Born only minutes away from NYC, donnerstag was the love child of two European immigrants.
Before his birth, donnerstag’s mother would put headphones on her pregnant belly and would play Mozart’s “Ein Klein Nacht Musik” and Maurice Revel’s, “Bolero” for months until his birth, hoping her passion for music would be transferred to her unborn son.
Donnerstag started piano lessons at the age of 5 and was introduced to public musical performance. He performed for thousands as a child in touring choirs with his musical mentor and world famous pianist, Roman Catholic Priest, Father Benjamin Dino from the Philippines.
Growing up so close to NYC his musical tastes became extremely eclectic. Having the influences of the Disco era, 1980s pop, the birth of Techno, NYC Super Clubs (ROXY, TWILO, Sound Factory, Webster Hall) all the way to Hip-Hop, Grunge and Alternative Rock.
In 1995, donnerstag started creating electronic music on a now defunct computer program called “mixmaster” that introduced him to beats, loops, effects, and from there a creative love affair began.
After a 15 year run in music management, (Amber, WKTU NYC, Dee Roberts, DJ Vito G) donnerstag decided to get behind the decks himself and he studied and practiced the art of djing for literally thousands of hours.
In 2015, donnerstag moved to the musically rich city of Philadelphia and within two years he has played every major venue and party in the city, hold numerous residencies, appeared at multiple festivals, entertained three continents, toured Europe 3 times, and he has just finished the 2017 summer season in Ibiza, Spain with a 3 week, 20 gig romp, leaving an impression on the island that will last for years to come.
In the next year donnerstag will continue to tour the United States, Europe, South America and has plans to infiltrate Africa and will return to his second home for residencies on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 2018.
Angelo - Islas Baleares, Ibiza
Aperture - Bahía de San Antonio, Ibiza
Bali Beach Bar - Playa den Bossa, Ibiza
Bar Amsterdam - San Antonio Abad, Ibiza
Boogie Nights - Atlantic City, NJ
Casa Lever - NYC, NY
Cheap ’n Easy NYE / The Keep - Brooklyn, NY
Club Mousai - Philadelphia, PA
CODA - Philadelphia, PA
Defected Records Pre-Party / Viva! - Sant Antoni De Portmany, Ibiza
Donnerstag & Friends / The Raven - Philadelphia, PA
Front Street Cafe - Philadelphia, PA
Gratitude Migration Festival / hELLO Beach, NJ
H2Oasis Afterburn / Sands Regency Pool - Reno, NV
KANYA - Sant Antoni De Portmany, Ibiza
MONARCH - Philadelphia, PA
MUMAK - Playa den Bossa, Ibiza
Naughty Snowball Afterparty / Washington, DC
Nomandico Festival / Culpepper, VA
Not Your Basic Brunch / SPiN - Phiadelphia, PA
PEX Costa Rica / Montezuma, Costa Rica
PEX Halloween / Battleship New Jersey - Camden, NJ
PEX Summer Festival / Ramblewood, MD
PEX vs. Playloop / Silk City - Philadelphia, PA
Playhouse / The Edison - Cork City, Ireland
PURE - Sant Antoni De Portmany, Ibiza
Ranchos Itaúna - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
SantaCon / Webster Hall - NYC, NY
Stratus Rooftop Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
The Shakedown / The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
Vesper Sporting Club - Philadelphia, PA
Warehouse on Watts - Philadelphia, PA
Zeba Bar - Washington, DC