Category Archives: gigs

Dancing with the writers

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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 … Continue reading

Shimmy Shake Festival

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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 … Continue reading

Afro Jumble!

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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 … Continue reading

Socrates & de Graaf

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We’ve actually been playing & doing gigs together for a year already.. But this season we’ve taken it to a new level.. I build a groove-tale with dub tracks, funky electronica, a dash of D&B and a generous hand full … Continue reading

Festival Time again!

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I love this time of year! Playing for people at festivals is one of the most rewarding fun things to do in this job.. people dancing outside in sun, the freedom to move around.. the air of excitement and lots … Continue reading

Tropical Feast!

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Fresh party with the Rusty Beat Club collective coming up soon! I’ve invited DJ Basura from the infamous Bombascha circus to join us this time and we’re laying down our sunny grooves after a concert by the exciting Kobo Town … Continue reading

Flashback to Sixties

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They’ll be showing the nostalgic & Outrageous pirate radio movie “The Boat that Rocked” at my favorite coffee place in Amsterdam: “de Jonge Admiraal.” A coffee place it is.. but it’s more than that, they have good beers, cocktails, parties, … Continue reading

Socrates back at IFFR

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Rotterdam is my home town, it’s where I grew up. I love it, I hate it. It can be harsh ugly & depressing place.. or a warm and funky city with a no-nonsens attitude, bursting with fresh energy.. The latter … Continue reading

Dizzy Jazz grooves

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I’ve been here before at the start of my DJ career.. Dizzy is a legendary Jazz club in Rotterdam. Unfortunately it had it’s ups and downs over the years and I’ve moved on. But now it has new inspired owners, … Continue reading

Writers Unlimited 2016

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First festival gig of the new year. Great to be back at Writers Unlimited! It has become one of my favorite festival gigs due to it’s audience open for spicy dancefloor grooves and the great warm people that organize this … Continue reading