Franklin De Costa
member of: Studiogemeinschaft
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Franklin's early musical roots began with a Taiwan Drumset and a Hohner
Organ. After some training years under the influence of metal, jazz, 70s
prog/rock and live perfomances as a versatile drummer his transition to
electronic music began with an Amiga 500 computer.
The Trackermusic of this machine lead him to the early techno music of
the 90s and early production experiments in his Father's home studio.
First releases followed in 1995 to 96 on the label Fusion Records (w/
303 Nation Member, Patrick Vauillaume). Later he released as Tichy on
various Frankfurt techno labels until at the end of the 90s his search
for inspiration brought him to a very experimental production phase without
the „4 to the floor“ presetting. From this he developed his
distinctive trademark sound with straight grooves and frisky sound design.
With the concentration on DJing and party organising Franklin began the
extroverted phase of the studio nerd. In 2003 he started working with
Yapacc and founded the Studiogemeinschaft project. Along with the infamous
Frankfurt DJs Bo Irion and Miriam Schulte they started "The Green
Empire" events and internet community.
Meanwhile Franklin was gaining more international recognition with releases
on well-known labels such as Trapez ltd, Karmarouge Noir, Einmaleins Musik
and Treibstoff. His singles entered the charts of the german groove magazine,
german dance charts and the charts of djs worldwide.
In 2007 he released with Yapacc together the first Green Empire Release. Expect for 2008 some new music on Leena, Resopal Red, Below and Curle.