Extending his voracious musical appetite for all things avant-garde, pop, and dance into his own output, German producer Justus Köhncke has flirted with the charts (as one third of Whirlpool Productions, who had a hit in their homeland with "From Disco to Disco"), covered Janis Ian and Marvin Hamlisch, and has released material on the Kompakt label.
Köhncke began releasing solo material in 1999 with Spiralen der Erinnerung (Spirals of Memory), an album that consisted solely of covers. Two years later, Köhncke joined up with Kompakt and released two singles between 2001 and 2002 (Jet and 2 After 99) that predated Was Ist Musik?, his second LP. His third, Safe & Sound, landed in 2008 and was followed by five years of EPs and 12”s for labels like Nang and Blitz Club. In 2013 he joined Hot Chip member Alexis Taylor in the project Fainting by Numbers and returned to Kompakt for his fourth album, Justus Köhncke & the Wonderful Frequency Band. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi