Broombeck is a solo project founded 2008 by Marcus Schmahl, a true musician who is working as a composer, sound designer and producer since 1992 and is the driving force behind music projects of different genres such as hip hop, downbeat, jazz, lounge, house, techno, electronica, electro and drum’n’bass. As Broombeck he has concentrated on Electronic Dance Music and released his successful tracks on influential labels like Mistakes Music, MBF, Opossum Rec. and Terminal M. “The Clapper” one of his most successful track so far and “Mono Turn” that topped the Beatport.com charts more than 6 weeks in Sept./Oct. 2008 and reached # 8 at the Beatport.com 2008 sales charts, followed by a re-entry into the Top 10 in Jan. 2009, are played and found in nearly every playlist of international DJ icons like Richie Hawtin, Deadmau5, Axwell, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud, Dubfire/Deep Dish, Sébastien Léger, Monika Kruse, Karotte, Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Lawler, Funkagenda, Marco Carola, Bodzin, Loco Dice, Umek and many many more. It’s not easy to describe the sound of Broombeck, or even to put it into one genre. It’s influenced by his background of different styles of music, combined with percussive grooves, deep bass lines, huge breakdowns and a lot of experimental sounds – it’s like a composition of various music genres that are combined to create a new track.
In 2009 Marcus started to introduce Broombeck live at selected clubs like Cocoon in Frankfurt or Berghain in Berlin.
Now he is touring as a DJ, playing & combining his music with music of different artists, through all kind of clubs & festivals with great feedback (watch Broombecks youtube & soundcloud pages).
His deep understanding of music, let him create an atmosphere and Live act that Sébastien Léger commented with the words: “Broombeck’s live shows are incredible. Proper techno.” (DJ Mag)
Statements about Broombeck: “The funkiest techno affair 2009” – “one of the most promising newcomers at the moment – groovy and powerful” “He earned the reputation of well known DJs and producers in a very short time – from naught to a hundred!”
Marcus Schmahl is a music and video producer who has created chart topping music and video material for several projects, labels and publishers over the past decades (with labels such as Elevate, Octopus, Mistakes Music, Terminal M, Noir Music, MBF, Traum, Virgin, Sony Music, BMG, Craft Music, Plastic City, Big City Beats, PUNX Records, Starlight, Mole Listening Pearls, Elektrolux and many more).
Marcus’ music styles range from an ambient and downbeat sound to club-oriented music (elektro, techno, house, breaks, drum’n’bass, pop, etc.), or commercial tracks & band music (for advertisements, film and background music).
As Guardner, Rauschfaktor (with uNN) and Professor Kazkaz (with Gregor Tresher) Marcus’ produced several very successful albums and created music videos with this music for german tv broadcasters (Spacenight, flowmotion).