Robert van Erp (Rob)
Where are you from?
Holland Zaandam (near Amsterdam)
How long have you been DJ’ing?
All together 3 years; vinyl 1 year goofing around in the 90's, more just spinning records after another then anything else, took a long break and recently 2 digital years
What got you into being a DJ?
Started going out again 2 years ago and loved the sound of today, decided to dedicate time to an old passion and trying to master the craft.
When was your first exposure to electronic music?
Long time ago, we had a underground scene where we went to several warehouse raves; Multigroove - Elementenstraat Amsterdam being the most notorious one, after that I was hooked.
Who are your musical influences?
To many to name, so much diversity now in the techno scene, if its good its good
What parties are you playing at this year?
I have one gig lined up, it’s a small outdoor event between a group of techno lovers, slowly getting some traction so hopefully more will follow
What were your favorite parties you’ve played at?
Do you produce your own music?
Trying to, lack of spare time is an issue
Are you signed to a record label?
Do you ever play live or do you just DJ?
For now just DJ, working on a hybrid setup to incorporate live inputs
Who are some live acts that inspire you?
Really like Egbert LIVE and Secret Cinema, Speedy J and Chris Liebing, although he does not play live but then again he got so much going on it could be live.
Who were the 3 most influential artists of last year?
Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin, Secret Cinema
If you could go to one gig tonight where would you go?
Awakenings, always spot on !! massive party every time
What can we expect from you this year?
My weekly contribution to housefreqs.com and some own productions hopefully
What would you say the single most vital piece of tech is?
My A&H DB4 mixer, really love this beast
What is that thing that most people don’t know about you?
My other passion is dogs, we have a small kennel, Rottweilers. Once a year we breed a litter and I also compete in workingtrials with my dogs.
If you could give any advice to young DJ’s just starting to get into DJ’ing what would it be?
Find a way to play in your comfort zone, don’t let them tell you have to use this or that equipment, if the music is good its good, no matter how its played.
The equipment is just the tool to express yourself…
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