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!
Nowadays the world is getting to know his music. For example by guest mixes in numerous broadcast on Radio 538 (the number 1 radio station in The Netherlands), guest mixes in Dennis Ruyers Dance Department (March and June 2011) and Tiësto’s Club Life (July 2010).
His productions (original tracks, remixes, bootlegs) played lots of times by the world’s big time DJ’s. Artists like Sasha, John Digweed, Tiësto, Dave Seaman and Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) are playing Jaaps productions over and over again and are dying to play his new stuff every time not to mention his edit of Jamie XX – ‘Gosh’ which has been a permanent selection in most of Sasha’s sets this summer. Be sure to check out his most recent edit of the classic prog trance monster Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp.
Jaap was the last but not least partner to join the team, responsible for all digital media, design work and event management. He truly does work hard and his passion for music and the scene shines through in everything he gets involved in, a worthy partner to us all at Decoded Magazine.
The styles/genres that Jaap plays, varies every gig, depending on the gig and crowd. Sometimes he plays very deep with deep house and minimal, other times he treats the crowd with a more uplifting or raw sounding set. It all depends on the evening. His Decoded Residents mix this week goes a little something like this. Enjoy!
01. Slowdive – Rutti (Ditian ‘Long Distance’ Mix)
02. Terranova feat Stereo MC’s – Tell Me Why (Re.You Mix)
03. Monkey Safari – Walls (Guy Gerber’s Office Sex Remix)
04. Abby – Halo (H.O.S.H.’s Boy Remix)
05. Chus & Ceballos – Abisinia Feat Gigi (Uner Balearic Mix)
06. Jaap Ligthart – Spacer
07. Chris Source – Hugs n Kisses (Jaap Ligthart Retouch)
08. Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Jaap Ligthart Edit)
09. Guy Gerber – Timing
10. Nils Hoffmann – Rivers feat Chloe (Fat Sushi Remix)
Thursday / 9pm EST (2am BST) www.danceradio.ca
Thursday / 10pm BST www.innervisionsradio.co.uk
Friday / 7pm ART (11pm BST) www.dnaradiofm.com
Saturday / 4pm ART (8pm BST) www.nube-music.com
Saturday / 8pm UTC (9pm BST) www.midnightexpressfm.com