Franky Greiner born 1979, into a small town south-east of Berlin. In Socialistic Eastern Germany his childhood was surround by almost subcultural Vacuum.Music, Literature, Art were mostly governmental controlled.
Cultural Expressions from the capitalistic influenced world got mostly banned. Lots of Records were rare and often had to be smuggled in.
Listing with friends a Radioshow or watching TV from western sector of Berlin became always risky event.
The Mauerfall 89 changed that conditions totally. Openminded and touched by the common liberate feeling of the early nineties, able to digging records free and ready listing to all that unknown music out there, he started buying and collecting records, tapes and discs.
Around 1994 ,with his friends he started a club in Beeskow in an abandoned warehouse called „Treibstoff“. Guys like Norman Nodge, Andre Lodemann, Sammy Dee, Tom Clark played there.
16 years old Franky got his first regular playing experiences as Dj in Frankfurt/ Oder in a club called „Kulturfabrik“ . The Residency „Yaburizuguri“ was set once a month and 500 people all subcultures were dancing to the eclectic sets mixing House, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Jazz, Hip Hop and Rock music to a whole journey.
1999 he moved to Berlin for studying Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Politics at Humboldt University and became luckily friends with people like Chica Paula, Dandy Jack, Villalobos, Zip, Sammy Dee, Max Lodebauer and Michel Grinser. Charing the same passion for all kinds of music they asked him to play at their Private Parties, Birthdays and Afterhours.
In the surrounding of Berlin clubs like WMF, Old Panoramabar producing electronic music became more and more his interest. Together with Daniel Ramm they founded the Projekt Pikaya in 2001.
Four years later they released their first production. During the Fusion Summer Festival 2005 Franky played their song 'Grüne Raufaser' to Luciano who liked it a great deal and released him in September 2006 on Cadenza Label.
Since April 2006 Daniel and Franky have worked as live act in clubs all over Europe. Pikaya live acts became well known in short time and gave them the opportunity to play gigs in front of thousands of people at DC 10, Privileg, Space, Panorama Bar, Tenax, Cocorico, Fusion Festival (2009 / 2011)…
Franky’s passion of DJ ing music in long sessions was never out of his focus.
2006, luckily Franky found his creative home base in Gregor Krämers „Club der Visionäre“ and established here the Residencie called „Karawane“, where DJ s and Musicans like Ion Ludwig, De Walta, Luca Torre, Edward, Konstantin, Rene Audriard, Adil Hiani, Alex & Digby, Bella Sarris, NSI, Andre Lodemann, Roman Flügel, got invited to play their first session in this special and unique institution of berlin electronic dance music scene.
Among bigger events like O2 Parties (2008), Berlin Beats and Boots, Thaibreak (2010), Rave on Snow (2010) - Franky Greiner played over the years in almost every location of Berlin s underground nightlife like Tresor, WMF,103, Anita Berber, Bar 25, Chalet, Kater Holzig & Blau, Wilde Renate, Horst Kreuzberg, Watergate, Weekend, Griessmühle, Farbfernseher, Paloma Bar, GoldenGate, Suicide Circus, Bar Tausend, HRD Bar, San Remo, Pfefferbank, Cookies,
Used to play often all night long session he is able to accompanies evening jazz events that end up in dancing parties with Housemusik. One good example was his DJ live supporting of Mark Scheibe's Orchestra in the Admiralspalast Berlin (2011).
2012 he took a little break from clublive, finishing his Magister Studium at Humboldt University. Inspired by analyzing culture from the sonic and technology perspective - he wrote his examen about „Elektronische Musik als Akustikdesign.“
Updated with new inspiration and knowledge - different new projects poped up. All to do with sound. 2013 he got the chance to work for Ralf Kroner the founder of DD Distribution as Artistconsulting and for Arturia as Sounddesigner.
Nowadays Franky Greiner is still Dj ing and Producing music under the credo that sound is a social thing, and a ton says more than thousand words….
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