Our first real conversation took place while walking through Amsterdam during ADE 2016. Later the Indian Calm Chor aka Ashvin Mani Sharma told me about his surprising DJ-debut. “I had two faders per channel and small fiddly EQ knobs.”
Buddy Suwijn was a latebloomer in music, but when he returned to his old love in 2012, there was no stopping him. I’ve seen his career take off and develop and I’m happy for him, because besides his talent Buddy has a heart of gold. In 2015 we talked about his first gig. “I was the only DJ. Huh?!”
Sven Dekker aka DJ/producer Zaven was born and raised in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. In 2016 he told me about his first gig. “When I saw how the crowd was dreaming away on my music, it tasted like more.”
The first time we met, must have been around 2012. The Dutch Wesdex is also known by the name ‘the green designer’. In 2015 he told me about his first gig. “It was exciting because the sound in a club’s DJ booth is totally different than in your bedroom.”
The Spanish DJ/producer Manuel Garcia, better known as Uner, started performing at a very young age. From piano he went to dance music. In 2015 he told me the story of his debut at a DJ.
We met way back when in the real early ’10s. In 2015 I published Ro Hoogduin’s aka Roberto DaVinci’s intriguing coming-of-age-DJ story. “Nervousness didn’t exist at that age. Mistakes did.”
In 2017 we met for the first time and in 2018 Paride Saraceni even included me in a promotional video. Proud to be the one to publish the story of his first gig.
Oded Nir and Marcy Goes Wild met in 2014. In 2015 we spoke about his first gig and in 2016 we did a feature interview. When two curly heads meet… In this case there was immediate recognition.
In 2017 Dutch blackhouse-pioneer Natarcia Ommen told Marceline the story of her DJ-debut. “I was eighteen or nineteen when I started playing in clubs.”
In 2017 Marceline had the opportunity to British DJ/producer Mark Reeve about his first gig. “It has been a magical ride so far”
In 2016 UK DJ/producer Lee Haslam told Marceline the story of of his debut. “I had only been DJing for 4 weeks!”
In 2017 Marceline had a chat with the German DJ/producer duo Kaiserdisco. They both were teenagers when they played their first gig.