Drummer, Percussionist & Vocalist
Moritz Dortmund aka (Mystical Mo), i`m mainly a drummer and over the years percussions and vocal records became part of the music journey. I play in different bands inclusive my band that is the “Peace Development Crew“. Stylistically, i`m at home with everything Groove has.
My favourite music is music with african roots like Funk, HipHop, Reggae, Dancehall, Jungle, Jazz, Soul, Latin…Over the years i played with countless singers, musicians, dj’s and dancers in many European cities and i look back on many great gigs.
My first earning as a professional musician was mainly with Jazz, i won a price in “Winning Jazz” and also played with Barbara Dennerlein, Raphael Wressning, Lutz Krajenski, David Milzow and many more together.
In 2004, i engaged a lot in the funk/soul circle with the Soulpower project. Monthly
Singers came from the vicious circle of James Brown to Hannover and were from the Screen Club accompanied namely: Marva Whitney, Martha High, Sweet Charles
Sherrell, Waldo Wheaters, Corey Parker. In 2006 i toured Europe with Marva Whitney.
In recent years, most live concerts in the genre have been Reggae/ Dancehall and there have been so many festivals throughout Europe contested:
Summerjam (2015, 2018), Reggaejam Bersenbrück (2015, 2016), Ruhr Reggae Summer (2011, 2013, 2015, 2018), Keep It Real Jam ( 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), Chiemsee Reggae Summer (2015), Reggae Fever/NL (2016), Pleins Les Watts/Schweiz (2014/2022). Weedbeat Festival (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Black Forest On Fire (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 ), Irish International Ska and Reggae Fest/Ireland (2017, 2018), Bomboclaat Festival (2016), Gulu Reggae Festival/Uganda (2023) and many more. I played with successful singers like:
Spragga Benz, Turbulence, Bugle, Cali P, Jah Mason, Perfect Giddimani, Norris Man, Torch, Randy
Valentine, Etzia, Raymond Wright, Rebellion The Recaller, Owen Casey, RC, Exile Di Brave, Ras Muhamad and also german singers like: Ganjaman, Dflame, Mamadee, Sara Lugo, Benjie, Tóke, Uwe Banton, Trixstar, Mellow Mark and many more.
The backing bands named Boomrush Backup and Soul Rebelz.
In 2017 the album “Better Days” of the Peace Development Crew came in the 19th position Global Reggae Charts.This was followed by concerts in Germany, Holland and Ireland with the entire band “Peace Development Crew”. During a band-exchange the Peace Development Crew went in 2019 to Jamaica. There we recorded and played concerts with the Jamaican singer Colah Colah.
In 2019 i developed my Drum-Performances and i apparently perform street drum-shows in various cities. Recently i took the first position with drum solo performance on a Street Music Festival (2023) in Wetzlar/Germany. And i play often Led Drum Show with Mission4mars.