POPSHOP aka Martin Akeret was born in 1975 in Winterthur, Switzerland. In the year of 1992 he started his own label Poetenpop Records in 1997.
From then he released his music using aliases such as Gary Rich, Drama or Drama Martini. Oliver Kapp, head of Indulge/Raygun (Hamburg) signed Popshop for his album «SALON BIZARRE» (2002). The album received N°1-Chart-Features in Germany, namely in De:Bug and in Groove. The following work «THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US» was also released with Raygun. Due to the good feedback, Popshop was invited for two live shows to Montréal (Canada) in 2004. The album «NEW BONES» appeared on the Swiss Alpinechic label followed by the Vinyl EP «Plaisir Noir» on Stattmusik (2008) and accompanied by a special highlight: The famous UK act Zoot Woman engages Popshop as their tour support for the Swiss gigs. Finally, «A WARM PLACE WITHOUT MEMORY» was another sophisticated album with the video clip of «Basic Life Support» which was selected for the best of at «CH-Filmszene» on television SF1. With the current work «VISUAL HEART BLOOD» Martin went new steps in 2013: He was collecting all the big video clips and making of films of the past years. In 2020, Popshop returns to Raygun Records with a unique funky pop-electro-neo-detroit album. 10 amazing colorful tracks between pop electro and house with Popshop's typical rhythmic layering sound scapes, beautiful synth and 303. Order here: https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/231855/popshop-geometry-for-broken-people