White started a cooperation with two comrades-in-arms – one of them’s still up on his mischief in the electronic scene as 3DJ Dirsch. The revolutionary and legendary SOS DJ-Team was born. Revolutionary not only due to their activities in the electronic underground but also because of their massive part in the distribution of breakbeats, a kind of music formerly completely unknown in Germany. In 1998 Neal moved from Hamburg to Berlin – the SOS DJ-Team thendraw to a close and was finally disbanded in 2000. This also states the end of Neal White’s career as a DJ. Now he concetrated mainly on producing music himself – first of all because regular DJ-Decks decisively lack buttons and controllers.
But basically his principal reason was the fact that on existing records he couldn’t find exactly the music he wanted to play. Besides he was full of own ideas which kind of music could fill this gap. Together with Marc Teloy, Neal released his first record as Somalux at a label called Slowbow. The sound was mainly no-frills but the effect on the dancefloor was quite convincing.
This can be called a fact at the latest since their gig during the tour of Laurent Garnier and Der Dritte Raum. In the same year he played a part in the foundation of the Berlin-based label Freizeitglauben, as another part of the berlin based record shop wearing the same name. At this label he had his first releases as Neal White (FZG1 and 2). Another one of his own releases and a remix of Mindlab’s “Lick” were the source of first sincere recognition within the international music scene. He’s only been pitching the tunes since 2000 – anyway, he managed to act as a “co-pilot” in Andreas Krüger’s project “Der dritte Raum” (the 3rd room) since 2004.
Such offers don’t just fall out of the sky – since his first electronic attempts Mr. White has been working his butt off remorselessly. He’s a stunning live-musician able to force even the most tired dancer Back to the floor. Read more on Last.fm.
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