FLASHBAXX aka Daniel Stenger, grew up in a little german village called Wenighoesbach (near Aschaffenburg > near Frankfurt / Main) and he had already determined to make music his life in the tender age of ten. As teenager he played guitar in various rock bands, but it was the swap to lounge and downbeat that helped launch his musical career, especially after the first FLASHBAXX release LIVINGROOM ADVENTURES, a track that gained massive airplay on downbeat radios across the board and appeared on dozens of compilations among these giants like JAZZANOVA, GROOVE ARMADA, TOSCA and MO' HORIZONS just to name a few. But stagnancy is strange to Daniel Stenger as well as doing the same stuff all the time: he worked as remixer and producer, performed sets as DJ and live gigs with the electronic live act SONIC SOUL DIVISION, founded the audio-branding company BAXXBEATMUSIC, licensed music for TV-commercials and image movies, released the debut album HERBST with the post-rock band FITZCARRALDO and toured 40 cities in three countries.
Five years have gone by since the last FLASHBAXX release, enough time to give an update about the gained experiences and musical influences. In this time Daniel more and more discovered a soft spot for jazz and funk, that shall become a bigger component in his productions.
The 2008 release THE CHANGING TIDES EP reflected that change in FLASHBAXX' musical style. Far away from exchangeable Chill Out productions without any soul, the EP impressed with a fresh organic mood, laid-back grooves and up tempo beats, artfully programmed NuJazz breaks, deep Rhodes and a great focus on details as well as an invincible passion for sampled instruments or instruments played by the boss himself. This mixture has been acclaimed by critics and listeners and once again FLASHBAXX gained massive radio airplays worldwide and compilation contributions. This success was followed with numerous DJ bookings and remix works e.g. for D-REFELCTION's house tune HAPPINESS IS TAKING OVER featuring SETH SHARP from Island, a track that attracted the attention on Stengers remix skills. By now FLASHBAXX DJ Sets can also be heard at several radiostations like Planet Radio, MDR Sputnik and his own online radio at www.lautfm.de/flashbaxx.
In 2009 a 12" vinyl of JACK OF ALL TRADES has been released on BLACKFISH PRODUCTIONS (DE). The single, that also includes a remix by DIESLER, deserved also big support by artists, Club-DJs and radiostations across the board.
Running several musical projects, an audio-branding company and a label can be very fulfilling as well as time-killing and stressful. To say it in Daniel's words: "I only leave my studio when I need to piss, eat or sleep and when I go out mostly I am the one who plays there"
Daniel Stenger's various talents just won't let you pigeonhole him and putting any labels on him is not going to work. Although his alter ego FLASHBAXX can be seated on a sofa in the lounge without any doubt, it will regularly awake hungover on the dance floor of the basement club. The workaholic born in 1981 is a "Jack Of All Trades - Master Of None", true to the motto "We do it because it can be done". If as man on bass and synth (FITZCARRALDO), behind his mixer at the BBM-Studio or as DJ, he always puts 100% of his heart and soul into it and he loves what he does.
|Livingroom Adventures (Digital Edition)|
|The Changing Tides EP|
Flashbaxx @ Myspace