Born in January 1977, in a family of music lovers, his quest into the music world was predestined. Since the age of 7 Gunther El Sabbagh ventured into music studies and took Piano lessons till the age of 15. Meanwhile at the age of 12 he started drifting into Hard rock and heavy metal music.
His music style drifted from rock and metal to electronic and dance music by the time he stopped playing Piano. His influence started by listening to Faithless and then a couple of years later northern exposure’s Digweed and Sasha, east cost 1997… During this period he began collecting progressive music and played it in private after hours. Following the music evolution from Lebanon till end 2000 with the Nubreed & Global Underground albums. From 2001 till end of 2004 he pursued his musik education while listening to DJ Gogo@ Club Q, Zurich Switzerland.
He graduated as an electronic music producer in May 2005 from SAE in Paris.
Gunther works in Lebanon since July 2005 with Stamina (Elias Merheb) under the project Gunther & Stamina. They were launched by a series of After-hours @ Orange Mechanic (OM), Beirut, Lebanon with Tag Events, DJs G! & Special K; where all four Djs rocked Beirut till 12:00 a.m every Saturday & Sunday of every week, writing history into Beirut’s underground nights and breaking a record in the middle east by performing 12 hours sets.
Gunther & Stamina are famous for their long sets (sometimes up to eight hours) every Saturday @b018, Beirut, Lebanon (www.b018.com) where they hold a residency every week Thursday, Friday & Saturday as main act.
His long sets among with his partner Stamina are blended with the latest underground musik from minimal, deep House, progressive, tribal, tech-house and techno. All sets are mixed harmonically.
They hold as well a week-end star residency on Mix fm the official number one station in the middle-east (www.mixfm.com.lb) every Friday from 20:00 till 21:00 (Underground sessions is the name of the show).
They performed with international artists, mainly during the Bacardi & Mix FM events.
Gunther warmed up Big Al, Anthony Pappa, Tall Paul and Maron, opened for Dean Coleman & Deep Dish.
Closed for Nick Warren, Big Al, Desyn Massiello, John Digweed, Jimmy Van M, Ali Ajami, Fred Numf, Hisham Samawi, Jan Carbon, Steve Lawler, Remy, Markus Schulz, Mattew Dekay, Gabriel & Dresden, Tall Paul, Maron, Armin Van Buuren, Anthony Pappa, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten and Carl Cox
Biggest event performed was with Stamina closing for Carl Cox at Biel, Lebanon, May 6th 2006. Around 5000 ppl attended the gig.
Further into the today’s time fruitful connection, is the great friendship tie with Big Al (www.readymixrecords.com) who supported & keeps on supporting G & S as well as the rest of the underground scene in the Middle East.