Widely acclaimed as one of Germany's most talented record spinners and producers, DJ Taucher (real name Ralph-Armand Beck) is also famous for making an ass of himself on stage. Among his many ploys are dressing up as a scuba diver (which is what the word Taucher means in German), hanging upside down while working the decks, and dabbling in ballet during his sets. The eccentric Teuton kicked off his adventure as a DJ back in 1992 and, thanks to his showmanship and flair on the turntables, rapidly became one of the hottest names on Frankfurt am Main's vibrant dance scene. Specializing in trance, he has since performed at some of the coolest clubs in London, New York, and Ibiza (the famous Spanish party island in the Mediterranean). Naturally, he's also been roped in to perform at all of Europe's major dance festivals like Love Parade, Rave & Cruise, and Mayday. Taucher first made it big as a producer in 1998, thanks to his remix of DJ Tandu's club hit "Ayla"; the success opened the floodgates and he has since worked on scores of other popular club tunes. Amongst Taucher's best-known album releases is the trance compilation Life Is a Remix (1999).