Handball European Championship: Responsible for the right rhythm: Timo Kastening explains his job as “cabin DJ”

At the European Handball Championships, the German team relies on booth DJ Timo Kastening to choose the right music mix.

Handball European Championship: Responsible for the right rhythm: Timo Kastening explains his job as “cabin DJ”

At the European Handball Championships, the German team relies on booth DJ Timo Kastening to choose the right music mix. “I haven’t been recalled yet,” said the right winger. And revealed: "Before the game it's usually a mix of classics and rock, but also a lot of house music and after the game we currently have a 90-minute medley of the 80s, 90s and New German Wave

Kastening had not yet decided on Tuesday evening which songs the national player would play before the European Championship opener against Switzerland this Wednesday (8.45 p.m./ZDF and Dyn). "It's not the case that the team plays better if I play a certain song. Sometimes it has to develop and then you find a song. But we're not that far yet," said the Bundesliga professional from the MT Melsungen.

Kastening first took on the part-time job as a cabin DJ in 2019. After tearing his cruciate ligament in April 2022, he had to take an involuntary break and was represented by Simon Ernst at the World Cup last year. Since his comeback, he has once again determined the rhythm in the dressing room of the DHB selection.

His teammates are currently happy with his selection. "It's going well and there's no criticism," said captain Johannes Golla. Kastening put together a playlist, “but you can also express your wishes,” reported the circle runner from SG Flensburg-Handewitt. Jannik Kohlbacher also gave Kastening a good music reference: “It suits my taste.

"See in the photo series: A DHB selection made up of veterans and "young wild ones" is at the start at the European Handball Championships in Germany. It starts this Wednesday - against Switzerland. An insight into the team around coach Alfred Gislason.

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