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Ata

Ongaku Musik / Klang Elektronik / Playhouse

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Booking worldwide

Ata has set up his own little universe in which he founded the worldwide raved about house club Robert Johnson, with the famous wooden floor, the Live at Robert Johnson record label, a dinner club named after Michel Piccoli “Club Michel” and the Plank bar/café in Frankfurt’s emerging red light district.
— Juliane Duft, fvf

Ata is a DJ and founder of the labels Playhouse, Klang, Ongaku. He also runs the 250-capacity Robert Johnson club in Offenbach, Frankfurt-Am-Main.

Ata started DJing in the late eighties. In 1992 he founded the record shop Delirium with Heiko Schäfer, aka Heiko M/S/O, where he established the labels Ongaku Musik, Klang Elektronik and Playhouse in 1993. Together with Heiko Schäfer and Jörg Henze, he DJed variously as Delirium Posse, Heiko & Ata, Ata & Jörg and Heiko & Jörg.

Beside DJing, Ata founded the first 'real' clubnight in Frankfurt for modern house and deep house, the Wild Pitch Club at the Nachtleben-Club. After years of parties he closed the concept and opened the Robert-Johnson 1999. Through the DJ he has booked, his own DJ sets and the club itself, he made the Robert-Johnson to one of the most important clubs worldwide for electronic music.

 

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