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Oliver Koletzki is a producer and DJ in the genres of electronic dance, hip-hop, pop, and house. Studying music at the Humboldt University in Berlin and working as a composer for commercials, Koletzki self-released a white-label pressing of his techno track "Der Mückenschwarm," which was heard by Sven Väth, who signed Koletzki to his Cocoon label and re-released the cut. The song was then selected as the "track of the year" in a reader's poll by German magazine Groove in 2005 and later remixed by artists such as Dominik Eulberg and Pig & Dan. Koletzki founded his own label, Stil vor Talent, in September 2005. His first DJ mix CD, The Process, was released in 2006, followed by his proper debut album, Get Wasted, in 2007. His sophomore album, the Berlin-inspired Großstadtmärchen, was issued in 2009, followed by a pop-leaning collaboration album with singer Fran titled Lovestoned in 2010. Koletzki's third album, Großstadtmärchen 2, was released in 2012 and entered the German charts at number 19. In 2013, Stil vor Talent introduced a compilation series titled Schneeweiß. Named after a popular Berlin restaurant, the albums' tracks were compiled by Koletzki with the eatery's patrons in mind. Koletzki's fourth solo studio album I Am OK appeared in 2014, and also hit the German album charts. In 2016, Koletzki celebrated his label's ten-year anniversary with the compilation 10 Years Stil vor Talent. ~ Christian Genzel