Volldrauf was born in Köln (Cologne, Germany). He was raised there until the age of 13, which is when he moved to the United States. While being raised in Germany, he was immersed in an open-minded culture with lots of diversity. Some say that this is what has strongly influenced his music over the years.
He grew up with Trance, Techno, House, Drum and Bass and other electronic genres. He learned how to play the piano at the age of 8, which he still incorporates in many of his original tracks to this day. When he was 14 years old, he built his own computer and installed DJ software to start learning the art of mixing and has since been cultivating those skills. He later went into computer engineering but decided to leave that career to pursue his true passion. By the time he was 18, he started playing at reputable venues such as Mansion, Envy Lounge and more!
Volldrauf decided to progress his music career at the age of 22, which is when he started to produce music. After a few unofficial yet successful remixes, he was able to gain some traction and quickly gained a following. These remixes included The Chainsmokers – Roses, Parov Stelar – Booty Swing, Nadia Ali – Roxanne, and his most viral one Adam Lambert – Ghost Town. Besides his popular remixes, Volldrauf has been shaping his sounds from his first original hit City of Lights (feat. Cate Rose) to his latest hit Human featuring the Indie Pop Artist, Kingsley! His music has been aired multiple times on the local radio stations, Z90.3 and Jam’n 95.7 in San Diego, California. He has also been featured on big name Channels such as EDMCity (Trap City), MA Music, Paradoxium and more!
Volldrauf previously held residency at the #1 voted for Best EDM Nightclub in San Diego, CA called Fluxx until Omnia opened in San Diego. Besides nightclubs like Omnia, Volldrauf has had the pleasure of performing at some music festivals and big name venues such as the Hard Rock.
Today, Volldrauf holds his residency in San Diego at Bassmnt. With Insomniac and Bassmnt working together, they were able to book the best headliners that San Diego could possibly see. Volldrauf had the pleasure of headlining and sharing the lineup with several well-known DJs such as Above & Beyond, Lil Jon and more! Besides from the nightclub and music festival events, Volldrauf has been the dedicated DJ for Adobe’s Creative Jam events in San Diego for the last 3 years.