Friedrich is probably better known by his first name ‚Stefan‘ and for bringing music to the people, than for producing it himself - yet.
Born and raised in Austria/Vienna, his story is one more that started in Berlin, where he visited his friend Hennes (who lived there around 2004/2005) and got in touch with the electronic music scene there. Back in Vienna they started to do underground parties together - the Viennese „Wurstsalon“ was born. After years partying and djing, the location hopping got to its end in 2009, when they found a perfect place to stay - an old Sauna-Club, the Pratersauna. They quiet their jobs, rented the venue and reopened it as an electronic music club, which became Viennas leading house & techno club and the home of many promoters and Djs.
Managing the club together, Stefan worked as booker and resident DJ (Friedrich Locke) as well. Pratersauna became the home base of many creative people, starting various projects and spinning a network far beyond Austrian borders and therefore soon got an institution in the Vienna's nightlife that can’t be missed anymore . Readers of the German Music-Magazine „De:Bug" voted the club as the 2nd best techno club (behind Berlin’s Berghain#1) three times in a row!
Nevertheless, the club got bigger and step by step it was more about the money than about music and creativity - unfortunately but necessarily. So, in the 7th year running it, Stefan and Hennes decided to stop, „give their baby away“ and put their energy in one of their new projects, which they started in 2012 - an electronic music festival by the sea: the Lighthouse Festival. In January 2016 the Sauna-Boys quiet all club-work and focused on their festival in Croatia. This year (2017) is already the 5th-time the „Lighthouse Festival“ in Porec opens its gates… and this is just the beginning… ;)