed up with James Brown’s glitter pants-and, well, Phil Collins. What seemed contradictory became inseparable, egos lost their meaning and the connection itself became the concept: &

Biography

File under: Bring the Ruckus - Cologne's most promising DJ/Producer-Team prepares for the
final takeover. Despite having the same geographical background, DJ Hade and Brian
Damage had somehow managed NOT to take notice of each other’s musical activities for the
first 20 years of their lives. But as soon as they were introduced by a mutual friend, they
created something that was more than just the sum of its parts:
Westcoast G-Funk and Minimal Structures clashed with Filter-House in the darkest corner of
the 36 Chambers where they teamed up with James Brown’s glitter pants…and, well, Phil
Collins. What seemed contradictory became inseparable, egos lost their meaning and the
connection itself became the concept: Ampersand (&)
Shortly after the birth of the group, Ampersand moved to Cologne. DJ Hade released a
digital EP on Montana records and they began playing DJ-Gigs when all of a sudden
Belgium’s Techno-Ambassador Dr. Lektroluv spun their “Fake Motherfuckerz” tune at
Pukkelpop festival. According to the overwhelming reaction he decided to release the first
Ampersand EP “Fake Motherfuckerz” on News Records/Lektroluv. The title track and the
freaked-out video clip were an instant success within the international club scene and were
supported by the likes of Andy George (Radio 1), Don Rimini, The Subs or The Music
Factory (TMF). Besides their monthly residency in Cologne, Ampersand have since then tore
down the walls of venues in e.g. Zurich, Hamburg, or the “Summerfestival” in Antwerp. Right
now they are busy working on their showcase and several remix projects, as well as putting
finishing touches on their next release on News Records/Lektroluv “Ruckus” which will see
the light of day in early 2010.

Discography

Ampersand - Fake Motherfuckerz, Lektroluv, N.E.W.S. Records (EP/ Digi, 2008)
Ampersand ft.Underhall – Undersand, On the Fruit Records (Digi, 2009)
FutureFlashs - Old School (Ampersand Rmx), Idiot House (Digi, 2009)

Set List

Set 60-90 min