DJ Kompact also known as Matthias Kassmannhuber or El Queso started playing drums as a kid, a couple of years later he started to discover the tools of the music producer. He's been DJing since 1998, started producing a year later, after the purchase of his first sampler.
You can catch him spinning records mainly in the Vienna/Graz/Salzburg area, but that's not even remotely his geographical limit. Europewhise as far as London, he's been playing tunes alongside artists such as DJ DSL, Sweet Susie, The 45 King, Kool Keith, Afu-Ra, The Waxolutionists, DJ Cutex, just to mention a few. His style ranges from extra slow instrumental hiphop to uptempo trueschool breakbeats, faroff from any bling-bling clichés and with a definite emphasis on danceability. There is no mandatory BPM threshold in his sets, as can be heard pretty often these days, to make people move their feet. Hiphop can do better than doorags and "i'm a fuck you up" attitude, says Kompact, an aficionado of hiphop in its true sense: the love for b-boy storytelling, sample heavy instrumentals and that little tweak that makes you want to either head to the dancefloor, or coming back from it, grab another drink from the bar.
2006 Winner of the "Beat Connection" Competition/Workshop feat. The 45 King @ Donaufestival Krems
2007 Winner of the WESC "Let's get physical" Contest London
2010 Nominee FILE Prix Lux São Paulo, Category Electronic Sonority
Diploma at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Digital Arts
Teaching "Sampling" at SAE Technology Institute Vienna
2006 De Fruucht EP - Cuts vum Nashmarkt
2009 Return of July / Blessed 7"
Illuminate / Don't Follow Rmx 7"
2006 ADF Mixtour CD
2007 Fleisch Magazine Nr.7
ADF Mixtour CD
2008 ADF Mixtour CD
2009 Mr.Dero & Klumzy Tung - the little things EP
Obahuba - Hart & Zart 12"
FM4 Soundselection Vol. 21
2010 Das Trojanische Pferd - Hybrid
2012 Mieze Medusa & Tenderboy - Mehrmehrmehr EP
Chicago, US Elastic Arts, U.S. Beer Company, The Funky Buddah Lounge
London, UK The Old Blue Last
Berlin, DE Bang Bang Club
Zagreb, HR Cab Club
Macomb, US The Day Old Basement
Ann Arbor, US The B Side
Hamilton, CA Casbah
Vienna Radio FM4, Flex Halle, Flex Café, Salon Leopold, Café Leopold, Halle MQ, Roxy, project space Karlsplatz, WUK, Arena, Palmenhaus, Planetarium, Rote Bar Volkstheater, Susihaus, Hinterzimmer, Elektro Gönner, Deli, Couchuc, Bach, pulse, Resselpark, lebemann+hirn, angewandte
Graz Veilchen Forum Stadtpark, PPC, Parkhouse, Continuum, Galileo
Salzburg Rockhouse, Mark, Experiment, New Born, Jazzit, ARGE Kultur
Linz KAPU, Stadtwerkstatt, Café Strom
Korneuburg Kulturhalle 55/Werft
Obertrum Sigls Bierkeller
Gmunden 5boro Hall, Tune! Club
Wörgl BG Club
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