The history of iPunx
Since 2005, iPunx has been one of Europe's great mashup pioneers. After touring massively in and around Germany, he's landed with a mashed-up crash in Venice Beach, CA.
In "real" life iPunx aka Malte Hagemeister is Grammy nominated producer/ composer. He is founder of CALIFORNIA MUSIC and member of the indie band THE GREAT ESCAPE.
In the initial 3 smash EP's and seamless mashup album "Destroying Dancefloor", IPunx showcased an eclectic mix of house, rock, hiphop, punk and electro, ending up in many DJ charts around the world, including BBC Pete Tong's Buzz charts (#3). Initially a duo, and in spite of years of successful touring, the two members of iPunx parted ways in the late 2000's to pursue individual careers.
After relocating to LA, a now solo iPunx resurrected the project in 2013. A music producer and composer during the day, it was time to play with the unorthodox mix/mashes he truly loves. "Anybody can DJ hits. I wanna play obscure stuff that is entertaining as well. I love the surprise element". The excitement is infectious! In West LA, iPunx fan base is growing fast.
iPunx sound ranges from chill sunrise sets with little known acoustic covers to party sets with funky mashups and remixes that combine electro, hip-hop, dub step, rock, pop, soul, folk, funk and party breaks. His credo: "Never originals. Always fun." What's the crowd's reaction? " Usually, WTF is that?" And then their hips are shaking and they're singing along with giant smiles plastered on their faces.
iPunx has played crazy fun parties in in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Baja and Burning Man. He's been part of Redbull's "Hacking Creativity" project alongside with Skate legend Rodney Mullin and leading NASA engineers.