DJ Perigo aka Jürgen Hofmann from Nuremberg, Germany is an accomplished DJ and techno purchaser at the mighty Deejay.de store. His style is varied, sometimes melodic, sometimes brashly thrusting forward, often with bass-heavy dominated tracks within his sets.
Originally from Hof / Saale in Frankonia, Northern Bavaria, Jürgen grew up in the 80’s mainly listening to rock and metal bands including Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Judas Priest and Metallica. But after hearing acid music from artists including Phuture, Lil Louis and KLF while on holiday in Spain, he’d more than caught the dance floor craze and his musical path altered completely. He frantically searched for this music when he returned to Germany but found nothing. Two years later at the beginning of the 90’s a friend told him about a new radio station from Berlin, DT64, where he listened every Saturday to Marusha, the first techno and house radio show in Germany. Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Cari Lekebusch and Surgeon, amongst others, was now the way.
Subsequently becoming a seriously addicted vinyl collector, Jürgen began DJing under his alias DJ Perigo at the first techno parties in the Frankonia area in 1994. Later in the 90’s there followed appearances in other cities in Germany including Nuremberg, Bamberg and in Berlin at ‘Tresor’, before being booked further afield across Europe.
Now his home base is Nuremberg where he has been a member of LIBT (Let It Be Techno) and EWT (Endlich Wider Techno), projects that’ve put on highly successful events celebrating techno music in all its various styles since 2013. Mainly of the hypnotic variety at LIBT but the much harder banging styles with EWT. There he regularly plays in clubs ‘Der Hirsch’, ‘Rakete’ and ‘Zoom.’
After starting work in the warehouse at the behemoth German music store Deejay.de in 1996, Jürgen steadily progressed through the ranks so that in 2003 he become a buyer and has absolutely been able to shape a lot of people’s tastes in techno music from that advantageous position over the years we’re sure.
Clearly a talented influential man, he’s often asked why he doesn’t produce his own music. His response is always “Well, I’m a DJ, not a producer, just let me play some records” …………………… so there.