Volker Pannes

is a versatile composer and producer specializing in bespoke conceptual sound design. He applies creative excellence, technical precision and artistic sensitivity to fit around the demands of your project briefing.

With his long background in audio engineering he is also working as a producer and songwriter for bands and solo artists. As a recording artist and producer Volker was the co-founder of pioneering D&B record label ShakeUp in 1997 and published his Music on various Labels ever since.

He holds a degree in ‚Interdisciplinary Design‘ from Cologne’s International School of Design KISD, in which he focused on Audio Branding and Corporate Sound.


delivers original musicsound design and audio postproduction for films, motion graphic, events and interactive applications. We add value by hitting the exact tone and acoustic mood to complement and stage our projects with magnificent sound. Every result is a crafted, tailor fitted, signature piece of music and sound design.

Our selected projects include works for brands like: Deutsche Telekom,
SAP, MINIMercedes Benz and Lufthansa, just as feature projects for Music Performances, Interactive Installations and Scientific Showcases.

Founded in 1997 ShakeUp started as a record label and a weekly Drum & Bass radioshow on Evosonic Radio in Cologne. Since 2005 the emphasis of their music and sound output has shifted to commissioned works for film makers, agencies and artistic projects.

Since its early innings ShakeUp has grown to an eclectic sound forge with a variety of musical styles in a wide range of audiovisual projects.