starting to play the violin by the age of six. Having played violin for eight years, the instrument
became boring and he started studying drums.
This finally brought him to the American Institute of Music of Vienna in 1993. Unfortunately he could
not complete the conservatory studies and had to reconsider his musical carrer.
That's when he came in touch with audio-engineering and later dj'ing. In 2000 he co-founded the
label "Modest Records". On this label he released five singles under the pseudonym "Josef's
Ruhe". One of them, "Zu? Rihorn", was placed in the charts and played around the world by several
dj's like John Digweed, Sasha, Timo Maas and Steve Lawler.
After having produced progressive house for 4 years , he needed some change and started with
Jens Andersson the project "Calmstreet", a mixture between pop and lounge. It soon became a
whole album called "Third Wave" which was released on "Mole Listening Pearls" in september
After having sold over 6000 copies, UCMG prevented massivan's financial success by going bankrupt
before even paying the advance. In spring 2003, Massivan moved to Formentera, which is situated
right by the side of Ibiza. A little balearic island on which he got a residency in the Bluebar, playing
chillout dj-sets for the sunset since the summer season of 2003.
In may 2005 Massivan finally released his first solo album called "Daylife" . It is a shift in the direction
of jazzy-chill-house, mixed up with latin-beats. In may 2006 he released his second solo album
called "Massenwahn". It is an album full of pure club-music, a mixture between electro-pop and
In april 2007 his third solo album "Wide" came to life. This album was realised with several live
musicians and one can file it under down-tempo with a touch of jazz.
Currently he's working on expanding his label pmusica, remixing various artists all over the world
and producing his next album, "Family with 3 Hearts".
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