Soon Mellow-D. bought two own record-players and a mixer and started to mix records, something his father had never been able to do.
Mellow-D. had always known to put himself in the limelight: Just beeing 17 he managed to get a job as DJ for the supporting programme in a disco of his hometwon. On the side he came into contact with the electronic music scene in Hamburg and then on tried to build the new sounds into his sets. Quickly he became local Techno grouping's "darling".
The first "Hard-Trance X-Plosion" was released, a mix compilation which made a great hit followed by new editions at regular intervals. That was how Gary D. Hamburg's grandmaster of Hardtrance heard of him, they got into conversation and spontaneously Gary D. released one track on EDM Records. Consequently Mellow got the opportunity to perform in his favourite club “Devil Mania” together with Gary D.. Initially only monthly he started supporting him weekly until he was discovered by EFX-Club’s management and made into resident DJ there. Soon there were bookings inquiries from the whole of northern Germany later from the rest of the nation and from abroad as well.
In 1997 Mellow-D. and some friends took over EDM Records, the Label that had become well-known for different compilations and Mellow turned out to be really successful with his own productions.