Alle Farben is the stage name of the German DJ and producer Franz Zimmer. Franz was born in Berlin on the 5th of June in 1985. His stage name translates as “All Colors”.
Franz grew up in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. He still lives there. When he graduated from school, he wanted to study Arts at the University. Unfortunately, this dream of his didn’t come true since he wasn’t admitted. Before he began pursuing a career as a DJ, he tried himself in a number of jobs. As a DJ, he performed in different bars and nightclubs in Berlin. Franz states that Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s works of art served as a source of inspiration for him. He even took the stage name “Hundert Farben” (translates as “Hundred Colors”) in the beginning of his career. Later on, he changed it to his current stage name.
He first became famous after performing at the Tempelhof Airport in 2012. The airport doesn’t exist anymore. There were approximately 30,000 of people listening to him. Since then, Zimmer’s music has been broadcast on the radio stations across Europe on weekend. He also performed several times in Tel Aviv.
In 2013, Franz published a post on his Facebook account stating that he had started working on his debut album. In the beginning of 2014, when giving an interview to Die Tageszeitung (German daily newspaper), he said that the album would be presented to the public in a couple of months.