Ralf Kollmann is mobilee’s secret weapon; the quintessential double-threat who has taken the imprint to lofty heights with his business prowess, and to dancefloors worldwide with his renowned DJ skills.
Ralf Kollmann formed mobilee in partnership with Anja Schneider, and what began as a side project quickly expanded into a fully-fledged career as mobilee blossomed from a small, homegrown label into a full-on music and entertainment enterprise. Kollmann earned his stripes within the mid-1990s techno communities of Cologne and Frankfurt, before moving to Berlin in 2002; since then he has become a central figure in the development of the capital’s musical identity. Under Kollmann’s guidance, and with his discerning ear, mobilee records and offshoot label Leena have risen through the ranks since 2005 to become one of the brightest stars in Berlin’s glittering galaxy of electronic music labels.
Kollmann is a lifelong DJ and the lynchpin of mobilee’s excursions beyond its Berlin base, with appearances throughout Europe, North America and South Africa, and at the helm of extensive international tours, label showcases, and special events at Sonar and WMC. Kollmann is a meticulous DJ, with infallible technical skills and a record collection unparalleled in both depth and magnitude; its vast range colours his sets with stone-cold classics, underground favourites, exclusive cuts, and the newest of the new. It’s no coincidence that as requests for his podcasts and DJ mixes increase, that the number of his worldwide headlining gigs rises in kind.
Equally adept at packing dancefloors as he is at predicting tomorrow’s underground hit, Kollmann works tirelessly behind the scenes to hone the mobilee sound, championing the label’s artists and unearthing the future-forward new talent that will contribute to pushing the mobilee vision forward. Unafraid to journey off the well-worn path, he continues to move the label and its ever-growing collective in dynamic directions.
Throughout five years of mobilee’s history, one thing has become crystal clear: whether he is running a label or commanding a club, Ralf Kollmann hits all the right spots; he continues to be an integral part of mobilee, behind the vision, passion, and love of music that drives the extended mobilee team in all that they do, and all that will come.
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