Drumcomplex is a German producer and DJ that has been active in the electronic scene for over 20 years and is the founder of Complexed Records. With releases on some of techno’s finest labels like Intec, Bush Records, Complexed Records, Traum Schallplatten, MB Elektronics and Phobiq, Drumcomplex stands with some of the German techno scenes most respected producers. His performances are passionate, light hearted and energetic, and at the same time, steeped in a wealth of experience.
His latest release on his own imprint is entitled ‘Cosmos’, it marks the 50th release on his label and shows his versatility as a producer with styles ranging from hard and raw, to melodic and deep. Grab it here!
My name is Arnd Reichow but you might know me as Drumcomplex. I was born in Emmerich and grew up in Emmerich. When I was a child my idol was Prince, because he was an amazing musician. When I was 18 years old a good friend took me to a techno club and I was infected by the music directly, I started buying vinyls and going each weekend to techno parties. It was then when I realised that I really want to become a DJ and decided to practice at my parents house every day. This is now 25 years ago and i am still in love with this music.
One of the best gigs I played was for sure our gig at Space Ibiza for Carl Cox´s Revolution playing the main room. It was so much fun, the atmosphere was super special and the room was packed from the beginning to the end.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Awakenings Festival. I loved the super professional stages and the massive Line Up and I am really looking forward to play this year Area W.
Now I live in Emmerich with my wife. In my house you can find my studio and some buddhas and a lot of positive energy and my refrigerator is usually full with Müller Milch Vanilla, Cheese…… I enjoy being at home and spending time with the family a lot. I can spend hours listening to all kind of music, especially rock and metal. One of my favorite places to visit is Barcelona, because its the most beautiful city in the world.
On weekdays I am going really often to sports and on weekends I usually play music in different clubs around the world.
My favorite song at the moment is Marco Effe – Detection. A film I watched lately and really liked was Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer. The last series I watched and loved was The 100.
I am very inspired by my job and all the lovely people I am working with. My dream is to be healthy to make music a really long time. My worst nightmare is to loose someone who is important for me.
I love being connected to people and hate people who are arrogant.
I am addicted to music, I just cannot stop eating chocolate.
I get totally fucked up, when I stay in hotels and the room service show up and i cannot sleep. The next day I need to drink a lot of coffee.
Tomorrow I will be producing in the studio and listening to promos for my gigs next weekend. Next month I am playing for the very first time @ awakenings festival. Next year I´ll be 45 and still rocking with you guys. In 10 years I hope me and family are healthy and having a lovely time.
If I wasn’t a DJ, I would be a logistic manager which I did a quite long time.
If I was an animal, I would be a fish.
If I could play with anyone it would be Sven Väth. I would like to collaborate with Brian Molko.
If I had only one wish, it would be freedom on earth.
I would never stop being friendly, because its a character thing.
My word of advice to the reader would be to take it easy.