Superstar DJs – Made in Germany

The documentary on Deutsche Welle (EU geo-blocking)

Every summer young DJs like Felix Jaehn and Alle Farben clock up more air miles than some airline pilots, conquering the international charts from their laptops. They produce hit songs, and have made German-style Deep House an established brand in Australia, Japan and the US.

What happens to people in their early twenties who have already reached what others need an entire career to achieve? What drives this young generation of laptop producers? And what does a DJ say, who is a veteran of the business?

The report portrays a working world defined by backstage areas, self-discipline and permanent social media activity. From Felix Jaehn and Alle Farben to Paul van Dyk: all three are in big demand, but each has their own individual perspective on music, success and a scene where – contrary to what some may imagine – nobody becomes a star just like that. ”Superstar DJs – Made in Germany” reveals a privileged but at the same time tough business that involves fame, fortune and fun but at the same time little sleep, preset schedules and a festival summer with no fixed abode.

  • Report
  • Volker Heimann
  • ZDF/Arte
  • 30 Minuten
  • 2017