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Solomun (born 27 December 1975 in Travnik as Mladen Solomun) is a DJ and music producer in the fields of house and deep house.

Life

Born in 1975 in what was then Yugoslavia, Solomun grew up in Hamburg. His sister Magdalena (* 1984) is also a music producer and DJ.

In 2006 he founded the music label Diynamic together with Adriano Trolio, which releases music in the fields of electro and house. His tracks have appeared on the labels Dessous, Sonar Kollektiv, Compost Records, Get Physical Music, Phil E, Mobilee and Four Twenty.

In 2011, his remix Around of Noir & Haze was voted best remix of the year by Resident Advisor and came second in the German magazine Groove’s Best Remix of the Year poll.

In 2012, he released a mix compilation on Watergate Music.[1] He also hosted Diynamic Neon Nights every Tuesday at Sankeys in Ibiza during the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he was named Best Producer at the DJ Awards in Ibiza. In December 2012, Mixmag magazine named him DJ of the year, and he also won the Brazilian Cool Award for Best DJ internationally. In 2013, he was voted the winner in the Deep House DJ category in the public voting of the DJ Awards. In 2013 he also started his first own residency at Pacha in Ibiza under the name Solomun+1.

Since 2018, he has been featured as a character in the game GTA Online, the multiplayer part of the video game Grand Theft Auto V, as a DJ. He has released his new song “Customer Is King” in collaboration with Rockstar Games in a GTA V animation, in which he can be seen DJing in the mission “club”.

Discography (selection)

Albums

  • 2009: Dance Baby (Diynamic Music)
  • 2012: Watergate 11 (Watergate Music)
  • 2014: Global Underground #40: Solomun – Hamburg (Global Underground)

Singles and EPs

  • 2006: Solomun & Gebrüder Ton – News EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2006: Solomun & H.O.S.H. – Oelkersallee EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2006: Solomun, Ton Brothers & Adriano – Do It Yourself EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2006: Solomun, brothers Ton & Adriano – Solomun EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2007: Solomun – Sambada EP (Dessous Recordings)
  • 2007: Solomun / H.O.S.H. – Mischwaren EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2007: Trickski & Solomun – Meerkats (Sonar Collective)
  • 2007: Solomun – Koboldmaki (Sonar Collective)
  • 2007: Tiger Stripes & Solomun – Hooked (love*detail)
  • 2007: Solomun & Stimming – Fire & Ice EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2008: Solomun – Woodstep (Dessous Recordings)
  • 2008: Solomun – Jungle River Cruise (NRK)
  • 2008: Solomun vs. Ost & Kjex – Nordic By Nature EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2008: Stimming / H.O.S.H. / Solomun – Trilogy EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2008: Solomun – Don’t Cry (Compost Records)
  • 2008: Solomun – International Hustle (Twenty Recordings)
  • 2008: Solomun & Stimming – Ice magic (Diynamic Music)
  • 2008: Solomun – Prince Mono (Diynamic Music)
  • 2009: Solomun & Jackmate – Carnivale EP (Phil e)
  • 2010: Solomun – Sisi EP (Leena Music)
  • 2011: Solomun – Daddy’s Jam (Rebellion)
  • 2011: Solomun – Love Recycled EP (2DIY4)
  • 2011: Solomun – Something we all adore EP (Supernature)
  • 2011: Solomun & DJ Phono – Ice Cream & Bonus Miles (Diynamic Music)
  • 2011: Solomun – See you everyday alone (Diynamic Music)
  • 2012: Solomun – Living On (Diynamic Music)
  • 2012: Solomun – Shitbird (Watergate Records)
  • 2013: Solomun – Bootcamp (Diynamic Music)
  • 2014: Solomun – Samson (Diynamic Music)
  • 2014: Solomun – Friends (2DIY4)
  • 2014: Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Solomun Remixes) (2DIY4)
  • 2015: Liu Bei – Atlas World (Solomun Remixes) (2DIY4)
  • 2015: Solomun – Zora EP (Diynamic Music)
  • 2018: Solomun – Customer is King EP (Diynamic Music)

Remixes

  • 2008: Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Blood Brother – Solomun Remix (Music Wins Friends)
  • 2009: 2Raumwohnung – We will see – Solomun Vox Remix (Virgin Germany)
  • 2010: Oliver Koletzki – Echoes – Solomun Remix (Stil vor Talent)
  • 2011: Tiefschwarz – Corporate Butcher feat. Mama – Solomun Remix (Watergate Records)
  • 2011: DJ Hell – Germania – Solomun Remix (Embassy of Music)
  • 2011: Noir & Haze – Around – Solomun Vox Remix (NMB037)
  • 2012: Deichkind – Leider geil – Solomun Remix (Buback Tonträger)
  • 2012: Digitalism – Encore – Solomun Remix (K7 Records)
  • 2013: Miss Kittin – Come into my house – Solomun Remix (wSphere)
  • 2013: Tiga, Audion – Let’s go dancing – Solomun Remix (Turbo Recordings)
  • 2013: Foals – Late Night – Solomun Remix (Warner Music)
  • 2013: Elektfantz – Diggin On You – Solomun Remix (D.O.C.)
  • 2014: Claude VonStroke – The Clapping Track – Solomun Remix (Dirtybird)
  • 2014: Broken Bells – Holding On for Life – Solomun Remix (Universal Music)
  • 2014: Lana del Rey – West Coast – Solomun Remix (Polydor)
  • 2015: Josef Salvat – Hustler – Solomun Remix (Columbia)
  • 2015: Paul Kalkbrenner – Cloud Rider – Solomun Remix (Sony Music)
  • 2015: Editors – Our Love – Solomun Remix (Play It Again Sam)
  • 2015: Whilk & Misky – Clap Your Hands – Solomun Remix (Island Records)
  • 2016: Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For you – Solomun Remix / Morning Version (K7)
  • 2016: Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For you – Solomun Remix / Night Version (K7)
  • 2017: Depeche Mode – Going Backwards – Solomun Extended Radio Remix (mute)
  • 2017: Depeche Mode – Going Backwards – Solomun Remix Radio Version (mute)
  • 2017: Depeche Mode – Going Backwards – Solomun Club Remix (mute)

Awards

2016

  • Best DJ: #1 (Deep House, public vote) // Beatport
  • Best DJ: #5 // Resident Advisor
  • Best DJ: #1 // DJ Mag Italia (IT)
  • Best DJ: #2 // Fazemag (DE)
  • Best Night: “Solomun+1” (Sundays at Pacha) // DJ Mag Italia (IT)
  • Best Remixes // DJ Mag Italia (IT):

– Whilk & Misky – Clap Your Hands (Solomun Remix) – Ost & Kjex – Queen of Europe (Solomun Remix)

  • Ibiza’s most shazaamt summer hits:

– #2 Whilk & Misky – Clap Your Hands (Solomun Remix)

2015

  • Winner – Category: Deep House – DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)
  • Best DJ: Solomun DJ Mag Italia (IT)
  • Best Night: “Solomun+1” (Sundays at Pacha) DJ Mag Italia (IT)

2013

  • Winner – Category: Deep House – DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)

2012

  • DJ of the Year – Mixmag Magazine (UK)
  • Best Producer – DJ Awards Ibiza (ES)
  • Best DJ International – Cool Awards Brazil (BR)
  • Best International Tour – Rio Music Conference Award (BR)
  • Best Producer – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)
  • Best Label Diynamic – Groove Magazine (DE, AT, CH)

2011

  • Remix of the Year – Around (Noir & Haze) Resident Advisor (UK)

Web links

Individual references

  1. www.laut.de: Review Watergate 11 by Daniel Straub