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Schwarz & Funk has carved a niche in the music industry with their signature Balearic chillout, lounge, and house music, drawing inspiration from the vibrant ambiance of Ibiza. With a career spanning over two decades, their deep chillout sounds, sophisticated lounge tunes, and soulful house vibes have not only captivated a global audience but have also featured in prestigious compilations like the Café del Mar series.

Renowned for their quality and innovation, Schwarz & Funk's tracks have made a significant mark in the electronic music scene, celebrated for their authenticity and unique style. They boast a substantial following on digital platforms, with over 40k subscribers on YouTube and approximately 1 million monthly streams on Spotify, alongside hosting a weekly show on Balearica Radio. Additionally, Schwarz & Funk deliver a dynamic live experience across various venues and configurations.

Their versatility extends to collaborations on groundbreaking projects, such as The Outlaw Ocean Music Project by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Urbina of The New York Times, and their music's inclusion in critically acclaimed films like Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless. Their work's adaptability and allure have also caught the attention of major international corporations like Lufthansa, Volkswagen, and Alfa Romeo, who have leveraged their compositions for commercial endeavors, a testament to the duo's broad appeal and the universal resonance of their music.

The beginning of SCHWARZ & FUNK

In the early 90s Bob and Jesse worked for a hip radio station in Augsburg , Southern Germany for a couple of years. Jesse was a member of the editorial staff and Bob worked as an audio engineer. After that period they lost sight of each other for a while. In the meantime, Bob set up his own recording studio while work as a professional musician kept him busy. Jesse ran his own nightclub for several years. He also toured as a DJ in great demand in the hot clubs of Ibiza like El Divino and Privilege.

In the year 2000, bursting with many innovative ideas, Jesse finally decided to start his own music production and was looking for the right partner to realise them. Naturally, he contacted his old friend Bob. Jesse and Bob turned out to be a perfect team and established the joint boxbergstudios in Ibiza and back home in Germany. An outstandingly creative and productive cooperation began at this point. After experimenting with different music styles, Bob and Jesse chose the music that they are passionate about: chillout, lounge and house music.

Bob and Jesse started several projects in their early years. There are many tracks released under the artist names 'Deeparture', 'Good Chillaz', 'The S.G.S Project', 'Eivizzards', 'Sunseeker', 'Dragon Lounge', 'Indigo Seven', 'Chillowack', 'Daddy Pete' and 'Timbalestics' found on lounge compilations worldwide. Most of these tracks are now re-released by SCHWARZ & FUNK.

As professional and passionate musicians, Bob and Jesse frequently work together with outstanding musicians and singers. Their good friend and exceptional guitarist Joe T. Aykut for instance can be regarded as their biggest asset. His spectacular solo performances are one key component of SCHWARZ & FUNK. Big stars like J.C.A., Barbara Tucker, The Gipsy Kings, and even the Bee Gees have worked with him as well.

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"We will continue to produce, remix and play music...we just have to do it!"