Category Archives: gigs

Surf grooves

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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 … Continue reading

Sunshine grooves in Belgium

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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 … Continue reading

Sweet Festival time is here!

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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 theĀ  5th. Sharing the DJ booth with … Continue reading

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