Roaming in Paris
Champyons is a band and producer collective based in Berlin. Mixing traditional song and sample-driven beat-making, Champyons incorporates RnB, Rock and electronic elements into a collage of popular culture and musical references that transcends classic genre definitions.
Their style is particularly defined by a mix of 70s-informed instrumentation and modern production elements centered around singer Dennis’s distinctive voice. Now only in their late 20s, Champyons go back more than 15 years. The trio composed of Dennis Neuer (vocals/ keys/ production), Felix Drachau (bass/ guitar) and Phil Koelzer (drums) soon started writing original songs and, by the age of 16, had already gathered a good deal of professional recording studio experience. After releasing “Cha Cha Cha” and playing select showcases in Berlin and London the band immediately went back to crafting new material, now choosing Berlin’s imposing “JRS” studio as their main creative hub. While singer Dennis went on to become a full-time producer, moving between Berlin, London and Los Angeles, Champyons exchanged ideas via email and subsequently finished their next singles at recording session throughout the summer of 2019. “Two Cents”, a mysteriously captivating piece about love and loss, showcases the band’s unique storytelling capabilities and appears as the first single release on the band’s very own label “Original L Records” in November 2019.