Da Hool was one of the main guarantors for the publication of the “techno-underground” at the end of the 1980s. At this year a new club culture was born and would become an inherent part of the music world. All this makes him an important catalyst of the unforgettable electronic avant-garde and Techno Generation / Rave Nation.
The former football fan committed himself completely to the very young but still growing techno-movement. The youth rebelled against the antiquated parental views with mass rallies like Mayday where 20.000 ravers dance till morning. DJ Hooligan became one of the most important production precursors in Continental Europe and was celebrated as “Underground Hero”.
During the following years, Hooligan toured through all the hip clubs and raves throughout the world and produced remixes for lots of artists. He produced his own projects, as for example “La Rocca”, “Central Love”, “Hool’s Experience” and “An Active Trip”, for labels like Frankfurt Beat, Logic Records, Music Man Belgium, Important Records, etc. In 1994 he signed his first Major-deal at East- West Records. His first single “Rave Nation” reached ..16 on the official german single charts and was sold 230.000 times.
In 1996 he founded his own label B-Sides where he has released acts like grammy nominated Timo Maas, Oliver Klein or his own project Central Bass. (together with Juergen Pluta)”. Further he released his new project called Da Hool – Meet her at the Love Parade, which became a huge hit and a global dance anthem with almost 6 milllion sold copies: Meet her at the Parade reached gold status in several countries like Germany; France, Australia,Benelux, Italy, Southafrica and it . became an acoustic manifesto of an upcoming mainstream youth culture. From now on DJ Hooligan would call himself Da Hool; he remained autochthonal, a DJ in great demand and famous all around the world
Thanks to his international reputation, he travelled all five continents and played music in the best locations, clubs and festivals from New York to Rio de Janeiro., from Sydney to London. Although Da Hool is a big star, he still visits the small clubs to keep in touch with the scene.
Da Hool has done a good job with his remixes – in 2003 his “Da Hool Remix” of Armand van Helden’s house-hit “The Funk Phenomena” reached ..1 on the German Dance Charts, got on the offical single Media-Control-Charts and was one the most popular tracks of the year in the UK. Moreover, he published his tribal-track “Sip by Sip” as Hool pres. Freakstylaz at the New York no. 1 house-label Sondos/Subliminal. At the beginning of the 21st century, Da Hool is a distinguished producer at labels as e.g Kosmo, Silly Spider, Subliminal, Ministry Of Sound, Hooj Choons and Toolroomtrax. From this follows that Hool is not only part of the german DJ’s elite, but also enjoys great popularity anywhere else.
In 2004 he was the first german artists on Toolroomtrax with his release “Hool vs Bruckheimer – in The Beginning” This one was one of the most played housetracks in Ibiza in summer and it was the favourite songs of the worlds no. 1 house DJ Eric Morillo who has licensed the track for his label Subliminal later
in 2006 he signed on PIAS Recordings where he released his new album and started to work with artists like Sarah Walker, Richard Oliver, Corey Andrew or the electropopband Grossstadtgeflütser from Berlin. His new electroversion of the doors classical Light my fire entered no. 1 in german dance charts..
In 2011 he signed on the worldwide leading dance label Armada Music and he released his first single Da Hool – No Love Anymore. In 2012 the second single Da Hool feat Jay Cless – She Plays me like a melody follows and the next singles were Illusion and Into the Unknown.
In 2013 he was artist on the Tomorrowland festival.
The next step is Ultra Music USA. Under his alter ego Hooligan he released The Doorkeeper together with the rapper Colee Royce from Chicago