„It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler. You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn’t be a plating on the 24-karat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment. Hitler must have gone crazy watching us embrace. The sad part of the story is I never saw Long again. He was killed in World War II.“

This quote by four-time Olympic gold medalist James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens on Luz Long, a German athlete who was the first one to congratulate Owens on his 1936 gold medal in long jump, reflects our appreciation of friendship. To Luz Long, Jesse Owens’ dark-skinned race did not matter. Neither did Hitler’s intimidation and the Third Reich’s sentiments. He was simply impressed by Owens and paid tribute to his extraordinary performance. This is exactly the spirit that we want to display on the page “Friends”. We would like to perpetuate the names of all the DJs, clubs, event managers, labels and anybody else who supported us in any way. You are amazing and we thank you very deeply!

Thanks to …

DJs:

Adam Stacks / AKA AKA / Alexander Aurel / Ben Brown / Boogie Pimps / Brian Sanhaji / Bunte Bummler / Butch / Chasing Kurt / Chris Hartwig / Chris Tietjen / Chris Wood / Daniel Kilian / Daniel Stefanik / DJ Hell / DJ Pierre / DJ T / Einmusik / Einsauszwei / Einzelkind / Essáy / Gabriel Ananda / Gévo / Hannes Fischer / Jenny Furora / Julien Bracht / Kruse & Nürnberg / Le Alen / Leonardo Aquino / Lutz Markwirth / Marco Sönke / Marc Keen / Martyné / Mathias Kaden / Mathias Kaun / Matthias Tanzmann / Matthias Vogt / Meat / Nick Curly / Nico Pusch / Pan-Pot / Peter Eilmes / Piemont / Re.You / Ruede Hagelstein / Sasch BBC / Sascha Braemer / Sascha Lebemann / SiS / SKAI / Solee / Stereo Express / Tiefschwarz / Timos & Paris Liamis / Waffel & Pfannkuchen / Wareika / Ziel 100

Events:

Bad Boys Club / Fly BerMuDa / Funky People / Green & Blue / HOME Offenbach / Hotel Digital / Love Family Park / Merkwuerdiges Verhalten / MOVE / Re:Fresh / See Us There! / Time Warp / Von House aus schön / Underground Electric Grooves

Miscellaneous:

Cécille Records / Chrisse Kunst / Cocoon Recordings / Connaisseur Recordings / Die Chunkz / DJ Rooms / Edward Park / freakquadrat / Hot Creations / Frankfurter Rundschau / Freebase Records & Sneakers / Hörverlesen / Klangextase / International Deejay Gigolo Records / Praktikum / Toxic Family / sceen.fm / Soño Vivo / YOU FM Clubnight / Urban Stylistics