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Notre Dance return to Soup Kitchen w/ Moomin [Smallville/Wolf Music]
— Berlin-based Sebastian Genz may only be known under his moniker Moomin since 2010, but his musical traces go back to the mid-90s. Hailing from Kiel in the very north of Germany, Genz became fascinated with early hip-hop, funk and breaks after spending endless hours in front of the radio, armed with nothing but a tape deck. Driven by his love for sampling, scratching and self-made mixtapes, he began to DJ regularly around 1996 and eventually took a dive into the world of production towards the turn of the century.
Years later and disappointed by the state of German hip-hop, Genz turned to electronic music and began to incorporate his love for sampling into house tracks. After releases on Berlin imprints White and Aim, Genz eventually approached Smallville's Julius Steinhoff with a demo tape. The result was his Sweet Sweet EP and his acclaimed debut album The Story About You on the Hamburg-based label in late 2011.
Fast forward to the present day and Moomin's sound is more relevant than ever. Demonstrated in his most recent collaboration with Julius Steinhoff released on German imprint Closer, Genz is a true pioneer of 'deep house.'