Markus Nikolai has music in his genes. Since his initial love affair with all sounds electronic in the early eighties, he has conquered DJing and the live performance, but it is the production realm of dance music in which he has made his most significant contributions. Born in Frankfurt and raised in the city’s suburbs, Markus learned several musical instruments from his grandfather, a conductor. Though he was proficient in piano, guitar, bass, drums and other percussions, the accordion was his main interest. As a teenager in the eighties, he was exposed to nightclubs, dancing and the instrument of the era – the keyboard.