Chorris Invites Jaap Ligthart

Chorris (Jurriaan Pijpers) hosts his own night called “Chorris invites..” at the world famous ClubNL in Amsterdam.

On the 21st of December Chorris invites our own Jaap Ligthart to join him at Club NL. No stranger to Amsterdam, Jaap’s powerful and melodic take on the progressive sound has seen him guest mix on none other than Dennis Ruyer’s radioshow Dance Dept, storm the Beatport charts with a string of hit records, and at ADE this year, he warmed up the official closing party featuring Darin Epsilon and Robin ‘Jaydee’ Alvers. This year has also seen him warm up for Hernan Cattaneo and Guy J.

Moving effortlessly between deep house, progressive and tech, Jaap seamlessly blends a story in sounds and emotions to wrap the listener up in a melancholy rage. Never content to play the obvious tracks, his tireless search for hot underground records is reflected in the joy on the faces of the people he touches with his music.

Chorris (Jurriaan Pijpers) has been a working DJ for some 20 years now. Influenced by local heroes like Dimitri from Amsterdam, and with an inbuilt love of music passed on from his church organist father, he put down his childhood flute to pick up some SL1210s and a mixer instead!

“I’ve always loved house music.” He says, his first experience’s of dance music were at the school disco’s were the DJ would occasionally play a house tune, it wasn’t until later when he was invited by a friend to visit a house party that he truly began to understand the power of house music, and he vowed to learn how to mix and take people on sonic journey of enlightenment.

Fast forward to now, and we find Jurriaan hosting his own night called “Chorris invites..” at the world famous ClubNL in Amsterdam, as well as gigs around the city. His influences now are in the form of Isreali superstar Guy J, techno supremo Marco Carola and local guy Oliver Weiter. His style covers many genres but mostly centres on the deeper end of tech house and techno.

What’s clear from even a few moments talking with this plucky Dutchman, is his unwavering love for the music and the scene. Living smack bang in the middle of a world clubbing Mecca hasn’t hurt his chances either, Amsterdam is a buzz of tourists, locals and day trippers, and that joyous, happy energy is very clearly transposed into his incendiary DJ sets.

Club NL is a uniquely stylish nightclub located in the heart of Amsterdam. With its excellent vibe and easy-going staff it serves as the perfect drinking and dancing joint to spend your sunday night out.

Christmas may be almost behind us but this is the gift that keeps on giving. We would be honoured for you to join us at what is likely to be one of the best gigs of the year.


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