Born in Hamburg, Germany, and raised in New Jersey, Dirk grew up on a steady diet of his dad’s Bob Dylan and Burt Bacharach records with a side order of Carpenters, the Lovin’ Spoonfull and Eric Burdon’s ‘War’. (remember ‘The World Is A Ghetto’, anyone?). A fact that is still traceable in most of Dirk’s work today. Music that holds a wealth of possibilities, Pop music that transcends time and space, …spooky, melancholic, soulful…this was and is still the master plan.