Since his introduction to Berlin's deeply rooted musical heritage nearly 20 years ago, Jimi Handtrix has steadily developed an undying passion for sound system music - from early roots & dub to the newest in jungle, drum'n'bass & beyond - played on a proper system! Heavily influenced by the early sounds of the UK's rave scene and Caribbean sound system culture, he inevitably found his calling as a deejay, promoter, label manager and musical activist, and hasn't looked back since.
Through his continuous involvement in projects such as 'Dub Der Guten Hoffnung' and 'Serendubity', as well as more recent endeavours such as 'A Bass Odyssey' & his label 'Higher Ground Recordings', he has found the means to express himself whilst seamlessly blending a large spectrum of styles, textures and tempos, thus creating a unique musical journey within each of his performances.
Over the past decade he has steadily built a solid reputation as one of the go-to guys in Berlin for quality jungle, drum & bass, dub, dubstep and bass music, and abroad at festivals such as Outlook Festival (Croatia), Bamboo Bass (Costa Rica), Cosmic Convergence (Guatemala), Ecologikal Reggae (Mexico), Plötzlich am Meer (Poland) and Fusion Festival (Germany), as well as smashing clubs all around the UK, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Canada, USA, Mexico and Puerto Rico!
Because of Corona, Gretchen is closed since mid-March. That is why we are now presenting music, together with our beloved artists, from the club into the living rooms of the world. If you like it, we would be happy to receive donations at the "virtual bar" to compensate for the total loss of income.