The Checkup

Berlin-based The Checkup is synonymous with energetic house sounds of old and new, maintaining a soulful outlook and positive storytelling in his DJ sets, both of which he has received global acknowledgment for.

While traveling around the world, he finds himself on a never-ending search for rare 90s house records to uncover gems of the past. The last few years were notably the finest years to date as he toured South America multiple times, in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica. He is also a regular of European hotspots like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, and Tbilisi and is a very established figure in Berlin where he plays Sisyphos, Watergate, About Blank, and Wilde Renate to name a few.

His dynamic US house-influenced sound has also seen him showcase his music on legendary labels such as Snatch!, Nervous Records, Large Music, Madhouse, Toy Tonics, Meta, and Twirl to name a few. In 2023, some key releases dropped on Catz N Dogz “Step” records, his own imprint “Heattraxx” on vinyl and digital, as well as 2 EPs signed to Riva Starr’s “Snatch”. 2024 already has some exciting plans with a release on Kerri Chandler’s “Kaoz Theory”, Darius Syrossian’s “Moxy Musik” and DJ Steaw’s “House Puff”.

The Checkup continues to propel stellar sounds on his own Heattraxx for the last 10 years, a project which has seen him sign the likes of Riva Starr, K’Alexi Shelby, Dam Swindle, Demuir, Manda Moor, Ale Castro, Demarkus Lewis, Lolu Menayed, DJ Merci, and Nat Wendell to name a few. On a day-to-day basis, he holds down the fort at Beatport as the Vice President of Global Curation and the house curator, a nod of approval for his impeccable taste within the genre and closely related vibes.

It is no surprise that in recent years The Checkup has received love and support from some of the most inspiring artists within the scene time and time again. A few artists who recognize the realness are Kerri Chandler, Riva Starr, Luke Solomon, Laurent Garnier, TSHA, Lea Lisa, Archie Hamilton, Gideon, DJ Sneak, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Manda Moor, Alinka, Ben Rau, Mark Broom, Darius Syrossian and Honey Dijon, a mixed bag of support marking the true versatility of his productions and personality in the booth, with some of his productions gracing the likes of Berlin’s “Panorama Bar” or Ibiza’s “Amnesia” and Manchester’s “Warehouse Project” dancefloors.