On the 28th of June we host the second room at The Ultimate Fair Rave in Schagen, the Netherlands. With some of the best deephouse and techno DJs the area has to offer, it is going to be a great night!
Rene Engel & Kid Culture
Like many music fans, Rene Engel isn’t bothered by genre descriptors. Good music is good regardless. Brought up on a mish mash of styles means that Rene has an encyclopedic sonic palette and it’s this thirst for new sounds which has catapulted him into the upper echelons of the Dutch music scene. Signed to Affkt’s excellent Sincopat label, Rene has also had successful releases (with Kid Culture) on Skint Records and City LIfe.
Kid Culture’s experience in the electronic music has been firmly rooted from Amsterdam’s thriving scene, the city where he currently resides, the diverse nature of the music scene in his home-town has given Culture a wide array of soundscapes to influence his music, taking inspiration from Jazz, Funk, and Hip-Hop as well as House and Techno. Kid Culture’s back catalogue boasts releases for the likes of Gruuv, Suara, Remote Area and Catwash, showing tight-knit production and a modern appeal embodied in his outputs.
Jaaps parents failed miserably at one thing, music. Years and years exposed to horrifying (Dutch language) music, poor Jaap discovers electronic music years later… As of then Jaap found his passion. He listened to sets, mix cd’s and radio recordings of Tiësto, Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Sasha, John Digweed, everything he could get his hands on. Not much later he started buying vinyl, and this time no vinyl with Dutch music!
Electronic music has always had the interest of Joris Bay. But it was only until he went clubbing on a summer holiday when he discovered what this music can do to people. After going back to The Netherlands to the same old clubs and the same old DJ’s he thought ”I can definitely do this better!”. That being said he put his money where his mouth was and started saving for a DJ set. After countless nights of mixing at home he got a first glance of the real deal at small local gigs. Which was enough to fall in love with mixing.
Knowing he wanted to pursue the dream of becoming a DJ Joris then moved to Berlin, the techno capital of the world, to be living there for 6 months. Living and clubbing in Berlin made him discover and fall in love with a deeper sound. This deeper sound in combination with his Dutch roots result in a unique way! This sound has led Joris Bay to play at places like Sausalitos(Berlin), Studio K, Cue Bar(both Amsterdam), Beachclub Indigo(Scheveningen), Kdanz and Igesz(both Schagen). So expect a warm and groovy set when Joris Bay is playing!