It’s been a meteoric rise for Re.You, his success in the electronic music scene a distant cry from shattered hoop dreams. Now firmly Berlin-based, his prolific release schedule continues unabated, the live show with Rampa going from strength to strength as well as DJ sets at clubs across the world. As a teenager in Ulm, a sleepy town in southern Germany, Marius first began to appreciate the dark arts of beats through a love of DJ Premier’s dark and jazzy cuts. Friends started all getting into turntablism but there were other things on his mind, especially after winning the German Youth Championship in basketball. A brutal knee injury ended these chances but with a lot of spare recovery time now on his hands, he began to teach himself production.
Having fallen in with the Keinemusik crew around ’09 he soon developed a solid live partnership with Rampa. He describes their first night at Horst as one of the key moments in his career, and having previously only performed live, decided to devote himself to Re.You and start DJing too.
His release schedule has been rapidly gathering pace, his first single ‘Work’ with Rampa a roaring success. Joining the Souvenir family fold saw him gain serious recognition with his 2011 single ‘Ghost’ which was featured on Sven Väth’s infamous Sound Of the Season compilation of that year. After destroying Room One Fabric with a Souvenir take over, things hotted up and Marius scored a massive hit with his edit of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ which racked up about 50,000 listens in a week. In 2012 he scored a hit on Mobilee ‘Junction’, ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ on Cocoon and a follow up on Souvenir ‘Falling’ with haunting vocals supplied by fellow compatriot Daniel Wilde.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Re.You last delivered one of his patented dark and brooding releases on Mobilee, so integral has he become to the identity of Anja Schneider’s Berlin-based imprint. But having diversified his production portfolio in 2014 with releases on Moon Harbour and Cocoon-the latter as one half of RAR with Rampa-Re.You returns to Mobilee with three tracks certain to satiate fans of the label’s techno leanings. Not that Re.You was ever too far from home during his 12 month sabbatical. He appeared at almost a dozen Mobilee events this calendar year, from Barcelona and Berlin to Croatia and Cologne. Meanwhile, the June release of his remix of Rodriguez Jr.’s ‘Persistence of Vision’ meant that the Berlin producer was present, if not accounted for, all summer long-proving that when a label and producer fit so well together, nothing can keep them apart for long. Watching You finds Re.You in familiarly fine form, particularly pairing with South African poet Lazarusman on the B2 track, “Vivid.” Another example of the open door policy that house music thrives on.
It may be to basketball’s loss, but music fans across the world can rejoice at the inopportune accident that created this rising star. And better still, there’s plenty more to come!
Re.You Top 10 November 2015:
01. Till von Sein – The Manifest feat. Mr. V (Pablo Fierro Remix) (Suol)
02. Re.You – I Don’t Know, Baby (Mobilee Records)
03. Seth Troxler, Art Department – Cruel Intentions (Radio Slave And Thomas Gandeys Last Communication Remix) (-)
04. Eins Tiefer – Dzone (-)
05. Jean Nipon & WL – Cause Of Action (-)
06. K.E.E.N.E – No Finger Prints (-)
07. David Mayer – Bold feat. Sooma (Keinemusik)
08. Terranova – Uchu no Inu (J.Kepler Mix) (-)
09. Uto Karem – We’re All Connected (Ninetoes Remix) (-)
10. Lee Van Dowski- 050504 (Mobilee)