DJ DSL is a Viennese hip-hop legend and the first man in the continental European hip-hop scene. Period.

Highly respected, and always adding his own personal twist to DJ sets that combine modern electronica with hip-hop, here and there with the good old reggae flavour, he is an essentialist by choice and heart. DSL picked up his name more than 20 years ago in the typical old school tongue-incheek fashion: D. for DJ, S. for super and L. for „leiwand“, a Viennese slang-term for something beyond excellence.


He released only one album - the critically acclaimed #1 (2002) - but his carefully crafted beats and minimal yet soulful structures are so uplifting and magical, that thousands of HipHop-Aficionados worldwide are as convinced as the clubbers and festival-goers enjoying one of his DJ sets.
Next to remixing artists like Neneh Cherry, Only Child, Jazzanova, Kool Keith or Beginner and designing flyer, poster and t-shirts DSL is constantly touring Europe, the US, Russia and Asia. Known to have been the "first Austrian hip hop DJ" his endless residency in the SPEX charts was topped already in 1995 with the title "Best DJ".