With roots in Romania but living in Germany, Borrowed Identity’s name says a lot about his life. His musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music.
Inspired by DJs and producers from Larry Levan to DJ Harvey, Moodymann to Larry Heard, Robert Hood to Basic Channel, this man has so far released already on labels like Mistress Recordings, Quintessentials, Home Taping and the Berghain imprint Ostgut Ton. His music is deep and cultured, awash with real musicality and true sampled soul and is perfectly at home in the record bags of those who have supported it so far including Mike Hucakby and Move D, Laurent Garnier, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle and many more tastemakers. Most recently the man has also released on DVS1′s Mistress Recordings, turning the heads of a whole new raft of fans, as well as sitting pretty in the top 10 of RA’s most charted tracks.
Never one too concerned with genres rather instead focusing on making music with real heart and soul, Borrowed Identity oozes passion for music of all varieties and that really shows in his considered releases and DJ sets. With this EXCLUSIVE mix, anticipating Borrowed Identity’s performance at Amsterdam Open Air festival, the young-in-age-not-in-skill German shows off the full range of his deep, soulful powers.
Remember, with the four previous editions, Amsterdam Open Air returns to recreational Gaasperpark for its fifth anniversary. During the weekend of 6th and 7th of June, Amsterdam’s most beautiful park will be host to a musical, culinary and cultural adventure which reflects our capital’s nightlife to the fullest. Don’t forget to find a sunny spot for your tent. As with prior editions there’s an option to stay the complete weekend in campsite as well!