Munich | Germany


Since the late seventies, the Bavarian capital has been a non-dwindling source of advanced musical creativity. Especially electronic music “Made in Munich” has gained worldwide reputation through famous artists like Giorgio Moroder, Richard Bartz, Disko B Records or DJ Hell during the last decades, only to name a few. Right now it’s time for the Zenker Brothers to emerge from this solid foundation, and share a vision with their own definition of contemporary dance music, in this case Techno, to be exact.

It was the elder one of the brothers, Dario, who first found his way into Munich’s flourishing scene of electronic dance music during the late nineties. He was a huge fan of Hip Hop and Dub when he stumbled into the neon lights of the omnipresent Goa parties that got staged in many clubs. His first set of turntables was a gift from his parents at the age of fifteen and he quickly found himself at the other side of the dance floor. In 2006 his younger brother Marco, who also was an enthusiastic supporter of Hip Hop and Reggae music – apart from being quite a talented skateboarder -, went to see Dario perform and fell in love with the unique vibe of Techno and House parties. This night was a crucial turning point in any sense.

It was only a question of time when these two artists and brothers would canalise their creativity and start to work together. In 2007 they founded the label Ilian Tape with some long lasting friends, in order to establish a platform for their own productions, and in 2012 they started playing their notorious B2B sets. Rooted in the legacy of Detroit and Techno, House, Dub, Rap Music and Breakbeats, the two brothers managed to define their own trademark sound over the years with their own productions, and their own way of running a label by building a fundament with patience. Besides focusing on Ilian Tape they have released records on such notable labels as Tresor or Marcel Fengler’s IMF imprint. In 2015 they released their first album called Immersion, which was the next natural step and heart project after they moved their two bedroom studios together in 2013.

The brothers never forget their roots, where they came from and the essential meaning of a well-known Munich proverb: “Live and let live”, so furthermore they transcend the musical legacy of their hometown into the new millennium, shaping and forming it the Zenkerian way towards something very unique and – even more important – connective.

19.01.2019   P23 – Katowice – PL
26.01.2019   Igloofest – Montreal – CA
02.02.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
08.02.2019   Flux – Leeds – UK
16.02.2019   Ilian Tape vs Fold (24h) – London – UK
21.02.2019   24Kitchen Street – Liverpool – UK
24.02.2019   Berghain – Berlin – DE
28.02.2019   Bylärm – Oslo – NO
02.03.2019   Elevate Festival – Graz – AT
05.03.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
16.03.2019   LAB1 – Eindhoven – NL
21.03.2019   Soup Kitchen – Manchester – UK
22.03.2019   Goodness – Bristol – UK
30.03.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
12.04.2019   ILIAN TAPE @ OGR – Turin – IT
19.04.2019   Razzmatazz – Barcelona – ES
20.04.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
26.04.2019   Mihn – Hong Kong – HK
27.04.2019   Savage – Hanoi – VN
03.05.2019   Kush Club – Melbourne – AUS
04.05.2019   Ghostly – Sidney – AUS
11.05.2019   Tresor – Berlin – DE
17.05.2019   White Noise – Stuttgart – DE
18.05.2019   The Cause – London – UK
25.05.2019   12 Years ILIAN TAPE – Blitz – DE
31.05.2019   Lighthouse Festival – Porec – HR
07.06.2019   Gottwood Festival – UK
21.06.2019   Monticule Festival – Domain de Gayfie – FR
22.06.2019   TBA – Moscow – RU
23.06.2019   ILIAN TAPE OPEN AIR – Berlin – DE
28.06.2019   Glastonbury Festival – Pilton – UK
29.06.2019   EOS Festival – Erding – DE
29.06.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
03.07.2019   Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux – CH
12.07.2019   Salon Daome – Montreal – CA
13.07.2019   Nowadays – New York – US
19.07.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
20.07.2019   Boiler Room – Florence – IT
02.08.2019   Shelter – Amsterdam – NL
03.08.2019   Dekmantel Festival – Amsterdam – NL
17.08.2019   Blitz – Munich – DE
23.08.2019   Brave!Factory Festival – Kiev – UA
30.08.2019   Kremwerk – Seattle – US
31.08.2019   Lights Down Low – Los Angeles – US


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