Boris Herbel was born 1978 in Berlin.
He realised quiete early his passion for rhythms and grooves, and music was always a huge ingredient in his life but also in his childhood.
In the age of 9 years he started taking classic piano lessons and in the age of 14 he started singing in a small school band. The first contact to electronic music was created in the age of 15.
A visit of the legendary Omen nite club in Frankfurt brought the decisive decision to start deejaying.
1996 was the first year Boris tried to get himself behind the decks, and started playing daily in his bedroom.
Quickly he started planning events where he played and created a full dance floor, which was essential for his career getting his first booking request in his region in locations such as Fantasy / Holzheim, Black Inn / Ranstadt.
Smaller venues in Frankfurt followed like the Nachtleben or Vinylbar.
Some years later he stopped deejaying in case of work and family affairs, till he got back into the business in 2013. His passion for electronic music came back like never before, which you all can truly listen in his sets. Bookings in Kiel and Luxembourg came in quickly.
In the end of 2014 Boris realized another big dream in life, starting his own record label, Habitat Music.
The label itself is looking back onto 10 amazing EP´s and is growing their reputation as imprint for danceable House Music with each release, with a flair for young, talented artists.
Actually Boris is working on his own EP for Habitat Music, beside planning some collaborations together with famous Artists such as M.in.
Hello Boris! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi i´m fine. Today I will try to escape that extremely heat, and also try to keep the Kids busy. So refill the pool and get the Drinks cold.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My last releases are little time ago. Actually I focus more on our incoming club tour and the planning of the next releases on my label Habitat Music.
You are an event promoter, DJ and daddy. How do you manage this schedule?
Almost real good. As long you can do things that make this much fun you can handle that stress even better. And the modern media gives me a good card to manage that all without staying back in other areas. And I have great luck to have a wife that strongest my back 😀
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned for 2015?
Because I already get Habitat Music forward so far I have more time to produce. So an Ep together with M.in and some tracks for an Ep on my imprint follow.
You are the label owner of “HABITAT MUSIC”. What was the idea behind the label and what can we expect in the near future?
The idea behind Habitat Music is to release good music that i love and to give young and talented artists a “Habitat” where they can spread their music. We have a wide variety of sound but house music is the basic. The feedback and support for the first Eps is awesome and we getting now the possibility to sign bigger artists for the next eps. M.in, Agent!, Alex Flatner, David Glass and Black Loops are only few names for the upcoming Eps. So we are on a good way with the label!
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Each gig and show is special for itselves. And I have only friends that are funny and crazy, so each night only can be funny and crazy 😀
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
This will be the gigs on our Club tour. A next big step for Habitat and me and so I can’t wait to start on 11.7 @ Marx Luxemburg with Agent!
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Animal Trainer – Maunder (Original Mix) / Hive Audio
Mike Ravelli – Taura (Original Mix) / Tenampa Recordins
M.in & Boris Herbel – Floor Conqueror / out soon somewhere in space 😀
Timid Boy-Gangsta (Oxia Remix) / Time Has Changed
DJOKO – 2S2M (Original Mix) /soon on Habitat Music
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Adapter – Synthetic (Original Mix) Get Physical Music
WhoMadeWho – Ember (Santé Remix) Get Physical Music
Lucio Malatoid – Excitement (Eddy Romero & Frink Remix) Malatoid Records
Wilkinson, Thabo – Hopelessly Coping (Gorgon City Remix) RAM Records
DJOKO – 2S2M (Original Mix) unreleased soon on Habitat Music
CASSIMM – Black Screen (Original Mix) 303Lovers
Alfa Romero – Fake Lovers (Snilloc Remix) Alfa Romero Recordings
Hot Since82 – Voices (Original Mix) free version
Toni Rios – Body Talk (Original Mix) BlueFin
Supernova – Come In (Original Mix) Lapsus Music
M.in & Boris Herbel – Floor Conqueror (Original Mix) unreleased
Patrick M, Hugo Bianco – 01 (Original Mix) Material Series
Mr. Dello – Gulbahar (Original Mix) Separat Musik