PODCAST.008 Daan Groeneveld
- Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
As we walked into the lobby of the office building where an illegal party was being held, pleasant Garage tunes and Deep House sounds immediately caught our attention. There was this kid behind the decks and he clearly sounded a lot different from the rest of the DJ's. We endorse this New Jersey Garage sound to the fullest, This is our shit right huuurrrrrrr!
Where and how was your mix recorded?
This podcast was recorded using an A&H Xone:92 mixer, a Macbook with Traktor Pro, an Audio4 sound card and a Xone 1D midi controller.
What inspires you to make and/or play the music that you do?
I’m mostly inspired by the idea that people dance on music they don’t know. When I go to clubs myself I prefer hearing music and tracks I’ve never heard before. To get the crowd’s attention with this underground sound drives me the most. I’m currently very inspired by the old skool new jersey house sound (also known as garage) and I try to combine this with newer house interpretations. Unfortunately this deep, groovy and jackin’ sound isn’t very well represented in a House city like Amsterdam.
Tell us a little bit about your background in music and why you started DJ'ing.
My interest in dance music developed very early and started pretty cliché. My older brothers always came home with new house and dance CD’s which I recorded on cassettes. I could also sit next to the radio for whole days waiting for the right track to record. When I went to high school my friends introduced me to underground Hiphop. But as we went to the infamous club 11 in 2006 my passion for house and techno came back and developed. Completely in love with this sound I really wanted to contribute.
What are you currently up to and what's up next?
I’m currently busy learning the technique of playing with vinyl. From the beginning I always played fully digital. This because I like to have total control on the music. But as my music taste gets more defined I have problems with finding the right tracks on a digital format. Hopefully I will have a nice underground vinyl collection in the future. Also, I think every DJ should be able to control this medium and I kinda feel ashamed that I don’t.
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