BIO

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Wolfram Aichner discovered his passion for music in the mid 90ies when he started being interested in funk, reggae and jazz. He looked for like-minded people; and he found them in the youth center of his hometown Eggenfelden where he was part of the executive comittee. But the two Spinning Wheel founders Reinhard Wimmer and Marcus Hacker were actually responsible for establishing his own musical style. The huge knowledge of these two vinyl addicts fascinated him and he started working as a barkeeper at their parties. Those parties enabled him to meet deejays like e.g. Jurgen von Knoblauch (Jazzanova), DSL, Jan Weissenfeldt (Poets of Rhythm, Space Clique) and many others. So the idea developed to create a platform which gave the possibility to listen to high-quality music on a regular basis. And again it was Reinhard Wimmer who realised this vision and who established the club Bogaloo in Pfarrkirchen in 1998 together with his colleague Josef Wiesmeier. Wolfram was working as a barkeeper in the club from day one on and so a close friendship developed between the club owners and their barkeeper. Reinhard Wimmer and Josef Wiesmeier realised Wolfram´s thirst for knowledge and they let him be part in running the club. And so he became a member of the nu jazz and broken beats scene. As a regular customer in the Spinning Wheel record store he was able to know what´s hot and what´s not. When he started working in the shop he could even deepen his knowledge about music. In 1999 he moved to the house were Reinhard and Josef live and were the club Bogaloo is located in. In this house, were the living room is right next to the stage, he more and more became part of the "club life" and in 2000 he became the third owner of the club. In addition, Reinhard integrated him in the Spinning Wheel record label and Wolfram learned a lot from deejays and producers. He started deejaying in the club Bogaloo, where he had his own party series called Cocktail Clubbing and invited deejays and producers like BTO Spider, Daniel Hacksmann, Daniel Best, Druckwelle, Pablo Valentino, and many others. Together with Reinhard Wimmer they booked and played with the cème de la crème of the international deejay scene e.g. Kruder & Dorfmeister, I.G. Culture, Dego, Mr Scruff, Jazzanova, Orin Walters, Simone Serritella, Russ Duberry, Demon Flowers, Les Gammas, Ian Simmonds, Zero DB and many many others. The close cooperation between the club Bogaloo and the Spinning Wheel label lead to the release of the Club Bogaloo - Unlimited Freestyles out of Nowhere compilation in February 2000. Wolfram is, together with Reinhard Wimmer and Marcus Hacker, responsible for the success of this record and Spinning Wheel gave him the possibility of performing on many stages and so he could improve his deejay skills. Due to the growing popularity they were more and more opportunities for Wolfram and his friends, and in 2001 they had the great pleasure of organising the Dance Night at Germany´s oldest jazz festival B-Jazz. In order to spread the Bogaloo-vibe the resident DJs Wolfram Aichner, Thorsten Toasta Wirth and Reinhard Wimmer played loads of gigs in their area. In March 2003 Wolfram resigned from being a club owner but he will remain always loyal to his mentor Reinhard Wimmer - now as a Bogaloo Allstar and, again, as a barkeeper. From April 2003 on he has been supporting Reinhard as a DJ on the Club Bogaloo 2 -- More Freestyles out of Nowhere tour. Wolfram´s musical spectrum can be defined best with "freestyle but style" and leads from jazz, funk, nu jazz, downbeat and broken beat to house music - and actually everybody just calls him Oscar.

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