Carsten Martens was born in Germany and his interest in music started at early age of being 15 years old. He played music in several local bands like Decry, Mahomets Gesang and April Sun as guitarist and vocalist. Those were his first personal imprints of independent underground music.
Later on, his interest went into Electronic music, aka Terry York. Playing in clubs all over Germany and overseas. Famous Clubs like Rheingold Saal (Duesseldorf), Neuschwanstein (Cologne), Funky Chicken (Cologne) Nachtflug (No. 1 underground club in Germany at the time), Tresor (Berlin), Warehouse (Cologne), Kiesgrube (Cologne) …… to name just a few.
He played along side with artist like Felix Da Housecat, Carl Cox, DJ Wilfried, Bjoern Mandry, Dave Pezzner, The Revenge and many more….
He also played on large events like Greenkomm, Loveparade (Berlin) and the ever-famous island in Ibiza (Pasha). After Djing over a decade he turned back into live music recording and worked with several artist and record labels.
Starting in 2014 with his professional music studio in Hong Kong he established himself as head engineer and composer and by that he had himself 100% committed to music again. The previous studio named “Studio 101 Ltd.” Ran under a partnership is now 100% owned and reformed into “Aya Recording Studio Ltd.” With over 60 credits in TV Commercial, feature film, Documentary, Animation, artist recording, mixing and composing he is truly an artist committed to the broad musical spectrum.
In 2017, he started his own record label “DMR” or DoubleMaltRecords, an independent electronic underground record label which is about to start off in November 2017. After only 6 month the label has signed 8 international and local artist and had 8 stellar releases. The label also established a massive local DJ roster of 9 local and 3 international artist. First touring plans are set and kick off will be in
Carsten Martens debut release “Sleepless” out since November 2017 got a massive feedback from the underground scene and got over 60,000 plays/streams/downloads across all channels. He is now following up with a 12track release schedule over the next 12 months, starting with the 2nd release in May 2018 and every following month after. These releases will reflect his entire music career of live music and Dj’ing. A mix of experimental deep house played and recorded mainly with live instruments.