Lovebirds is a well-schooled DJ who combines the energy and enthusiasm of a young man with the experience and know-how of a veteran. His grown-up sound is like taking a trip back to the seventies and eighties but in a gleaming and futuristic spaceship. His musical selections draw on a lifetime of absorbing black music, and make for sets that are authentic, lived-in and real.
Sebastian Döring’s long harmonic mixing style draws out new tensions and emotions between tracks, and his skills on the FX and EQs add extra layers to his performances that leave people around the world in raptures. From boogie to Brazilian, original deep house to colourful disco edits via funk, soul and jazz, Lovebirds has all the musical freedom in the world so never fails to take you on a multi-dimensional trip.
For more than two decades now, this Berlin based artist has been making and playing the music he loves to crowds that range from 50 people to 15000 people. His production style is anything but over compressed or over-produced, instead it has a polished but vintage finish and comes imbued a love of the true emotions and musicianship of the seventies and eighties.
That studio is a place where magic happens on his vast array of old gear and takes him from pop to soft rock through house and boogie, and has given rise to underground anthems like ‘Want You In My Soul’ (still a classic eight years after release, and one with more than 8.5 million views on YouTube) and ‘In The Shadows’, which are the sort of tunes that can unite vast festivals crowds into one smiling mass of energy.
Further releases on key labels like Freerange, Defected, Winding Road, Buzzin’ Fly and OM Records—as well as his own Teardrop Recordings—have found him veer from deep and soulful house to funk tinged grooves and more blissed out vocal tracks with collaborators like Stee Downes. All this comes after previous success as the award-winning Kneedeep, a duo that had plenty of hits including an edit of ‘Funky Nassau’, which was DJ Mag’s Track of the Year in 1999, and their remix of Afro Medusa’s ‘Pasilda’ which single handedly started the Latin house movement.
2019 is set to be as bright as any for Lovebirds, with a new album on the way featuring vocals by old friends Stee Downes, Holly Backler, Minako and Pete Simpson, as well as a new live band and album project that continues in the tradition of fusionists like Roy Ayers, Bob James and Azymuth with a whole host of international musicians living in Berlin.