As a youth SL Curtiz’s musical diet consisted of Felix Da Housecat, Bad Boy Bill, Derrick Carter, CZR and multiple others from the American/Chicago house movement. Gorging his musical on rhythm, grooves and jackin’ house, Curtiz’s love for house music blossomed exponentially and it was this passion for the scene that acted as the catalyst to his induction into the scene, first as a clubber, then as a promoter before he finally found his calling as a DJ.
After several haphazard starts as a touring DJ, Curtiz’s decided to start his own party ‘Bringing da Funk’ in 2003 in downtown Stuttgart. That same year, he was invited to become a resident at the then legendary Hit House Radio Station hosting the ‘Saturday Night Mastermix’ with Bernie Bernthaler weekly on Saturdays between 10pm and 6am. The show went on to achieve peak listenership during his tenure and opened Curtiz’s name to thousands around the city each week. In turn his appearances on the weekly slot led to his ‘Bringing da Funk’ parties becoming an unmissable hangover for electronic fans all over the city.
Releasing records since 2007, and having founded labels Slammin Muzik and Base Legere in 2008, SL Curtiz has since worked with artists as wide reaching as Moussa Clarke, Zedd, Lucas Reyes, Francesco Diaz. Over the years both his music and his labels have received extensive support by named players such as Roger Sanchez, Umek, Bad Boy Bill, Dabruck & Klein, Richard Vission, D.O.N.S., Joachim Garraud, Flash Brothers, StoneBridge and countless others.
Away from his own releases Curtiz has also completed playlist strong remixes for the likes of Robbie Rivera, Wonderland Avenue, Dumb Dan, Reza, Splashfunk, John De Mark, Teo Moss, Peter Brown to name but a few, whilst having had releases on imprints such as Ministry Of Sound, Wormland Black, Suka Records, Sume Music and many more. His music has also featured on mix compilations for mega brands that included Ministry of Sound.
Today, Curtiz divides his time between A&R’ing one of Germany’s biggest house labels Wormland Music and producing and touring as an artist in his own right. To date his DJ schedule has seen him perform at clubs in countries such that include Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Swiss, Croatia, Moldova, Poland and others.
As well as writing, producing, DJing and A&R’ing, Curtiz also hosts a monthly one hour radio show called ‘Slammin Muzik Radio Session’ on Germany’s biggest Internet radio station Sceen FM.