S.T.S.B fka. Fun Factory
The beginning – 1992- till now!!!!
Toni Cottura, Balca Deyis Yildiztekin, Anthony Freeman and Stephan Browarczyk – with their high-explosive mixture of pop, dance, rap, techno and reggae elements, they have achieved international acclaim and their singles can be found in the charts
the world over.
Tracks such as “Groove Me”, “Take Your Chance”, “Close To You”, “Pain” and most of all “I Wanna Be With You” and also “Celebration” made their way into the top ranks of all important at Media Control and Dance Charts. And not only in Germany,
tracks of this group have climbed high in the charts in Canada, Japan, South Korea,Singapore,Brazil,Malaysia,Indonesia,Thailand,Filipines,China,Poland,
France, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Italy and in the USA as well, and have made the group one of the most remarkable
European acts internationally. For a band whose strength is interpreting the European idea of dance, this is a major success. It should come as no surprise that
the members of the band are almost all European.
They are more than just one of the many nameless DJ projects who ascend to chart heaven for a short time only to fall again and disappear into obscurity. The members see themselves more as a band in the classical sense of the word,
influenced by the spirit and roots of R&B, but taking full advantage of the most modern studio technology, the band won’t allow themselves and their music to be
filed away under any particular category.
“The main thing is that it grooves, it kicks, it beeps and that the people feel good…” is Smooth T’s answer when asked about the group’s secret recipe for international
The ever growing number of the band fans are thrilled by the group’s live performances and during 12 months they toured three times in the USA, in South East Asia and in the whole of Europe. Doing shows is very important for the band
members too. They need the direct contact with their public like they need air to breathe. Their stage act is pure entertainment, conceived and developed to perfection by Steve and Smooth T who both have a background in the martial arts.
The group’s music speaks to anyone and everyone and forces all who listen “into the groove” it’s all about. It’s as simple as it sounds .”We want fun” says Balca, “that’s
our philosophy and there’s really nothing else more important”.
The title of the second album “Fun-Tastic” is really programmatic and the “good time dance machine” presents an ultimate, highly concentrated smash album for the Christmas season. Massive grooves, very catchy refrains, bitter sweet soul ballads
and sharp raps combine to an ingenious/commercial essence of all styles that have made dance the most important pop genre of our time and guarantee us numerous encounters with the group.
The band sold over 7. million singles and albums worldwide! They climbed
in every chart worldwide from the US to the far east!!! After 16 years they are back again and ready for the world!!!