Pad Martin was born on 17th December 1979 in Zurich. Since 1993 he has been behind the turntables and today he is one of the most innovative DJ and producer in the electronic music sector. During his years as a resident DJ in various clubs in Switzerland he improved his skills to perfection. The perfection of his technique is audible in every mix and he has given prove of his stunning dexterity in various marathon sets (5-10 hours). His sets are very drivy and whenever you find Pad playing in a club the mood is ecstatic and people are going wild right from the beginning till the end of the set. Pad Martin has always been interested in the origin of music and found it therefore vital to continue his instrumental education. Pad kept putting his music world together and after quite some consideration is now the proud owner of the Fresh Surplus Studio in Meilen/Zurich. The sound productions, finest drum beats and his always very drivy arrangements make his productions incredibly interesting. Up until now no song sounds like another. With his convincing development Pad was able to win artists such as Titto La Rocka (E), Nic Clarke (UK), Billi Oden (USA), Eugène Chaplin (Son of Charlie Chaplin), Sabina Stokes (USA) etc. over to have him produce their projects at the FSP Studio. Releases and productions include various compilations with different co-artists.
The studio project with Titto La Rocka (E) is very innovative and intense, putting the focus on developing new styles and sounds. This liaison has produced some incredible DJ sets and live acts as well as studio sessions.
Pad Martin & Titto La Rocka (E) feat. Nic Clarke (UK) were the winners of the KICK THE MIX CONTEST 2008. Kick the Mix is a Swiss wide contest for DJ’s and producers.
Pad Martin is resident DJ at Club Q, Life is a Bitch (one of the top European party labels) as well as S'express and Discotronic, both presented by Claude Bravi (ADT) and Pad Martin (Striker Beer).
Besides the Djing and productions Pad Martin has also launched in 2008 his own beer label: Striker Beer. Not only is Striker by now one of the top Club and Nightlife beers in Zurich but also expanding strongly throughout Switzerland. Trend-setting bars and restaurants all sell Striker and it has been established as THE lifestyle beer.