Olivier Tjon

👑 Olivier Tjon 👑

 

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Tell us about yourself:

Dj since 1984 -shit were you even born yet?

Your top 5 picks and why:

Dj-ing is all about seduction and sensuality, when the party is about to end, I shift the focus to sexuality & the get down!

1) Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

2) Sapho – Endi Ou Hida (Souvenirs D’Enfance)

3) Phill & Friends Band – This Man

4) Santuri – Xylophone (Alejandro Mosso Rework)

 

5) Elkin & Nelson – Vamonos

 

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Thang

 

Menica

🌅Menica🌅

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Tell us about yourself:

Started playing 50’s – 80’s jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, soul and disco for several years, however growing up during the rise of the Belgian electronic music scene, beats have always been deeply rooted. I’m co-organizing the Tuupe-events and just started my own project by the name of Ojoo Music. Digging deep, long sets and playing vinyl are essential in my approach to DJing. You can not fit me into one category, I’m a bit of an all-rounder fully in love with the dust and grooves of that good old black plastic magic called vinyl.

Your top 5 picks & why:

    1.  Mr. White– The sun can’t compare

Old but gold, music that transcends time and genre.

             2. Claro Intelecto – Peace of Mind

 

2003 Electro classic, truly a masterpiece. You don’t talk whilst this one is on the platter, you just listen and experience.

               3. R.P – Irma

Genius producer! Dreamy, mysterious and has a Twin Peaks feel to it.

               4. Moreira – The Truth

Love the label, the artists and their commitment: “vinyl as weapon of mass dissemination of their musical works.” Played this one several times to close a set and always gets the crowd going.

               5. Convextion – Saline Moon

Such an excellent produced track, funky yet dreamy with that perfect playful percussion. I could listen and dance to this for a lifetime. Actually the whole album is to die for.

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Küken (Hannes Proot)

KOODOO & LAMAZ

💣  KOODOO & LAMAZ 💣

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Tell us about yourself:

 

On a mission to enlighten crowds with refreshing dance tunes, suitable for boogie buffets, nightly car trips through desolate Communist landscapes or gatherings on space ships fueled with gin.

Your top 5 picks & why:

1) TWO ARMADILLOS – FLOATING FAST

Sublime track that always works at the end of a night. Fuzzy beats combined with subtle synths, we love it!

2) JEROME SYDENHAM & DENNIS FERRER – TIMBUKTU (PAN AFRICAN ELECTRO DUB)

We’ve used this one a million times to finish a set. Works every time. All time classic.  

3)  WESTBAM & NENA – OLDSCHOOL BABY (PIANO MIX )

Another cracking classic. Produced in 2002 by Westbam, an electronic music legend from Berlin. A catchy piano tune & a crafty vocal. Simple but very effetive.

4)  WHO MADE WHO – KEEP ME IN MY PLANE (DJ Koze’s Hudson river dub)

Sweet & mellow track, made by one of our favorite producers. Play it during a sunrise and you will see a lot of smiling faces.  

5) CLOSER MUSIK – MARIA

A true tear-jerker. A wake up call for the dancing crowd in the early morning. The melancholy makes them realize that the night is nearly over.  

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BAFANA

Frankysoo aka Sam Gysel

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Tell us about yourself:

Being a professional musician for more than 10 years and after only 4 years of being a professional DJ, FrankySoo aka Sam Gysel already became a residence at Charlatan, Belga Queen and roerkuip. With a mix of House, Deep House, Boogie-Funk, 80’s, …

Your top 5 picks & why:

  1. Miami Vice – Crockett’s theme
  • Miami sunrise after clubbing

 

 

2.  Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You

  • For that special one

 

3. Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan’s Extended)

  • Just a great song

 

4.Daft Punk – Something About Us

  • For the lady’s

 

5.Outkast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious

  • When the dance floor is still full but people just won’t quit.

 

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Rakesh Thielemans aka Blackjack9000

Eskill

⚡ Eskill ⚡

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Tell us about yourself:

Started as a hip hop dj over a decade ago but I always had an eclectic taste. These days I play all kinds of music from the past and the present that I like .

Your top 5 picks & why:

It was difficult to choose only five tracks and even harder to rank them so I’ve just picked five in no particular order!

Bill Withers & Grover Washington Jr – Just The Two Of Us

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“…”

 

Jamie XX – Far Nearer

“Sunrise + this steeldrum melody.”

Willie Hutch – Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme + Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love

“The soothing voice of Willie Hutch in the early morning.”

 

Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

“This one gives me goosebumps, every time again”

 

Bob Marley – Is This Love

        

         “Always reminds me of a beach in Sète at Worldwide Festival where Mala dropped this one as one of his last tracks, I’ve played it    more         than once in my own sets in the early morning, instant feel good       vibes”

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Mix Monster Menno

 

Liquid Brother

Willy L-Dopa Santiago

Willy L-Dopa Santiago

 

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Tell us about yourself:

Dj, scientist, yogi, lovernotafighter

 

Your top 5 picks & why:

 

  1. Elvis Presly “Fever” I have played this track many times in the early morning , has a very sexy but at the same time creepy sound to it                                                                                                    
  2. Diana Ross “Sweetest Hangover” great track by a queen, perfect for after hours… starts off real slow and when you think it’s almost time to go home, the beat picks up a notch to an upbeat disco tempo                                                                                                                                                    
  3. The reflex “I feel good, James Brown edit” incredible edit by the Reflex, love how he cut the drums up and stretched them, this tune is sooo funky you won’t ever want to go home                 
  4. Marvin Gaye “sexual healing” When the night is almost over and you want to take that girl home, this is the track you’ll convince her with your suave moves                                                              
  5. Notorious B.I.G. “big poppa” tell your friends to call my friends, so we can be friends…. The perfect afterparty track, picture a Jacuzzi, champagne, beats, blunts and beautiful women            

 

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Dj Sense

RED D

Red D 

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Tell us about yourself:

Sure, I could say that I was influenced by *insert credible genre of music here* or that I got my big break at *insert name of credible legendary but now closed club here*, but who really needs to know? Let’s just say that when playing some records (since 1991), making some music (since 2005), throwing the odd party (since 1992) and running my label We Play House Recordings (since 2008), that I do it with passion, lust and a healthy dose of putting it all in the right perspective.

Next to DJ’ing all over Belgium and beyond as Red D I have been performing together with Lady Linn (voted Belgian’s best female singer twice) as Red D feat Lady Linn for over 12 years, bringing our gospel to almost every major club and festival in Belgium. In 2017 this collaboration will see a big amount of new tracks & edits and on the release front we are releasing a track with Belgian techno giant Fabrice Lig on We Play House Recordings.

This brings us neatly to my label We Play House Recordings! Started in 2007 as an outlet for the early music of my hometown friend San Soda the label soon began releasing music by people like Russ Gabriel, Locked Groove, Metrobox, Reggie Dokes and many more. But at the core there always was San Soda and FCL, the studio collaboration between the two of us. Our FCL tracks ‘Let’s Go’, ‘More Than Seven’, ‘It’s You’ and our remixes for Audiojack’s ‘Stay Glued’ and Stuffa’s ‘Proof’ are by now part of house music’s collective history and have lead us to perform all over the world. In the first half of 2017 FCL will be releasing two exciting new E.P.’s. One on the revered US label NDATL (run by Kai Alcé) and one on our very own We Play House Recordings of course.

On the Red D solo release front you can expect a new E.P. for UK legends Freerange Records in the spring and a collaboration with Fabrice Lig and Lady Linn on We Play House Recordings. Next to that there are of course gigs all over the place, including a seventh appearance at the legendary Panorama Bar in Berlin in March.

 Your top 5 picks & why:

 

  1. Al Hudson & The Soul Partners ‘Trying To Prove My Love’ => for that lady you want to take home 
  2. Ce Ce Rogers ‘Someday’ => for ‘let’s make this world a better place we really believe we can because we are slightly drunk’-moments 
  3. George Michael ‘Praying For Time’ => simply because ANY George Michael track is perfect to end a night with
  4. W.A. ‘I’d Rather F*** With You’ => to annoy those people who still want hard techno past 8 AM
  5. Laurent Garnier ‘Acid Eiffel’ => listen & understand 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Joris Charlatan!