Marco Merz aka Pyro Merz was born in Hamburg in 1976. In the early ‘90s he worked as a DJ in various clubs in Hamburg’s well-known party district the Reeperbahn. His pseudonym comes from his activity as a pyrotechnician. Since 1999 he has been working as a producer, MC, tour manager and moderator. He was a musician with the Echo-winning Mellow Mark and co-founder of the band The Ruffcats. Along with Scratch Dee he founded the label Pyromusic in 2007. He is part of the team at the Phlexton Studios in Berlin-Kreuzberg and a member of the Berlin hip-hip outfit Puppetmastaz, working as MC, puppeteer and organizer and touring and giving workshops worldwide. Since 2011 Pyro Merz has been part of Creaturephonic, with which he makes artistic music-theatre projects together with children and young people. At HAU Hebbel am Ufer the group realized the project “Ich bin raus! Von Aussteigern, Neinsagern, Rebellen und Systemverweigerern” as part of the Houseclub.