Since 2003, Eva Padberg and Niklas Worgt have been releasing music as Dapayk & Padberg via their label Mo’s Ferry Prod. A mixture of Minimal, Tech House and Pop influenced the pair’s sound and resulted in Dapayk & Padberg’s debut album ‚Close Up‘ becoming an overnight sensation in the underground Techno scene, showcasing their fresh sound of velvet soft-rocking vocals and raw-plastic beats. The record pushed Dapayk & Padberg into the Top 10 Album chart and Niklas into the Top 10 Producer charts of leading club music magazines such as Groove, Debug and Raveline.
After a two-year hiatus, their celebrated second studio album ‚Black Beauty‘ was released in autumn 2007, receiving the ‘Style Award – Best Performer Domestic’ from Musikexpress.
Another two years down the line in 2009 Mo’s Ferry’s sublabel Fenou released Dapayk & Padberg’s track ‘Sugar’, which became their second big hit, receiving worldwide radio play.
In 2012 Dapayk & Padberg released their long awaited third long player ‚Sweet Nothings‘ on Berlin label Stil vor Talent. They enriched their repertoire, focusing on electronic ballads, peaking the interest of a wider-audience and helping to break the Top 20 Album chart on iTunes.
2013 saw their album ‚Smoke‘ released on Mo’s Ferry Prod. After the summer-infused funky sounds of ‚Sweet Nothings‘, ‚Smoke‘ was a shift to a more melancholic, autumnal record. Groove magazine wrote of ‚Smoke‘ as, „the soundtrack for forging new plans, a thoughtful exile of hectic everyday life and a reminder, that a sigh could mean the world.“ For the first time, they shied away from the dance floor and created new soundscapes composed of electronica, dubstep, catchy pop elements, classical strings, and an almost songwriter intimacy.
Dapayk & Padberg’s fifth studio LP ‚Harbour‘ is set for release in March 2017, the pair’s sound follows on from ‚Smoke‘, incorporating modern electronica and clear song structures that unite with a curiosity and an eagerness to experiment. Dapayk & Padberg tread harmonious new ways, where one immediately feels at home.