LABELS: WEPLAYMINIMAL / HABITAT
Born 1978 in the Hessian Dillenburg, Steffen grows in a rural environment. When he is 14, he is into Run Dmc, Public Enemy or a Tribe called Quest until he encounters Kraftwerk, Front 242 and the first “Techno-platter” while browsing through a record-store…
His enthusiasm for vinyl increases so far, at the age of 16 you can meet him all by himself in Frankfurt, shopping vinyl at the legendary Delirium.
At the Loveparade for the first time in 1996, he clearly knows where this journey will take him.
The first small gigs won’t wait long, not least because of Steffen’s move to Frankfurt to complete his education when he is 16. The Omen as well as the Dorian Gray are becoming an obligation. Back then, known as “Toxic”, he already plays a few gigs until he plays records regularly once a month in the “Box” at the Willy Brandt Platz.
Back home as “TOX”, his own events and regional gigs are still a must. At that time there’s mostly “Schranz-records” in his case, but with time, his sound changes more into the direction of Electro and House, therefore a change of name is inevitable. Called “Eismann” by his friends, the name is quickly found and is still familiar to a lot of people in the region.
After an absence of several years regarding public appearances, he now devotes more time to his passion of electronic music and plays gigs as a DJ throughout Germany: Cologne, Frankfurt, Marburg and Gießen, besides Herborn and Dillenburg, are regularly found on his dates.
Grown older and with the focus on essentials, he releases his first EP “Get down” on weplayminimal under his real name and will use this name from now on as a DJ.
Hello Steffen! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
I’m fine! I’m listened some new records today and had an extra long walk with my dogs.
Please tell us a bit about your latest and upcoming releases!
My last release was a remix with my bro M.in for Pete Kaltenburg on Forest Walker Records, and another Track coming out on Habitat Music Label soon.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
My own release on Weplayminimal called „Get Down“ including remixes of Davide Piras and Pete Kaltenburg.
How would you describe your sound?
Tech House / Dub / Techno that’s what I play actually.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
A view years ago i played in cologne, the club was full and i played the hole night with a friend.
The crowed goes crazy and i don’t look at the time … It was the first time in my Dj career that i reached this special moment when you could pick any record in your case and the crowd will take it with pleasure! The owner comes to the booth and ask me when we think he can close the club, i said: „you told me we can go till 12 o clock“ he said : „its nearly 6 o clock in the evening“ I will never forget that night!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
House of Weekend – Berlin
Nachtflug – Cologne
CSD – Cologne
Techno Beat Addiction – Marburg
The Box – Frankfurt
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Mind Against , Somne – Vertere
Detlef – Haushh
Pete Kaltenburg – Lovin You (M.in & Steffen Kopp Remix)
Frankey, Sandrino – Acamar
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Sorry i am late
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
Jamie Lidell Believe In Me (M.in Edit)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse Sorry I Am Late (Original Mix) Diynamic
Somne, Mind Against Vertere (Original Mix)
Dino Lenny Living In A Song (Gardens Of God Remix)
Harry Romero My Beautiful House (Original Mix)
Pete Kaltenburg Lovin You (M.in & Steffen Kopp Remix)
Detlef Haushh (Original Mix)
Doorly It’s Got Me (Original Mix)
La Fleur Orbit (Original Mix)
Frankey, Sandrino Acamar (Original Mix)