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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…

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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 —

7th June 2015
Amsterdam Open Air, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

20th June 2015
Gewolbe, Cologne (Germany)

2nd July 2015
Cantina Tropicana, Thessaloniki (Greece)

17th July 2015
Dora Brilliant, Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)

18th July 2015
Melt Festival, Grafenhainichen (Germany)

24th July 2015
Dance Tunnel, London (UK)

25th July 2015
Back to the Woods Open Air, Munich (Germany)

15th August 2015
Villa Overhills, Birzebbugia (Malta)

21st August 2015
Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne (Australia)

22nd August 2015
The Bridge Hotel, Sydney (Australia)

4th September 2015
Culture Club, Gent (Belgium)

19th September 2015
Freischwimmer, Freiburg (Germany)

9th October 2015
Le Djoon, Paris (France)

14th November 2015
The Compass, Chester (UK)

20th November 2015
Bleury Bar a Vinyle, Montreal (Canada)

21st November 2015
Wrongbar, Toronto (Canada)

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Artist Info —

Based: Freiburg / Basel
Travelling: 1



News —

Introducing Borrowed Identity & his Fabric Promo Mix —

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Ahead of his UK exclusive live show at Fabric on 7th February, Borrowed Identity sat down to talk music and give them a taste of what’s in store with a promo mix of only his own productions.

23rd January 2015

Introducing: Borrowed Identity | fabric Promo Mix & Interview —

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Introducing: Borrowed Identity | fabric Promo Mix & Interview (Link to Fabric website)

Ahead of his UK exclusive live show at Fabric on 7th February, Borrowed Identity sat down to talk music and give them a taste of what’s in store with a promo mix of only his own…

Heidi’s ‘Best of 2014′ Radio 1 roundup —

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A1 Bassline, Simian Mobile Disco, Leon Vynehall and Borrowed Identity all feature in Heidi’s ‘Best Of 2014′ Roundup on BBC Radio 1

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9th January 2015

James Fox & Naomi Jeremy – Living Different (Borrowed Identity Remix) | Quintessentials 42 —

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James Fox & Naomi Jeremy – Living Different (Borrowed Identity Remix) (Link To Soundcloud)

12″/digital out mid January/early February

For their first release of 2015 Quintessentials are proud to present the debut EP from Bristol duo James Fox (Needwant, Futureboogie, Delayed Audio) and Naomi Jeremy (vocalist for fellow Bristolian house…

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…

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