BIOGRAPHY

Dario Zenker, natural-born dancer and Mowgli-like wild boy was raised in Germany’s Deep South on a diet of Wu Tang, Gangstarr, Michael Jackson and sweet mustard. His childhood habitat allowed for much adventuring, moving from the heart of Munich to the Bavarian wilderness at the age of 12, but always having the liberty to roam freely and explore his surroundings. At weekends, wandering off back to the southern capital, he would stay at his stepdad’s flat, encountering many techno warriors from far and wide. Here, they would find their refuge after a night behind the helm at the infamous Ultraschall, founded and run in ‘94 by Dario’s stepaunt, Dorle and her man DJ Upstart, among others. After turning 15 he got his paws on a mixer and a set of Gemini turntables. Subsequently, his passion for playing music (and disturbing the peace) took flight. As the young cub matured, his nocturnal nature lead him to goa trance gatherings and other such tribal ceremonies. Coming home to meet mystical gurus like L.A. Williams, Jay Denham and Shake Shakir served only to ignite his burning curiosity for underground electronic music. After receiving his first techno record from Shake at 16, (having woken to him listening to his stepdad’s Beatles records in the living room) his techno quest began.

At 18, the valiant young kid was deemed dexterous enough to man the controls at Ultraschall, for the first time alongside Acid Maria and the Hacker. When the notorious techno temple closed in 2003, the Ultraschall tribe seperated and founded new settlements in the years that followed, today Harry Klein and Rote Sonne. Adopted by the Harry Klein family Dario found his second home, with a residency there from 2006 - 2012.


2006 saw his first vinyl debut and since then he has produced releases on labels such as Vakant, Frozen Border and Time to Express, to name but a few. Today, apart from gourmet cooking and Kung Fu wrestling his compadres, the Munich maverick channels his energy into one project in particular. Founded by him and his brother and partner in crime Marco,  Ilian Tape is their homegrown label nurtured with much tender love since 2007. His inspiration? Life, love and dancing.


DISCOGRAPHY*
For releases as Zenker Brothers please check the profile here.

Singles & EPs

As Dario Zenker

  • Whatever EP - Balkon - 2006
  • Belong EP - Esperanza - 2006 
  • Make Up EP - Num Records - 2006 
  • The Einhorn EP (w/ Bruno Pronsato) - Telegraph - 2006 
  • Several EP - Num Records - 2007 
  • Hermosa EP - Lo Mid High - 2007
  • Would Be Nice EP - Vakant - 2009 
  • Down, Then There - Esperanza - 2009 
  • Belfort - Vakant - 2010
  • Just Sayin - HK Records - 2010
  • Farrel EP - Ilian Tape - 2010
  • Wether - Traut Muzik - 2010
  • Insirer - Time To Express - 2010
  • 92 - HK Records - 2010
  • 6 Unlimited Lights EP - Ilian Tape - 2011
  • Purple EP - Esperanza - 2011
  • The Move Clean EP - Vakant - 2012 
  • Installment 4809 N - Ilian Tape - 2012
  • MS 612 - DeEPlabs Detroit - 2012
  • Cat Stance - Time To Express - 2012
  • 2029 EP - Baud - 2012
  • Blaffin - Final Sessions - 2012
  • Alto Fragments - Ilian Tape - 2013
  • Port de la dimanche - Concrete Music Paris - 2013 
  • Old D Tracks - Ilian Tape - 2013 
  • Mörsin - The Trilogy Tapes - 2014
  • Dedication - Ilian Tape - 2015
  • Trivin Fog - Ilian Tape 2017 

As #.4.26

  • Frozen Border 05 - 2010
  • Frozen Border 06 - 2010
  • Frozen Border 09 - 2011
  • Frozen Border 10 - 2011
  • Frozen Border 13 - 2013
  • Melkin Place - MDR - 2017

As Patua

  • Macaista / Chapado - Vakant - 2009

Remixes

  • Lee Van Dowski & Quenum - Dude Bond 334 (Dario Zenker's Remix) - Soma Quality Recordings - 2006
  • Novox - Boobie Trap (Dario Zenker's Keterhaus Remix) - Balkon - 2006
  • Kasper & Papol - Orquideas Azules (Dario Zenker Remix) - igloo-rec - 2006
  • Popnebo & Dadableep - Cyndi's Getting Drunk (Dario Zenker Remix) - Balkon - 2006
  • Joseph Capriati - Flip Da Box (Dario Zenker Remix) - Globox - 2007
  • Kober & Guse - Grain One (Dario Zenkers Nose 54 Mix) - Googoo Records - 2007
  • Gurtz / Dilo - Sci-Fi Mamade (Dario Zenker Remix) - LesIzmo:r - 2007
  • Luka & Lazo - Drop (Dario Zenker Remix) - Mo's Ferry Prod. - 2007
  • Benjamin Fehr - Better Thrill (Dario Zenker Remix) - Brouqade Records - 2008
  • Mark-Henning - Fabrique Belgique (Dario Zenker Remix) - Soma Quality Recordings    - 2008
  • Marco Zenker - Indus (Dario Zenker Rosegarden Remix) - igloo-rec - 2008
  • Marco Zenker - Muralmumble (Dario Zenker Remix) - Ilian Tape - 2008
  • Marco Zenker - Talking Zulu (Dario Zenker Remix) - Ilian Tape - 2009
  • Marco Zenker - Chutney (Dario Zenker 916 Remix) - Ilian Tape - 2009
  • Papol - St. Bulevar (Dario Zenker Remix) - Esperanza - 2010
  • Simple - Lightly (Dario Zenker No Way Tool) - Ilian Tape - 2010
  • Alland Byallo - War Zero (Dario Zenker Remix) - Nightlight Music - 2010
  • Tom Clark And Benno Blome - Falling (Dario Zenker Remix) - Highgrade Records - 2011
  • Raeyk - Asleep (Dario Zenker Remix) - Varianz Records - 2011
  • Franklin De Costa - Queen Of Mars (Dario Zenker Remix) - ReSolute Label - 2011
  • Behrouz - Endless Night (Dario Zenker Remix) - Monique Musique - 2012
  • Freak Seven - Surreal (Dario Zenker Remixes) - 2020Vision - 2012
  • Cleric - Morose (Dario Zenker Remix) - Coincidence Records - 2013
  • Oliver Deutschmann - - Hold On (Dario Zenker Remix) - Aura Karma Records - 2013
  • LaChriz - Truthery (Dario Zenker Remix) - Outelectronic Recordings - 2014

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