Dominik Burkhalter aka Berlin Lama, drummer and composer from Switzerland, is one of the most versatile and sought after drummers in Europe. Being from a younger generation, he's not only a jazz drummer by heart and attitude but also a modernist to the core - playing breakbeats and grooves with a precision that rivals Swiss clockworks. Burkhalter excessively pushes a musical style that defies any categorization except that it's beyond jazz, intelligent and powerful.
In early 2017 he startet a new chapter in he's musical work with ‚Berlin Lama‘. It’s a ‚Producer Project‘, where he does track for himself or collaborates with other artist. There is 1 EP out ‚Ego‘ followed by the Masterwork ‚80 BMX‘ released in 2018.
Burkhalter has his own Studio, where he records Drums and produces and mixes for selected Artists.
He's a touring drummer and producer for one of the biggest pop acts of Switzerland: BLIGG. His also a regular with Band and Artists like: Luca Hänni, SEVEN, Grand Pianoramax, Matthieu Michel, Thierry Lang, aso.
He collaborated with: LEXX, Kirschner Music, Anna Känzig, Spacetrain, Brandy Butler, Domenico Ferrari, SEVEN, Marc Sway, Thierry Lang, Meri Tadic, Grand Pianoramax, Christy Doran, Leo Tardin, Aphrotek, BLIGG, Baschi, Meshell Ndegeocello, Asphalt Jungle, Tim Levebvre, Donny McCaslin, VAULT, Adrian Stern, Pete Penicka, Mathieu Michel, Heiri Känzig, Hendrix Ackle, Don Li, Mike Ladd, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eivind Aarset, Black Cracker, Spleen, Billy Cobham, Jessy Boykins, Diane Birch, Jamie Lidell, Phase One, Emel, Roli Mosimann, Ingrid Lukas, Jessy Howe, Tom Sauter, Ralph Alessi, Gregoire Moiret, The Raveners, New Bag, and many more...
As a professor, Dominik Burkhalter teaches rhythm and drums at the University of Arts and Music in Lucerne, Switzerland. As a Sideman he toured and recorded with countless bands and musicians from the Europe jazz and pop scene.