After long years in different musical projects and journeys the long term friends Matthias Draexler and Matthias Schuell decided to concentrate on this credo and formed the duo “BAAL” in 2014. The name was chosen because the hebrew word “baal” has a huge variety of meanings like “owner, master, lord, god, demon and false god”. The word stands for the difficulties that someone faces when he approaches this quest, the difficulty to find out what is right and what is wrong for oneself.
Out of this idea the Munich based duo Baal became one of the most promising new acts out of Germany right now. The fresh taste of deep house and techno on their first EP “Metamorph” with club bangers like “Jericho” and “Genesis” on Musica Autonomica got them on the map and earned them big support by DJs like SOLOMUN, DJ Hell and TALE OF US.
Their signature sound, neo-classic combined with deep techno and house grooves, and their new live show got them the “Munich Act Of The Year” award of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung in 2014 and an invitation to play at the “Pinakothek der Moderne”, one of the most important international museums for contemporary art and design.
Despite the deepness that the music of BAAL provides it is also clearly made for the dance floor in clubs and on festivals. Due to this balance they have already gladly been invited to play at clubs and festivals like Watergate, Katerblau in Berlin, Harry Klein, Yakuza Malta, Autonomica in Tiflis, Georgia, Aarhus and Copenhagen, Oslo, Utopia Island Festival and The Organic Dance Music Festival in Munich – just to name a few. They have also played with big artists such as Sven Väth and Dubfire on the Mainstage at Urban Art Forms Festival, Fur Coat, Mind Against, DJ Hell, Alex Niggemann, Christian Prommer and many more.