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Biography —

Borrowed Identity is a 23 year old DJ and producer born and based in south Germany.

With roots in Romania but living in Germany, Borrowed Identity’s name says a lot about his life. His musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music.

Inspired by DJs and producers from Larry Levan to DJ Harvey, Moodymann to Larry Heard, Robert Hood to Basic Channel, this man has so far released already on labels like Mistress Recordings, Quintessentials, Home Taping and the Berghain imprint Ostgut Ton. His music is deep and cultured, awash with real musicality and true sampled soul and is perfectly at home in the record bags of those who have supported it so far including Mike Hucakby and Move D, Laurent Garnier, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle and many more tastemakers.

Most recently the man has also released on DVS1′s Mistress Recordings, turning the heads of a whole new raft of fans, as well as sitting pretty in the top 10 of RA’s…

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Borrowed Identity is a 23 year old DJ and producer born and based in south Germany.

With roots in Romania but living in Germany, Borrowed Identity’s name says a lot about his life. His musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music.

Inspired by DJs and producers from Larry Levan to DJ Harvey, Moodymann to Larry Heard, Robert Hood to Basic Channel, this man has so far released already on labels like Mistress Recordings, Quintessentials, Home Taping and the Berghain imprint Ostgut Ton. His music is deep and cultured, awash with real musicality and true sampled soul and is perfectly at home in the record bags of those who have supported it so far including Mike Hucakby and Move D, Laurent Garnier, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle and many more tastemakers.

Most recently the man has also released on DVS1′s Mistress Recordings, turning the heads of a whole new raft of fans, as well as sitting pretty in the top 10 of RA’s most charted tracks. Never one too concerned with genres and instead focussed on making music with real heart and soul, Borrowed Identity oozes passion for music of all varieties and that really shows in his considered releases and DJ sets.

“When I’m DJing I want my sound to be ever adaptable,” says the man himself, “like the skin of a chameleon, which changes colour and intensity as and when it needs to best blend in with its setting.”

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Dates —

26th December 2014
Der Stur, Munster (Germany)

16th January 2015
Le Rafiot club, Strasbourg (France)

30th January 2015
REX CLUB, Paris (France)

31st January 2015
Antipode, Rennes (France)

6th February 2015
DV1, Lyon (France)

7th February 2015
Fabric, London (UK)

13th February 2015
PAL, Hamburg (Germany)

14th February 2015
Panorama Bar, Berlin (Germany)

27th February 2015
Schwarzes Schaf, Augsburg (Germany)

28th February 2015
Rote Sonne, Munich (Germany)

20th March 2015
Goa Club, Rome (Italy)

15th August 2015
Villa Overhills, Birzebbugia (Malta)

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Artist Info —

Based: Freiburg / Basel
Travelling: 1



News —

Mixes of the World: Borrowed Identity – Vice Thump —

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Mixes of the World: Borrowed Identity – Vice Thump (Link To Vice Website)

Borrowed Identity is back in the mix and interview chair, this time for the international trend spotters Vice:Thump. The mix is packed full of slept on classics and underground heaters and builds and builds just as…

Borrowed Identity – Home Taping 19 (Out Soon On Home Taping Is Killing Music) —

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Borrowed Identity – Home Taping 19 (Link To Soundcloud)

Borrowed Identity delivers a stunning debut for Home Taping Is Killing Music, criss-crossing the boundaries between various subgenres of house music, while denying any of them total dominance.

A1: Feeling Blue
A2: One Nation Under A Groove
B1: Nothing Or All
B2: Searching Forever

‘SUPERB!’…

Borrowed Identity – Sexo Bonito EP (Quintessentials) – Released August 2014 —

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Borrowed Identity is back on Quintessentials with a new 4 track EP which is probably his best yet.

Borrowed Identity – Sexo Bonito EP (Quintessentials) - Link To Sound Cloud

Borrowed Identity lives and breathes music. He’s unstoppable. He’s smooth. His new “Sexo bonito” release is again as…

Borrowed Identity – Leave Me (Panorama Bar 06 EP and Mix by Ryan Elliott – Exclusive Track) —

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Borrowed Identity – Leave Me (Link To Ostgut Ton Soundcloud)

Check out t he preview of Borrowed Identity’s exclusive track from the forthcoming Panorama Bar 06 EP and Mix by Ryan Elliott. Release date 11th august 2014.

Source: Borrowed Identity - Leave Me 30th July 2014

Exclusive Borrowed Identity Track Featured On Panorama Bar 06 – Ryan Elliott —

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Ostgut Ton’s latest mix compilation is from Ryan Elliott and features an exclusive track from Borrowed Identity – link to Ostgut Ton site

Panorama Bar 06 – Ryan Elliott - coming 11th August 2014

Mix compilation – free mix available to stream and download  in August 2014 (OSTGUTMIX01)

Panorama Bar 06 also features…

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