Friends w/ Benefits met in 2010 at the offices of Berlin based music tech pioneers Native Instruments. Through a shared love of a wide variety of electronic music styles, Chris and Karsten quickly became close friends and have been bouncing around the infamous Berlin clubs together ever since. Both had been DJing individually since some time so it didn't take long until they started playing together. In addition to hosting their own party series with the unbalanced DJ crew, they have been on regular rotation in their hometown at clubs like ipse, Loftus Hall, Ritter Butzke and Berghain Kantine.
Their sound has been noticeably shaped by their experiences on the dance floors of the Berlin scene and although the label 'house music' most certainly fits, their diverse musical backgrounds add a depth and variety to their mixes that is often surprising, always refreshing and, above all, destined to get the crowd moving. The Belgian-German duo channels these distinct influences into their house centric sets, blending soulful cuts, hypnotic rhythms and dark driving beats to create a trademark style that is unmistakably and unequivocally geared toward the peak time.
• Profile: https://soundcloud.com/befriendswithbenefits
• mix: https://soundcloud.com/befriendswithbenefits/berlins-bernin