For over two decades Rafael Ximenez and Mikio Gruschinske have each worked their way up the ...DJ Community and electronic music industry ladder. The duo met in 2002 at a club in Cologne, Germany where Gruschinske was a resident and Ximenez was booked as a guest. Shortly thereafter they realized their musical tastes and styles fit together and a brotherhood was born. Not long after they formed PLASTIK FUNK. The duo would go on to be known the quintessential music producers for some of dances more standout sounds; an updated version of Hip-House reinvented for the new EDM world.
Over the years, they have sparked the interest of fellow DJs with their releases. Like their collaboration ‘Who’ with Tujamo which became a worldwide hit; played by the likes of Tiesto, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero and Afrojack. Since its success Plastik Funk has consistently gained peak positions on the international dance and Beatport charts. Their most popular release "Dr.Who! (Original Mix), cracked the top 20 on the overall UK singles chart.
Plastik Funk's touring schedule has led them from Brazil to Korea and everywhere in between. Summer 2014 was a record breaking season playing for Tomorrowland, Pacha NYC, Castle Chicago, a full Asia Tour and landing a residency at NeonSplash at Privilege in Ibiza. All apexed with a personal invite from global superstar, Avicii to play at the world famous Ushuaia in Ibiza as part of his Sunday night residency.
Their newest release ‘Don’t Push Me’ on Tiger Records featured the legendary Grandmaster Melle Mel and has received great critical acclaim from influencer media such as Do Androids Dance, BBC Radio1, ClubPlanet and Fusion Radio to name a few. So what’s next for Plastik Funk? The duo have several new releases on the horizon, they have kicked off their new #FunkYouVeryMuch Monthly Radio Show and are continuing to tour worldwide keeping their life of course Full & Funky.