I used to be a dental technician with a very loud radio.
Saturday night was my favorite night of the week,
during my visit at the discos I was fascinated by the DJs and their magical non stop mixing of vinyl records.
After a long but fruitful discussion with my parents I gave up my job in the dental laboratorium and started to work in a record shop, Finally, I arrived in the eye off the storm.
I stopped dancing and started to DJ, it felt like coming home.
It took me 2 years to open up my own record label and shop, Basic Beat Records
The first record we released became a huge hit, a sweet taste it is.
I bought myself an Atari computer and found my way around in the studio, I learned how to produce records and discovered the nobel art of songwriting.
Dance music, or House Music as we called it, became hugely popular and I became resident DJ in one of Hollands leading clubs, Nighttown.
House music exploded, I was on the move, the party became bigger and bigger, Sensation, Dancevalley, Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, and more, much more, been there, done that, good times!
A radio show called Rave Radio with Adam Curry on Veronica FM, DJ mix CD’ s like House Party and Three DJ’ s in a Box, creating lots of remixes, and producing records for other artist, Jan Akkerman and Michiel Borstlap to name a couple.
I was voted best DJ of the Netherlands and scored two hit records with the band Soulvation which I formed with Jeroen Rietbergen.
Today this musical enterprise consist of Caro Dest, Bart Jansen, Martijn Kuilema and myself.
Together with friends I started the company called Verse Geesten, we sold creativity in all sizes and forms
This company was renamed Unlock the Zoo and Robbert Meulenveld became my partner in this venture.
Up until today this my creativity outlet, it keeps me in balance.
I was a founding member of the groundbreaking project Symphony31, DJ meets Orchestra, a massive undertaking with a hugely big smile on my face as a result. During this project I was responsible for the music and creative part of the event. I’ m no longer part of this company.
I’ m currently producing new material in the studio and keep expanding my horizon.
Slave to the rhythm, in love with progress, thats me!