Rafael Ximenez born in Madrid and Mikio from Tokyo are the DJTeam PLASTIK FUNK. Together the two DJs, who are now living inDuesseldorf, form an important part of worldwide nightlife. Gigs in SanFrancisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Zurich, Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona,Prague, Vienna, Tokyo that are some of the places which they have alreadyenchanted with their sound.
At the beginning of 2005 they had beentraveling with the, Privilege World Tour“ through France, Czech Rep., Spain,Germany, USA, Russia, Ukraine and the UK spreading the spirit of the magicisland of Ibiza throughout the world and also played the first German "Sensation White“ in the Gelsenkirchen Arena auf Schalke (with more than 15.000visitors) as well as many European openair-festivals.
In May 2006 the two played at thebiggest indoor dance festival in Portugal called "Love2Dance“ in Lisbon and hadseveral appearances at the reborn Loveparade in Berlin and the Streetparade inZurich. The Summer of 2007 saw the guys playing regularly gigs for the legendary Wednesdays day party "In Bed With Space“ at Space Ibiza as well as theirappearances at the Bacardi B-Live event on the lovely island of Sylt.
In the same year, Plastik Funk signed asartists on Germany‘s leading dance-imprint "Ministry of Sound", releasingtheir singles "Let Me See Your Hands", "Irresistible", "Show me what you got"and "Rise" as well as many remixes for acts like Shaggy, Spektrum, Robyn andcompilations like the famous "Clubbersguide Ibiza 2008". In 2009 the first "Sessions Germany“ representing the unique sound of the duo has been releasedon Ministry of Sound Germany, followed by Volume IX of the Housemusic.de(Milk&Sugar Rec.) compilation, also being mixed and compiled by PlastikFunk.
Plastik Funk particulary is knownfor their ace remixes for artists like David Guetta, Estelle, Robyn, Shaggy or Erick Morillo tomention just a few. After their incredible #1 (remix for Paul Gardner’s“Come Get My Lovin’”) on Beatport there was a huge demand for Plastik Funkputting their hands on productions by other respected artists from all aroundthe world. Meanwhile, the duo decided to concentrate on their own singles andlaunched some impressive smasher into the club world. Especially their last one:“Everybody Dance Now 2011″. The single could be found in the top positionsamongst the leading charts of ﬁfteen countries. And it seems like their latestproduction “Upside Down” will do even better.
Tiger Records justreleased the new “Body Grooves” album series featuring brand new andunreleased material of Plastik Funk. It also contains the next single “WhatLove Can Do” featuring the legendary vocalist Fragma. The great success asproducers has lead to the fact that Rafael Ximenez and DJ Mikio arethe most busy house-duo in Germany. Plastik Funk’s unique notorietyhas kept them in continual high demand. The guys have appeared inalmost every country throughout the world. Just in this yearPlastik Funk was on tour in Thailand, Russia, Luxembourg, Brasil, Slovenia, England, Ireland, China, Poland, USA, Greece, Switzerland, France, Netherlands,Turkey, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Ukraine, Panama, Columbia andGermany of course.