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Jaydee (NL): “Just being silly behind the decks”

‘My first DJ gig, what can I say about that?’, whas the first thought that came to Robin Albers’ aka Jaydee’s mind when I asked him for this interview. After giving it some thought, he decided to share the story of his debut with me. “That’s where I got punched in the nose for the first time.”

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Edwin Rutgers at the time around his first gig
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Edwin Rutgers (NL): “Waiting for the sound equipment”

We met at the opening of the Recycle Lounge Gallery Club in Amsterdam, where he was playing in the garden area. Not much later I asked Dutch DJ Edwin Rutgers about his first gig. “Our goals with Drie Nul Drie was to organize small-scale, beautiful and intimate events at special locations.”

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calm chor around the time of his first gig
My First Gig

Calm Chor (IND): “Music was my lifeline”

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.”

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Buddy and Marceline 2018
My First Gig

Buddy Suwijn (NL): “Rum-coke on the side and I was on!”

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?!”

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