Just got back from Scotland playing at Secret Farm Fest near Aberdeen.. After surprisingly sunny hot days over there I’m back in flat good old Holland to Play at Surfana Festival on the 22nd of June at the beach off course.. near Bloemendaal. Time for some more hot tropical grooves! Feelgood Summer days!
Yes! I’ve taken the time to delve deeply into the reggae scene of New Zealand. I have family there and I’ve travelled around the north and south for a couple of months when I was 18.. I quickly found out there was a lively reggae scene there but never really looked much further then the usual suspects, such as Fat Freddy’s Drop & the Black Seeds. Now that I have I’ve found a lot more pearls in a genre I already loved. So I made a mixtape celebrating the diverse kiwi reggae sound which includes spacey dub, rock, disco funk, mariachi style brass and some cripsy electronic vibes.
A feelgood mixtape for the summer days ahead! Enjoy
I’m back at one of my favorite festivals, the Afro Caribbean Festival in Belgium. Happy to be part of this great line-up! Some great bands which I’ve been a fan of for while like Terrakota from Portugal, the Afro Beat master Orlando Julius and the rousing, explosive Dub Pistols! And to make thing even more exciting I’m doing the final set after the last band… what an honour!
I still love playing outdoors at festivals best of all! More space more freedom to move and people are already in a party mood. This was at Dutch Liberation Day in Utrecht May the 5th. Sharing the DJ booth with Tommi el Mariachi & MPS Pilot.. playing for the Bombascha freedom stage.. we had a lot of fun!
Time for some feelgood Springtime party energy! Here’s a fresh mixtape of mine to celebrate the blooming of flowers, the return of the sun.. with grooves from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, India, France, Congo & NYC!
Yep! Feeling inspired so here’s another mixtape.. A sensual jazzy journey this time. A tribute to the seductive femine vibe and the feelgood early days of Spring! Vintage Swing, Jazz Manouche, French and Brazilian vibes.. some funky Soul and a few drops from a bottle tasteful Electronica to balance out the nostalgia Enjoy!
I’m going for nice and funky to kick off the springtime vibes!
This is my take on modern clubby funk.. It has that juicy big bass but every track also has warmth melody, roots & spice! The way I like it best Enjoy the sun and dance to funky renegades!
Yep, I can safely say it has become a tradition! My first festival gig of the year at the International “Writers Unlimited” Festival in the Hague! After all the talking, listening, stories, philosophies, poetry & performances.. there always seems to be a feeling of relief a build up energy that is longing to explode into movement with drinks and laughter.. and that’s where I come in with my spicy brew of global dance grooves! Very happy to have been invited back once again to rock the dancefloor during the festival after parties, both on Friday & Saturday night, 21 & 22 January at Theater aan het Spui.
I’m playing at the Fusion Bellydance festival in Rotterdam Shimmy Shake on November 12. I’ve used my preparation for this gig as inspiration for my latest contribution to the Concertzender radio show “Solta a Franga.” Tune in on Friday November 11 23.00 and expect a sensual dancefloor mix with Arabic flavors, dancehall, rumba, global bass, and off course lots of bellydance grooves.
Yes we got a fresh Rusty Beat Club party coming up! It’s going to be the last one at Rasa, which is sad.. Rasa is closing: no more money from the governement for so called “world music” at his legendary venue this year. But I’m not in a complaining mood and lets face it, it’s no surprise the way things have been going lately in Holland for culture and music. All the more reason to truly celebrate when there is a opportunity to do so and make the music shine! So we’ve got a great DJ line up planned some great decorations and we are going to party! Expect lots of hot Afro Funk, Latin psychedelia and hypnotizing Tropical vibes, Afro Jumble! And to make things even better we’ll be doing our thing after a concert by the great Afro Funk band that started in the 70′s in Benin, Orchestre Poly Rythmo!