Sammy Dee has been spinning records for over three decades. Born and raised in Berlin, the DJ-recording artist, real name Mario Radecki, relocated to Kassel, a small town in Germany’s centre where he began DJing local bars and clubs in 1988. He returned home in 1992 to a very different scene: the Berlin Wall has fallen and “machine music” had become a soundtrack for reunification.
Among these were Planet, E-Werk, and Tresor, second homes for Radecki; he became a resident DJ at the latter two, and then Ostgut in 1998, establishing himself as a rising artist within this exciting movement. Listening to his sets, one can feel Radecki's exposure to the birth of reunified Berlin in how he travels through musical genres and influences.
It was in 1998, too, that Radecki formed Pantytec with Perlon co-founder Thomas Franzmann (a.k.a Zip.) The duo launched the project with ‘Into The Duster,’ a beautifully produced EP of abstract, minimal sounds, followed by a handful of EPs and then 2002's ‘Pony Slaystation,’ a long-player debut that captured Radecki's off-kilter micro-house aesthetic and formed the basis for a global Pantytec tour. All releases landed on Zip and Markus Nikolai’s Perlon, the revered minimal house and techno label with which Radecki has long held close associations.