Denis Stockhausen is one of Cologne's long-standing DJ favorites, and that's because he's known to be a gentleman, a die-hard music fan and a pleasure to see behind the wheels of steel. Playing vinyl is not a choice to him but a necessity, so it doesn't come as a surprise that his growing record collection holds many a crowd pleaser: littered with secret weapons and forgotten classics, Denis' sets breathe a rare, nearly altruistic passion, where the track is everything and the DJ's ego is nothing. Born in Berlin in 1980, he was deeply touched by electronic music at the age of 16, listening to Dj-sets from Westbam, Hell and Marusha at the Love Parade. Two years later, he decides to buy his own turntables and a mixer... thanks to Miss Kittin who was playing at Marusha's radio show and blew the youngster's mind with her musical selection. It is at that time that Denis started to go out and look for more DJs playing his kind of music, and he found them with Ellen Allien and Sascha Funke, two heroes inspiring him to this day. After a handful of first gigs in Berlin, e.g. at the old Globus (the original House floor at Berlin's legendary Tresor club), Denis made the unlikliest of moves for an aspiring turntablist in the early days of the 21st century: he migrated to Cologne, where he dove into the Kompakt multiverse, quickly converting from being a weekly customer in the Kompakt record store to actually work there. His own DJ career moved ahead too, with Denis now being one of Cologne's revered local heroes. Since the beginning of 2012, he is a resident DJ at the popular Gewölbe Club, where he invites his favourites Dj's for his "MY DEAR" nights, including Sascha Funke, Miss Kittin, Dinky, Dj Koze, Ellen Allien, Michael Mayer and others. He also played in important clubs like Berlin's Panoramabar or Paris' Rex Club, and if you'd meet him on the road explaining that the world actually is a disc, he'd answer: "Yeah, I know that, but who produced it?"