Jackmate, aka Soulphiction, born in Stuttgart, owner of Philpot-records & Phil_e. In 1989 Michel Baumann started spinning as a hiphop-dj at local jams in the stuttgart area. in 1991 he became infected with Chicago and Detroit based house music, whilst working at a record store. 1996 was the year in which his first two releases came out on Frankfurt's "stir15" label, followed by the classic "the jacker" on the then new Poker Flat label. since that time he has released on Perlon, Playhouse, Mosaic, Freude am Tanzen, and many more..
Michel is well known for his infecting live sets as jackmate and his live project with Suzana Rozkosny as Soulphiction. furthermore he's often touring with his band Manmadescience, alongside dj Phlegmatic and nik reiff.