Curator: Harley Doorson
“It’s funny how time and place can be so decisive in the course of your life. If my parents didn’t move to ‘De Bijlmer’ almost 20 years ago, i might have never met my lifelong friends. If one of these friends never showed me this UK garage mix, i might never have learned to love house music, and probably wouldn’t be a DJ. It’s these series of coincedences that lead up to the creation of Cirkel. Cirkel was created out of a mutual love for music. For me the biggest inspiration is the so called lo-fi house movement by the likes of Greg Beato, Florian Kupfer, Mall Grab and lots of other musical minds. What really attracts me to this sound, is that it pushes the boundaries in what is right and wrong in making music, using distortion and saturation as a weapon to create a new vibe. Infusing this with acid, disco, funk, r&b and whatnot gives birth to something new altogether.”
Curator: Thought Project
“My experience with art has always been compulsive and obsessive. My creative experience with music began trying to emulate jazz sampled hip-hop beats, but i could never really “get” that hip hop vibe. Around that time, I went to my first proper, underground house event in Toronto and the experience blew my mind. I felt like I had stumbled into a strange new world. That initial feeling of discovery is something I try to emulate in my music, because at it’s core, dance music for me is about embracing absurdity and personal weirdness. This mix showcases the more lo-fi leanings of my selections, markedly on the house spectrum. When it comes down to it though, I will play anything that gets me excited whether it be house, disco, techno, weirdo rock records or instrumental hiphop.”
Also part of the dj duo Sub Division together with Lexed.
Definitely locals to keep an eye out since they know how to shake up the big venues such as Radion.
Here we have a recording from a set he played at Paradigm Loodrave.
Be there on kingsday!
April 27th 25 years Tresor x Vault sessions
June 4th Free your mind fesitval (Sub Division)
“I’m always seeking new music and experiences that give me an odd and pleasantly absurd feeling. Being surprised or caught off guard brings me a lot pleasure and is something I try to convey when playing.”
“I commonly find myself drawn towards dub and industrial sounds, but have also been known to favour breaks, off-beat drum patterns and synth pads. I love synth pads. It’s hard for me to describe what I do in words, since I try to keep music and real life as far apart as possible. If I had to pick one electronic musician that at the moment consistently surprises me, that would be Terrence Dixon. The complete list is way too long and ever-changing.”
“The ideal setting for the type of music I like to share would be a small to medium sized venue filled with energetic, social and open-minded people that want to dance”
“In overal I never prepare for any gig or set I have to play, I choose the first track and let the music guide me through the rest of the journey. I find this way of working a pleasant thing, because first of all being unprepared keeps me focused and there’s always a factor of surprise present, not just for myself but also for the crowd.
Neither do I like to stick to one genre, that’s just impossible if you realize how many stuff is blended in to each other influence wise and how many good tracks are out there in different categories but fit with each other very well.
For this podcast I played with 4 decks, just to keeps things more exciting and I used an analog bass-machine (Korg Volca Bass).
Usually my main style is Detroit-Berlin or UK based but this set is a bit different from any other, it has the influence of experimental, progressive, house, techno, you name it, I mixed it!”