This artist, born in the city of Bad Nauheim in Hessen, which is close to Frankfurt, regards Farley Jack Master Funk’s 1986 release ‘Love can’t turn around’ as one of the most important influences on his early career. “I wanted to make my future audience as happy as this house track made me. I wanted to play this energy and to pass it on to others” remembers Heiko. It was at this point, that it became clear to him that he would become either a DJ, or a musician. He decided to become both. Now, with his talent recognized and revered globally, opportunities to view life from different angles and perspectives are plentiful when touring. Heiko is proud of his humble beginnings and demonstrates his fondness for his hometown by spending most of his mealtimes in the Kreuzberg ‘Markthalle’ Restaurant, whenever they have a ‘Hessen’ week.