Total Confusion is one of the oldest and most renowned electronic dance music nights in Cologne. Launched in July 1998 in Studio 672 by the DJs Tobias Thomas and Michael Mayer and the former programme director at Studio 672 Ralph Christoph, the event has been running without a significant break for over 13 years.
Since December 2006, Total Confusion had taken place every first Friday in the month in Bogen 2, a venue that is part of the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne and located directly below the cathedral and the main station.
Over the past 12 years, many exceptionally talented guests, from unknown local newcomers to world famous stars, have visited Total Confusion and enriched it with their music: Sascha Funke, Theo Parrish, DJ Hell, DJ Koze, Westbam, Lawrence, COMA, Gui Boratto, Paul Kalkbrenner, MIT, Matias Aguayo, Wighnomy Brothers, The Whitest Boy Alive, dOP, Rebolledo, Ellen Alien, Matthias Kaden, Jennifer Cardini, Khan, Geiger, Nathan Fake, Zander VT, Ferenc, Jake Fairley, Jonas Bering, T.Raumschmiere, Tobias Schmid, Junior Boys, These New Puritans, Alter Ego, Christian S, Schaeben & Voss ft. Schad Privat, Chloé, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Tato Cado, Pawel, Kaito, Pantha Du Prince, Isolée, Axel Boman, Ada, Petter, Dave, James Holden, Justus Köhncke, Electric Indigo, Eliott Litrowski, The Modernist, International Pony, Roman Flügel, Miss Kittin, Hufschlag & Braun, Aroma Pitch, Closer Musik, Ata, Losoul, Acid Pauli, Heiko MSO, Shumi, The Rice Twins, André Kraml, Roosevelt, Hans Nieswandt, Peaches, Erobique, Lena Willikens, Glitterbug and many more.
Total Confusion should not be confused with the “Total” nights hosted by the lovely record label Kompakt. Total Confusion is not organised by Kompakt. Nevertheless in Cologne everybody´s kissing everyone.
TC is an electronic dance music night and explicitly was never and still isn’t a minimal techno party. Total Confusion is also a co-organiser of the traditional “Alaaf ...” open air party on the Thursday of Carnival week, and sometimes organises small-scale indie concerts in Cologne.
Total Confusion’s resident DJs are Tobias Thomas, Superpitcher, Roosevelt and Michael Mayer. Until 2006 they also included Jan-Eric Kaiser and Jo Saurbier.
Total Confusion is a Total Confusion Gbr production.
Total Confusion is a member of KLUBKOMM – Verband Kölner Veranstalter und Clubbetreiber e.V (Association of Event Organisers and Club Operators in Cologne).
Thank you for not smoking.