How did you start?
In my early days as a teenager I began to listen loads of different music because of my father, he had a room where he stored all his music. Jazz, Disco, House and Hip Hop were all involved in my early days. Then at the age of 16 I went to my first house/techno orientated event and that’s where it all started for me. I felt really inspired to see someone have 100% control of the music and a crowd grooving and going crazy to a particular sound.
Where are you based?
I am based in Leiden, Netherlands.
Please give an example of your music writing process?
It depends on how I am feeling on the actual day, but I always start with finding a good kick, clap and hi hat combination, the grooves has to be special, different to other tracks I’ve made, I want every track to have this unique touch to it, so I try to have different sounds in every track.
What are you working on right now?
At this moment I am working on my 3rd EP on Robsoul Recordings from Phil Weeks. We actually planned the 2nd EP for October 2017 around Amsterdam Dance Event, so that’s cool. Also recently finished an EP with Prunk which will be released in July/August this summer, both EP’s will be vinyl + digital.
What is your gear setup?
For producing: Yamaha H5 speakers, midi keyboard, arturia keylab 49, tr8, maschine mk2.
For DJ’ing: 2x Reloop vinyl player + Xone mixer.
What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?
Hang out with my best friends, cook a good meal or dinner. I go for a walk every morning, this clears my head so good, I’m fresh for the rest of the day and it keeps me very open minded towards my music interpretation.
How would you describe your music genre?
It’s house. I wouldn’t call it anything else, it could be a bit deeper, you can call it “deep house” or it could be more minimalistic you could call it more “minimal house” or more towards old school sound, “old school house”. But the overall sound is a good cross over between everything my ears like… Just HOUSE!
Do you know any music theory?
I have never had any music theory, it’s the working effort you have to put in to get to a point where you understand what certain effects or plugins can do for you.
What are your plans for the future?
I would be happy to do this for living, as long as I can pay my house and do the things I want I am happy to do this for a long time. Making and finding new music keeps me very motivated, as well as performances for a good crowd, these little things make this very special.
How did you get into music?
See the first question on how did I start for this one.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Loads of music actually… Depends on how I’m feeling on the moment… But some of my favorites are:
Phil Weeks, Ben Rau, Alci, John Dimas, Djebali, Janeret and Sebo K to name a few… These artist give me inspiration aswel.
Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
- Kerri Chandler
- Phil Weeks
- Sebo K
When are you playing next?
Here is my schedule for the whole summer:
03/06 Amsterdam Open Air – Amsterdam
03/06 Free Your Mind Festival – Arnhem
03/06 Marktkantine, Amsterdam
04/06 Freshtival – Enschede
09/06 Foodstock, Breda
10/06 Boothstock Festival – Rotterdam
10/06 Graanbeurs – Breda
13/06 The Zoo Project, Ibiza (ES)
14/06 Santos, Ibiza (ES)
15/06 Blue Marlin, Ibiza (ES)
23/06 Basis, Utrecht
24/06 Zandbak Festival, Thuishaven – Amsterdam
24/06 Rainbow, Birmingham (UK)
25/06 Full Moon Festival – Tilburg
30/06 PIV Records, Claire – Amsterdam
01/07 Verknipt Festival – Amsterdam
02/07 Summerpark Festival – Almere
22/07 Welcome To The Future Festival – Amsterdam
22/07 Heaven Outdoor – Vlaardingen
29/07 Puur Festival – Oegstgeest
29/07 Gaasperpleasure – Amsterdam
08/08 TBA – Ischia (IT)
19/08 Straf_Werk Festival – Amsterdam
26/08 Mysteryland Festival – Haarlemmermeer
26/08 Duikboot Festival – Breda
26/08 Undercurrent, Amsterdam
01/09 The Ark / PIV Showcase – Ibiza (ES), Barcelona (ES), Marseille (FR)
09/09 Smeerboel Festival, Utrecht