is the resident dj and creative mastermind of vinyl vibes. he is also regularly travelling the world to spread the vibe on selected dance floors around the globe. karsten is known not only for his great taste and the gems out of his record collection, but also for mixing original sounds from past decades with future breaks`n`beats of all kind. a true freestyler who pleases dancers on a funk night in the uk equally well as on a deep house night in brasilia, a disco joint in new york, or on various club nights in sydney, montreal, sao paulo, seattle, barcelona, paris and wherever else he gets invited to.
so far he has done two remixes, for the mojo club (the remix album/some essential pieces/universal) and freedom satellite (soul samba – the remixes/vienna scientists).
in 2004 karsten john founded vinyl vibes records, a platform for new talents whose music he collected on his dj trips. the releases earned him even more respect within the scene, and again, stretched the boundaries between the styles. the label gave birth to a handful of heavily played club hits that attracted djs as different as gilles peterson, mr. scruff, kruder & dorfmeister, rainer trüby, makoto, kid loco, jazzanova, quantic or patiffe. straight no chaser journalist dom sevini simply put it this way: „one of the best labels of the year – ace!“
the weekly vinyl vibes radio show that karsten did from 2003 – 2006 on the internet station monofunk.net also helped spreading the vibe to a constantly growing world wide listenership.