The New York Optimist
August 2008
Domino Dancing
Hipster Girl
Life Ball 2008
Christopher Just

Born in 1968 in Vienna my career starts as a DJ in a Viennese
gay bar called "Motto" in 1982. Together with my studio partner
DJ PURE I create the project ILSA GOLD and release the first
12 Up on the label Mainframe in 1992. Catchy samples paired
with an ironic breeze is the trademark of Ilsa Gold, the tracks
UP and SILKE become celebrated anthems of the Rave- and
Technoscene with numerous performances all over Europe
following.
The release of the album DIE ZIPFELMUETZE, DER
HANDWAGEN UND DIE GUMMIMUSCHI on our own label
GSICHT WIA DA BEIDL VON AN OIDN MANN RECORDS
in 1995 shows the God of Techno Sven Vaeth with a prick cap
on the cover and
provokes a middle sized scandal in Germany.