Aroma is a Berliner making music in the capital of techno for almost 15 years. She likes to merge deep and fluffy sounds like Hot Since 82 with deep beats like Maetrik / Maceo Plex, adding a little flavour with the percussions of D’Nox & Beckers and embracing hooklines from Gui Boratto or Frivolous. Ask Shazam what track is playing and you will not get an answer, because she never plays one track only – she is a skilled DJ and a real performer, creating her own groove.

Her tracks and remixes are highly recommended by the ones who know. Ruede Hagelstein and Fraenzen Texas honored her music with a remix Laurent Garnier loved her successful track “Freakshow” and “Beautifooled” made it to 11 in the Beatport Charts for weeks, the latest remix for Ashram made it into the top 20 Album Charts on Beatport. John Acquaviva gave major support to her legendary “Goofy” track, also “Alien Flaneur” which appeared with a proper prize winning video, vinyl and support from all sides -underground to main floor-: Acid Pauli, Claudio Coccluto, Richie Hawtin, Animal Trainer, Stacy Pullen, Darren Emmerson. Comments range from “well done”, “great, just Wow!” or “Love this!”.

Since 2018/2019 she did some of her highly recommended livesets, playing with self made instruments and controlers, which she soldered and scripted based on her ideas. She just had the feeling that music and performance needed to be visible again. For her anything which does not ask further and steps ahead is boring. So her interpretation of techno is colorful, its punk, its emotional and its demanding. Even if it looks elegant and fluffy what she does -its hard work. But the result is what matters. And thats why people respect her as an artist.

She was presented by What people play, had a feature on the Beatport deep house section amongst the 20 best records of the week. It was highly recommended by reviews in magazines like the print version of FAZE Magazine got featured in the german Mixmag and countless Musiclovers Blogs and Sites.

Her own imprint aromamusic which celebrated the 15th anniversary in 2019 has a catalog of 130+ releases. Aromamusic worked with 93 skilled artists with 27 label showcases in 11 countries – this sums up to more than 24 hours of quality music. Apart from aromamusic she has published on labels in Greece, Egypt, UK, USA and of course lots of Germans like Ashram, Futureaudio, Ritter Butzke, WAAP, Bohei, Audiocollective or even Trikont and Disko B.

When you listen to aroma*`s music you can detect it is made by her. Be it DJ, live or her productions – DJ aroma is an artist and she developed her very own style over the years. She loves playing at Festivals like the German Fusion Festival with more than 60.000 visitors sharing this attitude. Not many people had the honor to play there 8 times on main stages like she did. These are the places where she unfolds her very special talent to take you on a different level. And people love her for that. Her music is deep, organic, quite slow at 120-122 pushing you quite hard and groovy at the same time. In a way she has a typical Berlin career, had residencies in the most important clubs like Panorama Bar/Ostgut which is now Berghain. She was a promoter and labelmanager at Ritter Butzke a top 5 spot in Berlin for many years.

Last not least she is very open to export club music into all kinds of cultures and spheres. She produced music and soundscapes for the Museum of Modern Art in Freiburg. She organized Music Ahead a think tank to research on the future of club culture. She produces for other artists. She played tours in Sweden which took her up to the far north without daylight, she played in small Russian villages, she was invited to play for Deutsche Bahn, she even headlined a party in the Zoo in Manila. She loves clubs but there is no location or occasion too awkward for her, if she has the feeling that it could take things further she will be your pilot – to take you on a flight level above 10.000 feet and provide you with a soft landing in the comfort zone.

R E F E R E N C I E S :

Residencies (min 2 Years) :

Ostgut/Panoramabar (Berlin)
Ritterbutzke (Berlin)
Mandarine Lounge (München)
Muffathalle (München)
Ultraschall (München)

Appearances in Clubs and Venues:

1.500 QM , Warschau/Poland
42 DP , Köln
Airport , Würzburg
Ambassada Gavioli, Izola/Slovenia
Arm, Kassel
Autobahn, Uppsala, Sweden
Casino, Berlin
Chokolatfabriken, Malmö/Se
Das Werk, Wien/Austria
Deli, Tel Aviv, Israel
Destillery, Leipzig
Douala, Ravensburg
Docks, Hamburg
Embassy, Manila/Phillipines
Europa, Lisbon/Portugal
E-Werk, Berlin
Fundbüro, Hamburg
Green Room, Fuerteventura/Spain
Hive, Zürich /Switzerland
Impresa, Stavropol/Russia
Kilowatt, Dresden
Kloster, Istanbul / Turkey
KW, das Heizkraftwerk, München
La Playa, Gomera/Spain
Le Dow, Rabat, Morocco
Marie Laveaux, Stockholm /Sweden
Mathilda, Jesolo/Italy
Mensch Meier, Berlin
MIU, Moscow/Russia
Odonien, Köln
Planetarium, St.Petersburg/Russia
Poison, Düsseldorf
Prinzenbar & Docks,
Hamburg Reaktor,
Round Midnight,
Rummelsbucht, Berlin
Save the Robots, New York/USA
The Egg, London / UK
Topless, Istanbul /Turkey
Tresor, Berlin
Tribehouse, Innsbruck/Austria
Vesuvio, Brest/ Bellarussia
Via Latina, Coimbra/Portugal
Waagenbau, Hamburg


Aural Rave (Villach, Austria)
Boom Festival (Castello Branco/Portugal)
Bread and Butter Event, Berlin
Castillio del Mar, (Gomera/ Spain)
CSD Berlin , Hamburg, München
Equinoxe (Geneva, Switzerland)
Feel Festival (Berlin, Germany)
Fusion Fetival 5x (Laerz, Germany)
ICA (London, UK)
IFA Berlin (NI)
L&M Tour ( Samara, Russia )
Loveparade 1996-2003
Musikmesse Frankfurt (Keyboards Mag.)
Marlboro Tour (Ufa/Novgorod; Russia)
Norbergfestival (Sweden)
Schwules Strassenfest München
Evosonic Loveparade Opening
Kickzone Popkom Festival
Köln Sommersafari Festival , Berlin
Umea Open (Festival, Schweden)
Wilde Möhre Festival (Berlin, Germany)

Workshops, Lektures, Theorie, Presetations:

Lecture: Schwedische Botschaft, Berlin
Lecture: Goetheinstitut, Stockholm
Lecture: Musikmesse, Frankfurt
Lecture: Ifa , Berlin
Lecture: Rabat, Morocco
Lecture: UDK Career College, Berlin
Workshop Casablanca, Morocco
Workshop Manila, Phillipines
Workshop Radialsystem, Berlin
Workshop Do it herself/Conne Island, Leipzig Workshop
Palacio Valdares, Design Festival, Lisbon Workshop,
Workshop, Svaj Club, Stockholm

Appears on :

Aromamusic, Germany
Ashram Music, TK/Ger
Audio Collective, UK
Bohei Recordings, UK
Chicks on Speed Records, Ger
Discomania, Records
Galaktika, Spain
Karmaloft, Ger
Kraak, Greece
LaMue, France
Make Scents Audio, Ger
Minina Music, Ger
One Eyed Charlie, Ger
Ritter Butzke Studio, Ger
Substream, Sweden
Still Cooking, Germany
WAAP, Germany
Twintown, Ger
Techno-WG, Ger
Futureaudio, Germany

Selected Remixes :

Chicks on Speed / Melissa Logan (USA)
Falko Brocksieper (Ger)
Frank Leicher (Ger)
End of Tape (Ger)
Helmut Ebritsch (Ger)
Horndogz (France)
Maurice Aymard (Spain)
Michel Lauriola (Chile)
Pitu Leiva (Argentina)
Sebastian Porter (Ger)
Soukie & Windisch (Ger)
Sven Wegner (Ger)
The Cheapers (Ruede Hagelstein/Fraenzen Texas, Ger)

Films and related:

Encantada, ein Film von Oliver Heck , Interview and Music, DVD
Was bin ich ? Kabel 1, Quizshow, Musik
DJ Aroma – Sound by DJ ing, Pro Sieben Morning Show on sundays
Die Nacht hat 38 Stunden ein Film von Sabine Reh, BR/ARD – Dokumentation / Musik


Re:Publica – Soldering a chord device
CCC Summer Camp 2019: Midiglove programming project
Harvard Online Python Programming School


– Ritter Butzke Labelmanagement 2016-2018
– Ritter Butzke & Aromamusic going to Istanbul / Kloster Club & Rooftop Concerts;
– Music Ahead : Conference / The future of music and clubculture revisited
Organizing a 3 day conference in Berlin mit Workshops, einem Backstage Dinner & „community session“ mit einem eigenen Midiorchester.
– Aromamusic going to Istanbul / Topless Open Air concert;
– Club tour Israel, 4 Clubs 2 Rooftops, 7 days
– Audiovillage, CCC Summer Camp Finowfurt;