Wareika started as a creative project in 2007. Back in the school days the friends Jakob Seidensticker and Henrik Raabe formed a band called The Havana Boys, which was known as the house band of the famous Mojo Club in Hamburg. While playing a gig in a hot summer night Florian Schirmacher, successful with projects like Glowing Glisses, jumped up onto stage and the story began.
All three artists enjoyed a musical education from an early age. Henrik studied guitar, drums and piano, Florian was educated in singing and piano, while Jakob can master a bass and plays all kinds of percussions. Besides this classical education Jakob and Florian are also very much into djing, rooted within Techno, House and more sorts of contemporary club music, leaving no surprise as you think of the high level of versatility of Wareika's musical style.
Their productions include three albums, several single releases and more than a dozen high-profile remixes on different labels like Tartelet, Perlon, Circus Company, Future Classics, Eskimo and many others – with sounds ranging from jazzy house and dubby riddims and exotic beat to deep techno.
When it comes down to live gigs the trio are very keen on defining a quality and outstanding sound, always playing 100% live. Definitely no computers on stage!
And here is a playlist of Wareika's alltime favourite songs related to Hamburg! Enjoy