Category Archives: Festival

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

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

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

Interview @ Writers Unlimited Festival

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I love to have a real conversation without the need to be young fast and shocking in about 30 seconds.. So when I was invited by Wijbrand Schaap of the Cultuur Persbureau to have a chat for his live streaming … 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

Grooving in the park

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Impression of a true feelgood gig. Spinning back-to-back with my buddy LedjMette as we presented Rusty Beat Club at Houtfestival 2015 in Haarlem. We played Afro Funk uptempo Latin, soukous & bollywood till sundown. We had a great audience that … Continue reading

Rusty grooves in Haarlemmerhout

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Another good Rusty Beat Club gig coming up! I’ll be playing a number of sets with my pal LedjMette of Rusty Beat Club at the friendly and always colourful Houtfestival in Haarlem. Lots of quality bands from around the world … Continue reading

Festival Time!

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Yes I like this period.. Surprise festival gigs popping up like the springtime flowers Some cool ones I always wanted to be part of (Houtfestival, Over het IJ Festival), some very welcome returning bookings (Afro C. Festival) and some really … Continue reading