Real name: Maximilian Lenz
Effective period / Period of releases: 1987 - 2019Maximilian Lenz was born on 4 March 1965 in Münster, Westphalia. He is the brother of Fabian Lenz (DJ Dick)
WestBam is in fact the abbreviated form of Westphalia BamBaataa and derives from this artist's home state in Germany and his role model Afrika Bambaataa. 1983 marked the beginning of his DJ career in the Odeon Club in Münster. In 1984 he made a permanent move to Berlin which was still divided by the Wall. WestBam started as DJ at Berlin's famous Metropol and his sophisticated mixing techniques brought him fame far beyond the borders of the divided city. In 1985 WestBam worked with Klaus Jankuhn to produce his first 12" entitled "17" which was inspired by Paul Hardcastle's "19". In 1986 he founded Low Spirit Recordings together with Fabian Lenz, William Röttger, Klaus Jankuhn and Sandra Molzahn. In 1989 he made his first album "The Cabinet". This was the first DJ-concept album to be launched on the German market.