Berlin, Jena / Germany
(Freude am Tanzen)
Douglas Greed belongs to the charismatic breed of artists. He’s a performer, an entertainer and a party animal rolled into one – the classic Jena combination. Always working tirelessly to give the party that special spark. Just like his own music, which he has released on established labels such as Infiné, Gigolo, Kindisch, Lebensfreunde, Acker, BPitch Control and not forgetting Freude am Tanzen.
His musical roots stretch far beyond the straight kick drum into the depths of hip hop, breakbeat and drum’n’bass, which were his main passion for several years. Douglas Greed also has a long-held fascination with the darker avenues of pop music à la Joy Division, Depeche Mode or Radiohead. All of these factors combine to form a bundle of influences that is reflected to this day in his musical output, which covers a broad stylistic range while retaining its own clear fingerprint and often bypassing the conventions of purely functional club music. Douglas Greed shows how improvisation and planning can be creatively combined to produce hand-crafted electronic music that can always be relied on to get the endorphins flowing.